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Who is going to VAIL TREE FARM Opening weekend Modern?
« on: October 03, 2010, 10:12:48 PM »
Just seeing who all is going to Vail Tree Farm for Opening Weekend?

If you are lets post your pics of deer you have got in there in previous years!

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Re: Who is going to VAIL TREE FARM Opening weekend Modern?
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2010, 10:14:11 PM »
everyone   :chuckle: :chuckle:
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Re: Who is going to VAIL TREE FARM Opening weekend Modern?
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2010, 10:17:43 PM »
ill be there with the family. look for the lifted 2001 black chevy....with the nothing runs like a deere sticker in the back window.

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Re: Who is going to VAIL TREE FARM Opening weekend Modern?
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2010, 10:22:25 PM »
Same here, I will be there with my boys 5 and 6. They have fun and it is close to home. 

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Re: Who is going to VAIL TREE FARM Opening weekend Modern?
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2010, 05:17:19 AM »
Everyone that can walk, crawl, and breathe  oh yeah, throw in the aunt, uncle, brother, sister and the whole family and friends that will be there.  When they open the gate's it looks like a Nascar rolling start!!!!!  I honestly have never hunted any place as packed as the vail tree farm.  Good luck to ya'll who go there, be careful, be safe and I hope for nothing but success for ya'll.

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Re: Who is going to VAIL TREE FARM Opening weekend Modern?
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2010, 10:16:33 PM »
IT'S OPEN EVERY YEAR!! They will probably never close that gate on the weekends during Deer Season!!

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Re: Who is going to VAIL TREE FARM Opening weekend Modern?
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2010, 10:19:53 PM »
I'm not going there, I've herd that it is packed thought, tons of people.
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Re: Who is going to VAIL TREE FARM Opening weekend Modern?
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2010, 11:02:18 PM »
I wouldn't set foot in there on opening day.  You will see more pumpkins on opening day than deer year round.

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Re: Who is going to VAIL TREE FARM Opening weekend Modern?
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2010, 11:04:52 PM »
There were something like 5000 people opening weekend last year and only 125 deer came through the checkpoint. What they need to do is shut it down for a few years and let them little toe heads grow up instead of having everyone pack them out. just my 2 :twocents:
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Re: Who is going to VAIL TREE FARM Opening weekend Modern?
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2010, 11:22:48 PM »
I live a couple miles down the road from the main gate and wouldn't deer hunt during the rifle seaon in there if you payed me!  I get sick of seeing one after the other gut shot spikes and does with 4,5,7 bullet holes in them.  An old friend of mine has been working the check station for many years and every year he swears is going to be his last.  He has some really sickening stories and pictures of some of the junk that goes on up there.  No thanks!
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Re: Who is going to VAIL TREE FARM Opening weekend Modern?
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2010, 12:09:00 AM »
Why is this such a crowded place? I know it's close and an easy drive but are there enough deer there to justify having that many of people there? From what other posters have said it's a zoo there.
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Re: Who is going to VAIL TREE FARM Opening weekend Modern?
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2010, 01:02:20 AM »
No there are not enough deer to justify that many people.  It is just a lot of logging roads conecting one clear cut to another with some timber in between.  It is mostly "hunters" from the city who roadhunt and make a mess of the place.  It is like the combat fishing at Bouy 10 but only with trucks and guns.  If it is warm for the opener you might as well stay home.  They do take some nice bucks out of there but usually during the late season.  There are a lot fewer people during the late hunt and some of the bucks are in the rut.   Hike into a good patch of timber, sit and wait and you have a much better chance.  I know a bunch of loggers who pull dandys out of there every year but they work their butts off for them.
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Re: Who is going to VAIL TREE FARM Opening weekend Modern?
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2010, 10:18:23 AM »
I'll be on the east side for opening weekend but will be there this weekend w/ my oldest boy who drew the early youth tag.
He drew it 2 years ago & we saw tons of deer before he shot his buck. Went last year for opening day & it was crazy & we only saw a few does.
Did anyone elses kids draw the early youth hunt?

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Re: Who is going to VAIL TREE FARM Opening weekend Modern?
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2010, 06:36:31 PM »
Congrats to your son, that is a pretty good tag for the kids

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Re: Who is going to VAIL TREE FARM Opening weekend Modern?
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2010, 08:00:48 PM »
Just seeing who all is going to Vail Tree Farm for Opening Weekend?

If you are lets post your pics of deer you have got in there in previous years!
  Everbody but the deer :chuckle:

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Re: Who is going to VAIL TREE FARM Opening weekend Modern?
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2010, 09:41:35 PM »
Thanks Jason, he is pretty excited.
It's a great youth hunt, no big bucks but gets the kids on the deer.
I'll try to attach a picture of his little buck he got 2 years ago.

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Re: Who is going to VAIL TREE FARM Opening weekend Modern?
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2010, 08:37:15 AM »
 :) I'll be there, great mushroom hunting there, and I always see people I know, but I will not be hunting deer. It is fun to look at sides I logged and see whats going on up there.
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Re: Who is going to VAIL TREE FARM Opening weekend Modern?
« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2010, 06:14:18 PM »
my family has a burial plot up the hanaford,so i go in there every year for one day to have a beer with the family. went in lucas last year and saw 6 spikes in about a three mile stretch,where did all the big bucks go? i did get a kid driving bye to shoot at one of the spikes but he missed three times. goodluck to everyone and hopefully the weather is bad.

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Re: Who is going to VAIL TREE FARM Opening weekend Modern?
« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2010, 06:47:21 PM »
I used to archery hunt it every year and see  a TON of deer. and several large bucks in late season. Last year I covered 15- 20 miles on bike with snow up high. Saw 3 sets of tracks and TONS of cat sign. The first time ever I have been downright depressed in the woods. Longing for what used to be.

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Re: Who is going to VAIL TREE FARM Opening weekend Modern?
« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2010, 07:01:18 PM »
I use to hunt in there when you could camp. Before people shot the place up.. Our camp killed quite a lot of deer in there..Now I wouldn't hunt it to save my life..

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Re: Who is going to VAIL TREE FARM Opening weekend Modern?
« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2010, 07:30:55 PM »
I grew up huntin in Vail, out of Ranier. I miss the guys, can't say I miss anything else.  :dunno:
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Re: Who is going to VAIL TREE FARM Opening weekend Modern?
« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2010, 07:41:14 PM »
I will be there...

I have been hunting Vail for 15 years with my dad. Before that he hunted with his dad up there. My grandpa used to work up there logging. For me it is the history of it all. If you know the country there is a lot of places to get away from the lines and lines of people.
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Re: Who is going to VAIL TREE FARM Opening weekend Modern?
« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2010, 07:56:11 PM »
vails a good place for the kids but won't find me there
hey anybody got a towel, i just hit a waterbuffalo

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Re: Who is going to VAIL TREE FARM Opening weekend Modern?
« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2010, 09:18:37 PM »
My boy got his deer this morning.
Another spike.
Saw 30 deer, 8 bucks, 5 shooters.
Pretty windy & wet but the deer were moving around.

 



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