Fulton county deer

Discussion in 'Bowhunting' started by dash4cash, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. dash4cash

    dash4cash Well-Known Member

    Have only been to the area 1 time, but I was thinking of making a trip down there this fall for a 5 day bow hunt. I own land off of Slippery Rock rd. and was wondering if it is worth the effort and time. Hows the deer population in this part of the state in general?

    Thanks, Carl
     
  2. BowFreak

    BowFreak Super Member<br>Hornet

    We own land on 9 mile ridge, and have done well every year up there for the past 7 years or so since we bought the land. I haven't killed a lot of monsters, but have taken 3 decent 8's, and more does than I care to count over those years. I'm not a big trophy hunter, just a redneck who likes to hunt his land on the weekends, but I would feel pretty certain that in a 5 day trip, you could stand more than a fair chance of getting a nice doe or 2, with a chance on a decent ARKANSAS buck. you being from wisconsin and all, I don't want you mistaking what we call a decent buck down here, lol.
     

  3. BowFreak

    BowFreak Super Member<br>Hornet

    If it is any indication, we did a float trip on the spring river this weekend, and back and forth to the cabin we had encounters seeing deer 4 or 5 times this past weekend.

    Couldn't give you a census count or anything, but Fulton definitely can hold it's own for arkansas deer hunting.
     
  4. dash4cash

    dash4cash Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info BowFreak, I have been on this sight long enough to know that AR. has some fine deer, lol. I visted the land 2 years ago and really liked the area. Is there alot of public land in that area?
     
  5. Buck-Ridge

    Buck-Ridge Well-Known Member

    I do most of my deer hunting in Fulton county. It is one of the top counties in North Arkansas for deer population. There is very little public land in the county.
    If you have woods and sit in a good place in 5 days you should definitely get to shoot.
     
  6. Mr. Chitlin

    Mr. Chitlin Administrator

    49,443
    3,470
    NE Ark
    That area isn't known for the size of deer that you will find in the rich and fertile delta but there are nice bucks taken there every year.

    I hunt north Sharp County which is real close to where Bowfreak is talking about on 9 mile ridge. I've actually hunted 9 mile ridge some in the past.

    As has been said, you shouldn't have any problem seeing deer.
     
  7. y hunt

    y hunt Super Moderator Staff Member

    You might think about getting with a member on here that is close. Depending on how much land you have let them set up stands and feeder for you inreturn for a little hunting on the place. Just a thought.
     
  8. No deer in fulton County, Don't waste your time. :biggrin:
     
  9. Where exactly is Slippery Rock Rd? I hunt around Elizabeth and have for over 40 years.

    By the way, My wifes family is from Racine.
     
  10. Mr. Chitlin

    Mr. Chitlin Administrator

    49,443
    3,470
    NE Ark
    None is Sharp County either.

    Sounds like a Zone 12 trip is what he needs. :thumb:
     
  11. YEP> :cool:
     
  12. BowFreak

    BowFreak Super Member<br>Hornet

    I KNEW that was your turkey blind by the cabin!! Durn you!!
     
  13. quax

    quax Well-Known Member

    Fulton county is one of my favorite places to bowhunt. Think it is very underrated. I will say this though, it's been my experience in that area that if your're not there hunting it, there is a high likelihood someone else is.
     
  14. BowFreak

    BowFreak Super Member<br>Hornet

    Ain't it the truth. Had a guy walk up and sit down by my feeder this past season with me sitting in a climber 19 yards from it, took me finally whistling for him to notice me. Then found a turkey blind left from turkey season last weekend. Both smack dab in the middle of my land with pretty little signs every 50 feet atound the boundary... even out in the woods.
     
  15. quax

    quax Well-Known Member

    I'll be more careful next year
     
  16. BowFreak

    BowFreak Super Member<br>Hornet

    Thanks bud. Do me a favor please. Take your bud light cans when you go too... I hate policing them up while scouting.
     
  17. quax

    quax Well-Known Member

    That must have been my cousin I took with me one time. We only drink southpaw and iron city light
     
  18. dash4cash

    dash4cash Well-Known Member

    quax, the same thought has run through my head, but not much I can really do about that and seeing that the land is not something I plan to hunt much, I guess at least someone may be using it. I bought the property because it was so cheap and taxes are only 30 bucks per year.

    Thanks for the replies guys.
     
  19. blake_5858

    blake_5858 Well-Known Member

    Dash

    The hunting is pretty good In that area. well, i have a lot of deer on my place but i dont have the "if its brown its down" rule either lol .I tried to send you a PM but I'm not sure if it went through.
     
  20. dash4cash

    dash4cash Well-Known Member

    Got it and replied. Thank You