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Deer Hunting

What is deer camp about any way?

Uploaded on February 08, 2010

What does deer camp mean to you? Is it about that big buck, getting away from everyday life, or is it about being their with friends and family? Or is there something I'm missing?

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from Judy Black wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

Deer camp is all about spending time with family and friends. It is about the hunt but also about the time spent in the outdoors. Becoming aware of your surroundings and having every one of your senses on alert.
Our camp is a gathering spot for hunters and non hunters to share their stories and display their sucess.
It is all about...Good friends, good food, cold beer and lots of laughs. Life is good at camp.
JB

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from 007 wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

Any camp is a state of mind and common ground shared with good friends. As we hunt around home, we don't really do a true deer camp, but I know of a bear camp that is a very special place.

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from matt wasson wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

ya know we too hunt around home...but my camp pal's call in with details, and call in for tracking and dragging help, some call to ask for a truck...or to hang it in the barn, or to see if ya want to go to the honey hole in the morning for an all day sit, or to move a stand 50 yards "I need to close the distance..." in the dark no less, when its raining, to see if your going north, or south for the weekend, or if your going to be sick from work and if you sit in one of my spot with me, can I sit one of yours as well for achange up ya know??? No deer camp is many things.. it is not just a big buck, BUT boy does that make for a great big smile for the crew.. even the big doe on New Years Eve was tasted by many on new years day football, yes getting out in the woods, the swamp, the orchard, even the private spot golf course when its raining and no golfers, it is many things all at once for 90 days in Michigan. Green to gold and red to brown and gown and then white...sometimes all in one weekend or so it seems. Deercamp, well thats all about me taking your money in a game of poker in the garage too! peace!

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from browningfan9 wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

Our deer camp is all about having fun. We have a blast and if we are lucky we'll shoot a couple of bucks too. All bucks are celebrated, well all deer are celebrated in our camp. We all have fun, shoot the bull, and enjoy every minute in camp our out in the woods.

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from Ontario Honker ... wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

My moose camp is about being alone and self-sufficient 24-7 for weeks on end. See photos in my profile. No words can fully explain those images or the feelings that draw me to my camp as often as I can get there.

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from Shane Harrigan wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

deer camp is about spending time with freinds. and family and swaping storys about past experiances. even thow some storys arnt the god afull truth. hahahaha

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from Dakotah Dan wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

Ontario Honker, I checked out your photos of your camp and hunting exploits. For some reason I was unable to post under the photos. Great camp. Reminds me of my first hunting camps with my Dad, Murphy, and Bill Groethe in the Black Hills.

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from Ontario Honker ... wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

Hmmm. Thanks for the comments, Dan. I haven't had any problems posting stuff under my photos. Black Hills? That conjurs up some similar memories. When I was a kid we'd drive east to the Missouri breaks in Montana and hunt mule deer and antelope. Great country and I still love it. Tent camping could be a challenge with temps going from ten below at night to 75 above in the afternoon. And then there's that bloody wind to deal with! Or the gumbo if it rains. But we didn't care. Didn't know any better. Very rare to find anyone these days that doesn't drag a fifth wheel out there with tip-outs, shower, etc. Personally, I can't understand how these folks call that camping. They're just dragging the house along with them.

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

To me Deer Camp has always been a great adventure and a right of passage. Something I look forward to all year with great anticipation and excitement. It's about good company, family, friends and nature. Throw in some practical jokes and many laughs, tall tales, campfires, a few beers, good food, and a serious dose of work, preparation, tradition, respect for the elders and our quarry. It's about not shaving all week, or longer. Finding a new Honey-hole to hunt or fish. Being the first in camp to tag-out, which leads to "driving the 'meat-wagon'" Making memories only a hunter can really share or appreciate. After a successful hunt it's about celebrating and reflecting on life's little victories and about life itself. Long story short...Deer Camp is a magical place.

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from alabamaoutlaw wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Sitting and talking to the young ones and putting them on a stand and tell them where the deer will be coming from about what time .And seeing the smile on their face when they get the blood on their face the welcome into the world of the outdoors.They are like putty in your hands and you think well it is just starting.And you look around and see how many have you seen go thru the same right of passage on the same stand.Everyone smiling and happy knowing whats to come.From father to children the heritage keeps going.Thats deer camp

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from Sarge01 wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

I checked hunters in deer camps for over 35 years and I could see what a great time they had. After I retired I hooked up with a retired trout hatchery manager and we have a fine deer camp. Most of us ( there are 8 ) live within 20 miles of the camp. I realize that I missed out on a lot of quality time with a group of responsible and ethical hunters. We don't necessarly wait for a monster buck but we do kill some nice deer. The meals are fantastic and the visiting after supper each evening before hitting the rack is second to none. Some of the stories may lack a little truth but everyone knows that and is taken in stride. I knew that I had been missing a great part of hunting but until I have been able to do it, I didn't realize how much. My buddy has showed me his deer rifle probably 25 times but I still admire it every time. These are the things that i will never forget. Myself and a couple of the hunters require some extra help and the younger hunters are more than helpful..One of our hunters fell out of a tree at the camp when he was 18 and has been in a wheelchair ever since. He is 54 now. He went to college and then law school and has been a fine attorney for years. We have made him a special place to hunt with heat and sliding windows. A lot of people don't call this hunting but to him it means everything. Our camp has become a very close knit group of caring individuals which happen to hunt. If someone hasn't had the opportunity to be part of a camp you are missing something.

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from brickmann wrote 4 years 5 weeks ago

Deer camp = Great freinds,great food,cold beer,great hunting with or without a kill,watching your son or daughter kill their deer and of course the stories around the fire at night.

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from Dakotah Dan wrote 4 years 5 weeks ago

Eat, sleep, hunt, eat, sleep, hunt, then take a break & go into town for a steak and a Viking game, then eat, sleep, hunt.

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from deerstalker wrote 4 years 4 weeks ago

To me, deer camp is about family, friendship and the comradery. I love to hang out with my family and some of my best buddies and swap stories and tales. I also see deer camp as a way of reconnecting with nature and just observing everything that goes on that we all miss in our busy, daily lives. And it gives numerous oppurtunities to instill basic life values and appreciation of the environment in young hunters. But it never hurts to get a shot at a deer either:).

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from Keith Costley wrote 3 years 9 weeks ago

You are not missing a thing. It's about fun, fellowship and sitting around the campfire at night after supper talking about the day's hunt and anything else that comes to mind. It is so relaxing and a great way to end the day!

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from Judy Black wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

Deer camp is all about spending time with family and friends. It is about the hunt but also about the time spent in the outdoors. Becoming aware of your surroundings and having every one of your senses on alert.
Our camp is a gathering spot for hunters and non hunters to share their stories and display their sucess.
It is all about...Good friends, good food, cold beer and lots of laughs. Life is good at camp.
JB

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from 007 wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

Any camp is a state of mind and common ground shared with good friends. As we hunt around home, we don't really do a true deer camp, but I know of a bear camp that is a very special place.

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from Sarge01 wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

I checked hunters in deer camps for over 35 years and I could see what a great time they had. After I retired I hooked up with a retired trout hatchery manager and we have a fine deer camp. Most of us ( there are 8 ) live within 20 miles of the camp. I realize that I missed out on a lot of quality time with a group of responsible and ethical hunters. We don't necessarly wait for a monster buck but we do kill some nice deer. The meals are fantastic and the visiting after supper each evening before hitting the rack is second to none. Some of the stories may lack a little truth but everyone knows that and is taken in stride. I knew that I had been missing a great part of hunting but until I have been able to do it, I didn't realize how much. My buddy has showed me his deer rifle probably 25 times but I still admire it every time. These are the things that i will never forget. Myself and a couple of the hunters require some extra help and the younger hunters are more than helpful..One of our hunters fell out of a tree at the camp when he was 18 and has been in a wheelchair ever since. He is 54 now. He went to college and then law school and has been a fine attorney for years. We have made him a special place to hunt with heat and sliding windows. A lot of people don't call this hunting but to him it means everything. Our camp has become a very close knit group of caring individuals which happen to hunt. If someone hasn't had the opportunity to be part of a camp you are missing something.

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from matt wasson wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

ya know we too hunt around home...but my camp pal's call in with details, and call in for tracking and dragging help, some call to ask for a truck...or to hang it in the barn, or to see if ya want to go to the honey hole in the morning for an all day sit, or to move a stand 50 yards "I need to close the distance..." in the dark no less, when its raining, to see if your going north, or south for the weekend, or if your going to be sick from work and if you sit in one of my spot with me, can I sit one of yours as well for achange up ya know??? No deer camp is many things.. it is not just a big buck, BUT boy does that make for a great big smile for the crew.. even the big doe on New Years Eve was tasted by many on new years day football, yes getting out in the woods, the swamp, the orchard, even the private spot golf course when its raining and no golfers, it is many things all at once for 90 days in Michigan. Green to gold and red to brown and gown and then white...sometimes all in one weekend or so it seems. Deercamp, well thats all about me taking your money in a game of poker in the garage too! peace!

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from browningfan9 wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

Our deer camp is all about having fun. We have a blast and if we are lucky we'll shoot a couple of bucks too. All bucks are celebrated, well all deer are celebrated in our camp. We all have fun, shoot the bull, and enjoy every minute in camp our out in the woods.

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from Shane Harrigan wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

deer camp is about spending time with freinds. and family and swaping storys about past experiances. even thow some storys arnt the god afull truth. hahahaha

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from alabamaoutlaw wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Sitting and talking to the young ones and putting them on a stand and tell them where the deer will be coming from about what time .And seeing the smile on their face when they get the blood on their face the welcome into the world of the outdoors.They are like putty in your hands and you think well it is just starting.And you look around and see how many have you seen go thru the same right of passage on the same stand.Everyone smiling and happy knowing whats to come.From father to children the heritage keeps going.Thats deer camp

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from brickmann wrote 4 years 5 weeks ago

Deer camp = Great freinds,great food,cold beer,great hunting with or without a kill,watching your son or daughter kill their deer and of course the stories around the fire at night.

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from Dakotah Dan wrote 4 years 5 weeks ago

Eat, sleep, hunt, eat, sleep, hunt, then take a break & go into town for a steak and a Viking game, then eat, sleep, hunt.

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from deerstalker wrote 4 years 4 weeks ago

To me, deer camp is about family, friendship and the comradery. I love to hang out with my family and some of my best buddies and swap stories and tales. I also see deer camp as a way of reconnecting with nature and just observing everything that goes on that we all miss in our busy, daily lives. And it gives numerous oppurtunities to instill basic life values and appreciation of the environment in young hunters. But it never hurts to get a shot at a deer either:).

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from Ontario Honker ... wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

My moose camp is about being alone and self-sufficient 24-7 for weeks on end. See photos in my profile. No words can fully explain those images or the feelings that draw me to my camp as often as I can get there.

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from Dakotah Dan wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

Ontario Honker, I checked out your photos of your camp and hunting exploits. For some reason I was unable to post under the photos. Great camp. Reminds me of my first hunting camps with my Dad, Murphy, and Bill Groethe in the Black Hills.

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from Ontario Honker ... wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

Hmmm. Thanks for the comments, Dan. I haven't had any problems posting stuff under my photos. Black Hills? That conjurs up some similar memories. When I was a kid we'd drive east to the Missouri breaks in Montana and hunt mule deer and antelope. Great country and I still love it. Tent camping could be a challenge with temps going from ten below at night to 75 above in the afternoon. And then there's that bloody wind to deal with! Or the gumbo if it rains. But we didn't care. Didn't know any better. Very rare to find anyone these days that doesn't drag a fifth wheel out there with tip-outs, shower, etc. Personally, I can't understand how these folks call that camping. They're just dragging the house along with them.

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

To me Deer Camp has always been a great adventure and a right of passage. Something I look forward to all year with great anticipation and excitement. It's about good company, family, friends and nature. Throw in some practical jokes and many laughs, tall tales, campfires, a few beers, good food, and a serious dose of work, preparation, tradition, respect for the elders and our quarry. It's about not shaving all week, or longer. Finding a new Honey-hole to hunt or fish. Being the first in camp to tag-out, which leads to "driving the 'meat-wagon'" Making memories only a hunter can really share or appreciate. After a successful hunt it's about celebrating and reflecting on life's little victories and about life itself. Long story short...Deer Camp is a magical place.

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from Keith Costley wrote 3 years 9 weeks ago

You are not missing a thing. It's about fun, fellowship and sitting around the campfire at night after supper talking about the day's hunt and anything else that comes to mind. It is so relaxing and a great way to end the day!

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