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Camo , scent blockers , doe urine , bleat calls , tree stands , Bah ! Bucks make stringy meat anyways . If I sit on a bench on my property and be fairly still , does will walk out of the trees and feed at the edge within range of gunshot. If they spot me I just stay still , they stare at me for a few minutes and then begin
to feed again. They live around farms so they are use to a certain level of human activity and smells. They have learned that most of this activity at a safe distance does not spell danger. So when I go again this fall it will not be for trophy buck. I will take a young doe , they are better to eat , plentiful , and all our 3 person household will need. I will use a simple stand for a place to sit , a shotgun with slug , and I probably won't have to wait long. They are a little more skittish during gun season but not that much. More sitting than hunting. If I need adventure I guess I could stalk Bigfoot.
 
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Reminds me of a property I was looking at in TN.

From the bench on the porch you were within range of the 1-2 dozen wild turkeys who regularly fed on the seeds the owner scattered around the yard. It's no more/less sporting than going to the 'stupermarket' to buy a turkey.

 
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The wild turkey reintroduction program was a huge success here . Baiting hunting areas for deer or turkey is illegal but bags of corn sell like crazy during hunting seasons. My property is a great big food plot anyway. Both species like it a lot. More than one person I know has taken game from their back porch here. A freind of mine actually put a Lazy Boy recliner up a tree for a stand. Sounds like a Foxworthy joke. " You might be a redneck if you ever used a Lazy Boy recliner as a tree stand "
 
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