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Old 08-10-2017, 03:25 PM   #101
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No idea. At least 150. Cleaned more like 400. Almost all were taken off a managed ranch.
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Old 08-10-2017, 05:14 PM   #102
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between 3 ~ 6 depending what gets counted

two of them were when I was ~14, with a buddy, we both shot & deer fell. don't know who actually hit, think there were 2 holes in one of them. same scenario on each deer two days in a row.

one was "cleanup", after someone in our group made a bad shot, we lost blood real quick. i followed what looked like terrain an injured animal may take, found it bedded 300~400yds away and finished it.

other 3 were mine, 2 of those w/ bow
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Old 08-10-2017, 05:17 PM   #103
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No frickin' idea!
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Old 08-10-2017, 10:40 PM   #104
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Man I'd love to get a chance to burn through that many tags a year!

I thought the same thing a bout 25 years ago. We had to harvest 100 one weekend, I swore after that I would never do that again, and haven't.


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Fun shooting, not fun cleaning, 20-30 a night.

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I am probably in the 300-400 range. Don't shoot but one or two a year anymore. Getting my granddaughters ready to hunt now, they are going to be 6 this season. I am more excited for them than for me.
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Old 08-11-2017, 01:14 AM   #105
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I started keeping up with it a while back. 209 whitetails. Never had crop damage or special tags, just regular season limits. I'll find an old pic and ad more to the list when that happens.

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Old 08-11-2017, 01:58 AM   #106
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Around 50 probably. Half with a bow and half with a rifle.
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Old 08-11-2017, 11:32 AM   #107
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Probably about 50 or 60.
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Old 08-11-2017, 12:00 PM   #108
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A whole bunch! And probably 80% or more of them have been with a longbow or recurve!

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Old 08-11-2017, 03:12 PM   #109
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I cannot say for sure but a lot of them. It is not really that big of a deal when you consider I have been hunting for well over 50 years. We have very liberal limits here in Texas.
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Old 08-11-2017, 03:50 PM   #110
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I would have to guess less than 5 with a rifle and 20+ with a bow
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Old 08-11-2017, 03:57 PM   #111
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I think I am right at 105. Probably about 25 with my bow.
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Old 08-11-2017, 03:59 PM   #112
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1 unless you count kills with a vehicle then probably 6. Could have shot several more over the years but I didn't feel like field dressing them. I'd rather watch someone else shoot one,help load it up then eat it after they do all the work.
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Old 08-11-2017, 03:59 PM   #113
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110 with Bow

I would guess 200 more with Gun. All big deer are hunted with Bow, but have to pull out the gun to manage at the end of the year.

I still get excited about taking even a doe with my bow. Something about watching that arrow fly to hit its mark never gets old.
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Old 08-11-2017, 03:59 PM   #114
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I'd say about 10-20 ball park. One with a bow.
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Old 08-11-2017, 04:14 PM   #115
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My grandfather lived his entire 89 years in South Texas and he died still as mad at them as he was at 15. We all set down with him towards the end and tried to estimate how many deer he had killed. He had 10 years where he killed over 50 per year, a couple of those were over 75. We guessed in his other 68 years he averaged about 20 a year. He took 7 his last year of hunting at 88. We came up with just over 1,900 deer in his lifetime. Don't even get me started on number of javalinas. He gutted, cleaned and packaged all of those deer, plus many more for friends and family.
I have never met another man as mad at them as John Marion Thompson.
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Old 08-11-2017, 04:39 PM   #116
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I think I'm in approaching 30 for whitetail
Counted up what I can remember. Might be a few WT I'm missing.
Whitetail- Bow 18 Gun 14 Total 32
Exotic Deer- Bow 2 Gun 7 Total 9

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Old 08-11-2017, 04:51 PM   #117
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200-300. I lost track. I was knocking down does on MLD property. I dropped 12 in one evening hunt.
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Old 08-11-2017, 05:37 PM   #118
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I have NO idea, but have 4 on the wall as they are each unique. I'm not "mad at 'em anymore," but I would still love to take a big non typical. Honestly, I spend most of my time sitting in the blind or Ranger and just enjoy seeing all the wild life.

My TBH son keeps our freezer full with back strap, etc., so I'm happy!!
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Old 08-11-2017, 05:45 PM   #119
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Dang, some of ya'll have shot a ton of deer. I've shot somewhere around 5 or 6 whitetails and 2 mule deer.
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:53 PM   #120
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Way over a 100
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:00 PM   #121
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I bet if I sat down and really tried I could remember them all. Probably somewhere in the 60-70 range.


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Old 08-11-2017, 07:42 PM   #122
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Yeah, well, I've got an 11 inch stabilizer.
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:17 PM   #123
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24yrs old an probably 200ish, lots of MLD tags filled, every time i pull the trigger whether it be with a bow or rifle I still get that feeling everyone gets, that never gets old.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:20 PM   #124
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A bunch...
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:44 PM   #125
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I don't keep count anymore, but around 50
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:52 PM   #126
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My grandfather lived his entire 89 years in South Texas and he died still as mad at them as he was at 15. We all set down with him towards the end and tried to estimate how many deer he had killed. He had 10 years where he killed over 50 per year, a couple of those were over 75. We guessed in his other 68 years he averaged about 20 a year. He took 7 his last year of hunting at 88. We came up with just over 1,900 deer in his lifetime. Don't even get me started on number of javalinas. He gutted, cleaned and packaged all of those deer, plus many more for friends and family.
I have never met another man as mad at them as John Marion Thompson.
That's awesome. I've killed about 65 or 66 and hope I never get tired of being mad at them.
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:32 PM   #127
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North of 120 over 33 years.
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:21 AM   #128
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Last year was my first year, and I took a button buck with my shotgun. I'm going to try my best to harvest a doe and a buck to fill my tags this year. Hopefully, I'm gonna go out again on saturday morning and whack one with my bow!
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:33 AM   #129
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31 with bow don't count rifle kills
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:37 AM   #130
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In the 7 years I've been hunting I have shot 4 deer, so far 0 with a bow... I know I know I'm working on it, going bow only this season

For the first 3 years I hunted we only went to a place that had a no doe policy and just never saw bucks when I was out. I have since learned that I think a lot of that is scent and noise coming in. Using a headlamp to walk in isn't always best, have definitely seen more when I just took my time and slowly walked in w/o light
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:59 AM   #131
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I never really thought about keeping track. I'd say upwards of 40 if I had to guess. I took a decade off for stupid reasons, so I lost some time there. I sure am glad that for the last 8 years I have been able to enjoy life again. But I have been a little pickier since I took up hunting again, and I didn't start bowhunting until 5 years ago. Still looking for my first bow buck...I'll be strictly bowhunting at the farm this year, so unless I'm invited somewhere, it's bow or nothing
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Old 08-13-2017, 03:44 AM   #132
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100+ whitetails counting recurve, compound, crossbow, handgun and rifle.

Plus a few other critters
5 elk
2 pronghorn
1 mule deer
axis, fallow and blackbuck
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Old 08-13-2017, 04:58 AM   #133
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Right around 100 whitetails with the bow, 10 muleys with the bow, one axis with a bow, another 25 or so whitetails with a gun.
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Old 08-13-2017, 06:53 AM   #134
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My grandfather lived his entire 89 years in South Texas and he died still as mad at them as he was at 15. He gutted, cleaned and packaged all of those deer, plus many more for friends and family.
I have never met another man as mad at them as John Marion Thompson.
I love it when people share the bounty! I have family in Iowa that do the same.
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Old 08-13-2017, 06:57 AM   #135
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Hunting different "deer" species world wide during my young life, military career, and in my retirement, over a thousand deer alone.

It never gets old.

If I could hunt people again, I'd rather do that.

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Old 08-13-2017, 07:50 AM   #136
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7 or 8 with a gun when I was young and over 100 with a bow. too many pig to count and a couple of exotics with the bow as well
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Old 08-13-2017, 09:09 AM   #137
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Well over 100. I stopped counting about 10yrs ago. About 30 of those with a bow.
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Old 08-13-2017, 09:22 AM   #138
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I don't know, well over a hundred. At least one with every rifle in the safe shown. My son's gun safe; all the guns in there but 3, passed down through me. My fire has pretty much burned down to embers, thought I'd go ahead and give them to him while he remains young and full of energy to use and appreciate them. Killed more with a little Sako mannlicher stocked .243 than anything else.
I do still call one rifle mine; a Remington model 725, .280 caliber, manufactured in 1958 only (in that particular caliber), only 1,300 some-odd in existence. It's about 95% in quality and he's gonna have to wait till I'm dead to get it.

Not all that many with a bow; 15 to 18 head, probably - mostly does. I didn't take up bowhunting till '04 at the age of 58. I did go last season for a week, coulda killed some does, but didn't want to have to clean one. Only one shooter buck made an appearance, and he wouldn't stop long enough to get shot. He was too busy running does. Might go this season or I might not. It's time for my boy to provide the venison. Packaged and frozen.

Oh... and I bought him the safe too, had it delivered. He thinks I've turned into a pretty good dad in my declining years and he don't seem to mind bringing me a couple packages of venison from time to time.


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Old 08-13-2017, 11:56 AM   #139
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somewhere over 50 is the best I can do,, might be over 100, I lost count a long time ago
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Old 08-14-2017, 04:17 PM   #140
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125+ don't shoot near as many anymore. Now I usually hunt horns and let my wife and stepson shoot food for the table.
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Old 08-14-2017, 04:51 PM   #141
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A lot. Heck I counted just euro and shoulder mounts that I've kept and it's around 30. And a LOT more does than bucks and then culls I didn't keep. 100+ easy.
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Old 08-14-2017, 05:20 PM   #142
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Wow over 50 years worth I really have no idea.

Lots lol.
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Old 08-14-2017, 05:32 PM   #143
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Including Axis and Muntjac? 6 Axis bucks, all free range with a rifle. The largest in my avatar. One Muntjac, also free range on my land in Harper, with rifle. About 30 whitetail with the gun, centerfire, slug gun and Muzzleloader. 17 with one gun. A 80's era Marlin 30/30 all notched up like Antler Collectors gun
About 15 with the bow, compound. I will be going out with the recurve this season to up the game.
My oldest son who is 25, has killed 48 deer. 43 with a bow. He was brought up in the life. I didn't start hunting until I was 21. He is a way better hunter than I will ever be.
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Old 08-14-2017, 05:44 PM   #144
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No idea how many, 100s. Chance & I have a mutual friend that shoots at least 100 per year.
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Old 08-14-2017, 06:00 PM   #145
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Maybe 50 with a gun. Don't really know with a bow; a bunch.
1 with a truck.
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Old 08-14-2017, 07:07 PM   #146
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101.
Didn't start deer hunting seriously until I was 23.
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Old 08-14-2017, 07:18 PM   #147
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I counted up the ones I can remember right off hand, and came up with 36. Probably a couple I'm forgetting though.
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Old 08-14-2017, 07:28 PM   #148
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4 with a bow. None with a rifle
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Old 08-14-2017, 07:36 PM   #149
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I never killed a deer until my junior year in college.....and it was with a bow. Then my next deer was about 10 years later.....

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Old 08-14-2017, 07:36 PM   #150
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I didnt know we were supposed to keep count. At 54 yrs old, I have no idea other than it is a lot.
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