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Re: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
« Reply #15 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....
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Re: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
« Reply #16 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!

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Re: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
« Reply #17 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.

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Re: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
« Reply #18 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.

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Re: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
« Reply #19 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...
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Re: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
« Reply #20 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....

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Re: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
« Reply #21 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.

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Re: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
« Reply #22 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.

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Re: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
« Reply #23 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.

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Re: How do you pick who is the shooter on a deer drive?
« Reply #24 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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