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Title: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
Post by: haftard on August 23, 2021, 08:58:37 PM
How do you pick? Is it oldest, youngest, most experience?
Ive got 3 or 4 buddys that are new to hunting who are going to be hunting with me this year and i just dont wanna be rude
Title: Re: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
Post by: brokentrail on August 23, 2021, 09:05:58 PM
Usually, where I grew up, the youngest were drivers, the older were usually standers but the drivers got plenty of shots too.  Flip a coin or draw straws and then rotate, I suppose, would be the fair way.
Title: Re: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
Post by: carpsniperg2 on August 23, 2021, 09:22:51 PM
Draw straws to see who gets what first. Then rotate :tup:
Title: Re: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
Post by: jstone on August 23, 2021, 09:23:26 PM
What one will be the most help.!
Title: Re: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
Post by: Dan-o on August 23, 2021, 10:30:18 PM
Establish safety protocol. 

If someone is presented  a safe and ethical shot, why shouldn't they take it?
Title: Re: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
Post by: Tbar on August 23, 2021, 10:42:23 PM
I generally defer to the whoever is in the passenger seat, unless it's a big buck, then I hit the lock button and take it. 
Title: Re: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
Post by: hunter399 on August 23, 2021, 11:05:52 PM
I was taught at day 1 of hunting what ,and how deer drive works.
I'm not a huge fan,but only cause of one land owner I get permission to hunt his land.
Every few years this land owner will deny me permission and allows deer drives . Which I don't have a problem with the drives,but when he doesn't allow me to hunt always makes me think that the drives there doing may not be on the legal side of what is getting harvested.
Deer drives in general I don't have a problem with.
I see them happen in antlerless areas Alot, Always the old timers waiting while the youngster do the beating of the brush.
Title: Re: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
Post by: huntnfmly on August 24, 2021, 05:17:37 AM
I generally defer to the whoever is in the passenger seat, unless it's a big buck, then I hit the lock button and take it. 
😂
Title: Re: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
Post by: Skyvalhunter on August 24, 2021, 05:25:27 AM
consider yourself lucky to see a deer, and take what you can get.
Title: Re: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
Post by: trophyhunt on August 24, 2021, 06:37:18 AM
I generally defer to the whoever is in the passenger seat, unless it's a big buck, then I hit the lock button and take it.
:chuckle:
Title: Re: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
Post by: trophyhunt on August 24, 2021, 06:40:54 AM
Not against drives, only seen it once in Idaho for deer and elk.  I thought it looked pretty affective, but my cousins only did it for the older guys in camp, they sat towards the end of the cut while the youngsters drove the woods.  It wasn't for me, nor would I hunt like that, but heck, maybe when I'm too old to hike the woods, it might be fun.  Drawing straws is the best idea, then rotate, carful where you shoot!!
Title: Re: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
Post by: northwesthunter84 on August 24, 2021, 07:07:17 AM
I use numbered ping pong balls and draw out of a hat.
Title: Re: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
Post by: kirkl on August 24, 2021, 07:15:51 AM
Whoever can get their rifle stuck out the window first.
Title: Re: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
Post by: LDennis24 on August 24, 2021, 08:24:38 AM
Ping pong balls! What are you talking about? If your in a pickup it's obviously the passenger seat cuz the middle guy won't get his gun out in time. If it's a suburban like the guys around my place then it looks like a colonial battleship and the rig pulls up, windows come down and a bunch of smoke poles come out the window and bang bang bang bang bang, smoke everywhere, half crippled deer or elk and then cheering and beer cans flying! Same situation every time...
Title: Re: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
Post by: STIKNSTRINGBOW on August 24, 2021, 08:30:22 AM
If you have a safe ethical shot, take it!
Party hunting is illegal, so there really is no " shooter"
Title: Re: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
Post by: Igor on August 24, 2021, 08:36:29 AM
If you have a safe ethical shot, take it!
Party hunting is illegal, so there really is no " shooter"

If "party hunting" is illegal, then why is a group of hunters called a "hunting party" ?  Asking for a friend....
Title: Re: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
Post by: redi on August 24, 2021, 08:39:12 AM
I generally defer to the whoever is in the passenger seat, unless it's a big buck, then I hit the lock button and take it.
good one. That is funny!
Title: Re: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
Post by: northwesthunter84 on August 24, 2021, 09:37:31 AM
Party Hunting is illegal in most states.  In the states that it is legal a person can shoot an animal and others in the group can use their tag.  I think some upper Midwest states still allow this. Deer drives are also illegal in some states or on State owned properties (IL).  For the most part we would either do the ping pong draw before hand when setting up the drive or go by volunteer/age for the thicker stuff.  I was the in the brush a lot.
Title: Re: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
Post by: Dan-o on August 24, 2021, 09:37:56 AM
I generally defer to the whoever is in the passenger seat, unless it's a big buck, then I hit the lock button and take it.

 8)
Title: Re: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
Post by: birddogdad on August 24, 2021, 11:32:09 AM
the one sitting in the bed of the pickup in the lawn chair closest to where the dogs run them out of the woods....they do have to put down their beer to take the shot though...
Title: Re: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
Post by: LDennis24 on August 25, 2021, 07:58:22 AM
Yeah in all honesty when we have done them in the past usually we let whoever hasn't shot a nice buck before or the youngest ones sit and wait. Then the others push. I've even gone after filling my tag and pushed without a weapon then halfway through the drive a big buck steps out and stares me down from forty yds away.  :bash:    it happens....
Title: Re: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
Post by: JSchmitt83 on September 16, 2021, 02:08:51 PM
Aren't deer drives illegal in Washington? Or is there a grey area? The reason is ask, is that many times (most even) when I am hunting with a couple buddies we make plans that usually revolve about deciding where  each of us will go and usually one of us will pick a spot that deer could be pushed into. I have heard more than one person refer this to a deer drive but in my opinion, a deer drive is more focused on busting brush and funneling the deer to designated shooters on a larger scale than just a few guys.
Title: Re: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
Post by: haftard on September 30, 2021, 09:09:25 PM
Aren't deer drives illegal in Washington? Or is there a grey area? The reason is ask, is that many times (most even) when I am hunting with a couple buddies we make plans that usually revolve about deciding where  each of us will go and usually one of us will pick a spot that deer could be pushed into. I have heard more than one person refer this to a deer drive but in my opinion, a deer drive is more focused on busting brush and funneling the deer to designated shooters on a larger scale than just a few guys.

check the regs for your self. but as far as i know it is perfectly legal to do a deer drive.
Title: Re: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
Post by: Dan-o on September 30, 2021, 11:02:41 PM
Aren't deer drives illegal in Washington? Or is there a grey area? The reason is ask, is that many times (most even) when I am hunting with a couple buddies we make plans that usually revolve about deciding where  each of us will go and usually one of us will pick a spot that deer could be pushed into. I have heard more than one person refer this to a deer drive but in my opinion, a deer drive is more focused on busting brush and funneling the deer to designated shooters on a larger scale than just a few guys.

Nothing in the regs outlaws a plain old deer drive.

You can't party hunt:  Everyone has to fill their own tag.
Title: Re: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
Post by: Jingles on October 01, 2021, 04:48:20 AM
Back in SC it was the FNG's that did the driving. Jokingly so maybe they'd get lost in the swamp trying to follow the dogs. But that was when you were allowed 2 deer per day per person from 15 Aug to Dec 31.
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