Deer Camp Customs

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by smokey, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. smokey

    smokey New Member

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    For you people that go deer hunting and stay at a deer camp.Do you have any customs that you do every year? what are they?At our camp anyone that kills a deer tacks his or her hat on a tree ,and everyone else at camp gets a shot at it.from 50 yards or so, Bow camp its the same thing but the shot is from 30 feet. Thankx
    smokey
     
  2. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    I can't recall any of the guy's being sober enough to make a custom.
     

  3. backwoodsman68geric

    backwoodsman68geric New Member

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    Opening night supper maybe? Bacon, eggs on occasion, fried taters and deer tenders if we took one? We wear camo underwear opening day of gun season too. Had some customs/traditions as a kid but they kinda fell by the wayside as the older hunters quit. Had a rear end mount of a huge anatomically correct buck that anyone that got skunked or if everyone got a deer anyone that missed had to put in their front room on the wall until the next year someone got skunked or missed. Only way you could pass it on. Brother in law got stuck with it for over 5 years. It was bigger around then a washtub, off a B&C 174 buck over 250lbs(weighed) so that gives ya an idea.
     
  4. BubbaCat

    BubbaCat New Member

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    We would load up on the first day and go to the shitty mexican restaurant in Moab, did it for years then we got a real good camp cook, adios Mexican food retaurant..
     
  5. perrycounty.in

    perrycounty.in New Member

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    We used to play poker every saturday night, and if you killed a deer you took a shot of shine.
     
  6. stoney53

    stoney53 Well-Known Member

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    back in the day when i did go to deer camp if ya didnt get a buck you would get your shirt tail cut off...how that started is beyond me.. probably started with the original guys that started the camp way back when..and yeah there are alot of shirt tails hanging on the wall with names attached :smile2:
     
  7. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    No real customs but i seen a few shirt tails cut.:eek:oooh: been there,done that. Make a big pot of beans the first nite. Other than that it's hunt, and enjoy ourselves.
     
  8. xringer3

    xringer3 New Member

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    Dominoes. The game starts the night we get there, and doesn't end at the end of each night. It goes all week. You can get some really high scores. Heck, you can be down by 150 points, and still win by a couple hundred by the end of the trip, HEHE!
     
  9. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Joe we have a group that pulls jokes on each other while at camp. One year they put an alarm clock under the seat of a guys fixed stand and set in to go off at a certain time. Another year they took an medical IV bag and filled it with urine and made a drip near another members stand. No one knows when it will be his turn. Brings a lot of fun to a camp.