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  • January 29, 2007 at 7:38 pm #508949 Back to Top REPORT
    ux-monster
    ux monster

    Joined: 12/19/2006
    OTHER-Since i dont have any here i hunt mine on the net,going quietly and stealthy from page to page keeping the wind in my favor. :D :D :thumbup
    January 29, 2007 at 9:33 pm #508950 Back to Top REPORT

    ronnieb

    Joined: 8/10/2006

    I hunt from treestand
    and spot and stalk methods.

    Black Trail

    Chas[/quote:23fhcqwf]

    Chas, Do you guys have blacktail up your way? I thought you we solid muledeer country or whitetails.[/quote:23fhcqwf]

    Alberta deer hunting regulations show
    seasons for whitetails and mule deer only.

    British Columbia is the only province that
    lists a blacktail season.

    January 30, 2007 at 1:05 am #508951 Back to Top REPORT
    dmaxshawn
    Dmaxshawn

    Joined: 12/29/2006
    I saw several tv shows on them and the majority of the hunts ended in the ambush style from a tree or ground blind. those are some tough deer to hunt.
    January 30, 2007 at 5:05 am #508952 Back to Top REPORT
    fats
    Fats

    Joined: 6/27/2005
    Location: In the evening shadow of oona-pa'is
    I saw several tv shows on them and the majority of the hunts ended in the ambush style from a tree or ground blind. those are some tough deer to hunt.

    They don’t pattern themselves as readily as white tail do but they do have some vunerabilities! Besides when they are all you have, you have to make the best of it.

    January 30, 2007 at 5:44 am #508953 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

    Age: 71
    Joined: 10/3/2006
    Location: Colorado
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    Most of the Blacktail hunting I have done is on the Coast Range of California (I’m a Native Born Californian, but if asked I will deny it). I have yet to see a Black Oak or scrub oak you could put a treestand in. I would seriously question the author of the book you are reading…maybe he hunts in places where there are real trees (there are 42 States that have’em and Texas ain’t one).

    Spot and stalk :thumbup

    January 30, 2007 at 12:49 pm #508954 Back to Top REPORT

    ronnieb

    Joined: 8/10/2006

    Most of the Blacktail hunting I have done is on the Coast Range of California (I’m a Native Born Californian, but if asked I will deny it). I have yet to see a Black Oak or scrub oak you could put a treestand in. I would seriously question the author of the book you are reading…maybe he hunts in places where there are real trees (there are 42 States that have’em and Texas ain’t one).
    Spot and stalk < !– s]

    gjarcher obviously ain’t seen all of Texas. No blacktail
    deer but plenty of real trees. The timber industry is very
    alive and well in eastern Texas, both pine and hardwoods.

    Ronnie

    Our hunting cabin in Lamar County, Texas

    January 30, 2007 at 2:02 pm #508955 Back to Top REPORT
    fats
    Fats

    Joined: 6/27/2005
    Location: In the evening shadow of oona-pa'is

    Most of the Blacktail hunting I have done is on the Coast Range of California (I’m a Native Born Californian, but if asked I will deny it). I have yet to see a Black Oak or scrub oak you could put a treestand in. I would seriously question the author of the book you are reading[/color:2gp4yfl8]…maybe he hunts in places where there are real trees (there are 42 States that have’em and Texas ain’t one).

    Spot and stalk :thumbup[/quote:2gp4yfl8]

    The Author is Cameron Hanes… Eastman’s Bowhunting Journal… I trust his credentials, ’nuff said![/color:2gp4yfl8] Cameron does much of his blacktail hunting up in Orgeon. South Cox wrote the section on Northern CA and he talks more about the “spot and stalk” method of hunting. I’m still plowing through the book so I’ll let you know as soon as I’ve closed the front cover.

    As for the types of trees a scrub oak is a tough one to hang a stand in! [/color:2gp4yfl8] :thumbup It’s a good thing we have trees other than scub oak and black oaks. I believe the tree stands are going to be used on the more forrested sections that blacktails inhabit. Two years ago, I was in a section that was just screaming for a tree stand. I could have gone as high as 60 feet up if I wanted to… (I don’t!) The habitat can vary.

    Where were you born and where did you hunt?

    [=}=] 8D

    January 30, 2007 at 2:15 pm #508956 Back to Top REPORT
    micky
    Micky

    Joined: 10/11/2004
    We have some trees in West Texas too. I shot this doe from a hang on stand 20+ feet up a Live oak. Lots of Pecan and oaks in this river bottom that I was hunting in. Even at 20 feet, the straps for the stand would barely reach around the tree.
    January 30, 2007 at 5:19 pm #508957 Back to Top REPORT
    varmint
    varmint

    Joined: 6/25/2004
    Spot and stalk and still hunting…..

    I started archery hunting in 1987 because of Blacktails along the coast of Washington state.

    The one and only Blacktail that I have taken was a spot and stalk.

    And there’s plenty of trees big enough for stands in Wa state……. [=}=]

    January 30, 2007 at 5:36 pm #508958 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I’ve hunted blacktails in Western WA for 35 years, with the last 10 years as Archery. All either spot and stalk or stalk and spot.

    When you hunt in the clear-cuts, you spot and stalk when you find one bedded in the open.

    In the tall timber and brushy creek bottoms, its a VERY SLOW stalk and spot. Best if you can have a little rain to muffle your sounds and keep your scent from travelling to far. It also keeps the deer more relaxed (less alert). Hardest lesson to learn is to slow down. It took years for me to get it. If you are busting the deer, you are moving too fast.

    July 21, 2007 at 12:14 am #508959 Back to Top REPORT
    stixshooter
    stixshooter

    Joined: 7/8/2007
    Hey a Blacktail thread these are hard to come by. Yep “Stalk and Spot” with a ‘lil grunt coverage. …

    July 21, 2007 at 1:19 am #508960 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I like to spot and stalk or still hunt. But I haven’t killed a Blacktail with a bow yet, only rifle. We’ll see how I do this year…..to be continued
    July 21, 2007 at 2:14 am #508961 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    Hey, I was just curious I’ve only hunted from stands ( I don’t hunt blacktail just whitetail) but would like to try a spot and stalk. Thing is I have really no idea of what to do also what do you wear on your feet to keep quiet?

    Thanks

    July 21, 2007 at 3:48 am #508962 Back to Top REPORT
    socalhuntr
    socalhuntr

    Joined: 10/29/2006
    down south we have a hybrid species they call california mule deer . they are resident deer and are a cross between mule & black tail. i have been hunting them for many seasons . primarily i like to spot and stalk and i have yet to take one this way . i have had shots from ground blinds but also have not connected this way . i have also had shots using a drive method where another person pushes deer in your direction , again no luck. my success so far has been still hunting . walking slow in a good area produced 2 for me and i should have even more. i have never hunted from a tree stand i don’t think i would have the patience and there are very few trees in my area , its mostly brush.
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