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Old 12-18-2005, 08:29 PM
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12/12/05 my son shot this nice 19 inch spread 8pt. It was his first shot at a dear. My 12 year old son has shoot 3 spikes and I still have not shot one. We hunt a 1000 acre farm with nice open fields, ponds and half the land is covered hardwood.

Question-- Would you move to a different area believing you have shot the dominent buck or would you hunt the same stand??? Some say by this time that the bucks aren't as territorial. I knoticed this buck still had scraping in his antlers. We are rookies so any help would be appreciated. We hunt on the NC-VA stateline.



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Old 12-18-2005, 08:37 PM
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Wow, that is a very nice deer, what a first one, gunna have a hard time topping that one, atleast he's got a ways to go...

In the region I hunt the deer aren't territorial ever really... Their territory is the territory of the particular doe they are courting at the time... they'll hang around a few days at a time maybe but they're usually never following consistant patterns here...

Move around a bit, get out there and hunt 'em...

Nice deer...
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Old 12-18-2005, 08:43 PM
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That is a GREAT BUCK!!! Congrats to you and your son. I would keep hunting the stand. Go get you one now!!!
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Old 12-18-2005, 08:54 PM
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in my opinion, if you do shoot the dominate buck within a certain area...another one will take it's place for that area. my friend had his trail camera set up on a scrape this year. he captured 19 different bucks working the same area/scrape.
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Old 12-18-2005, 09:05 PM
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i tell ya what...for a first deer...that is super
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Old 12-18-2005, 09:50 PM
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what did he shoot it with?
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Old 12-19-2005, 05:48 AM
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wow, thats huge for a buck, let alone a first buck........i hope your puttin it on the wall for him.
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Old 12-19-2005, 06:22 AM
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Shot it with my dad's Marlin 35. It's an old gun and I had a little trouble finding bullets. I guess it isn't used much anymore but it knocked it down. We didn't need to go looking for it.
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Old 12-19-2005, 06:37 AM
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nice deer... what is the age limit for children and high powered rifles in your state?
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Old 12-19-2005, 06:48 AM
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In NC you have to be with a licensed adult if you are under 16. Once you turn 16 you must have the hunter safety in order to get your licenses.
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