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Old 11-15-2014, 03:06 PM   #1
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Default St. Vincent island??? Any tips

Got the archery quota for white tail. Need some pointers if anyone has any.
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Old 11-15-2014, 03:32 PM   #2
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Congratulations.

I've got one extremely important tip for you. Make sure you know ALL the laws on that Federal Refuge.

Friends of mine were drawn for the Sambar permit, a few years ago. They carefully read the material they were furnished and arrived a day or two early to scout. When they decided on stand locations, they marked the path with surveyors plastic tape. The game warden or Park Ranger came in and issued them a citation and supoena for appearance in Federal Court. They appeared, showed the judge all the material that they received and convinced him that there was nothing in the material that precluded the use of surveyors ribbon. The judge agreed and started to dismiss the case when the Ranger walked to the bench with a thick rule book that had some marker tabs hanging out. He showed the judge that such use was a violation of the littering statues or violation of use conditions. The judge said that, due to the regulation (which they had never seen or been informed of) he had no choice and fined each of them in excess of $600.

There are a lot of tree hugging Park Rangers in the Federal Program, along with the good ones. Just be careful in there and do your homework.

Good luck. Aim small.
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Old 11-15-2014, 03:56 PM   #3
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Yea I noticed in the rules I just read it said no visual aid markers allowed any where but on your private property (ie. tree stand). But thanks for the warning. I will do my homework.
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Old 11-15-2014, 04:08 PM   #4
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It is a fantastic hunt. Listen to the previous post about the laws. It's the real deal. And bring lots of big spray. It's one of the hardest hunts around, but if you get in a good spot it is fantastic. Bring a bike to get to your stand. And shoot every raccoon you see. That is your ticket on the meat wagon.
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Federal land is a bewitch to hunt, there is no "grey" area when it comes to the rules. The land I've been hubting the past week is federal land and there are rules out the yang. Friend of mine got a fine several years ago when the man checked him out and he had a shed antler in his posession, sheds are considered "artifacts" and cannot be removed from the property.

With all that said, I don't know anything about st Vincent, I have read a lot about it and it should be a awesome experience for you. Follow the rules to the T, and bring more crap than you'll think you'll need.

Good luck and looking forward to your report.
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I've only hunted there one time, on the sambar deer hunt. We camped on the far end . We hired a local fishing guide to drop us off and pick us up . Buy some waders for the boat unloading. I saw some small white tail bucks by the oyster pond. I killed a hog close to the far end camp ground. It got a little warm on our hunt , saw plenty of snakes ,alligators and skeeters. So take some bug spray and watch your step. Oh yeah, I don't know how much the wolf population has grown in the last 10 years, but we saw tracks and crap when we were there. A wolf encounter is always a pleasant thought when you are going to your stand in the dark. Good luck and be safe.
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Also, be sure to properly seclude your boat. You will need more than one anchor unless you can fully drag it onto the island. very year boats are swamped because there is usually at least one good storm.
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This seems like a sweet hunt. I forgot about applying for it this year. Looking forward to your post-hunt report.
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For those who are interested it's a 25$ quota first come first serve.
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It is a very hard hunt, you should be in good shape, its a long haul from the camping areas to the hunting spots. Watch out for the wardens generally not a pleasant group, no alcohol either!! Rattle snakes and bugs will be your new hunting partners. For the money and time invested I have found that the odds and payout are better in Black Water
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