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    went out behind the house 500am. got ready for the pressure. Two of my three boundry sides are posted. Ive hunted 3states on opening day of gun and theres always a lot of shooting the first and last hour of daylight. I heard duck or goose hunters about 3 miles away first, then nattaa, maybe 3 shots within 5 miles till 10 am and at dark nothing. I was all geared up for the BIG day and was let down and suprised at the lack of shooting in general. So im wondering on avarage how much shooting yall here on gun opener???? My next move is to go to gameland I generally hunt escape routes during gun. Any body want to recomend GL within an hour or so of davidson with a bunch of deer I dont care about crowds as long as theres some deer..jager..
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    GL
    jager, Even though I went Duck hunting, I was still in ear-shot of 1 of my hunting grounds and like you...I was surprised as well that pearl Harbor didn't cross my mind as usual on opening day of Rifle...Only heard 3 shots that I self confirmed as Rifles. You have a Boat??? Are you just wanting some meat??? Theres alot of GL down around TuckerTown off or River Rd but the Best is water access from the Grave yard...Great Bow Hunting around there but on the downside once squirrel season starts there's a group of Mexicans that hit it pretty hard with 22s in some areas but I have witnessed that it's the areas that are easy to walk in. Our fellow poster 'Redneck01' killed 2 Gobblers in this area last season and maybe he can help with a location. I haven't hunted it for Deer in a few years but it is a great area to get some meat..I did find a Super Nice 8 Pointer Dead with arrow still in bones 1 Turkey season so there might be some decent Bucks around in there also if you put your time in...My Buddy Don in Rockingham told me he couldn't understand how it's so much different here in Davidson than where he lives and I said Trust me...I see more deer up here driving around in 1 day than I see in Davidson Hunting around Corn in a week lol...Good Luck Buddy and the GL book is worth the price (Used to be Free) I have found some sweet little honey holes by walking in New Boots!!! Good Luck again
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    GT
    No boat otherwise Id have done alot of crappie fishing by now. As far as tukertown res. Ive scouted some g.l. near the rr tracks of bridges ferry road, looked alright at best. Yeah Im basicly looking for meat, you know this time of year find the does you may get lucky and find a buck or 2 in tow. Hoping to find more deer per square mile than hunters,in the best case scenario.lol..jager...
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    shooting
    On Sat, I Heard 300 Or 400 Shotgun Blast off And On From Duck Hunters Til Around 8:00am, One Rifle Shot About Amile To My Right And A Shot Half Mile To My Left On Private Land Then i shot a Doe Then The Hunter Behind me Shot About 15 mins Later. Just Depends On My Set Up on Gameland. I Always Here More Shots Fired Opening DAY Blackpowder Then i do Do Gun Season. By The End Of Blackpowder On Butner-falls In Durham And Granville Counties, The Deer Are Very Well Shell Shocked.
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    G.L. book
    Where can I buy one?
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    GL
    I deer hunt up there too,I duck hunted there yesterday evenin,I know the mexicans you are talkin bout GT they come there every year and it sounds like they shoot about 500 times in one evenin but when you talk to them they have hit nothin.If You stay on the same side of the lake as the grave yard they arent as many people but on the train tracks side its easier to walk in so more people.
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    Gl Map book
    @ Jagermiester#1 They Sell the Mapbook on The wrc Website in there online Store, but for some reason they dont have it This year. It's only $10.00 and the shipping s super fast, im disapointed they dont have one this season. i like to buy one every year.
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    GL Book
    Sorry jager but yeah Like Chad B stated, You can buy it fairly priced but I was unaware They don't have 1 this year??? I might have a Older 1 around I'll have to look and yeah redneck..same 1s lol They shoot and shoot and shoot and at what I have no idea lol...Kinda sad they mess it up for mostly everyone else but it is public land..I'm just Glad they don't Turkey hunt lol...Good Luck jager
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    Online
    Hey Jager, I never bought the book but have hunted the same area as ChadB and I figured alot out on NC game comm. website - there is a way to overlay all of the GL boundaries on satellite view and if you have some knowledge of the roads, etc. you will prob. figure it out.

    I mentioned before on here that I grew up in PA and know exactly the rush of opening day gun season. It's basically considered a holiday and the action is non-stop. Knowing the land and posting up on escape routes can lead to alot of fun. Good luck buddy.
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    Gameland Maps online
    Like Fairchase Said If You Go On The wrc website and choose The Gameland You want to view It's Google Maps But The WRC Outlined The Gamelands in Green (Which is a nice feature) You Get A Great overview of The Gameland and you can also click on the pdf to get the print out of the specfic Spots Like Archery only or Restricted firearm zone etc. All of this can be printed out if you cant buy the map book.
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