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2006 Deer Season

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by GeorgiaGlockMan, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. GeorgiaGlockMan

    GeorgiaGlockMan Aggie in Exile.

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    Opening day of Deer Season in GA is 9/9 (for bow hunting anyway).

    Only 136 days left and honestly it is driving me nuts.

    I just wish that I enjoyed turkey hunting 1/2 as much.

    ....... That is all.
     
  2. GeorgiaGlockMan

    GeorgiaGlockMan Aggie in Exile.

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    Less than 1 month to go and I am dying here.

    Anyone else or am I just odd.
     

  3. noway

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    less than 20days for me ;)
     
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    Look at it this way, turkey hunting is just deer hunting in the spring, for a small, winged-deer.
    You can even hunt them like deer. Sit in your stand or spot-and-stalk.

    We ain't got no deer in this area. But we do got moose. And archery season opened yesterday.

    As usual, it is seriously raining.
     
  6. vafish

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    Suburban deer season starts on September 16th here.
     
  7. noway

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    {Sit in your stand or spot-and-stalk.
    }

    Spot-n-stalking a turkey is hard, normally the bird spot you 1st and then it's run Forest run ;)

    edit: I'm headingout after work to get my new license/stamps and such aug-26 is my 1st date to go out and wack a deer or hog ;)
     
  8. suckersrus

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    I grew up in SW Virginia in the foothills of the Blueridge Mountains. It was great fun to spot a flock of turkeys feeding along the base of the mountain, (feeding on grasshoppers), then try to stalk close enough for a shot.

    Sneaking into an ambush position in front of the flock was the most successful technique.

    Trying to catch up to the flock by following was toughest. After they disappeared over a ridge, I would would run to the ridgetop to gain some distance on them. I would peek over the top only to discover they were already on the next ridge! They flew over there, bypassing the heavy brush in the holler. After 4 or 5 ridges of that I decided to sit down and wait for the next bunch to pass by.
     
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    9/30 here and i have more NICE places to hunt than any other year before. excited doesn't even begin to describe how i feel. i haven't driven to work in two weeks without seeing at least one nice deer in route. my recurve has been seeing so much practice lately its not funny.
     
  10. GeorgiaGlockMan

    GeorgiaGlockMan Aggie in Exile.

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    Thursday, Friday then Saturday.

    I am down to the wire and more ready this year than all of the others put together.

    Woo-hoo deer season is almost upon me now.
     
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    Good luck to all and I hope you get to skewer a deer with an arrow ;)
     
  12. eagles405

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    So has anybody harvested anything yet? post pics please. another twenty days for me :sigh: :nailbiting:

    Eagles 405
     
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    Oct 1 for bow and Nov 15-30 for gun. Got some small game already though.
     
  14. BlackBelt

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    Archery season opens this sat, 9/23.
    I've spent today getting everything ready.
    Been waiting on this all year.
     
  15. GeorgiaGlockMan

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    No luck yet, but have only had the chance to hunt two times.

    I did have an interesting 1/2 day hunt on Sunday.

    I had 3 deer slip up on me from behind after I had just sat down in my climber.

    1 nanny doe and twin fawn bucks with 1" nubs were at 5 yds from my tree.

    They stomped, blew and criss-crossed in front of me for over 45 minutes. They knew something wasn't right but never did leave the area because of the camo-blob 25 ft up in the tree.

    Never could get them all "heads-down" or behind cover the whole time.

    Very intense and I absolutely could not get drawn back until they were out of range.

    I would have loved to skewered the nanny so the bucks wouldn't get kicked out of the area this fall.

    Best day I've had in a long time without actually scoring.

    I am now on a mission to get this doe to keep the young bucks in the area. If one of the shooter bucks comes along, it will be icing on the cake.

    I've never been so rattled by a lowly doe in my whole life.
     
  16. itgoesboom

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    My season starts on the 30th, but I am leaving for the hunt on the 29th, and will probably get in a scouting trip that night. I will have my rifle still since cougar season is still open, and I have a tag.

    Should be a good hunt, I have all day Sat-Mon and Tues morning. I actually have the whole week off, but want to spend a few days with my family too.

    I am getting more than a little antsy.

    I.G.B.
     
  17. GeorgiaGlockMan

    GeorgiaGlockMan Aggie in Exile.

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    Good luck itgoesboom.

    I am taking a break from GA deer hunting to go to TX this weekend and help a buddy get rid of some hogs that are tearing up a couple of his feeder sites.
     
  18. Gunlawyer

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    Well, here are two deer, the first of the season!

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  19. noway

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    chris,

    :shocked:

    Where are you, at where the deer still have velvet on? We have had hard antlers starting back around july or maybe earlier as far as I know.

    Either way nice looking bucks you have ;)


    I moving into muzzleloader season this weekend. So far for 8 hunting trips and a total of over 98manhours I haven't yet seen a deer within range nor anything with horns on it during hunting hours. Most of the centralzone area is dry and archery opener just started last weekend and it was very disappointed outcome. I do believe with the lack of water in some places and the temps the animals are bedded down during the day. I've been stalking water holes with no luck either.

    My local southern zone is wetter and also not looking very good either. Hope to "see" a deer this saturday. Any deer would make me feel good but I'm not rushing it, I have until like mid jan to get me a deer ;)
     
  20. vafish

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    We just have Urban Archery season open right now. (hunting in peoples back yards, does only)

    I got out last Saturday for a few hours in the evening. Saw a bunch of deer as I drove home. :sad: But nothing when I was in the stand.

    A co-worker was hunting in MD this weekend. Shot a nice spike buck with his bow. Hit it in the ear, he swears he doesn't know how it happened he was aiming for the chest..