Zone A deer hunting, Knoxville WLA

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  1. Blondski135

    Blondski135 Refuge Member

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    Spent 2 weekends at Knoxville WLA and was absolutely astounded by the sheer number of people driving up and down the road with loaded rifles in the passenger seat.

    Spent the energy to get as far from the road as possible and not going over the easterly WLA property line. Only to have 2 different groups of hunters come walking up the trail I blazed on 2 separate hunts. Spooked one doe, on my walk out, was bedded at noon, figures because it was over 100 degrees

    then the second weekend i spent my time low and close to the road along the river bed. Saw about a dozen doe but not even one buck, much less one to pass on and hope for a good one :[

    disappointing to say the least, i realize im a person out there hunting, but damn, too many people haha
     
  2. JuvieCoot

    JuvieCoot Elite Refuge Member

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    And now there will be more. Good job :nutz:nutz
     
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  3. Mike R

    Mike R Senior Refuge Member

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    Any public land in CA is gonna have some people, but Knoxville is especially crowded due to the proximity to the Bay Area.

    As far as people driving with rifles, how did you know they were loaded? I have been known to drive with an unloaded rifle next to me with rounds in my pocket whilst looking for deer. Not sure what's wrong with that.
     
  4. Blondski135

    Blondski135 Refuge Member

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    Your right, i assumed they were loaded. it just seems like having it out and ready to go ur probably not gonna get out of ur car and get the proper distance from the roadway to make a legal shot
     
  5. Jim Dandy

    Jim Dandy Elite Refuge Member

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    Welcome to deer hunting on public land in Ca. You saw deer..far from a disappointment in my opinion.

    Dandy
     
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  6. Blondski135

    Blondski135 Refuge Member

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    Dandy, your outlook on the situation is nice to hear. The doe were very nice looking, healthy and for a good hour a pair of doe stood about 70 feet from me and they are pretty funny to watch. The poor animals have to deal with the flys and mosquitoes all day, they have those huge ears and they were all flopping around shaking off the bugs every 10 seconds, pretty comical
     
  7. Bunkhouse

    Bunkhouse Elite Refuge Member

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    Several years ago a friend invited me to go for a ride with him after a snow storm looking for deer. He has the keys to many locked gates that belong to a logging company so we could get away from the road hunters. As you can imagine the weather brought out a ton of hunters. As we were going from one place to another we were driving on a dirt logging road and coming from the other way was a large SUV with four guns sticking out the windows, two on each side. Probably the most flagrant road hunters I have ever seen. Where is the game warden when you need him.
     
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  8. Dexter

    Dexter Senior Refuge Member

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    have you changed your diaper since the hunt:(
     
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  9. mudhen

    mudhen Elite Refuge Member

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    Depends...
     
  10. hunt'ngreen

    hunt'ngreen Elite Refuge Member

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    Well played.....:tu
     
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