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Learning to Hunt: White tail deer

Learning to Hunt:

Although I am a late starter, I love hunting. I grew up in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in New York State, but I never hunted until I took it on myself to buy a rifle and get my first license as a 20-year old in 1990. Hunting has grown from a couple of weekends in 1990 to a year round obsession in less than a decade, and I can’t get enough. I had a lot of learning to do. I hunted solo the first year.

 

Whistling

 

To avoid any perception of trying to get double points, I'm deleting the rest of the story here because I also submitted it in the 'hunting tips' section of this website.

Here's a link to it there:

http://www.biggamehunt.net/tips/most-important-lesson-0

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You did it again Mike,

You did it again Mike, submitting a 'story" in the form of a post... lol

What part of the Adiraondacks?  I lived on teh Vermont/New York border for 20+ years, so I did plenty or traipsing around in those foothills. Thumbs up

Good story, nice deer!

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Vt & N.Y border

Ca_Vermonster wrote:

You did it again Mike, submitting a 'story" in the form of a post... lol

What part of the Adiraondacks?  I lived on teh Vermont/New York border for 20+ years, so I did plenty or traipsing around in those foothills. Thumbs up

Good story, nice deer!

 

Are you familiar with Poultney, Vt.?

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Yeah, absolutely.  My Dad has

Yeah, absolutely.  My Dad has coached High School softball for 25 years, and alot of times they hold the state finals there.  Been there a few times.

You close to that?

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Ca_Vermonster wrote:

Yeah, absolutely.  My Dad has coached High School softball for 25 years, and alot of times they hold the state finals there.  Been there a few times.

You close to that?

 

Not for the last 35 yrs. But Back in 1974 I did meet my (future) wife there.  Yes   :thumbsup1:  Applause

 

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Yep, but I'm learning

I did it again before I found out that there was a delay in getting the stories up as 'stories' but now I have learned better!  I'm right on the NY VT border halfway between Rutland and Bennington.

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Familiar with it? We hold

Familiar with it? We hold family reunions at the firehouse?

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Used to be

Used to be a bar in Rutland called the 19th Green. We could go on Wednesday nights and get 10 cent draft beers. I still remember sitting there one evening (late) and counting the FULL beers on our table. 68. It only cost $1. to buy 10 beers. Well, that was a long time and a lotta drinks...ago!!! Dancing

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Thanks for sharing a couple

Thanks for sharing a couple of great hunts you had, Mike! Thumbs up

It sounds like you do a lot of stalking and hunting in the snow. That has to be an excititng way to hunt deer. Tracking deer in the snow has to be a very challenging way to hunt deer. I only wish we would get more snow during hunting season. It's a rare occassion when we get snow at all. 

Jump shooting deer at diferent angles must be difficult to master. I know how hard it is to shoot a deer while running on flat ground, I can only imagine how much more difficult it is when you add the angle to the equation. It sounds like you have a great time hunting where you hunt.

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Thanks ecubackpacker.

 

The snow actually makes it much EASIER to track.  bare ground tracking is HARD!

Here's a link to my original post from above:

http://www.biggamehunt.net/tips/most-important-lesson-0

I deleted the rest of the story here because I had also submitted it as a "Hunting Tip" elsewhere on the website.

 

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