Gun season runs from mid Oct thru Dec 31.(Plus 1 week of bow and 2 weeks of black powder prior to gun season)
Limit is 4 bucks/2 does w/ extra does tags available for purchase.
Running deer w/ dogs is legal on any land, public or private.
Need I say more?
If you don't pay BIG bucks for a hunt club that doesn't allow dogs or have your own private land far, far away from some of the more popular dog-run areas, you can forget shooting a deer after the first week of gun season. By then, the deer have all been chased multiple times and have gone nocturnal. When dogs are outlawed, I MAY consider deer hunting again.
Saturday morning my buddy Ron and I went out. We get in about 5:45am.. DIdnt spook anything out of the bedding area so we were good.. Well.. Sun comes up and nothing.. Gets to be 8:30 and nothing.. We usually see something by this point regardless.. 9:00am is the magic time.. My buddy spots a doe headed my way and gets my attention..2 mins later I drilled her through the rib cage and she was down with in 50 yards. Ahh.. Deer number 2 for the year.. 5 mins later here comes 6 more doe.. These doe came down a trail that I have never seen them use in the 5 years I have been hunting this spot. Well they walked by me.. First one of this group walked directly under my treestand.. She walked 10 more yards and I drilled her quartering away.. and she dropped.. The other doe dont know what happened.. So I looked at my buddy and put up 3 fingers and he nodded his head.. So I drew back and smoked # 3.. Then the others took off.. Well I was out of broadheads all I had left was a field point in the quiver.. Well.. I look off to my left and here comes this beautiful red fox.. I nock the field point and the fox stopped to smell one of my dead deer and started my way.. He stopped and sat down perfectly like someone blew a whistle to wait for a command.. Let the arrow fly and hit him perfectly between the neck and shoulder and it ran 10 feet and dropped over.. So within 20 minutes I shot 3 doe and a fox.. It was a good morning. In my 23 years of hunting I have never had an opportunity like that.. All I have left is my buck tag.
And for those who may think ill of me for shooting that many deer. 2 of the deer I shot on Saturday went to the food bank. The other went to my freezer!
RIP Moose 2/6/00-1/21/10
Bull's Harley Road Hog 5/1/10-(in training)
Bull's Kunte Kinte 11/7/12-
I've got a B&C 135 with Black Powder and a B&C 165 with a .300 Mag. Nice deer for southern Oklahoma. I thought I'd quit while I'm ahead plus I'm not as mad at them anymore.
M&K's HR UH Tucker of Texoma JH
M&K's SHR Prime Black Angus
M&K's Miss Jessie Girl JH
Sir Jacob of Lakeview-Jake
I have a guy hunting my place and he is showing me a lot of nice pictures of good bucks for our area. Nothing real big but good healthy deer for the Houston area. He shot a doe with his bow a couple days ago and gave me a rear ham and a backstrap. Great trade for me since of love deer meat but don't have the patience to hunt them.
I'm a waterfowl hunter. I'll fight all the eliments to kill a duck or a goose and my resolve gets stronger and stonger the older I get, but can't do the deer hunting.