Never have I heard so few shots

Discussion in '2011 Whitetail General' started by Shrapnel, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. Shrapnel

    Shrapnel Active Member

    Oct 22, 2008
    Imperial MO
    On opening day. Takes me back to the 80's when it was a big deal just to get drawn for an any deer tag.
     
  2. That is what I was thinking this morning too Shrapnel :shrug:

    :cheers:
     

  3. Refuze2falo

    Refuze2falo Plain White Cracker

    Aug 13, 2008
    We are neighbors
    Keeping the powder companies in business round here:D
     
  4. HomertheHunter

    HomertheHunter Active Member

    Dec 2, 2006
    Kearney, MO
    No shots heard from in my house this AM. My wife had to help her mom at a craft show and the boy is sick so my stuff is still in the garage.
     
  5. jwgossage

    jwgossage New Member

    Agree I am in St Charles I heard 1 shot all morning I've seen 6 does a group of 3 Group 2 and a single
     
  6. semohunt88

    semohunt88 New Member

    49
    Nov 9, 2010
    I was getting ready to start a thread on this same topic! I heard like 3 shots and usually its 15 to 20 or more on opening morning... So what the heck is goin on? They were just not moving at all this morning. I'm guessing it has somethin to do with the heat this past week?
     
  7. kc704

    kc704 Senior Member

    Dec 9, 2004
    Missouri
    I've heard 3 shots. My cousin saw a buck before shooting light. I haven't seen anything but half a dozen turkeys. Think I should of brought my safety harness into the box blind with me. This wind is ridiculous.
     
  8. semohunt88

    semohunt88 New Member

    49
    Nov 9, 2010
    Yea I saw three does very early this morning..honestly, from you experts--what u think is the problem?
     
  9. UrbanHunter

    UrbanHunter Active Member

    Well, I've heard about 20... but I don't think they had anything to do with the deer opener.:claphands:
    Life in the 'hood...
    Saw a lot of action last night just before the rain hit. When it started raining hard, I watched a doe lay down right where she was. Unfortuantely, she could see me climbing down, so I waited... and dripped, for about 1/2 hour.
    It'll pick up.:cheers:
     
  10. carbonslinger

    carbonslinger New Member

    565
    Dec 25, 2008
    bethany,mo
    heard around 20 or more had a big buck and 3 does come thru the timber like they were about to get eaten.couldnt get the gun up fast enough.
     
  11. Jeremy

    Jeremy REGULAR MEMBER

    Dec 22, 2006
    bull pucky...mdc says we are over run with deer. they should be knocking everyone out of their stands....
     
  12. ZooKeeper

    ZooKeeper New Member

    331
    Jan 17, 2007
    O'Fallon, MO
    I couldn't tell if it was due to so few shots or I couldn't hear them due to the wind.
     
  13. mag1

    mag1 New Member

    Other than my neighbor shooting 8 times at 3 different deer, I only heard 7 shots since daybreak.
     
  14. BILLYGOAT

    BILLYGOAT New Member

    heck i had bucks chasin does all around me while i was duck huntn today.seems to be plenty of deer out there:cheers:
     
  15. Longbow26

    Longbow26 New Member

    Feb 5, 2005
    Farmington, MO
    [rquote=1894585&tid=131982&author=Shrapnel]On opening day. Takes me back to the 80's when it was a big deal just to get drawn for an any deer tag.[/rquote]



    It is those AR's no one is seeing qualifying bucks to shot. And most hunters have 1 tag the any deer tag and will hold out to out it on a buck.
     
  16. ymurf

    ymurf Active Member

    Nov 4, 2006
    Steelville, Mo.
    Same here,I may have heard two shots a long long way off..We didnt see a thing.
     
  17. oneshot 1

    oneshot 1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    Ozarks
    Ok I didn't see squat this morning not sure if I want to go to a different area or not.One thing though when I left the house I thought I was overdressed but didn't take long to change my mind on that.

    oneshot

    :D The Big grin stayed at the House.
     
  18. gwv

    gwv New Member

    134
    Nov 9, 2008
    Macon,MO
    Heard only 6 shots so far this morning. Seen a big 6 and that's it.The wind is bad down here in Eldon.
     
  19. deerslayer75

    deerslayer75 Active Member

    Jan 26, 2006
    Liberty, Missouri
    counted 6 shots where im at
     
  20. buckwacker181

    buckwacker181 # of bans record holder

    Oct 9, 2006
    Catawussy
    Saw one little six pointer that came five feet away on the ground. It was pretty neat, but that is all I saw. Hardly any shots. It usually sounds like a war zone.