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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
I would do it if paid for but it ain't for me. If it's your thing, go get em. It's killing livestock no matter how you look at it.


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geauxbrown
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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
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That defies all logic


Perhaps for you.

All I have to go on are my personal experiences from three decades of filming hunts. As I mentioned, I've hunted numerous places in Kansas, Ohio, Iowa and Illinois that the first morning out, we killed our target buck.

At the same time, I've worked in high fence operations, 600 acres and larger that we never saw our target buck.

I'm not sure how my factual experiences defies logic. As I stated, I've also hunted high fence operations that were an absolute joke, where killing a deer wasn't a matter of if, but which one you wanted.

I personally wouldn't spend money to hunt in a high fence area. Hell, I wouldn't spend money to hunt deer high fence or free range, but to each his own.


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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
I duck hunt almost exclusively in heated ponds north of the nets. If that counts....


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My dislike is what the pens have done to hunting and how a 12yr old kid who gets to shoot a 200in deer thinks they have done something.


I used to shoot deer as a guest on private property, just 1 or 2 (or sometimes zero) per year for meat. It wasn’t guided and you would get skunked about half the time but the odds were definitely better than public land. We called it harvesting, not hunting. If the host would have given me a dressed deer I’d have sat in the stand just to watch and be outside. I already know how to shoot, and hitting a deer at 150 yards from a stand isn’t particularly challenging.

To your point about young kids, they had house rules about that. Anybody under 16 was restricted to 6 pts and down under normal circumstances. It wasn’t about bragging so much as they didn’t want to ruin hunting for a 12 year old by giving him unrealistic expectations. You shoot a 10 pt your second time hunting at age 13 it sorta kills the challenge of progression.


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Manchac Man
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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
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a red stag killed in Texas is not a bragging point, a red stag killed in New Zealand is.


Most of the New Zealand hunts people see advertised are high fence hunts. In addition, Red stag are not native to New Zealand either, just another exotic to that area. But, if you want to go see New Zealand, I suppose that’s worth a brag.


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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
They are a lot more native than a farm in Texas. Red stag were introduced to New Zealand in the 1850s and are hunted on public lands.


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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
Friend has a 2000 acre high fenced ranch in Deep South Texas. Every year there is a hit list put out of management bucks we can take. Every year we hunt those bucks and a good # are not killled. Some we never see and others we get a look at, but never a shot. It’s not like a shooting a cow in a field
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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
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not like a shooting a cow in a field


No, maybe it isn't. It still isn't hunting though. Its like shooting a cow in a 2000 acre wood patch.


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geauxbrown
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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
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Friend has a 2000 acre high fenced ranch in Deep South Texas. Every year there is a hit list put out of management bucks we can take. Every year we hunt those bucks and a good # are not killled. Some we never see and others we get a look at, but never a sho


Folks will downvote you for this, but it's the honest truth. It's all how the place is managed. You put hunting pressure on a mature whitetail in a 2000 acre high fence, he's going nocturnal pretty quickly. That's why most of those bucks killed or three and four years old.
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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
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Folks will downvote you for this, but it's the honest truth. It's all how the place is managed.


If I picked 10 stand sits at random there isn’t any difference in my fenced experience and my other hunting area. Sometimes you see deer, sometimes you don’t. Nicest deer we’ve killed in the last few years was a 10 pt about 50 yards from a paved highway, not a fence in sight.

But that’s just one example and I’m a casual deer hunt…….uh, shooter. There are probably fenced areas where you can just pick which deer you want to shoot on any given day but they’re definitely not all like that.


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Outdoorreb
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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
Hunting corn slung senderos aren’t for me, fence or not.
To each his own, and I understand that is the only way to hunt in those habitats/environments.


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tigerinthebueche
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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
I hunt high fenced areas.


At night.



Over corn.


In May.


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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
With NVGs and a peq-15.


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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
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I’m a casual deer hunt…….uh, shooter


Yea thats pretty much what I consider myself after doing a few public land elk hunts. Whitetail hunting on any private land aint really hunting.


Outdoorreb
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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
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Whitetail hunting on any private land aint really hunting.


Lol what?


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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
95% of the private land hunters are sitting in a box stand watching a corn pile. That aint hunting any more than a high fence is hunting


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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
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Yea thats pretty much what I consider myself after doing a few public land elk hunts. Whitetail hunting on any private land aint really hunting.



Now you've done it.


bushwacker
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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
I’ve hunted high fence, low fence, in front of dogs, over a cornpile, etc.

I would prefer to hunt low fence from a stand but will kill em wherever. It means a lot more to me to get a true big buck from a low fence place.


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Outdoorreb
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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
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95% of the private land hunters are sitting in a box stand watching a corn pile


Oh, aight, I can agree with that (the corn not the percentages). It is basically what I said about senderos and corn.


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speckledawg
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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
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95% of the private land hunters are sitting in a box stand watching a corn pile


Wrong


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