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?

1
32
24%
2
18
14%
3
17
13%
4
8
6%
5+
22
17%
Still havnt killed one
36
27%
 
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Re: How many yrs did it take you to kill first public land buck?

Postby walleyeralph » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:31 pm

1year,had private land 2 hunt on when I started. Got sold. started 2 hunt public after that.first time out 2 horicon marsh opening day 1989 seen a small 10 pt.Sunday moved stand seen him again.not in right spot, wednesday seen him again, getting closer.2nd sat shot him.seems like yesterday.Ralph.


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

Postby Rich M » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:03 am

I've got about 40 seasons under my belt and about 80 deer, only 6 branch antlered bucks. Only 4 deer total with archery.

Never shot a deer on public, especially FL public. I should add that I'm deaf - it does make a diff. One unnatural noise and the deer know where you are...

I keep trying but not with the energy and enthusiasm I once had - it just isn't there. A handful of weekend hunts is fun and relaxing, after that it becomes work.
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Re: How many yrs did it take you to kill first public land buck?

Postby OldMtnMan » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:27 am

My first year my dad was teaching me to still hunt and we snuck in on a small buck. I shot it with a longbow. I was 14. I retired the longbow the next year when I got a Win 94 30-30 for Christmas.
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Re: How many yrs did it take you to kill first public land buck?

Postby RDubs44 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:34 am

1 year and counting. Just started the beast this fall.
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Re: How many yrs did it take you to kill first public land buck?

Postby dewayne » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:35 pm

Still chasing my first bow/public land kill. This was the first year I went strictly bow so I guess I’m getting a little closer.
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Re: How many yrs did it take you to kill first public land buck?

Postby Brian1986 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:50 pm

It took me 4 years to kill my first buck. He was a 4pointer. I was 17 yrs old and my dad let me take a couple days off school to go hunting with him. I ended up taking him in the same tree that my dad got his first buck. Hard to believe how fast time has flown by since then.

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