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Kenworth



Joined: 04 Apr 2011
Posts: 855
Location: Michigan
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 11 11:15 am    Post subject: Firearm Deer Season Reply with quote    

Firearm Deer Season opens this a.m. here in Michigan. DSS and his GF have left to go into the woods to position themselves. The time frame is 2 weeks for firearms. Muzzle loaders can be used now also, but we have a specific season for them later on this winter.

Using bait piles to lure deer has been approved in the lower portion of the lower peninsula again, the threat of tuberculosis must have declined enough to warrant the lift of the ban.

Someone as young as 10 can now hunt, provided they have had proper training, and go with a licensed adult. They may only hunt on private lands, however.

There is talk of lifting the age limit. IDK how I feel about a child under 10 having a firearm. I sincerely hope good judgment is used in the future!

Hopefully venison will be on the menu soon.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 5155
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 11 11:56 am    Post subject: Re: Firearm Deer Season Reply with quote    

Kenworth wrote:
Using bait piles to lure deer has been approved


I didn't know bait was used when hunting deer. I thought it was all about the hunters skill.

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There is talk of lifting the age limit. IDK how I feel about a child under 10 having a firearm.


Oh good lord, I don't think I'd let my ten year old anywhere near a gun.

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
Posts: 19919
Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 11 12:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Firearm Deer Season Reply with quote    

sgt.colon wrote:


Oh good lord, I don't think I'd let my ten year old anywhere near a gun.


With appropriate supervision it's a good age to start. http://www.basc.org.uk/en/young-shots/basc-youth-appeal.cfm

robkb



Joined: 29 May 2009
Posts: 3589
Location: SE London
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 11 12:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Firearm Deer Season Reply with quote    

sgt.colon wrote:
Oh good lord, I don't think I'd let my ten year old anywhere near a gun.


Never ever visit Woolwich then

Wentworth



Joined: 19 Mar 2006
Posts: 6968
Location: Asturias, Spain
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 11 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lured with bait...not a sport then but there again it never was...

Mr O



Joined: 13 Feb 2005
Posts: 5389
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 11 2:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Firearm Deer Season Reply with quote    

sgt.colon wrote:
Kenworth wrote:
Using bait piles to lure deer has been approved


I didn't know bait was used when hunting deer. I thought it was all about the hunters skill.

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There is talk of lifting the age limit. IDK how I feel about a child under 10 having a firearm.


Oh good lord, I don't think I'd let my ten year old anywhere near a gun.


It is the same here, carrots or apples are piled out in the woods, the "hunter" sits in a hide or on a stand, when a buck appears bang.

Kenworth



Joined: 04 Apr 2011
Posts: 855
Location: Michigan
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 11 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

DS bagged an 8 point.

He places bait. DH and I never have when we hunt.

DH can successfully replicate the swishing sound that a buck makes. It's almost comical to watch a deer when he makes that sound.

The sporting part of deer hunting to me is to see how quiet I can be and not scare off the prey.

Wentworth



Joined: 19 Mar 2006
Posts: 6968
Location: Asturias, Spain
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 11 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The sporting part to me would be to remove your weapon and see you go head to head with the beast....

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 5155
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 11 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Gawber wrote:
The sporting part to me would be to remove your weapon and see you go head to head with the beast....


No if you do it Ken, don't forget the video clip.

woodsprite



Joined: 20 Mar 2006
Posts: 2940
Location: North Herefordshire
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 11 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Never heard of anyone I know here using lures. Does seem very unsporting. Deer stalking in my experience involves hours of lying in long grass and then scaring the deer off when they finally get in range :0). Fortunately my sons are better at it than me.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 23562
Location: yes
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 11 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

pile of carrots or wait by a drinking pond

i dont see getting the critter where you want it as unsporting ,just practical

tennis is a sport ,hunting is hunting

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