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Forum: South
04-03-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By VAhuntr

North Carolina Deer Hunting???

My wife and I are planning to move a few miles south to NC in the next couple years. We are looking at possibly Catawba county. How is the deer hunting and what is available? I'd prefer to stay in...
Forum: Guns
01-31-2016, 05:42 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,314
Posted By VAhuntr

Glock 27 and sometimes the M&P Shield in 9mm. ...

Glock 27 and sometimes the M&P Shield in 9mm. Had a Glock 43 for a while and found I could carry the G27 nearly as easy and I shoot the G27 more accurately.
Forum: South
01-31-2016, 05:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,204
Posted By VAhuntr

Been using the stabilizer straps from Third Hand...

Been using the stabilizer straps from Third Hand on my Goliath and Viper for several years now. They work very well and also lock the 2 sections together very tight when packing.
Forum: South
03-29-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,942
Posted By VAhuntr

Just relaying what I have read concerning the...

Just relaying what I have read concerning the seasons and Sunday hunting. I'm sure reducing the number of deer allowed is another option.

I bowhunt the urban archery season from September...
Forum: South
03-28-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,942
Posted By VAhuntr

From what I have read I agree. However, if the...

From what I have read I agree. However, if the biologists see the population declining too much or too fast then the seasons may be adjusted in the future. Personally, I'd like to see archery...
Forum: Guns
03-16-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 936
Posted By VAhuntr

Remington 700 Value

I'm considering picking up a very lightly used Remington 700 chambered in 7mm Rem Mag. This rifle has spent most of it's life in a safe. Less than 20 rounds though the rifle and I know/trust the...
Forum: South
03-07-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,942
Posted By VAhuntr

Very good point. We all need to pay attention to...

Very good point. We all need to pay attention to what is going on. The good thing is it passed through both houses of the GA convincingly and the Governor has signed it.
Forum: South
03-06-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,942
Posted By VAhuntr

I agree with you 100% but I worry some will be...

I agree with you 100% but I worry some will be fooled into believing he is a 2A supporter simply because he signed a bill that benefits hunters.
Forum: South
03-06-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,942
Posted By VAhuntr

I am happy and surprised at the same time. I...

I am happy and surprised at the same time. I can't believe it finally passed! However, let us not forget this governor is trying to get on the good side of hunters and make it look as if he is a...
Forum: South
02-21-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,942
Posted By VAhuntr

I'm not a waterfowl hunter...mainly because I...

I'm not a waterfowl hunter...mainly because I live a little too far west....but would love to get involved. Here are a couple links you might find interesting.
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Forum: South
02-11-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,942
Posted By VAhuntr

I don't understand why they are so against it. ...

I don't understand why they are so against it.

However, I'm proud to say that my senator voted for it and was one of the co-patrons! Thanks to Republican Senator Bill Stanley for standing up...
Forum: South
02-11-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,942
Posted By VAhuntr

Which is why I stated in my earlier post, on non...

Which is why I stated in my earlier post, on non posted property, verbal permission will suffice.

I remember back in the day, family friends use to give me verbal permission to hunt their posted...
Forum: South
02-09-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,942
Posted By VAhuntr

The law may change if the bill passes. Here is...

The law may change if the bill passes. Here is the current regulation:

http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/hunting/regulations/privateproperty.asp
Forum: South
02-09-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,942
Posted By VAhuntr

Well, currently if the property is NOT posted you...

Well, currently if the property is NOT posted you do not need written permission.....verbal permission will suffice. If the land is posted, then you must have permission in writing.

What my...
Forum: South
02-09-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,942
Posted By VAhuntr

IMO, this will be a major battle win if the...

IMO, this will be a major battle win if the Governor signs it. Not perfect but a very good start.

Now, I do have a question if the bill passes. The way I read it, as long as you have permission...
Forum: South
02-07-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,942
Posted By VAhuntr

I wish more people could see and pay attention to...

I wish more people could see and pay attention to how their elected officials have acted in the last few days. They use these tactics to try and stall bills when they know they are in the minority...
Forum: South
01-30-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,942
Posted By VAhuntr

It is my understanding that as long as you have...

It is my understanding that as long as you have permission to hunt, you'll be able to hunt on Sunday...unless the landowner specifies otherwise in the lease.
Forum: South
01-28-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,942
Posted By VAhuntr

I am surprised and a little more hopeful! ...

I am surprised and a little more hopeful! However, I am concerned the Governor won't sign it if it passes the Senate. I hope I'm wrong.
Forum: South
01-24-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,942
Posted By VAhuntr

It looks somewhat promising but I'm concerned...

It looks somewhat promising but I'm concerned about the "local amendment" some are trying to add to the bill. This would allow each locality to decide whether or not they want to allow Sunday...
12-13-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,150
Posted By VAhuntr

I carry a Summit Tree Descender with me. A rope...

I carry a Summit Tree Descender with me. A rope like you are talking about would be a pretty good idea.

There are also a lot of "standard" harnesses that are much better than the vest style...
Forum: South
12-13-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,318
Posted By VAhuntr

I would have never guessed someone with a...

I would have never guessed someone with a background like McAuliffe could have ever been elected as Governor either.


Here is another and should cause quite a stir:


SB 13 Hunting dogs,...
Forum: South
12-12-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,318
Posted By VAhuntr

If some politicians have their way, you can bet...

If some politicians have their way, you can bet muzzleloaders will be treated just like any other firearm.
Forum: South
12-12-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,318
Posted By VAhuntr

I follow their legislative tracking tool each...

I follow their legislative tracking tool each year to keep informed of possible anti 2nd amendment bills. If and when a Sunday hunting bill is introduced, I will be sure to pay attention to their...
Forum: South
12-11-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,318
Posted By VAhuntr

Your #1 democrat McAuliffe feels the ban on...

Your #1 democrat McAuliffe feels the ban on Sunday hunting should stay in place. He more than likely would not sign a Sunday hunting bill if it were sent to his desk. I'm afraid our time has...
Forum: South
12-11-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,318
Posted By VAhuntr

Let's not forget there were those who were...

Let's not forget there were those who were willing to vote out or not support Republicans just because of their views on Sunday hunting. Now we have two US Senators who will follow the Democrat...
Forum: South
12-02-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,374
Posted By VAhuntr

Congrats! That's a great buck.

Congrats! That's a great buck.
12-02-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By VAhuntr

A friend reported seeing some chasing on his farm...

A friend reported seeing some chasing on his farm Saturday and Sunday. IMO, we had and are having a classic trickle rut in VA this year. I think hunting will be good the rest of the season....if...
11-30-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,189
Posted By VAhuntr

That is my main concern as well. Most of the...

That is my main concern as well. Most of the reviews I have found on other forums, speak favorably of this seat. Most say you don't miss not having a back rest but it looks to me like it would...
11-29-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By VAhuntr

Maybe the deer have you patterned? Change it up...

Maybe the deer have you patterned? Change it up a little and try hunting later in the day. Sleep in and get on your stand about 9 and try to stay the rest of the day. Maybe the lunch crowd will...
Forum: South
11-29-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,374
Posted By VAhuntr

You are right about that. My hunting lease and...

You are right about that. My hunting lease and other main hunting property has been some tough hunting this year. There are mature oak bottoms, a mix of mature oak and loblolly pine ridges and 8 to...
11-29-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By VAhuntr

First off, welcome to the forum! Next, I believe...

First off, welcome to the forum! Next, I believe I'd start by staying later than 9am. Too many deer are killed between 10am and 2pm to warrant leaving at 9. Are you playing the wind? Just hang in...
11-29-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,308
Posted By VAhuntr

I would have shot it too.

I would have shot it too.
11-29-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,403
Posted By VAhuntr

I assumed flags is talking about low dose...

I assumed flags is talking about low dose aspirin...not the full dose. That is what I would use and recommend.
11-29-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,403
Posted By VAhuntr

Aspirin works very well. I used it working on...

Aspirin works very well. I used it working on the flightline during the winters in my USAF days. This is a little off topic but aspirin has a lot of benefits. I have read it can also reduce your...
Forum: South
11-29-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,374
Posted By VAhuntr

I think we are having a trickle rut in my part of...

I think we are having a trickle rut in my part of the state. Some people report typical rutting behavior while others report no action what so ever. Saw a buck and doe feeding in an open field 150...
11-28-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By VAhuntr

I will use some of the scent eliminator sprays...

I will use some of the scent eliminator sprays but have never used the scent lock style clothing. It looks and feels like it would be too hot for me......maybe not in November but during September...
11-28-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,112
Posted By VAhuntr

Great looking buck!

Great looking buck!
11-28-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By VAhuntr

I have a TC Icon in 308 Winchester and it is a...

I have a TC Icon in 308 Winchester and it is a pleasure to shoot. The factory test target that came with the rifle was a 3 shot group of .32" at 100 yards. I have shot several groups that size with...
11-28-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,308
Posted By VAhuntr

Man that is a big hog of a deer. Wish they grew...

Man that is a big hog of a deer. Wish they grew to that size here! The rack ain't too shabby either.
11-28-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By VAhuntr

Congrats on the good looking buck. I probably...

Congrats on the good looking buck. I probably would leave the antlers as they are.
11-27-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,892
Posted By VAhuntr

True enough. I don't advocate hunting from a...

True enough. I don't advocate hunting from a truck but a disabled or elderly hunter on their own property(or property they have permission on) is fine with me.
11-27-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,495
Posted By VAhuntr

I find it interesting that we are closing in on 9...

I find it interesting that we are closing in on 9 pages on this thread and the OP is still at 1 post!!! :s2:
11-27-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,495
Posted By VAhuntr

First of all it would be illegal as the points...

First of all it would be illegal as the points must be at least an inch. Second, how do we know there were not more points? Could have been a 9 point for all we know.
11-27-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,495
Posted By VAhuntr

To add to that, I could not check that buck in as...

To add to that, I could not check that buck in as an eight point in VA and not feel guilty about it.
11-26-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,495
Posted By VAhuntr

If you want to live in fantasy land that is fine...

If you want to live in fantasy land that is fine by me but that buck has 6 points.:rolleyes: The OP knew it or he would not have asked the question in the first place.


If an official B&C scorer...
11-26-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,495
Posted By VAhuntr

Guys, I think we all got carried away here(myself...

Guys, I think we all got carried away here(myself included) on what was originally asked by the OP. He did not ask how this buck would be scored by B&C. He asked if it was a 6 or 8 pointer and we...
11-26-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,892
Posted By VAhuntr

Assuming I hunt from a climber I can easily move...

Assuming I hunt from a climber I can easily move to another area. Obviously not in a matter of seconds but in a matter of a few minutes. I don't see it as a big difference.
11-26-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,892
Posted By VAhuntr

I know some older farmers here in VA that only...

I know some older farmers here in VA that only hunt from their vehicles. They go out on their farm somewhere and sit in their trucks and hope for a deer to come by. Not really any different than me...
11-26-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,810
Posted By VAhuntr

Sums it up pretty good. I will add that you need...

Sums it up pretty good. I will add that you need to take them out when they are willing and curious but be ready to leave when they become too bored or cold/hot/uncomfortable. You have to make the...
Forum: South
11-25-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,905
Posted By VAhuntr

I especially like #5 and #10. I will give those...

I especially like #5 and #10. I will give those a try.

I put a small piece of black electrical tape over the end of my barrel to help keep out possible barrel obstructions.
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