blacktails anyone?

Discussion in 'The Great Outdoors' started by huntress4203, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. huntress4203

    huntress4203 alias mullinaxclan

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    The first year hunting here, I quickly figured out that one doesn't hunt blacktails like whitetails and mulies. I was used to a tree stand on the east coast. No one hunts like that here. They either road hunt or spot and/or stalk. In three years I have seen 2 bucks. At this point in my own hunting, I still don't mind shooting just a doe but I was wondering if anyone else on the list has hunted coastal blacktails.

    Glo
     
  2. Oregonsparkie

    Oregonsparkie Well-Known Member

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    I grew up on the west side coastal region of Oregon. The biggest difference I know of is the heavy underbrush to contend with. I have friends that hunt there and they spend alot of time glassing opening and clearcut areas.
     

  3. tobo6

    tobo6 Well-Known Member

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    Yep, that is the only deer we hunt. Oregonsparkie is right and you find a nice clear cut area and watch for them to come out of the woods. Or you can find a canyan and walk the rim. Deer stands are useless, except like on our property where we have a creek and know the habits of the deer visiting for their early morning or late afternoon drink.
     
  4. bgak47

    bgak47 Well-Known Member

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    I've never even seen a blacktail. Good hunting!
     
  5. bargarguy

    bargarguy Well-Known Member

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    Hey out of curiousity why don't the same methods work, we have some very thick cover in these parts and stands still work well. Is it a lack of deer or maybe different habbits???
     
  6. huntress4203

    huntress4203 alias mullinaxclan

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    REALLY, REALLY thick cover....usually consisting of knee-waist high ferns...als, the ground is not flat at all. First thing I had to overcome was my being a "flat lander" and learn to climb like a deer or elk