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Would you rather tag Opening Day or the last day?

Old 07-19-2005, 11:51 AM
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Default Would you rather tag Opening Day or the last day?

If you could only shoot one deer per year, when would you want to fill your tag, Opening Day or later in the season.If you were hunting areas with small deer numbers (< 10 deer per square mile), would that make a difference?
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Old 07-19-2005, 12:07 PM
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Opening day. Takes the pressure off and we then try to fill a doe tag at a relaxed pace. Plus - all the guys are up at camp on the first couple days. It's better when you can relive the hunt with your hunting buddies back at camp instead of calling them on the phone to tell them back at home after the season.
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Old 07-19-2005, 12:10 PM
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Default RE: Would you rather tag Opening Day or the last day?

If I were hunting an area like you described I would rather tag on opening day. Because I would then move on to the next state that hopefully held more deer and made for a more enjoyable hunt. I want to get plenty of time in the woods but I also want to see deer.
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Old 07-19-2005, 12:13 PM
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Opening day. In Kentucky opening day is the 3rd of September, so most of the bucks are still in velvet. That would be an awesome hunt.
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Old 07-19-2005, 12:30 PM
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Default RE: Would you rather tag Opening Day or the last day?

I've tagged out early in seasons. I was left to hunt othercritters or nothing at all. Give me the last day. I'm patient when it comes to hunting.
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Old 07-19-2005, 12:36 PM
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I would prefer opening day if I had any say. Other states and other animals would allow me to have a fulfilling season if I could only take 1 deer.
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Old 07-19-2005, 01:02 PM
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Default RE: Would you rather tag Opening Day or the last day?

That's really a hard one for me. I would probably say opening day because of the chances for a better buck. But it's hot here on opening day which isn't fun and then it would be boring for the rest of the season

Luckily in my part of Maryland I can take as many doe as I want and 2 bucks during each season.
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Old 07-19-2005, 01:23 PM
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Default RE: Would you rather tag Opening Day or the last day?

Opening Day. As much as I love to hunt deer with a bow I also love to chase everything else (small game, waterfowl and predators) so I can indulge the things I can't when I still have an archery tag to fill!
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Old 07-19-2005, 03:20 PM
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I'd like to take on opening day. Get the big one before it realizes hunting season just opened.
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Old 07-19-2005, 03:23 PM
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At my age and my condition.the earlier the better.
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