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  • Shot this big doe yesterday afternoon. Had three come out and didnt act spooked or anything. I think they where aready bred. I wouldn't think that three does in heat would be together, and they where all the same size. Someone tried to get her earlier in the season cause she had buckshot in her around here backbone and a couple pellets in the one of her hams. The wounds had mostly healed but you could tell it was from this year. People say the bucks are tough, but I think the does are She couldn't run from the 270 hitting her in the neck though. Almost added one of the other ones but when I chambered a new round they took off. I think the rut here in Johnston County is off this year or started earlier or something. Seen a few small bucks but let them go for another year, hope they make it. Well got to get back to making jerky and sausage. Goodluck everyone!

    November 20, 2012 at 11:45am

    So I went hunting this afternoon with my cousin at a place we usually see a lot of doe's looking for some meat for the freezer. I didn't see any deer but had this Im thinking bobcat come out and put its paws on the first stepp of the ladderstand and start sniffing. Then it got down and started walking out to the field, thats when I got the pic and I was going to shoot it but when I lifted the gun up the sling hit the railing and made the slightest little ting and he looked up at me and shot off like a rocket. This thing was big for a cat probabely 25 or 30 pounds and honestly it had me a little worried when it was at the bottom of the stand. Not the best pic but it was taken with my phone. GT if you read this get out your technology and see if this a bobcat or is it mixed with something. Do bobcats get that big? the tips of its ears had the white triangles on them and he had some black lines and splatches on his body. I mean look at the shadow he left also.

    October 22, 2012 at 8:18pm

    Decided to give it a try Friday afternoon. So I hit the stand around 3:15. The wind was howling and it felt like I was on a roller coaster. At 3:30 had 2 does come out and mess around the corn and taters for for about 20 mins then they went back in the woods. Sat there watching the squirrels gathering there nuts for the winter and about 5 or so had 4 more deer show up withing 15 yards, 2 big does and 2 fawns. Watched them wonder around and then they went down to the feeder to eat. They walked off with about 30 mins of light left. Then within 5 mins of them walking off they walked back across the lane to the other side and in. Then they done it again 5 mins later. So I made my mind up I was going to take a doe since I haven't got anything yet this year if they came back out. With about 10 or 15 mins of shooting time left I was looking at the side the went on and I saw this big body deer, I was thinking to my self that can't be a doe with a body that size. So I got the scope on him and it looked like a good deer. I put the cross hairs behind the shoulder and squeezed the trigger and he hit the dirt. When I got down and got to where he was I noticed how tall his rack was and that he was the same one I seen at the end of last year but he put some mass and length on this year. I figured he was around 4 to 5 years old if you go by the teeth. They where wore down to about nothing. He is probably my 4th biggest buck I have ever taken. Wish he would have been a little wider but he looked like that last year also with his tines about touching in the front. He has some character thats for sure. He is a 8 pointer and he probably weighed close to 180 or so he had been eating good thats for sure. Sorry bout the book but just figured I had a decent story with the hunt. Now time to work on some does, would like to get another good buck but Im usually lucky to get one a Going to try to post a pic from my phone if I can figure it out.

    October 20, 2012 at 10:00pm

    Anyone got any info on the stripers in Lake Tillery. Are they catching any at all? Heading up there december 3rd for some fishing. Any info would be awesome, thanks.

    November 27, 2011 at 9:12pm

    I hunt in Johnston County NC towards the Wayne County side, on the neuse and was wondering if anyone is seeing any rut activity. I shot a big doe yesterday afternoon and her tarsal glands where white as cotton and had no smell what so ever. Had 4 does all together eating on some sweet potatoes. Haven't seen any scrapes, just a few rubs. Shouldn't the rut be close to full swing right now? This has been a wild year. From what I could tell through the scope, none of the does have went into heat yet. All There glands where white as could be, it looked like a cotton field for a second. Just wondering if anyone else is seeing the same thing or if the rut is just off this year.

    November 24, 2011 at 12:30am
    A comment titled: Dog in response to a report titled: Big Doe

    That crazy dog in the picture was very interested in her.

    November 20, 2012 at 11:50am
    A comment titled: Ducks in response to a report titled: Onslow pender county line

    Lol, Its probably a combination of duck, goose and dog hunting. Duck season come back in today.

    November 10, 2012 at 5:53am
    A comment titled: cool in response to a report titled: Coolest Trail Cam Video I have ever gotten...I think?

    Thats a weird video GT, I think the best was the buck running or walking fast through, with this being a close second. I got to get me a

    November 02, 2012 at 10:17pm
    A comment titled: NC BORN AND RAISED in response to a report titled: Dog Running

    I will start by saying that I am from NC born and breed. I live in Johnston County and have my whole life. You ever heard the saying,' one of them Johnston county boys'
    NC Dogman your alias says it all, thats all that need to be said about that. U saying all that to try to get a rise out of me, the jokes on you because looks like I got one out of you. Dog hunting and tradition, depends on your definition of tradition and who you talk to. Like outdoor said you have you opinion and I have mine. That said hope you have a good season.

    Outdoor, I agree with you and like I said nothing will be done about its just a waste of time. I wouldn't shoot someones dog or steal it, but if it is on my property I am allowed to take it to the pound and I will. As far as the mutts comment I apologize if that offened you. And putting corn out, the deer has a better chance of surving, because they can smell, see, and hear better than you think, they have their defenses also.
    Hope the rest of your season is good also.

    GT, I drive a ford and drink dr pepper does that count for anything? And I did say I know its not the dogs fault, they are doing what they are trained to do, Im just saying. Good rest of the season to you too.

    Anyway everyone have a good rest of the season, the bucks are starting to chase here in JOCO. This cold snaps got them going, just hope it will stay cold. Well I'll be in the tree tomorrow in my stand. I will post if anything good happens.

    November 02, 2012 at 10:12pm
    A comment titled: Nice in response to a report titled: PERSON COUNTY my 11 year SONS old first blackpowder kill

    Thats a nice buck, good job. Good luck on finding another....

    November 01, 2012 at 6:43pm
    A comment titled: Unethical in response to a report titled: Dog Running

    Lol Jaiger (might have misspelled) thats kinda my point.
    I think it is unethical because why would you want to chase a deer in there unnatural state just to hear a dog bark? Really you love to hear a barking dog chasing a helpless animal across someones elses property then it gets shot. And as I stated before I have no problem with the way someone hunts as long as they stay on their property. Like someone else stated about the dogs running through gameland is that allowed on game lands? The only way to stop the dogs is by shooting the deer is BS. The guys I went with had no problem stopping there dogs even with out the deer. Thats one of them old excusses that let dog hunters get away with tresspassing on someones property to get there dogs. I will be honest with you, I have taken the dogs I caught to the pound with there tracking collars on and they are more than happy to take them in considering half of them are in poor health anyway, FInes fines fines to get them back too. Its amazing how dog hunting isn't allowed around here but the dogs I catch chasing deer ohh excuse me chasing hogs,,,lol thats BS too. If you can afford the tracking collars you can afford a shock collar also and I guarantee you put it on high and shock them they will stop running. And the 10% thats given dog hunting a bad name is more around 50%. I know of at least 4 wrecks where one person died that was cause by dog hunters slamming on breaks or they wheren't parked far enough off the road. Still hunting does not bother anyone and does not cause the drama and other things that dog hunting does. How can you say that still hunting bothers dog hunting, are people tresspassing on your land and hunting? I kinda expected that a hot headed person would say something like that. You try and turn the table and reword what someone says but it will change nothing, it is what it is and I could go on and on and on but what good is it doing none because in the morning someone is going to take there dogs and run them through someone else's property and sit there laughing when there dogs jump a deer. The sad thing is that dog hunters do not care nor do they respect others property if there dogs go on it. Most don't even ask permisson to be on the property to get there dogs, they think they have a right to tresspass and get there mutts. I have had 3 or 4 encounters with a few of them and I told them everything Im telling you and called the law on them for tresspassing, its pretty funny watching them try and come up with an excuse to tell the officer before they get their ticket.
    Like this report was started about :
    We all need to get along and respect each other to keep are sport alive and that is hard to do when dogs are in the picture, well I can't blame the dogs its the hunter that allows them to do what they do. I respect everyones way of hunting if its done right and legal. But dog running on someones elses land is not legal and not respectful.

    November 01, 2012 at 6:32pm
    A comment titled: OutDoor LIfe in response to a report titled: Dog Running

    Outdoor Life , I hope you read my post. Time and money in a dog pack? Think of the deer they could have if they spent that time and money on deer like most still hunters do. Running deer with dogs is no tradition and is not right. When a dog runs a deer into a highway in the middle of the day and a car hits it, its the deers fault right? lol some people would say yes. But the dogs owners should be held accountable. A few years ago my mother was own her way home at 1pm and deer ran out and she hit it. She called me and I went to where she was, there where 5 dogs around the deer and the owner come up and got the dogs. I asked him for his name and drivers license number and he said that he didn't have to provide that. Got in his truck and left. I never could get his license plate number and when the Highway patrol got there they said we should have made him stay or got his name or something and I told him what he said and then just left. The HWY patrol officer was not happy and said that was they 4th time that happened in less than a month. They eventually found out who a couple of them where and to cut a story short he doesn't runn dogs anymore because its to

    November 01, 2012 at 1:16pm
    A comment titled: Ohh Boy in response to a report titled: Dog Running

    Ohh boy here we go again. Most of you dog hunters do not understand what the problem is. Is in not the fact that you run deer with dogs ( should be made against the law anyway) its when they go on someone elses land that you do not have permission to hunt. The hunter that spends the money on feeding and helping the wildlife out to make it better for everyone does not agree with it and I can't blame them. If a dog hunter dogs goes on to somebody property without permission, isn't that TRESSPASSING? Or isn't there a law about allowing dogs to run on someone else property?
    You say that a deer on your property does not belong to you it belongs to the taxpayers right? So when your dogs come on to my land and I catch them then they belong to me right?
    Im thankful that I hunt in a county where it is against the law to run them and there are a few that 'run hogs' with them but are really running deer. I do not have a problem with the way a person wants to hunt but be respectful to other hunters. If you cannot control your dogs then go somewhere else or better yet try still hunting and planting food plots and stuff to help the wildlife out. I feed MY deer year round and plant food plots and stuff. Yes I know they wonder on other peoples property but they know they have something to eat regulary and there is not alot of pressure on them and 9 times out of 10 they stay.
    To the still hunters out there, if they are running on your property without permission then shoot the deer they are chasing and catch the dogs. If the deer is shot on your property by you then it is yours, don't matter whose dogs are chasing it. It all comes down to, they run all the deer off their lease so they start running them off yours next.

    To the dog hunters out there, there are ways to keep your dogs on your land. Shock collars and pretty much STOP THEM BEFORE THEY CROSS THE LINE is another. The excuse I have no contol over where they go is BS (notice that is capital letters). I know guys that run dogs and they can control there dogs by those methods. I have even been with them before and never once did the dogs go off the property they lease. I don't even see how you can eat a deer after its been run with all the acid build up in the muscle it just taste nasty. Some of you say you do it to ' hear a good chase' come on man you have got to be kidding me. Thats got to be about the dumbest thing I have ever read on this site. The reason you dog hunt is because you don't want to put the time, effort and money it takes to still hunt and to protect our NC deer herd.
    If something happens to deer hunting period it will be because of running dogs. In my mind, dog hunting is the most unethical way of hunting and should be banned in all counties. Moderators please remove the previous statement if need be.

    BOTTOM LINE is hunt the way you want as long as it is legal and control what you hunt with. There will always be a conflict between still hunting and dog hunting but can be resolved by KEEPING YOUR DOGS ON YOUr LAND.

    November 01, 2012 at 12:49pm
    A comment titled: Video in response to a report titled: What ya think Guys? Bucks getting Frisky?

    Good video, yea i like hearing the leaves rustling too, but mine are usually I have to get me a new camera and try that video thing.

    October 29, 2012 at 12:26am
    A comment titled: SUNDAY in response to a report titled: Sunday guns.

    Im usually 18 to 20ft closer to the Lord on some Sundays, I can't get no higher, I don't think my trees would hold

    Like Viper said about the Church and dogs, I could only imagine what would be said to the ones that run a deer by a church, following them in there 4wd and then BANG BANG BANG...would probabley get something started.

    Allow Hunting on Sundays with gun and No dog hunting allowed on Sundays is what the book should say next year.

    GT well said man about hunting and thinking of God, I would have to like that one too.

    October 29, 2012 at 12:18am
    A comment titled: deer in response to a report titled: Nice 8 with bow

    Nice buck....good job

    October 28, 2012 at 11:49pm
    A comment titled: Wind in response to a report titled: The Storm and the Rut

    I Believe this week is going to be good. The buck in my profile pic was killed on a windy day, check the story on it. But my neck of the woods if you hang in there till that last 1hr or 30mins of light the wind will usually die down. There is going to be a good cool down too, that should make it very interesting. The biggest buck I have seen this year was on a day like today is going to be but I got to work....but I get off wednesday and will be after them for 7 days.

    October 28, 2012 at 11:46pm
    A comment titled: Hunting in response to a report titled: Johnston County Buck

    Arevels, yea i know all about the sub divisons going up. I haven't had any move in my way yet but the guy that owns the land on both sides of our path didn't plant anything this year so i dunno whats going on with that. He usually plants soy beans.

    DCBH, they been getting some goodsizes ones after the sorry summer, but if not this year, I will be down there some next year so if you see me just yell earlyriser at me i will know its you or someone off this site.

    Once again thanks everyone for the comments, found a nice scape line today around the edge of a pine thicket, figers crossed maybe get the second one...

    October 24, 2012 at 11:18pm
    A comment titled: Goodjob in response to a report titled: my first bow kill

    Good Job. Thats a good deer for your first one with a bow. Goodluck with the rest of the season.

    October 23, 2012 at 8:40pm
    A comment titled: doe in response to a report titled: Rage In The Cage

    congrats on the doe, I like the play by play too. Im hoping to find a few does myself for the freezer. She was a goodsize one too. Have you ever tried eating the heart? Friend of mine wanted to try the one out of the buck I got and he said he sliced it up and put some gillmates on it and cooked it on the grill. He called me and said it was better than the tenderloin and that I better not throw another one I guess im going to try it on the next one, I'll try anything once.

    October 23, 2012 at 8:38pm
    A comment titled: Thanks in response to a report titled: Bobcat I think

    Thanks for the clear up on it. GT, like the pics you found of them. As far as the cover scent, all I use is the scent away earth scent. I dunno I put my boots on right before I go hunting and usually try not to wear them anywhere else. I hope to see him again, I have been wanting to get one mounted.

    October 23, 2012 at 8:26pm
    A comment titled: Fishing in response to a report titled: Johnston County Buck

    Duplin County BH....thanks and Yea i usually fish for kings down there but didn't get a chance to make it any this year. This was the first year I did't get to go to the pier and man I missed it. Thanks to everyone else that posted too. No luck today I guess the heat has them slowing down a little.

    October 23, 2012 at 8:21pm
    A comment titled: Thanks in response to a report titled: Johnston County Buck

    Thanks everyone for the comments,
    Tagone, I hunt in the brogden area not to far from fouroaks. I have property on the neuse and across the river is howell woods or close to it.
    GoodLuck everyone. Hope to have another hunt to post soon.

    October 22, 2012 at 8:05pm
    A comment titled: hurt in response to a report titled: OUCH

    Yea I know that had to hurt if he was alive when it happend. lol glad it wasn't me. Deer can be funny at times.

    October 21, 2012 at 7:25pm
    A comment titled: Thanks in response to a report titled: Johnston County Buck

    Thanks Diane, I love your pictures of the mountains and stuff. They are very neat, im kinda

    Thanks Seaduck, yea there are plenty of doe's around here, we thinned them out a few years ago but it seems like the multiplied in a year...

    October 21, 2012 at 7:18pm
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