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good luck Alpine.

good luck Alpine.

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Thanx guys but no luck so

Thanx guys but no luck so far. only seen one doe all year and she walked up behind me. Tomarow is the opener of my honey hole and I'll be hunting it straight for the whole 4 day season. Only 75 permits per season in this area and today it was cut up with deer and hog sign. Most sign I've ever seen in the state of FL. Acorns and palmeto berries everywhere and lots of water to push them up on the bay heads.

I got a feelin this weekend might be the time for me. Luckily it's about a 20 min drive from here. I'll be at the check in station bright and early first in line for my spot.

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Alright, Alpine...We're

Alright, Alpine...We're waiting to see what you drag out the woods today. You have the sign and food source located. We want to see a acorn fattened Fl whitetail. Good luck.

Are you headed back to Co this year to do any hunting?

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I struck out again... looks

I struck out again... looks like 7-8 other people found the same place I did and walked past me right after day break. Really sucks when I've been sitting in my stand since 5:15 am and people walk/ drive on closed roads right past you.

I forgot how ignorant people are about hunting right on top of one another down here. People will just park right beside you and setup their stand within 20 yards of you just to make you leave.

I'm not headed back to CO anytime soon I just can't afford it and I have stuff to take care of down here for a while. Now that I no longer claim residency there it will cost me an arm and a leg to hunt the rockys.

My uncle missed a small doe this morning but thats the only deer we saw. I had 3 armadillos giving me hell this afternoon and lets just say there's one less in the woods now lol.Whistling

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It sounds like there are a

It sounds like there are a lot of disrespectful hunters down in Florida. The game lands around here can get a little crowded but usually if someone sees you hunting an area, they will wave or motion to make sure you notice them. Then they will more on to a different area. The permit areas I hunt don't have that kind of problem, just the open access game lands where anybody can hunt without a permit. Still, I have never had someone put a stand right beside me to hunt.
Is this an open access area or is a permit required to hunt there?

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It was in a quota permit area

It was in a quota permit area where only 75 vehicles are allowed in. I shined the guy with my flash light and he still came in on me. After day break he started walking around and actually came up to me and told me he was planning on putting his stand on the tree I was on lol. Total asshole. I made as much noise as i could climbing down and folding up my stand then jogged out of the woods.

 

We didnt see anything again today but I found a nice place to put my stand in the morning. who knows I might get lucky...Confused

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good luck

Good luck alpine. keep us posted. reading your other posts it sounds like you have to deal with some real winners down there. its reading stuff like that, that make me greatfull for what i have out here. i could go an entire season without seeing another person. I'm glad there are  a lot of lazy road hunters here so i can hike for a mile or two and get away from the people and actually see animals.

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I'm really glad I don't have

I'm really glad I don't have to deal with things like that. I have always been able to hunt on private property. I always treat the land and the land owners with great respect and have been welcomed back every place I have been. I hope you have some better luck Alpine.

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Me 2...Thank U Lord for the

Me 2...Thank U Lord for the private property U Bless'd me with to hunt on....Their are sum reel Terd's out there,just go to the Florida Sportsmen Fourum's then u kin pick them out....Sorry bout yo luck Alpine....

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How many acres on this

How many acres on this management area? 75 vehicles sounds like a lot hunters in the woods. Our quota hunts go to indiviuals, not vehicles. Good luck and stay safe.

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