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Old 08-09-2017, 10:58 PM   #1
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As the title says, how many deer have you shot in your lifetime?
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:00 PM   #2
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Ehhh. I've honestly lost count.... at least 20-25


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Old 08-09-2017, 11:03 PM   #3
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Crapload..way too many doe permits filled to remember.

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Old 08-09-2017, 11:06 PM   #4
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I have lost count as well, shot close to 250 in two years, had an internship for Austin Water Quality Management. They had thousands of acres just outside the city of Austin, we had 600 mld tags both years I helped. We had to manage the properties in order to keep them, not just deer populations, but brush, bird, etc., management. Plus I've shot another 50 or so, personal/management.


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Old 08-09-2017, 11:38 PM   #5
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I have lost count as well, shot close to 250 in two years, had an internship for Austin Water Quality Management. They had thousands of acres just outside the city of Austin, we had 600 mld tags both years I helped. We had to manage the properties in order to keep them, not just deer populations, but brush, bird, etc., management. Plus I've shot another 50 or so, personal/management.


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Man I'd love to get a chance to burn through that many tags a year!


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Old 08-09-2017, 11:43 PM   #6
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Man I'd love to get a chance to burn through that many tags a year!


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


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Old 08-09-2017, 11:44 PM   #7
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Fun shooting, not fun cleaning, 20-30 a night.


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That would be the part that sucked. Lol.


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Old 08-09-2017, 11:50 PM   #8
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100+ with my bow. Less than 10 with a gun.

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Old 08-09-2017, 11:57 PM   #9
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I have killed 83 deer so far. When I was 14 I got a 30-30 for my birthday. I've made a notch in the stock when I killed a deer. I still to this day mark all my kills on that gun. All I had to do was get my 30-30 out and count the notches.



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Old 08-10-2017, 01:18 AM   #10
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Probably around 10
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Old 08-10-2017, 01:32 AM   #11
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Somewhere between 80-100 most with trad equipment.
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Old 08-10-2017, 02:03 AM   #12
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60 in my lifetime so far
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Old 08-10-2017, 03:39 AM   #13
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I have killed 83 deer so far. When I was 14 I got a 30-30 for my birthday. I've made a notch in the stock when I killed a deer. I still to this day mark all my kills on that gun. All I had to do was get my 30-30 out and count the notches.



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Now that's cool !
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Old 08-10-2017, 05:09 AM   #14
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I would say realistically 80 to 100 not including the 2 I hit with my truck
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Old 08-10-2017, 06:19 AM   #15
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59 with a bow.
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Old 08-10-2017, 06:19 AM   #16
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Old 08-10-2017, 06:26 AM   #17
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Probably about 300 +/- a few
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Old 08-10-2017, 06:29 AM   #18
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I was a die hard bass fisherman for most of my youth and only hunted occasionally. I was about 24-25 when I got hardcore addicted to deer hunting. I've only killed 46 deer in my 38 years

Edit: only 6 of them with a bow

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Old 08-10-2017, 06:50 AM   #19
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I'd say personally around 30. including my kids, wife, and friends I have introduced into hunting, around 60.
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Old 08-10-2017, 06:51 AM   #20
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Somewhere between 200-250.
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Old 08-10-2017, 06:53 AM   #21
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Tough question. For several years I hunted a friends place in MS and they fully expected me to kill 10 a year. They were tired of running over them. My best guess is probably some where just north of 100.

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Old 08-10-2017, 06:56 AM   #22
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Enough to not enjoy the shooting part.
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:04 AM   #23
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8 Whitetail
1 Axis
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4 Whitetail
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:05 AM   #24
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25 or so
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:10 AM   #25
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I think I'm in approaching 30 for whitetail
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:11 AM   #26
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In the 40 years I have been hunting I reckon I have killed somewhere around 160-180 deer. Probably 25 with my bow in the last 10 years that I have been pretty much bow hunting only.
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:12 AM   #27
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In 53 years Maybe 150. But less bucks than most guys who hunt as much as I do . Lots of management does. Guided for the wife and kids the past 20 years. Now I hunt pigs year around and almost never shoot a buck.
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:12 AM   #28
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Right Around 300
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:14 AM   #29
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I'm way behind the curve. Gun - 3 and bow - 0. Pretty bad for an old guy, but I'm just getting into hunting (3 years)and dedicated last season to bow only. My 14 year old girl has 2 under her belt already, so at least I'm doing that right.

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Old 08-10-2017, 07:15 AM   #30
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Maybe 30ish
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:16 AM   #31
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I'm from PA and they had/have some pretty strict limits on deer. 1 a year for the first half of my hunting "career" there. Used to be doe season was 3 days after a 2 week buck season and you could only take a doe if you had a tag and had not filled your buck tag. Shot a buck, no doe for you. Even then you were lucky to take a doe after a million licensed hunters were in the woods for two weeks pressuring the deer lol. Sometime in the 90's they changed how they managed doe and added antler restrictions. After a huge doe kill off the numbers dropped and for years I was lucky to even see 5 deer a season. But due to this my numbers are low compared to many here. I would guess only in the 25 range even though I have been hunting since 1983.
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:17 AM   #32
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I can tell you when I get home from work today. I was so ate up with hunting when I was young I started a journal detailing every kill, as I never wanted to forget that hunt. 18 years later, I still have the journal going. Its like 22 pages now I think. Maybe one day when im an old timer my grand kids will enjoy reading about my past hunts.
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:19 AM   #33
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Over 200 with weapons
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:20 AM   #34
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I can tell you when I get home from work today. I was so ate up with hunting when I was young I started a journal detailing every kill, as I never wanted to forget that hunt. 18 years later, I still have the journal going. Its like 22 pages now I think. Maybe one day when im an old timer my grand kids will enjoy reading about my past hunts.
That's pretty cool
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:23 AM   #35
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I don't know.
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:26 AM   #36
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:27 AM   #37
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I figure I average 2 a year over 27 years totaling 54. That's a rough estimate. Some years were great with tags filled and MLD doe hunts. Other years I ate tag soup.
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:30 AM   #38
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I only have 2 deer down ...
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:32 AM   #39
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With ADCP in the 90's then MLD, I can't remember the exact numbers but it is well over a 1,000
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:39 AM   #40
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I can tell you when I get home from work today. I was so ate up with hunting when I was young I started a journal detailing every kill, as I never wanted to forget that hunt. 18 years later, I still have the journal going. Its like 22 pages now I think. Maybe one day when im an old timer my grand kids will enjoy reading about my past hunts.
I do something similar. While I don't write a journal, I do keep a detailed Excel spreadsheet with all of the deer stats/location/weapon and a remarks column about what was special about that hunt. In the future, I may try to attach pics of each deer for added detail/info.

I've killed 43 since 2000.

Man I wish something like that existed from my grandfather about his hunts and his deer kills. It would most likely be my most treasured possession.
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:00 AM   #41
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I have killed 83 deer so far. When I was 14 I got a 30-30 for my birthday. I've made a notch in the stock when I killed a deer. I still to this day mark all my kills on that gun. All I had to do was get my 30-30 out and count the notches.



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Neet way to keep count/not original BUt you kept it going over years.. as for me never kept count of kills Had 10 killless years..most were due to no lease
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:05 AM   #42
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With ADCP in the 90's then MLD, I can't remember the exact numbers but it is well over a 1,000
Similar situation for me, though I peaked around 400-500, and the huge majority of those were doe. The first 20-30 were fun. But I don't do that anymore.

For the last 17 years it's been more hunting just for family food and recreation, average around 10 per year whole family.

I have killed a grand total of 16 bucks to date, not counting a nubbin' error here and there. Got my first in 1987.

Heck, Solo-cam Aggie, I'd like to read it!
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:11 AM   #43
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I dont know. Any number I choose would be a rough guess. Certainly not in the 100s. Probably 50-70. Most with a bow, though I use a gun more and more these days.
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:12 AM   #44
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:13 AM   #45
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:13 AM   #46
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With or without dogs?
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:13 AM   #47
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I can tell you when I get home from work today. I was so ate up with hunting when I was young I started a journal detailing every kill, as I never wanted to forget that hunt. 18 years later, I still have the journal going. Its like 22 pages now I think. Maybe one day when im an old timer my grand kids will enjoy reading about my past hunts.
That is awesome you did that and continue with it today. It will mean so much more to later in life than you can imagine. Wyman Meinzer has a journal on coyotes he killed with IIRC the location, date, weather and shot yardage(stepped the yardage off) on every kill.
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:22 AM   #48
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No way I could remember that. Fifty years worth with several years being only one, because I was a crackhead duck hunter, (we had few deer in ETex at that time), and later years being five per year for about fifteen years. Now, I kill two or three per year.
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:25 AM   #49
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23 with my bow (I also keep a log on my workbench at home - date/time/size/bow/arrow/bh) and I would guess somewhere around that with a gun....
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:26 AM   #50
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Maybe 10 at the most.
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