Will gas prices affect your Deer Hunting ?

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Will gas prices affect your Deer Hunting ?

Postby fasteddie » Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:19 am

It will mine . I have a friend who owns 56 acres and is about 1/2 mile from here . I set up a couple trail cams but not seeing much of anything ( doe , couple fawns , small rack buck) . No consistant travel times . Most everything else is at least 50 miles away , none of which would be an overnight stay unless i went to my son's property in Italy Valley , south of Potter .

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RE: Will gas prices affect your Deer Hunting ?

Postby allthingshunting » Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:27 am

Hopefully you are pretty far south of Potter.  I have family that owns a cabin near Cross Forks in Potter.  They had great success 10 years ago.  They have not killed a buck in the last 2 years.  And only 1 small buck the year before those.  Hate to blame the management (Mostly because it has helped us tremendously here in York Co. - Southern PA) but their success and numbers steadily fell off to zero from the first day the major changes in PA were implemented.
 
I have done a lot of hunting in Maryland that i am sure will not take place this year.  Most was in the form of day trips, but involved 2+ hours of driving.  Now, i will sacrifice areas i KNOW are good and focus on trying to find new areas close to home.  While i look forward to the new sights and challenges, i sure did like the confidence i felt when visiting my good spots.

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RE: Will gas prices affect your Deer Hunting ?

Postby JOEL » Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:50 am

my closest spot is 1/2 hr away and then 45 mins away,then its 1 1/4 then 2hrs then the biggie to ithaca is 5,not sure about ithaca this year.I saved money all year so that i could go to the adirondacks for the early bow hunt.maybe i'll stick to the pasta and venision meatballs diet ive been on and go anyway[:D]
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RE: Will gas prices affect your Deer Hunting ?

Postby adirondackhunter » Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:52 pm

My hunting spot is 1/2 hr away from my house.Last year ,2 days before Thanksgiving i found a nice rub.The tree was 20" in dia, bottom of the rub was approx 2 ft from the ground,the top of the rub was approx 3ft .So i'm going to stay home and concentrate in that area.No it's not a sign post but does were hanging in the area so i think the buck had alot of built up frustration.[:D] 
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RE: Will gas prices affect your Deer Hunting ?

Postby fasteddie » Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:55 am

My son's property in Italy Valley is a bit North of Camp Koininia (sp) . Many of the property owners and hunters started a QDM pact . They are attempting to shoot 2 1/2 yr old bucks only . It just started last year . Problem is the hunters on State land . Anyway , some nice bucks have been harvested but QDM hasn't affected that as it has just been started > I am satisfied with does .
I don't hunt that property much . I am 67 and can get around but that area is soooooooooo hilly ! [8|]

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RE: Will gas prices affect your Deer Hunting ?

Postby DeerCamp » Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:04 am

NOT AT ALL! Ive been saving up all summer for this. I will be making 3 trips past the bridge this season. 2 trips to Escanaba-6 hr drive and 1 trip to Iron River 8hr drive. I also have found some new area's about a half hour from here. Its close to CMU and my gf goes there, so I figured Id hang a stand some where around there. I knew gas was going to be bad this year, so I just started to save money. Im really stoked I did this cuz now I have even more places to hunt.
"If I pull the hammer and shoot this young buck, he's dead. But if I pass on him, the next hunter might not shoot so straight."


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