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Old 09-17-2017, 05:22 PM
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First off, posted this here because it is at top of the board, there is no sub forum for general hunting. Party hunting in Montana is illegal. I know other states allow it. I am not just talking deer. What are your thoughts on the subject?
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Old 09-17-2017, 06:04 PM
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Pardon my ignorance, but what's party hunting? Is it where people in a hunting party put their tags on each other's kills?
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Old 09-18-2017, 12:57 AM
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If it's legal, have at it. It's not legal anywhere that I regularly hunt.


TN, yes basically. If a group has ten tags, then the group can harvest ten. One guy might shoot 3, while some shoot zero. But they tag them all with the groups tags.


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Old 09-18-2017, 02:47 AM
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Originally Posted by TN Lone Wolf View Post
Pardon my ignorance, but what's party hunting? Is it where people in a hunting party put their tags on each other's kills?
That's pretty much it. In WI it's legal because of the tradition of doing deer drives. But you legally have to be in sight or voice calling distance of the other individual.
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:53 AM
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Illegal in all the areas I hunt and I have no issue with it being illegal. Kill your own game.
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Old 09-18-2017, 11:11 AM
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Legal in Ontario.
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Old 09-18-2017, 11:57 AM
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In certain types of hunting I can see it being a way, like duck hunting for instance or dove hunting but for deer I am against it. I have nothing against those that do it where legal but I would not want it legal here and would vote against it.
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Old 09-19-2017, 06:47 AM
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In Wisconsin this has been used for many years as a DNR tool--It helps reduce herds in certain area,s . Example--there are many area,s of private farmland that only gets hunted by landowner , many times these landowners get together to make deer drives in a more efficient way to reduce herd numbers and deer damage. This is one example---it also is a fun way to hunt together as a group and enjoy the camaraderie . If it ever has had a bad impact I am sure it would have been dicontinued
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Originally Posted by Hatfield Hunter View Post
In Wisconsin this has been used for many years as a DNR tool--It helps reduce herds in certain area,s . Example--there are many area,s of private farmland that only gets hunted by landowner , many times these landowners get together to make deer drives in a more efficient way to reduce herd numbers and deer damage. This is one example---it also is a fun way to hunt together as a group and enjoy the camaraderie . If it ever has had a bad impact I am sure it would have been dicontinued


Granted I mainly hunt public land but I hate the guys that do the drives while I am trying to harvest a deer. It ruins the "normal" hunting for quite a while. Just doing a drive however is not the same as party hunting. I could keep the population of my herd in check with normal still hunting and not checking someone elses deer under my tag. I could see how the DNR could use it as a setting the overall quota for an area however by issuing 10 total tags for a property instead of the normal 2 tags per person lets say. Since the landowner might bring in 20 folks which would be 40 tags. If they would issue it by property and put a limit on how many per person as well I might be up for that instead. I just don't like the idea of one person shooting deer and the other tagging it. And I also don't like the idea of drives with or without dogs. If it is legal I will support it but I just don't like it lol Might be cause that kind of hunting especially with dogs is not allowed here so I have not been brought up around it.
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Old 09-19-2017, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by kellyguinn View Post
Granted I mainly hunt public land but I hate the guys that do the drives while I am trying to harvest a deer. It ruins the "normal" hunting for quite a while. Just doing a drive however is not the same as party hunting. I could keep the population of my herd in check with normal still hunting and not checking someone elses deer under my tag.it.
Drive hunts are not that popular around here anymore, that I know of. Not that it doesn't happen.

If guys are doing a drive, I have no problem with the one of the walkers put his tag on the deer. He was part of it.

As far as drives on public land, ya it might suck, depending where you are at. But its public land. Can't control when someone gets up to go to the bathroom or lunch.



Unless deer are scarce, or using it as a way to get trophies, I really don't care what others do.


As for controlling population, that is a matter of opinion. Farmers would like them extinct. Which is why they get crop damage permits and give them out.

So your idea of controlling population, may not be the same. Lots of guys just want bucks. Than you have other guys that call meat eaters slob hunters.


Before my time used to have camp bucks. Could a deer to eat for the camp, wothout using a tag.
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