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Saw a big buck this morning

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Lowcountry 11-Oct-17
bigdaddy 12-Oct-17
9/10 Broke 12-Oct-17
Lowcountry 12-Oct-17
DantheMan 12-Oct-17
RymanCat 12-Oct-17
Will tell 12-Oct-17
Bowmania 12-Oct-17
1/2miledrag 13-Oct-17
Lowcountry 13-Oct-17
From: Lowcountry
Date: 11-Oct-17

Saw a big buck this morning. One of the biggest bucks I've seen in the last 5 years or so. There were actually two bucks hounding a doe.

Unfortunately, they were 50 yards out the back door of the office, and 50 yards from one of the busiest roads in town. They were in a small woodlot that is owned by the local airport. I've scoped out the woodlot many times. Sometimes I'll take a 10 or 15 minute break and slip back in the woodlot and just lean against a tree and watch. There are a couple of places that just scream "Hunt here!"

All I could do is sigh and watch though.

From: bigdaddy
Date: 12-Oct-17

Any chance to get permission to hunt there?

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Oct-17

They do have a way of finding those areas where they are untouchable.

From: Lowcountry
Date: 12-Oct-17

Highly doubtful I could gain permission to hunt there. Even if I could, I don't think I would. You guys that hunt urban woodlots such as this - how do you prevent arrowed deer from running across a busy road or dying in an apartment complex parking lot.

From: DantheMan
Date: 12-Oct-17

In my experience it doesn't happen like that often. Most time they don't make it to far after the hit. I hunt a lot of small woodlots and have not had many issues come of it.

From: RymanCat
Date: 12-Oct-17

Thats where they live in tiny woodlots between house and that's why they are big and are going to get bigger.

Guys want to hunt big woods and shoot little bucks. I want to hunt little woods and shoot big bucks.

From: Will tell
Date: 12-Oct-17

I hunt in town and only hunt from the ground to get double lung shots. I let the iffy shots go and keep in the 15 to 20 yard range. So far no problems.

From: Bowmania Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Oct-17

Airports don't like deer on their property. A local airport here hired some guys to get rid of them. I'd start the request with, "I'm just curious do you think there's a liability problem with a plane hitting a deer?" What's the worst that could happen. If they say NO it would be like missing that buck without taking a shot, but better you wouldn't have to admit it.


From: 1/2miledrag
Date: 13-Oct-17

Most airports have really buckled down on their perimeter security as far as allowing access into their restricted areas, or any area really. I think they would rather chance deer on the runway than allow hunter access, but never hurts to ask I suppose.

From: Lowcountry
Date: 13-Oct-17

This is airport property, but not really close to a runway. Probably 3 miles min., as a crow flies, to the foot of a runway.

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