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Newbie hunting trip in New England. Expectations vs. reality?

Old 07-28-2014, 07:42 PM
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Question Newbie hunting trip in New England. Expectations vs. reality?

Dear New Englanders,

A friend of mine recently got his LTC here in Massachusetts and is planning a hunting trip to have us stuff our freezers with as many deer/turkeys as possible. I know I am posting in the deer forum, but since this is a weekend trip and none of us are experienced, I would assume our chances of actually getting a deer are slim to none. Would turkey be more realistic? I would love any advice from New England hunters as to how we could do this and not come home empty handed. Maybe paying for a guided trip is the best course of action?
Thanks guys!
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Old 08-02-2014, 11:31 AM
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I have no experience hunting in the NE. However here in SE Alabama the odds of me taking a turkey compared to taking a deer are about 1 turkey to 10 deer! And I have been an avid hunter of both since the mid 1960's. So, I'd imaging you'd have a better chance taking a deer than a gobbler.
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:24 AM
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Where in New England? You mention MA, I don't know of anything like a guided hunt in MA, maybe in Maine. Most guides in New England I've heard of are for bear and/or moose.

Also, if in MA, you can't hunt Sundays.
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Old 08-06-2014, 05:12 PM
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Concentrate on white tails here in New England . Your chances are better. Not be a buzz kill but if you are coming for a short time and don't have good spots picked out on private land it will be a challenge.
I don't always see deer every time I go out and I have a few good private land spots. Where in Mass. You going to be? Maybe we can give some pointers if we know about where and when you will be around.
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