Having too many hunting properties

Discussion in 'Bowhunting Talk' started by INbowhunter, Nov 10, 2019 at 5:30 PM.

  1. INbowhunter

    INbowhunter Weekend Warrior

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2011
    Posts:
    325
    Likes Received:
    59
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Northeast Indiana
    When i was a kid I only ever hunted at the home place, of course that was the only property I had to hunt. Now I've got 4 different properties to hunt and it's like playing roulette and I am always overthinking. Tonight I thought i would have better luck at another property and saw some does but the neighbor to one of my other properties was out hunting and watched a possible 150 class deer chase 2 does right towards my stand. Of course lol! Why wouldn't that happen while I'm not there! How many properties is too many for you guys?
     
  2. Full Draw

    Full Draw Weekend Warrior

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Posts:
    207
    Likes Received:
    7
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Northeast Texas
    Well I hunt 7 properties so I feel your pain. What really sucks is when I choose one and while I’m sitting there waiting on a deer my cell cam goes on and that pic is a shooter on one of the other properties. Happens all the time sadly. Could be worse though. Could have no where to hunt.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    Longdraw likes this.
  3. Vabowman

    Vabowman Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Posts:
    2,092
    Likes Received:
    425
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southeast Va
    One property..7000 acres..
     
  4. Full Draw

    Full Draw Weekend Warrior

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Posts:
    207
    Likes Received:
    7
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Northeast Texas
    That’s a chunk of earth right there. You can do some serious deer management on something that big.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  5. Vabowman

    Vabowman Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Posts:
    2,092
    Likes Received:
    425
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southeast Va
    well down here in southeast VA we have the old tradition of deer dogging.. Im in a hunt club with 35 members and houndsmen. if you want to hunt private land you basically have to join a club and they all hunt with dogs and shotguns come mid november. been doing it for 400 years..and while I grew up doing it and continue to do it and have fun doing it, my kids love the action I love the group and the hounds, my first love is and always has been bowhunting. We have a size limit on bucks as do most of the surrounding hunt clubs.. that's about as far as the management goes.. our club kills on average 150 deer a year and some other clubs kill 300 a deer a year.. we have unlimited doe tags and 3 buck tags.. needless to say...there is a lot of deer in VA
     
  6. Suncrest08

    Suncrest08 Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2013
    Posts:
    1,429
    Likes Received:
    704
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Have a family farm (main spot) and then 5 other spots. Def tough to pick but that’s where cams come into play, at the end of the day it’s luck on being at the right place at right time. I’d rather have more spots to choose from than subjected to one chunk of land.
     
  7. jackflap

    jackflap Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2009
    Posts:
    1,279
    Likes Received:
    244
    Dislikes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Panhandle of Texas
    yep. I hunt three properties scattered over two counties. Sometimes I think it would be more enjoyable and certainly less stressful to just hunt the home place, but I am afraid I will miss out if i downsized and it does help keep everything fresh.
     
  8. Longdraw

    Longdraw Weekend Warrior

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2011
    Posts:
    729
    Likes Received:
    208
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dupage CO. IL
    If you have one place, consider yourself blessed.
    I’m a city boy but LOVE getting away and into the field.
    Not having anywhere to hunt unless I’m invited stinks! Day 42 of archery season and here I sit. I do have an invite for gun season, and for that I’m thankful.

    THANKS to all our veterans and those current serving!
    Longdraw
    ###———>
     
  9. Vabowman

    Vabowman Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Posts:
    2,092
    Likes Received:
    425
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southeast Va
    Man that sucks. I guess there is no public land close enough to you?
     
  10. Justin

    Justin Administrator

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2008
    Posts:
    9,005
    Likes Received:
    2,943
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Algonquin, Illinois, United States
    Longdraw and Vabowman like this.

Share This Page