How many yrs did it take you to kill first public land buck?

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How many years to kill 1st public bow buck?

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32
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2
18
14%
3
17
13%
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8
6%
5+
22
17%
Still havnt killed one
36
27%
 
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How many yrs did it take you to kill first public land buck?

Postby BigHills BuckHunter » Sun May 05, 2013 5:21 pm

Just wondering how many years it took you to kill your first public land buck with a BOW?

I have never killed a buck on public with a bow and 2013 will be my 3rd year. I passed up one basket rack and missed another.


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Postby Jackson Marsh » Sun May 05, 2013 5:48 pm

My second year of bowhunting I killed a spike, didn't get a decent one until year six.

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Postby Dewey » Sun May 05, 2013 6:35 pm

Took me 4 years to get my first buck. Ended up not even doing it in my home state of WI. Killed a spike buck in Ottawa National Forest in the UP opening day of bow season Oct. 1 1994.

The following year I killed a decent 9pt in WI and then a string of smaller bucks until I raised my standards about 10 years ago.

Every deer I ever killed has been on public land.

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Postby Crazinamatese » Sun May 05, 2013 6:43 pm

None yet. I could have killed two though, but I passed both. One last season and one during the 2011 season, which was my first year hunting public ground.
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Postby whitetail007 » Mon May 06, 2013 12:51 am

ive only shot one buck that was'nt on public.
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Re: How many yrs did it take you to kill first public land b

Postby Black Squirrel » Tue May 07, 2013 2:50 am

haven't killed a public land buck yet. I don't hunt public very often though. In fact didn't hunt it at all last year. Usually only 2-3 times a year.
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Postby PLB » Tue May 07, 2013 4:11 am

Oct. 12 1996. Spike buck. Started bowhunting at age 12 in 1987. So at 21 in my 10th season of public land bowhunting, I killed my very first bow buck!! Ahhhh memories!!! Never will forget that hunt!!

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Postby wmihunter » Tue May 07, 2013 2:30 pm

11or 12 years

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Postby Brad » Wed May 08, 2013 6:00 am

It took me 5 years to get one which was a small 5 point. He is head mounted too!

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Postby PLB » Wed May 08, 2013 6:28 am

Brad Lamont wrote:It took me 5 years to get one which was a small 5 point. He is head mounted too!

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Re: How many yrs did it take you to kill first public land b

Postby kurt » Fri May 10, 2013 1:09 pm

i was 16 so 4 years but back then it was alot of luck.
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Re: How many yrs did it take you to kill first public land b

Postby keb » Sun May 12, 2013 9:48 am

1st year, I could not believe it, was a dandy, my season was a nightmare till that point.

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Re: How many yrs did it take you to kill first public land b

Postby parkersdad » Tue May 14, 2013 12:08 am

It took me three years.

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Re: How many yrs did it take you to kill first public land b

Postby fishlips » Thu May 16, 2013 2:50 pm

I think I voted wrong. I shot a 5 pointer with my gun the third year of hunting public land...but it took me a lot longer to connect with a bow on public land.
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Re: How many yrs did it take you to kill first public land b

Postby UntouchableNess » Thu May 16, 2013 3:03 pm

I've never shot a bow buck on state owned public hunting. I don't hunt it much. Last time was probably around 1987.
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