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Re: Road Hunters/Road-Hunting - does it spook deer? (new hunter)
« Reply #30 on: October 28, 2020, 09:00:45 AM »
Lol.. My morning entertainment.   :chuckle:
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Re: Road Hunters/Road-Hunting - does it spook deer? (new hunter)
« Reply #31 on: October 28, 2020, 09:30:47 AM »
Who gives a rip if people road hunt. They can knock themselves out.

That just means less people deeper in the woods where I wanna be.  :)

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 :yeah:  If people want to road hunt, great, good for them. I do it from time to time as well. Can be dang effective in the right scenario. Otherwise, the more people driving around, the less people there are away from the roads where I'm hunting. We should start a pro-road hunting campaign, try to get more people to do it.
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Re: Road Hunters/Road-Hunting - does it spook deer? (new hunter)
« Reply #32 on: October 28, 2020, 09:41:45 AM »
Who gives a rip if people road hunt. They can knock themselves out.

That just means less people deeper in the woods where I wanna be.  :)

Gary

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 :yeah:  If people want to road hunt, great, good for them. I do it from time to time as well. Can be dang effective in the right scenario. Otherwise, the more people driving around, the less people there are away from the roads where I'm hunting. We should start a pro-road hunting campaign, try to get more people to do it.

No kidding. Some times road hunting is a great break for the mind and body. I have had days after a morning sit in a stand or long hike that a warm rig and change of scenery for a little while is just what the doctor orders. I guess I shouldn't tell Jingles that I am physically fit either or else I might lose my "real hunter" status
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Re: Road Hunters/Road-Hunting - does it spook deer? (new hunter)
« Reply #33 on: October 28, 2020, 09:56:50 AM »
I will add, that I'm a terrible road hunter. I have never shot an animal while road hunting. I drive to fast, I keep my eyes on the road, not on the hill. A couple years ago in Idaho I had an opportunity at a nice buck. I saw a glimpse of a deer above the road as I drove by. I stopped, got out with my binos and looked. Sure enough, nice buck. Went back, got my rifle, loaded it, grabbed my sticks, just got set up and he walked off. Never saw him again. If I was a better road hunter I would have known to just get out with my rifle and shoot it. So it goes.
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Re: Road Hunters/Road-Hunting - does it spook deer? (new hunter)
« Reply #34 on: October 28, 2020, 10:32:32 AM »
I love road hunting with my older family members. Hot coffee, a six pack of raspberry filled, powder sugar coated donuts and a small chance of shooting a deer is a pretty good way to spend a rainy day...

As far as spooking deer, you will definitely see some running off before you could ever get out, get clip in and shoot. In the rut there's always a chance the will stare right at you and stay put, even a mature buck. My nicest blacktail was right off a private logging road when I was a kid. Road hunting is also in season scouting, especially for blacktail ive found it to be helpful in locating deer then getting out and hunting.

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Re: Road Hunters/Road-Hunting - does it spook deer? (new hunter)
« Reply #35 on: October 28, 2020, 10:34:27 AM »
Spooks them right into the truck!
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Re: Road Hunters/Road-Hunting - does it spook deer? (new hunter)
« Reply #36 on: October 28, 2020, 10:59:33 AM »
Spooks them right into the truck!

Ha, that'll work. Dandy buck RT.   :tup:
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Re: Road Hunters/Road-Hunting - does it spook deer? (new hunter)
« Reply #37 on: October 28, 2020, 11:18:23 AM »
My old man is primarily a road hunter.  He's got his general buck 12 out of the last 13 years and probably 26 or 27 out of the last 30. Unit 101 & 204.

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Re: Road Hunters/Road-Hunting - does it spook deer? (new hunter)
« Reply #38 on: October 28, 2020, 11:20:08 AM »
I've shot blacktails 7 straight years; 4 rifle, 2 archery, and 1 muzzleloader. I figure the cumulative distance from my truck to where I pulled the trigger for all 7 of them was about 120'. All seven times the deer was hanging in the garage before dark, and my wife and I had liver for dinner. If road hunting is wrong, I don't want to be right!

As for blacktail being scared of the truck? Their ability to be invisible (so they think) is their downfall. They just freeze and stare. I hunt in a managed forest, and drive a white F150. They see a hundred of them a day. It's like clear-cut camouflage!

 


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