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Old 12-09-2008, 12:12 PM
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Many hunters are quick to dismiss anothers success when it comes to killing big bucks consistantly. The usual excuses come up time and time again:
[ol][*]Location[*]Access[*]Desire[/ol]
Some say there are no big bucks where they hunt, yet the P&Y records tell us that they can be taken anywhere that deer exist.
My excuse, if you will, has always been access to hunting ground. I hunt areas that hold great deer, but seldom on the properties that I can actually hunt. Lack of access is my limiting factor, so I have to play the hand I'm dealt.

If your goal is to kill a mature buck and you aren't getting it done, why not?

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Old 12-09-2008, 12:19 PM
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Nothing is stopping me other than time itself. I could go for a longer season, preferably early season. That way all of my summer scouting might actually pay off and I could hunt them while they are still on some sort of pattern. Other than that I think its only a matter of time until I better figure out this property that im fairly new at.
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:20 PM
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Those three excuses are easy to fix.

The main factor for me is Time.
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:22 PM
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ORIGINAL: MN/Kyle

Those three excuses are easy to fix.

The main factor for me is Time.
But if 1 and 2 are easy to fix, it shouldn't take that much time, should it?
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:24 PM
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Im not going to argue anybody else's success, even though i think location is a huge factor.

I just know as a bowhunter, i have notgot to the place where i want to be. My goal is a mature whitetail, and after 3 years of chasing them with a bow, i have yet to draw back on one. I have passed on roughly 30 bucks andonly 1 mature back as been in range...and i could not bring myself to attempt a shot though the brush on such a phenomenal deer.The fact that i have not got it done gets me out there as much as possible, 42 times so far this year, and the late season cold weather will not stop me.
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:24 PM
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Whats stopping you?
No excuses here. Simply put............ I suck!
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:24 PM
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There are plenty of big bucks on my property.

It is private land that only a few have access to.

I love to hunt and do so as often as possible.

I shoot what makes me happy, which might not meet P&Y qualifications.
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:24 PM
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Time is the greatest factor affecting me. I changed jobs this year, just before the season started, so I did not have the vaction time I normally would have had. This made me a weekend hunter this year, being lucky to get in the stand 3 days in a row. Of course having access to land that holds mature deer, or at least mature deer use, is a huge factor as well, it is my opinon that there is very little land where I hunt that P&Y cannot be taken from. Again (and I am only speaking about where I hunt) the biggest factor is the amount of time spent in the stand.
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:28 PM
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Those three excuses are easy to fix.

The main factor for me is Time.
But if 1 and 2 are easy to fix, it shouldn't take that much time, should it?
Not for me personally. I don't have enough time, only hunting the weekends (a few weekdays if I'm lucky). I go to school an hour from home, really hinders my ability to target, pattern, and kill a mature buck.
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:30 PM
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i am no where near what i would like to become as a hunter yet. but i would say that a big problem in my area as far as mature bucks are poachers. spotlighting, running dogs, hell deer season opens on the 4th of july for alot of people.
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