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Old 12-10-2009, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by DeerandbearhoG View Post
oh, im sorry "grizzly adams" i didnt realize you were such a mountain man your probably typing your posts from horseback on a laptop you whittled from an elks pelvic bone, my apologies
Now that was funny!!!!
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:04 AM
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I am somewhat sympathetic to Muley's comments about what whitetail deer hunting has become compared to what is was like in Illininois back in the day. I have seen similar changes there in the past 35 years. I somewhat agree that SOME people have to have all sorts of gadgetry and do some rather unchallenging whitetail hunting, especially in terms of what we see on hunting shows. But then you also hear about plenty of deer hunts that are pretty challenging. Dunno that sitting in a deer stand for 8 hours in sub-freezing temps, etc. is exactly a walk in the park.

But on the other hand, based on what I have seen on some hunting shows and have heard, it seems like there is no shortage of Mule Deer and elk hunts where all sorts of gadgets are used and/or you have a pro guiding someone into the position to take a 100 yard shot with a scoped .300 mag. But then again you can have people who do things much harder as Muley says.

Its all good....
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Muley669 View Post
I appreciate this post SS. I have grown increasingly uncomfortable over the years with with the whitetail hunting community. I grew up in farm country of Illinois, hunted whitetails rabbits etc through my childhhood. My dad would put on a pair of Carhartts and a blaze orange vest and walk the edges of the cornfield. He carried an old savage 12 gauge and a few slugs in his pocket. When he got a deer the the neighbors would all come over and laugh and chat around the kill hanging in the tree, and off he would go to the neighbors when they got one. Every once in awhile somebody would shoot a nice buck, and then it was dang near a hoe-down. Stories were told, chili was served and it was a great time. We turned that simple celebration into horn porn, and it is a shame.
Why? I see all the gadgets, gimicks etc and those are all things we never needed. I use scent, it's called the wind, and it's what my dad taught me to use. We have commercialized hunting to the point of no return. Knocking on the neighbors door doesn't get you in the field because the land has been leased for the almighty dollar. The land wouldn't be leased if it were not for hunters near insatiable desire to kill the biggest buck in the woods. The real beauty of a trophy class whitetail is in it's rarity. We have sought to make it common place, and in doing so the beauty is lost.
Now in Montana the leasing scurge has reared it's ugly head. I blame it on eastern whitetail hunting. I have seen the Texas hunting videos and it is enough to make me puke, that ain't hunting. I am also tired of folks saying we all need to stick together, I call BS on this. I'm done sticking up for anything that prostitutes hunting the way we have. I look at the vast amounts of money spent by hunters trying to weigh the odds in their favor, at what point do the gimicks, cameras and crap like that become too much? Forget the antis, hunters are corrupting the sport from the inside out, and it starts with whitetail hunting. No other hunting has been twisted and distorted to the point of perversion like whitetail hunting.
I understand where Muley is coming from especially on the bolded part. I have hunted whitetails for the past 46 years mostly in the northeast. In the past 15 years I have ventured out and done some hunting in the mid west, Canada and for the past 4 years out west. Times have changed for the deer hunter and all the TV productions glorifying horn porn plays a part. I remember stealthycat making a post a few years ago saying practically what Muley said about how hunting is changing and the old times were better. I don't agree with changing this forum away from whitetail. If there was enough interest then the owners could create a separate mule deer forum. The real important part of his post is in bold and should be discussed further.
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Muley669 View Post
I went from 226lbs to 185 lbs in three months of mountain hunting, I don't sit on the couch junior.
Hey Muley boy, I don't think you got up to 226lbs on the friggen treadmill!
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:36 AM
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the reason we have all these methods for big mature whitetail deer....because it is HARD to kill one! we cant just sit in our car and scout deer 2 miles away and shoot them a half mile away with our rifle with a million power scope mounted on it!
go to the big game forum to talk about your mule deer.
ENOUGH SAID
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Champlain Islander View Post
I understand where Muley is coming from especially on the bolded part. I have hunted whitetails for the past 46 years mostly in the northeast. In the past 15 years I have ventured out and done some hunting in the mid west, Canada and for the past 4 years out west. Times have changed for the deer hunter and all the TV productions glorifying horn porn plays a part. I remember stealthycat making a post a few years ago saying practically what Muley said about how hunting is changing and the old times were better. I don't agree with changing this forum away from whitetail. If there was enough interest then the owners could create a separate mule deer forum. The real important part of his post is in bold and should be discussed further.
I completely agree as well, with both you and Muley on that. I said earlier that I don't own a trail cam and I don't plan on it. I hunt by scouting and tracking myself, trying to find their trails and their habits. For instance I plan on hunting some public lands this weekend (saturday and sunday) and friday before I go I am going to go and scout it out, see if I can't find any tracks or droppings or any sort of signs.

All in all, I don't think anyone here has anything against mule deer hunting or you, Muley, but next time don't come out and offend those you seek advice from, or whatever it was you wanted. I myself would love to go out west and hunt Mule deer, simply because I love hunting, no matter the animal I just love being out in the woods with a buddy or alone and feeling the adrenaline from fair chase.
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Muley669 View Post
Lying in wait, on a game trail, with cameras, scents, grunts, ridiculous scent lock suits, this gizmo and that gizmo sums up whitetail hunting in America today. Throw in the unnatural modification of environment via QDM and AI practices and you have genetically engineered deer minipulated for horn porn. Sorry, not my idea of a challanging hunt.
I think you are the one watching two much hunting vids. When you come to the northeast, cut a track of a mature 3.5 yr. and older whitetail buck, stalk him then kill him. Come back and tell us how easy they are to kill. in the mean time, ride around a ranch in your pickup and glass for muleys and when you see one put on your stalk to within 200 yards and pop him.
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Champlain Islander View Post
I understand where Muley is coming from especially on the bolded part. I have hunted whitetails for the past 46 years mostly in the northeast. In the past 15 years I have ventured out and done some hunting in the mid west, Canada and for the past 4 years out west. Times have changed for the deer hunter and all the TV productions glorifying horn porn plays a part. I remember stealthycat making a post a few years ago saying practically what Muley said about how hunting is changing and the old times were better. I don't agree with changing this forum away from whitetail. If there was enough interest then the owners could create a separate mule deer forum. The real important part of his post is in bold and should be discussed further.
Indeed there is alot of truth in this statement, however, painting all hunters with the same wide brush puts a dent in the ol credability.

I realize how fortunate I am to have land that I can hunt on where I don't have to open the checkbook and jump through all the hoops. I can be old school and while I won't probably get a record book buck, I still have plenty of fun with it.

I came to this realization after a morning hunt with my 8 year old daughter. We hunted and watched a young spike all morning then went home and flipped on TV to watch a few hunting shows. That show, the 'Bucks of Tecomate' that runs on Versus, Saturday mornings. I explained to my kid that hunting isn't like 'that'. She seemed to get it pretty well and has not been deterred by the difference between edited TV 'drama' and real life.

Ironically, I'm a little grouchy today. We have some nice land but it falls under the 'common sense' herd management theory. We own a large construction company and we have opportunities to go on 'canned' hunts with the bank, for example. My brother and dad are going down to south Texas tomorrow for a weekend hunt on a big bank's heavily managed, high fenced ranch.

Would I like to go? Hell yes. I'm not going to apologize for that. We get 2 full months straight of rifle season. If I could go on a 'canned' hunt once a season and take a trophy (heh, we're not THAT good of customers, we get to pick a buck off of menu 'B' or something) heck, I'd do it. Would I give up my other hunting for it? Never. But just for one weekend? yeah. Well, I was odd man out this year and in fact, haven't been on one of those before. /shrug.

But yes...deer hunting has changed alot from those piles of black and white photos from the 50's in my grandma's house. Then again, nostalgia glosses over some things....not everything about the way it used to be done was superior.

For that matter....though White Tail hunting seems to be the most egregiously infested with commercialism, all forms of hunting suffer from it.
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Old 12-10-2009, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Muley669 View Post
I spent three months on the mountain this year. I spent the first two weeks on a back pack hunts hunt for elk, several miles from the trailhead. I went from 226lbs to 185 lbs in three months of mountain hunting, I don't sit on the couch junior.
You must have been sitting on somebody's couch to have 40 extra lbs to lose.

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Old 12-10-2009, 11:38 AM
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I dont think that this thread was originally intended as a discussion about how TV shows have dumbed down whitetail hunting or "horn porn", I hate all that crap too. I think it was a obvious attempt to marginalize whitetail hunting as some lame activity, out of frustration of the fact that whitetail hunting is way more popular in this counrty than mule deer hunting(OPs hunting)is. lets be honest, mule deer hunting is basically spot and stalk, im sure it poses its own challenges and im sure theres plenty to talk about within that particular microcosm, but compared to whiletail hunting, its pretty 1 dementional. For one, the WTs range is many Xs greater than the mule deers and varys greatly, so there gonna be a wide variety of differnt tactics to disscuss from region to region. 2nd, whitetails themselve, vary greatly in size and behavior from region to region, so naturally theres just more to disscuss and way more people to discuss it. no need to turn your nose down at somthing just cause its more popular than what youre into. this is the most active forum on HN can anyone really expect this thread to be taken positivly?
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