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Old Feb 21st 2011, 07:28 PM   #1
 
  Feb 2011
  Cameron, TX
Is a dartgun essential when just starting? I plan on trying to find a class for it so I dont kill anything by mistake. Funds are a bit tight since I am just starting and want to go as cheap as possible for now. Also, I am not sure what I am going to start with, either bred doe or fawns. Is there a problem with darting fawns? I would think they would be easier to handle then bred doe since they will be bottle fed and used to approaching humans. Yes, I know I am naive, and do appreciate any answers you all may have.

Thanks

Brian
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Old Feb 21st 2011, 07:46 PM   #2
 
  Apr 2009
  Tobin Lake, Saskatchewan
Brian, the easiest way to catch bucks is to soak yourself with doe sent and when they get close enough... stick them with a syringe and knock them out .....your not a slow/fat guy are you?
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Old Feb 21st 2011, 07:49 PM   #3
 
  Feb 2011
  Cameron, TX
Curtis, no comment....LOL

That reminds me of that video of the guy getting attacked by a deer, it was later told that he had covered himself in doe and cow elk urine.
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Old Feb 21st 2011, 08:01 PM   #4
 
  Apr 2009
  Tobin Lake, Saskatchewan
Brian, I would start with bred does.... if you lose some of their fawns you still have the does, you lose the fawns....and you get to go shopping again, with does you can AI and carry on.

I was just cruising White tail Exchange and saw a great looking buck from Texas called Matador it's an auction and it's not over until it's over but right now the semen is there to be stolen by someone
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Old Feb 21st 2011, 11:49 PM   #5
 
  May 2010
  Kinmundy Illinois
Yes, I would get a dart gun. You can get a cheap one. And do start with bred doe's and buy good one's. That was what I was told when I started, but I go out and buy a bunch of fawn's. Wish I could do that over.
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Old Feb 22nd 2011, 03:16 AM   #6
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  Oct 2009
  upstate ny

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You will need a dart gun but you can get one for a couple hundred to start out with and then mabey pick up a better one later if needed.I have one of the co2 guns and it works just fine.You dont need to burn $1200 on a gun.As far as deer.If you have enough to either buy one great bred doe or 2 good ones make sure you get the great one and grow from there.In todays deer world you better have the proven lines people want or you will get peanuts for them when you try to move a few offspring.You are in texas so you will have limits but you will also have great deer to choose from.
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Old Feb 22nd 2011, 04:54 PM   #7
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  Nov 2010
  Annville, PA

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Originally Posted by Smoking_44
Is a dartgun essential when just starting? I plan on trying to find a class for it so I dont kill anything by mistake. Funds are a bit tight since I am just starting and want to go as cheap as possible for now. Also, I am not sure what I am going to start with, either bred doe or fawns. Is there a problem with darting fawns? I would think they would be easier to handle then bred doe since they will be bottle fed and used to approaching humans. Yes, I know I am naive, and do appreciate any answers you all may have.

Thanks

Brian


Brian, I am a dealer for Pneu-Dart and would like to help you out, please call me and lets discuss options when you have a moment but please make it this week.
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Old Feb 22nd 2011, 08:10 PM   #8
 
  Nov 2010
  Frankfort MI
I thought the blowgun and peanut trick was a great idea. they get use to the blowgun hitting them with peanuts.
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Old Feb 23rd 2011, 04:48 AM   #9
 
  Apr 2009
  Polk, PA located in west central pa
Blowgun with peanuts great idea!!! Have you done this and does it work.
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Old Feb 23rd 2011, 05:06 AM   #10
 
  Feb 2010
  Sardinia, Ohio
We also use a blowgun. Very inexpensive and very accurate at close range. I will be trying the peanut trick. Thanks for the idea.
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Old Feb 23rd 2011, 08:46 AM   #11
 
  Nov 2010
  Frankfort MI
Not my idea I seen it on this forum. but they were saying copper tubing was the right cal. for darts . all hearsay. you see I still don't have my first pen yet but I have been reading this stuff for almost a year know. I think I could even AI buy now lol
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Old Feb 23rd 2011, 09:09 AM   #12
 
  Dec 2009
  NEWALLA OKLAHOMA
Where can you buy a blow gun? How much do they normally cost? Is there a special dart for a blow gun?
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Old Feb 23rd 2011, 11:52 AM   #13
 
  Feb 2010
  Sardinia, Ohio
You can order direct from Pneu-Darts web site as well. They are about $60.00 and that is for the kit. It includes some 1cc darts, practice darts and a case. Great Deal
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Old Feb 23rd 2011, 11:58 AM   #14
 
  Apr 2009
  Williamsport, PA
Here is the link for the blow gun



http://shop.pneudart.com/air-activated/blo-jector-kit/
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Old Feb 23rd 2011, 04:45 PM   #15
 
  May 2010
  nj
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Brian, I would start with bred does.... if you lose some of their fawns you still have the does, you lose the fawns....and you get to go shopping again, with does you can AI and carry on.

I was just cruising White tail Exchange and saw a great looking buck from Texas called Matador it's an auction and it's not over until it's over but right now the semen is there to be stolen by someone


ummmmmm sounds like you might have a hand in ( MATADOR )
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