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Old 09-15-2005, 01:41 AM
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you gota be a heck of alot smarter then sitting in a stand looking at a pile of corn in a field
So, if you hunt with your dogs and I hunt in my ladder stand that is about 15 feet from the edge of a cornfield, does that mean that what I am doing is easier??? Or that it doesnt require me to be very "smart"??
I believe most people have been pretty sure to mention that they dont put down people who drive/dog deer, to be sure not to offend someone with a different hunting style as them. I am just guessing, but I bet someone felt offended by that comment. Personally, I am not, because I dont bait because it is illegal in Illinois. If I had the chance, would I?? I dont know, not really an issue though, because it seems like it wont ever be legal here. All I am saying is.....yes there is tradition, and completely legality in driving or dogging deer, but in many states there is the same tradition and it is completely legal to just be "looking at a pile of corn in a field" and try to harvest a deer. To each his own.
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Old 09-15-2005, 07:55 AM
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Well said Vogt!
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Old 09-15-2005, 09:54 PM
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When we organize deer drives it is very specific and organized. Safety is our main goal. We all love to shoot deer but if it's a mess it will not happen. Each of our spots we have what we call a trail boss, it's either the owner of the property, or someone who has vast knowledge of escape routes and has done it numerous times on that property with sucess. This plan gets mapped out the day before or in the morning, with all members present. Each has a specific spot to stand, someone who has hunted there before will be one of the posters and place each one in there spots. Depending on the size of the property and the number of people involved depicts how and where they are positioned. Under no circumstances can anyone move during the drive, until it is completed or can visually see all the drivers. At this point the trail boss than clears the drive and then the posters are permitted to move to a pre-planned spot to gather info or start tracking. All posters are told where each other are and how far they are away from each other and are given specific shotting lanes in which to fire. Any violation of the rules for any reason are immeadiate grounds for suspension of the group for ever, no time for un safe people with firearms. Needless to say we only have about 12 people at any given time at most. All of us are friends and trust each other completly. We all made up the rules together to ensure safety afield. There is alot of planning that goes into this, so everyone has to play there part and take orders from the trail boss of the specific property in which the drive happends. If everyone communicates we are sucessfull. Everyone has a radio in which to contact everyone, but once the drive starts only the trail boss is permitted to talk to let everyone or the specific person know if a deer is coming, it cuts down on radio noise during the drive. We only drive later in the season when the deer are out of their natural routines and are laying up either because of pressure or deep snow. It's just another alternative to harvesting deer during firearm season. By the way all of us are hardcore bowhunters who know how to hunt deer, this is just another way to bring the action to you.
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Old 09-17-2005, 03:59 PM
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If its legal..... bag it and tag it
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