Spear-hunting Whitetail Deer/ Has anyone here done it?

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I am looking for advice on Spear hunting Whitetail deer. I have killed a number of Boar with a throwing spear but my setup is wrong for deer. Does anyone have any advice that does not include the use of bait? (Bait is not leagal where I hunt)
 

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I'm thinking a tree stand is going to be in your future.

I have had them come right up to the blind (inches) when placed along side a major pathway.

Good luck.
 

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The problem is really that I dont like tree stands as I slid 30 ft down the side of a tree 3 years ago. So as a rule I stay on the ground. The problem comes in when I go to throw the deer almost always jumps the spear. This has happened at about 5 yds.:(

What I am looking to figure out is a proper ground blind design/ tactic to get the spear thrown unseen.
 

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I'm not in love with high places either.

Only suggestion then is a Natural material blind on a frame of concrete wire or pig fence wire in an X shape.
Enough room to hold the spear and chuck it.
 

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Excuse my ignorance but where in the US is it legal to hunt white tails with a spear?

I just looked at Alabama's regulations and see that you can hunt deer with a spear there. Sounds like it could be fun.

As for you tree stand experience, were you wearing a harness? If not you should of been.
 
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My first question would be where would it be illegal?
It's just a big arrow isn't it?!

+1 on the harness +10 on just stay on the damn ground. :D
 

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My first question would be where would it be illegal?
It's just a big arrow isn't it?!

+1 on the harness +10 on just stay on the damn ground. :D

I can name quite a few states where it is illegal, that is why I posed the question. But then Alabama has such a high deer population I can understand them letting you do it, also a few other eastern states where the deer population are starting to run out of hand may also.
 

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Makes me wonder why it's illegal. Learn something new every day.
 

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I would say that it has never been popular enough to legalize it. Most states it usually takes a act of congress to change the hunting method laws that are in effect now but if enough people ask for it in a state they may consider it. I would imagine that if a state did it would do it only during the archery seasons.
 

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@JimP the stand slipped while I was hooking the harness to the tree
 

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In Alabama they have seen fit to let us hunt pretty much any way we want. Thankfully the limits are high and the regulations low as it should be when a lot of game is present in the area. :A Thumbs Up:
 

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