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Old 12-02-2005, 11:08 AM
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...and you thought that this was about Christmas!!!!
Well, actually its about the reasons for hunting seasons, and limits!
I've been seeing questions about 'what a trophy is," and I've seen a lots of "trophy hunters," putting down other peoples kills!
One, a "trophy," is what a trophy is to the individual! A trophy can be a freezer full of meat, a BC buck, or anything inbetween!
Two, the real reason for the season, is population control, and healthy deer herds! I am all for better bucks, and better management! But remember, if all hunters held off for B&C bucks, the goal of game management, and season limits would not be accomplished!
Therefore, except on strictly managed, private property, you STILL wouldn't have big, "trophy" deer! You'dprobably have even less "quality," than we have now! It's great to let the younger bucks walk, but its not always going to happen, so don'tbe too critical of some hunters "trophy freezer!" Its doing what the seasons were really intended to do!
BTW, Christ is the real reason forTHE season! Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-02-2005, 11:19 AM
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BTW, Christ is the real reason forTHE season! Merry Christmas!

Amen Partner!
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Old 12-02-2005, 11:33 AM
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Amen!! I agree with you 100%.
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:05 PM
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And for the money, lets not forget how much money hunting generates, especially in areas like the one I live in.

I do agree with you though. When people ask me why I hunt I tell them because we need to. Sure I enjoy it, but I don't feel the need to justify it. As long as it's legal I will do it. We can't control our own population and we waste our resources like using land we don't really need. I can't tell you how many new shopping centers I see going up when there are others sitting empty going to pot. Why can't they renovate those or build on that property? Makes no sense to me. Instead they expand the city limits and build big new complexes on the outskirts of town. Usually to abondon them in 10 years or so for something better. This drives me crazy when I see it.

If we take all the animals habitat what do they do? They don't know any better, they keep breeding but they don't have the land or food to support themselves and they get sick. So we need to thin them out. We hunt because we need to, it is the most effective means of controling population that they have. And were I live I don't think the numbers are going down any. I think the laws are going to get less restrictive, not more.

I catch some flack on archery forums for being lazy and taking the easy way out. Some like to make hunting as hard as it can be, they like the challenge. Others like trophy hunting, and others yet just like the meat.

I am in between, I'm not big on trophy hunting although I like to take a nice deer. And I like the meat, deer taste pretty good in southern MI. But mostly I do it because I can. And I have no desire to make it harder than it needs to be. I will use the most effective means of taking game that is legal. If that makes me lazy, I will just have to live with it. If centerfires were legal I would own a .243 by next season, even if I had to sell something to get it. I may buy one any way. I see nothing wrong with trying to be as effective as I can be. I'm not that good of a hunter really, I don't need to make it harder.

I figure for every deer I kill that is one less someone has to run over in the road at night.

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Old 12-02-2005, 01:11 PM
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...and you thought that this was about Christmas!!!!
Well, actually its about the reasons for hunting seasons, and limits!
I've been seeing questions about 'what a trophy is," and I've seen a lots of "trophy hunters," putting down other peoples kills!
One, a "trophy," is what a trophy is to the individual! A trophy can be a freezer full of meat, a BC buck, or anything inbetween!
Two, the real reason for the season, is population control, and healthy deer herds! I am all for better bucks, and better management! But remember, if all hunters held off for B&C bucks, the goal of game management, and season limits would not be accomplished!
Therefore, except on strictly managed, private property, you STILL wouldn't have big, "trophy" deer! You'dprobably have even less "quality," than we have now! It's great to let the younger bucks walk, but its not always going to happen, so don'tbe too critical of some hunters "trophy freezer!" Its doing what the seasons were really intended to do!
BTW, Christ is the real reason forTHE season! Merry Christmas!
Well said Jag ... well said !!

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Old 12-02-2005, 01:17 PM
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That is F'n hillarious. I think I am going to do that while my mom is on vacation. Those lighted deers are not that expensive now.

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Old 12-02-2005, 01:40 PM
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D.D. that was hillarious. I got a great laugh on that one.
and Paul, I couldn't agree with you more. I love the meat, infact, deer is our family's sole source of red meat, we don't eat beef. This year we were lucky to put 5 in the freezer, My son Brandon got his 1st buck, and I got3 does and a button buck,(that one was an oops). Freezer is now full of steaks, summer sausage, polish sausage and Italian sausage, and we even canned 16 pints of stew meat. We'll be eatin good this year.
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Old 12-02-2005, 02:21 PM
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D.D. that was hillarious. I got a great laugh on that one.
and Paul, I couldn't agree with you more. I love the meat, infact, deer is our family's sole source of red meat, we don't eat beef. This year we were lucky to put 5 in the freezer, My son Brandon got his 1st buck, and I got3 does and a button buck,(that one was an oops). Freezer is now full of steaks, summer sausage, polish sausage and Italian sausage, and we even canned 16 pints of stew meat. We'll be eatin good this year.
Thank you ..thank you very much !

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