December 15th, 2007, 12:42 AM
Trophy Deer being killed in Wv
I know alot of people don't look at wv as a big deer state but after this summer and fall I think people will change there minds. After the disease from the drought hit there were dozens and dozens of huge bucks found dead. A buddy that I work with on the railroad showed me a picture of a deer they had found dead and had it scored, it scored 199 and some change. A guy killed 220 some inch buck in fayette county during gun season. Several bucks in the 170-180 class have been killed this season and a good friend of mine who had trophy deer on his camera all year has had two bucks killed off of his lease on scored 164 and one scored 178 one of the pictures i posted on here under wv giant. I've always said that theres good bucks here you just have to get off of the 4 wheelers and get in the thick nasty stuff in these mountains to get em. Oh yeah not to mention my 138 8pointer. posted under wv 8pt hog.!!
December 15th, 2007, 01:06 AM
that is probably one of the most misunderstood things about WV. Everyone says that their deer are small, that is not always true for all parts of the state.
around Point Pleasant and Gallipolis-Ferry the road kill deer that I see look pretty big (and yes they are fresh and not swollen yet).
December 15th, 2007, 02:59 AM
We have tremendous potential to have an exceptional deer herd. The dnr's management philosophy sucks, in my personal opinion. The southern bow only counties have as many poachers, as legal hunters. I think we could stand to learn alot from Ohio & Kentucky. we, like some state bowhunters are agonizing over the Sunday hunting debate. You can rent a porno, get drunk, have an abortion, go fishing, but in most counties don't you dare EVER hunt on your own land on a sunday in WV. It's against the law!!!! Right, right, right...
All that being said, I just decide to give up my 1hr drive to Ohio because of the encouraging quality of deer I'm consistently seeing on public near my home. I'l make the most of it w/ intense scouting in the post season. The ONLY reason I'm hunting my home is convience. Still may end up going to Ohio, there's just no comparison. Just my opinion.
December 15th, 2007, 04:02 PM
I Used To Hunt Lewis County Back In The Eighties And Nineties, We Had Lots Of Deer There But They Were All Small, But I Sure Loved Seeing The Sheer Numbers Of Deer. I Now Hunt Right Here At Home In Southeastern Kanawha County And I Am Lucky To See Three Or Four Deer A Week And I Must Say That I Long For Those Days Back In Lewis County, But I Don't Think We'll Ever See Those Kind Of Numbers Again And Probably Rightfully So For The Overall Health Of The Herd.
I Really Envy You Guys In The Bowhunting Only Counties, You've Got Some Huge Deer Down There (look At The Bulletin Board At Gander Mountain), But I Wonder About The Leasing That's Going On,i'm Used To Just Hopping On The Fourwheeler And Heading Into The Woods. I Fear A Day When The Good Ol' Boy Who's Been Hunting A Peice Of Ground All His Life Will Not Be Able To Hunt That Ground.
December 15th, 2007, 04:36 PM
I'm afraid you're right. Hope they don't take the public land away from us, for strip malls & houses.
Sure are lot's of bear in your area, or @ least used to be. Lot's of good land out your way.
December 15th, 2007, 05:10 PM
USED TO BE , NOW WE'RE JUST DOWNGRADED TO "SOME BEAR", EARLY DOG SEASON(FOR BEAR) TOOK A BIG BITE OUT OF THEM, NOT TO MENTION INTERFERING WITH A PRIME BOWHUNTING WEEK(FIRST WEEK OF NOV.).
Originally Posted by waiting4fall
December 16th, 2007, 01:19 AM
December 19th, 2007, 11:05 PM
lol I believe all the big deer are just very smart. Some places are just pure thickets in these yer hills.
December 20th, 2007, 08:24 AM
We have some brutes here was close to arrowing 2 different bucks this year both 150"+.Poachers are bad in Logan Co but theres some brutes here.Seen some pics of a 180" buck killed in Wyoming Co a few weeks ago.Guy we 3D shoot with killed a 180" buck in Huff Creek this year.If we could keep poachers off of the strip job I hunt on we would have some monsters there.Every year I see one or two 150 class bucks there but they are usually killed by the Spotlighters.
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