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    New to CT hunting

    New to the forum and I just wanted to say hello. I am a Navy guy from Texas who is new to the area. I plan right now to bow hunt in the pauchaug state areas next year and once the season ends to start scouting. Seeing as how I am new to CT and to state land hunting I was wondering if anyone had any basic advice for this newbie. Thanks for the read.


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    Welcome Sir, and Thank You for your service.
    Pachaug has plenty of deer and is our largest S.F., broken up by mulitiple towns and areas. Start scouting now. Grab a .22 and pop a few squirrels while your at it.
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    Welcome to the site, and thanks for serving. Scouting is the way to go, and Pachaug is a big place...good luck out there. I think most guys would tell you to get off the beaten path to avoid others.

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    Always nice to see another squid here.

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    One thing I will tell you is they don't grow racks here like they do out west. An 8 point is pretty big here. If the first deer I see is a four point with a decent size body, its going down. I was in the Navy with guys from Texas and Oklahoma and they think its crazy to shoot such a small rack deer but I tell them that they just don't get as big here.
    If your waiting for that ten point you might never see it.

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    I'm guessing you're stationed in Groton. You might also look at Nehantic State Forest , it's in the Salem / East Lyme area. And Rose Hill and Asseconk Swamp W.M.A.'s ,smaller areas but closer to the base.

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    Welcome to the site, looking forward to your reports!
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    The deer population is much higher in the southern area of the state. So if you put your scouting hours in you should have no problem putting brown down.

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