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The wife and I both shot deer in the morning the first day.
What a feeling of loss.
All the work; blinds, brassicas plot, clean hunting clothes, sighting in weapons.
The children can use some encouragement so maybe this is for the best.
Out of state hunting is not an option so maybe at the mention of my name the partridge will tremble, ha.

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Isn't that what all the hard work was for? Yeah, It would have been more fun to have been able to hunt at least a few more times. A few years ago on opening morning I took along my video camera and I sit at the base of a tree. At about 8:30 a nice 8 point walks out about 25 yards form me and I start the video, I have the cross hairs on him and I pause and end up with a little over an hour worth of video. I figured I would get him tomorrow or the next day, so I wasn't worried about letting him walk that morning. First one thing would come up and then an other and I didn't get to hunt for a few weeks. That ended up being the only deer I saw all season. Now I kick my self for not taking him while I had the chance. I would rather do all the work and limit out on the first day than not get a chance later on.
 

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Alabama has a new this year buck limit of 3, one of which must have 4 points on one side, and no doe limit. The daily limit is 2 only one of which may be antlerd.

I expect that in a few years we may have a tag system in place for bucks but not for now.

We also have a long season, essentialy from Thanksgiving to Jan 31.
 

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Sorry but I don't feel too bad for you. All season all's I saw was a spike and it's illegal in my area to shoot spikes. Saw a few doe during bow season but always too far. Terrible season in NY where I hunt.
 

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Sorry but I don't feel too bad for you. All season all's I saw was a spike and it's illegal in my area to shoot spikes. Saw a few doe during bow season but always too far. Terrible season in NY where I hunt.
We did some planting. Here it is not considered baiting.
Brassicas do not sweeten up until after a few frosts. Cost $45 a bag.
Bought some lime $2. and some fertilizer $5 and we scratched the dirt up a bit.
The wife was making cookies, looked out the window, went out the front, around to the back and shot one. The twin came over to my ground blind.
Now is the time of year to get the blinds on clearance at Wally World, Dicks, etc.
Work with someone; kids, friend or wife to make it fun.
Call it your "Deer Garden" and they will come.
Heck it does not even have to be your land.

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I tried planting some clover but I'm on a VERY limited budget and could only work the soil with hand equipment and have to carry everything in by hand. Gets tiring carrying all that lime and fertilizer! It didn't come up very good. Plus I live over two hours from where I hunt and can't maintain the plot like it needs. Baiting is illegal as is supplimental feeding such as those feeders that spread corn,etc. around and mineral blocks are illegal too. Thanks for your suggestions though.
 

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I hunt in a different county 3 hours away from where i live and we are covered up with deer, but we are only allowed 2 bucks and 2 doe. one of the bucks has to be a spike. i can't imagine alabama or georgia having more deer than Texas
 
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