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Thanks for the input Smitty.Its very frustrating how they hunt.If the drives would stop,the deer have a better chance of survivi

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  • Thanks for the input Smitty.Its very frustrating how they hunt.If the drives would stop,the deer have a better chance of survivi

    Thanks for the input Smitty.Its very frustrating how they hunt.If the drives would stop,the deer have a better chance of surviving.They hunt 15 drivers and 15 posters.Theyre good killers not hunters.Im from north east Pa.Where are you from.

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    Fortunately where I hunt no one drives deer. I would be annoyed as well. If it's legal guess not much you can do about it but perhaps find a lease elsewhere where there are no drives but that might not be an option. I was part of a drive once about six years ago and did not like it. Not only did I worry about getting shot but it was the opposite of hunting to me. I like sitting still letting mother nature come to me. Not shooting a deer in the arse while it's high tailing it to the next county. Plus after that initial drive most of the deer are gone wther they get shot or learn of the danger associated with the area, especially the wise old bucks. Even if you have 200 acres(which borders the game land), which isn't much, I can't imagine any of the mature bucks would stick near the area where the drive went on. 30 people, wow that must be quite the chaotic scene.

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    • #3
      I am up here in Crawford County over in the pan handle. We get our fair share of the dutch men up here as well. I guess all you can do is either find some where else to hunt or try to catch them not tagging or shooting deer that dont match the antler restrictions.

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      • #4
        dutch men? please explain

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          Dutchmen are amish folk who run around killing every thing in sight and enjoy the Poaching of trout and other aquatic animals. And by poaching i mean the illegal killing and not the method of preparation. A buddy of mine saw a group of them kill two ducks and a snapping turtle out of season but our useless game commission did nothing.

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          • #6
            Actually, there's a good news, bad news aspect to your scenario. If you hunt your adjoining property very lightly, the deer that survive the drives will quickly learn that your place represents sanctuary. That's the good news. The bad news is that they will likely go nocturnal.
            At least they aren't using dogs. That has been a problem for me in the past because the dogs don't know where the land lines are, nor do they know to stop chasing deer when they get off the property being hunted. Some of the dog owners think they have a God-given right to go wherever they want, purportedly in search of their dogs, and, of course, they seem to find it necessary to carry their deer guns with them while hunting for their dogs. Thankfully, it hasn't happened recently.

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            • #7
              Deer drives are legal in Iowa. I did it one year and that was it. First, every deer gets shot at, any size goes. I did not feel safe doing it. Too many guns in to many directions.

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              • #8
                I love a good dog drive, you accually get to hunt your game, instead of just waiting. There is nothing like watching my dogs work tring to find one.
                I will sit in a stand when I am feeling lazy, but it just is not hunting to me, to easy.
                I am still listening, hoping that someone elses dogs will run one by me.
                The deer do not leave the area as some have hypothisized. I have jumped the same deer in the same spot for several days in a row until someone finaly kills it, they almost always come back to the same area(yes, the big bucks too).
                anyway, happy hunting not trying to knock on others style of hunting, just offering a different perspective.

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