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    Quote Originally Posted by Buxndiverdux View Post
    I've hunted several of the "top" whitetail states and provinces and I can tell you that none of those areas were harder to hunt than Eastern NC. Any trophy buck taken within the law in NC is an accomplishment. If you know a hunter in NC that legally kills the better bucks in his area on a consistent basis, that guy can do it anywhere in North America.
    This is a very true statement, no matter where you are there is a little luck involved but the amount of daylight deer movement in other states compared to NC in amazing. Hunting in NC has lost a lot of its appeal, not because there aren't some good deer here but because they're so darn nocturnal. It takes a lot of time and skill to kill big deer in NC. If I kill one every 3-4 years I'm pretty happy.

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    I've hunted in Tn for twenty-five plus years so I can say with some degree of authority that there are more big bucks killed over corn in Tn than in N C. Notice I said BIG bucks 150 BC and up. Think about this before you disagree........if you are the only one putting out corn in a five square mile area vs everyone putting out corn don't you think your chances might increase a little?

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    There is another pic with the hunter holding the antlers from straight on, and it gives a better idea of why it scores so high.

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    Heck of buck.

    Missouri Monarch buck scores higher but was not a hunter kill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach's Grandpa View Post
    I've hunted in Tn for twenty-five plus years so I can say with some degree of authority that there are more big bucks killed over corn in Tn than in N C. Notice I said BIG bucks 150 BC and up. Think about this before you disagree........if you are the only one putting out corn in a five square mile area vs everyone putting out corn don't you think your chances might increase a little?
    I have hunted Tn. well over twenty five years myself, I have no illusions that baiting doesn't go on there. That being said I also hunted Ky and southern Il also during that same time frame. A squirrel dog will tell on a bait pile just about as quick as anything out there because squirrels are going to go to that bait pile also and I'll admit it takes a rather foolish individual to hunt completely illegal and either be on private land they aren't supposed to be on and be baiting or be on public land doing it in a state that doesn't allow it. But the two worst states I have ever been in for illegal baiting well let me take that back three, but one state has since allowed baiting all over SC. But IL and Georgia were the worst I had ever seen.

    I hunted with a state trooper in Ga and he had the GWs for the area on his phone and would call them and tell them the GPS coordinates to the bait piles. More recent he would just text the coordinates to them. I honestly never saw any in Tn. But don't doubt you one bit, being in the business I was in I know the nature of the beast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 30/06 View Post
    This is a very true statement, no matter where you are there is a little luck involved but the amount of daylight deer movement in other states compared to NC in amazing. Hunting in NC has lost a lot of its appeal, not because there aren't some good deer here but because they're so darn nocturnal. It takes a lot of time and skill to kill big deer in NC. If I kill one every 3-4 years I'm pretty happy.
    I agree. I would attribute most of it to hunting pressure. Smaller tracts in NC, more hunters per acre. I bow hunt good deer density areas and I can't see very far, but I average seeing 1 mature buck on the hoof a year for 6 years. 2 a year if you include 3.5 year olds and I average 40 hunts a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nccatfisher View Post
    I have hunted Tn. well over twenty five years myself, I have no illusions that baiting doesn't go on there. That being said I also hunted Ky and southern Il also during that same time frame. A squirrel dog will tell on a bait pile just about as quick as anything out there because squirrels are going to go to that bait pile also and I'll admit it takes a rather foolish individual to hunt completely illegal and either be on private land they aren't supposed to be on and be baiting or be on public land doing it in a state that doesn't allow it. But the two worst states I have ever been in for illegal baiting well let me take that back three, but one state has since allowed baiting all over SC. But IL and Georgia were the worst I had ever seen.

    I hunted with a state trooper in Ga and he had the GWs for the area on his phone and would call them and tell them the GPS coordinates to the bait piles. More recent he would just text the coordinates to them. I honestly never saw any in Tn. But don't doubt you one bit, being in the business I was in I know the nature of the beast.
    The favorite method is a six or eight inch pipe tied vertical to a tree and filled with corn. Very hard to see unless you walk up on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach's Grandpa View Post
    The favorite method is a six or eight inch pipe tied vertical to a tree and filled with corn. Very hard to see unless you walk up on it.
    You should see the corn being sold by the cart full at wal-mart and tractor supply in Martinsville/Ridgeway. We are going to have to work hard this year to get a few decent food plots going. Had a couple empty corn bags sitting across from our club a month ago.

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