Welcome To Halifax and Northampton Counties
November 10, 2011 at 2:40pm
Welcome to Halifax and Northhampton Counties. You are lucky because these two counties are alway on the top 10 list of most reported deer killed (Big un's too). Typically 4,500 reported deer per county.
The terrain is flat, thick, swampy at times, but due to all the peanuts, soybeans, and some corn...you're gonna see a lot of deer. Deer are hunted on large blocks of land, lots of cut-overs due to the paper co. land.
Dog clubs are well established there, and there's nothing wrong with them. I've hunted for years with great dog clubs up there. It is very much a social gathering. It would cost you $3 per missed shot in the clubs I was in. Lots of lies told around the camp fire and lots of EATING.
Out of 35 members, maybe 4 were hardcore hunters.
Land leased and hunted could be anywhere from 10,000-15,000 acres, but that was back in 2005. Leases have gone up.
Lots of good people, very family oriented clubs, and the meat is divided up and shared, but there are good and bad in all things.
Sometimes while still hunting, the dogs will help get the deer moving for you. Up North they do man drives, never heard of that down here.
The club I was in had a cabin, snack fridge, cleaning station, gut/carcass pit, club dogs/kennel, kids nights, shooting range, no cursing, no alcohol, and very, very Christian and family oriented, still hunting every other day....dues $500/year.
Everyone was very safety conscious, we did not run our dogs on other peoples properties. We caught other clubs dogs and returned them, and they did the like with us. Took my son hunting with me since he was 5-years old.
Like everything, you'll get good and bad. I just think you're super lucky to be hunting in Halifax or Northampton. Count your lucky stars.
Good luck this year. Things aren't a big deal, if we don't make it a big deal.