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Old 07-18-2017, 01:25 PM   #43
Deerguy
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Originally Posted by Hawkpuppy 1 View Post
I've heard that you have very specific "shooting lanes" at Garner. They also have contract guys go in and shoot a lot of the exotics at different times of the year which can really limit the amount/availability and spook the numbers of axis out there.
Mostly true. They do have shooting lanes, maybe 90-100 degree field of view, for safety reasons. They also thin the herd with contractors. But, it's only because the public hunters (me included) weren't killing enough to reduce the herd. In the long run, more important to reduce the numbers, than keeping so many that hunters are happy (it is an exotic after all). Plus the contractors only come in after the hunts are over for the year. Like I say, it wasn't necessarily a bad hunt, just substantially different that the freedom you normally get on a compartment hunt.
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