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Old 04-22-2013, 04:00 PM
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A few weeks ago I camped at caney creek rv resort and was watching a bon fire a homeowner had on his property across the channel up on a ridge at night because it looked like he was gonna burn down the woods...anyways I noticed a boat with no running lights trolling very slowly below the homeowners property along the shore shining a huge torch light into the woods as they went. They were definately looking for something along the shore or up the bank a hundred yards or so as they trolled . There were no docks on that side of the lake or houses that far down only woods...I watched this boat do this for an hour until they rounded the point and I couldnt see anymore. Is this a way to deer poach? I cant for the life of me think of what they were looking for with the light but they were shining it everywhere in the woods close to the bank and slightly uphill. They definately were not shiing the light on the water to see where they were going, just in the woods. Any thoughts?
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:03 PM
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Searching for Bigfoot??
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:19 PM
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Welcome Squeaker, is Puelo's Grill still up there? Damn good food especially fried asparagus.

Who knows what they were doing. You'd think there would be an easier way to poach deer than that. I run into coons a lot at night along the waters edge here.
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:12 PM
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Probably hunting frogs.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:24 PM
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Or checking limb lines.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:50 PM
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Welcome Squeaker, is Puelo's Grill still up there? Damn good food especially fried asparagus.

Who knows what they were doing. You'd think there would be an easier way to poach deer than that. I run into coons a lot at night along the waters edge here.
Yup, Puelo's is still here and doing a great business...havent tried the fried asparagus but the fried green maters are awfully good, and believe it or not they make a great steak.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:55 PM
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the more I think about it the more Im leaning towards they were looking for black panthers..
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:58 AM
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the more I think about it the more Im leaning towards they were looking for black panthers..
Yep, makes the most sense.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:51 AM
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most likely coon hunting!!! IMHO
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:29 PM
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frogs
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:00 AM
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Yup, sounds to me like they were gigging frogs.

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Old 04-25-2013, 11:32 AM
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most likely coon hunting!!! IMHO
This ^ it's a common way to coon hunt.

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Old 04-25-2013, 08:43 PM
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Coonskin hats back in style are they? heh
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:53 PM
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I'd rather eat frog legs than a raccoon.

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