BigIron wrote:Your ignorance hurt my feelings? Why? I have high fenced deer that you'd never see. I love you farm deer hunters who think high fenced hunting is easy. I love it when my high fenced deer on 1200 and 1400 acres send you home empty handed. It's fun watching someone who's used to shooting "wild" deer comes down and goes home empty handed after trying to shoot my "tame" deer.Jslotter wrote:deer + high fence = bad or lazy hunter. Sorry if that hurts your feelings.
Jslotter wrote:Why put up a fence with that many acres then? This aint the only time I have seen this type of discussion here and to be honest, high fences and feeders isn't hunting to me. I dont care how many acres there is. Kinda makes me sick when I see show on TV of guy from TX blowing deer away after they come scurrying in when the feeder goes off. just my opinion.
Jslotter wrote:I launched one fatal arrow this last season, and I didnt need a feeder or fences to keep "my" deer from moving off the property so I wouldnt have to worry if someone else killed "my" deer. I actually spent time scouting, and studying the lay of the land how the animals move. I could have just as easily said screw it, and illegally put up a feeder. But, I like to feel as though I earned my kill and not cut corners and make it way to easy. Sorry your season sucked. Better check for holes in the fence, the deer might have snuck out.
kellory wrote:I see nothing wrong with feeding deer, in fact i do it myself. Since corn is now $9.00 per 50lbs bag, and each of my gravity feeders can hold 8 bags times 3 active feeders, the cost is too high for me to continue with corn. I started oak trees for planting in the spring, and gathered acorns from several neighbor's yards for use in my feeders. It helps my neighbors and it helps me feed the deer. I will try clover and honeysuckle if I can get them to grow. I find a gravity feeder no different than hunting an apple orchard, or stand of oaks. There is no dinner bell conditioning, and they can feed at night if they wish. It is just a draw to try to give them a reason to stay in the area. I will do what I can to make my property attractive to them, but I will not cage them. When you hunt in a cage, they kick you out of the petting zoo.
kellory wrote:In fact my eyes are brown, but not from being full of it. It's from many miles of close, careful tracking, wind blown dust, and long sun burnt days. And of course, genetics. Different lands have different challenges. That is true anywhere. And how we hunt them, varies with the conditions we face. but if I screw up, and that deer winds me, he's gone, gone, gone! You deer, if he winds you, can still be backed into a fence, a corner, or even left to settle down, and hunted again in a few hours or days. You could reek and use it to herd deer into a corner, you could make as many mistakes as there are to make, and you will still have another shot at your deer. That for me is the difference. My deer can keep his freedom if he outsmarts me. Your deer has a life sentence, without the possibility of parole. It may be a big cage, but it's still a cage. And yes, they say the same thing about zoos.
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