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I had to pass up my 1st shot of the season...

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by SkippyThe, Oct 13, 2002.

  1. SkippyThe

    SkippyThe

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    I was useing my shotgun and couldn't get as close to the deer as I wanted. When I finally got within 50 yards it was on another landowner's property. I could've shot it and drug it accross in a minute but that would've been against all that I'm trying to teach my son about hunting. Ohh well I'll try again tomarrow morning.
    At least it was fun trying to show my son how to stalk a deer. ST
     
  2. fajizzle nizzle

    fajizzle nizzle

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    Are you hunting the North Sound or Island GMUs? Those are the only places I can think of off hand that are shotgun or pistol only. At least you're seeing deer. That's more than I've found so far. It's dry and the deer seem to only be moving at night.
     

  3. SkippyThe

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    Accually I'm hunting in eastern Wa. South of Spokane. I have yet to really need a scoped rifle for deer over here. Most people I know shoot there deer at 150 yards or less. I have an sks that I was planning on useing but I sent it to a friend to see about removing the grenade launcher and bayonet. If I would've had that it wouldn't have been an issue. I was easily inside of 125 yards at the farthest. I just didn't want to use a slug at that range with bead sights. I can easily hit a coffee can at 75 yards but don't want to risk hurting the animal. I have a pretty good area to observe them and plan on getting a little closer to the trail if I go tomarrow. ST
     
  4. mattyk6

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    At least you saw something that could have shot. I've only seen does. And way too many other hunters!

    I was up Hwy 410 at Rock Creek.
     
  5. BrianDamage

    BrianDamage YouTalkin'ToMe?

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    better to ethical...

    don't see what kind of enjoyment other "hunters" get by breaking laws to illegally harvest game.
     
  6. LOMAS

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    SkippyThe, I applaud your judgement and the lessons you are teaching your son.
     
  7. shrpshtr

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    EXACTLY!!!

    your patience will pay off in more ways than one.
     
  8. mattyk6

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    Where did that come from? I don't see where anyone was being un-ethical.
     
  9. duncan

    duncan Lifetime Member Millennium Member

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    I hear ya Skippy!

    I was hunting a 1500 acre farm near Colville and had a huge flock of gobblers 100 yards from the fenceline.

    And just couldn't call them over to my side of the fence where I had permission to hunt.

    Frustrating.

    Guess I continue to look for some public land around King County/Snohomish County to hunt my deer on for the next two weeks.
     
  10. CanyonMan

    CanyonMan In The Saddle

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    Good for you Skippy....

    There is not enough of that going around.
    Better to teach that boy good morals, and principals, than to get the buck!

    Hope he gets the next one.

    CanyonMan