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I’m concerned about
the possibility of antler
point restrictions in
upcoming hunting seasons.
As you know, my eyes are closer to 70 than to
60 and I got a 6-point buck this year with my
crossbow. Not bragging, just a lead into the
next of text.
The point I’m trying to target (no pun intended)
is: I shot this buck at 8 yards. I knew he
wasn’t a spike but had no clue regarding number
This scenario took place in the space of
about five seconds. Had I been trying to count
points, fidgeting around, etc., and thus signaling
to him of where I was in my convertible
ground blind, I may very well have not gotten
the shot and my freezer would only have trout
and squirrels in it.
I do not use a scope on my crossbow. I do use
scopes on my muzzleloader and rifle and even
when using scopes I have great difficulty
Maybe it’s my eyes or my choice of hunting
from the ground or possibly the sheer mesmerization
that still occurs when I see him coming.
I’m all for not shooting spikes, but to try and
count points would take away from the spiritual
joy I receive from hunting our precious monarchs
of the woods.
And, if the joy leaves, the hunter may leave
We’re seeing fewer and fewer hunters in our
forests. Why make up rules that could even
lessen those numbers.
I never ask a fellow hunter how many points
his buck had. I’m more interested in how much
meat he got from that dear deer’s sacrifice.
I would enjoy hearing other hunters’
thoughts and concerns about this subject as
well as those in the farming community.
Would you please forward my concerns to
the Department of Natural Resources. Ron McOFladrtloawnnd
Gobbler stuff can get crazy
Tough, old bird
The third gobbler I killed was in 1990 while hunting on Pond Hill near McCoole. Relatively early in the morning I sent out a couple yelp calls. Immediately, 75-100 yards away, what sounded like three gobblers got into a fight.
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Almost Maryland welcomes you back
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Bear Watch - 03/02/2014
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Md. bear hunt may take on new form
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it may change the way black bear hunts are managed to make planning easier for hunters.
W.Va. schedules hunting, fishing regulation meetings
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will conduct 12 public meetings across the state in March to provide hunters, trappers, anglers, landowners and other interested parties an opportunity to review and comment on proposed 2014 hunting regulations, proposed 2015 fishing regulations and amphibian and reptile regulations.
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Two new cases of chronic wasting disease were detected in Frederick County during the 2013 hunting season, according to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
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