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Old 10-02-2008, 09:01 AM
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Default What's your area/woods capable of?

1. Is the area/woods you hunt capable of producing P&Y and B&C bucks?

2. Do you believe you have either of them around?

3. If you believe you do not, what's your reasoning?
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:04 AM
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Default RE: What's your area/woods capable of?

1. Yes

2. Maybe a couple

3. Everybody shoots the first one they see.[:@]
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:05 AM
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Default RE: What's your area/woods capable of?

Their here, their nocturnal & very good at what they do best...... Survive!
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:05 AM
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Default RE: What's your area/woods capable of?

My woods are capable of produceing P&Y caliber deer, although holding out for one isnt a realistic goal unless you want to eat tag soup often. I saw a 140 last year, a friend shot one around 140 and another in the low 120's, but last year was a very good year. My buddy who got the 120 has hunted for 17 years and that is his best ever.
An average "good" deer in our neck of the woods is around 100-110. I would be very hard pressed to pass up a 110, although i know there are better. Hopefully this i can seal the deal if it happens again.
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:06 AM
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Default RE: What's your area/woods capable of?

What is my woods capable of? How 'bout driving me nuts! Other than that the answers to your first two questions is: YES
Are they cooperative? NO
Does it torque me off? YES

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Old 10-02-2008, 09:08 AM
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Default RE: What's your area/woods capable of?

We kill a few P&Y bucks every year off of our lease.

There have been two B&C deer taken off of the same ground in the last six years.

We try to stick to a basic "let them go so they can grow" management plan. Having said that, we don't tell anyone who is there to kill their first deer that they have to let small bucks walk. We tell them to shoot the first one that looks good to them and after that it needs to be P&Y or better.
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:09 AM
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Default RE: What's your area/woods capable of?

Where we hunt in western Virginia is certainly capable of producing B&C and P&Y bucks. At our hunt club there are 4 people who hunt 3 of whom are ages 19-22 and my father who is 48. When we were younger and my father and grandfather were trying to turn us on to hunting, we shot pretty much any antlered animal and didn't really take many does. (Even took one that went about 140) Even then, however, we still would usually take a buck a year or so that would score 110 or so. The past 5-6 years, however, we have practiced selective harvest getting very strict over the past 2 years or so. Since then, we have seen several bucks that would score probably 130-135 and were only 3.5 years old. With our strict adherence to QDM principles, we can definitely produce B&C/P&Y bucks. While we may not have bucks running around that score 175, the 140-160 range is definitely a goal that is being achieved as we speak
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:11 AM
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I honestly believe my area is capable of producing truly world class whitetails.

3- 200" typicals have been shot within 10 miles in the last 10 years.

I believe them to be around, and I believe that our group, as hunters and stewards can keep producing these type of results.

I am one hell of a lucky guy, but also do my share.




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Old 10-02-2008, 09:12 AM
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Default RE: What's your area/woods capable of?

Yes, I know our area has the potential to produce both albeit the B/C are few and far between anywhere. I have seen plenty of P/Y on hoof and on trail cam but not any B/C.

Yet a good friend of mine shot a 174" last year not 5 miles from me, so I know the potential exists.


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Old 10-02-2008, 09:12 AM
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Default RE: What's your area/woods capable of?

1. Yes - 4 have been taken in the last 5 years over 130"
2. Yes - sightings of a couple this year already.
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