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Old 09-27-2007, 09:02 AM
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If there weren't people out there shooting 3 year olds a lot more people would have those 160's to shoot...

That's just the reality of the matter...

The larger the rack the more money in my pocket! I grind all racks into powder and get $30-$40 an once...................So yes, I'm looking for a Bigggggg One!
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Old 09-27-2007, 09:24 AM
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I've never netted profit a single dollar from deer hunting.

Thanks for the attack though.
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Old 09-27-2007, 09:34 AM
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I hunt for meat and any deer is a trophy to me. At the same time state game departments should be in the business of controlling deer numbers and NOT worry about how large the bucks antlers are or could be. When you really get to the meat of the matter of trophy hunting, the only benefit it has is that it boosts a hunters ego and they then have something to show off and brag about. I don't see much else in it, really, other than maybe it becoming a BIG money business for some. Like large antlers on a deers head will really impress anyone other than some other hunters who also want something to show off and brag about. This trophy stuff is all such nonesense and of so little value when one really stops and thinks about it and is being totally honest.
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:19 AM
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I was watching the OUTDOOR CHANNEL this morning and I finally had enough. I thought I was a trophy hunter before I started watching these shows. I am happy with 130" bucks or higher. I can't stand this 160" deer but he's not old enough so don't shoot stuff. My question is how many hunters out there (real world) actually sit there and say nope can't shoot that one; he's not 5 1/2? Come on. The deer hits 3 1/2 yrs old he's a trophy. What does everyone think? Also if you think this way, can you tell me if you're a land owner where you can grow your deer so I can add that to the equation?
As far as shooting or passing on 130" deer, for me it depends on where I am hunting. On my place here in east Texas, a 130" buck is going to be 4.5-6.5 years old and be a trophy, but on my place in NW Oklahoma, I won't give a 120-130" buck a second look. That deer will be 2.5-3.5 years old and have ALOT of potential for future growth.

I have hit a point in my deer hunting that I won't even shoot a buck unless I intend to shoulder mount it. I shoot several does each year under my management program, so I will have plenty of meat without "wasting" a buck.

I absolutely HATE the Outdoor channel and get sick just watching their canned hunts. The personalities on the shows are actors and not hunters.
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:24 AM
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Meat in the freezer is my game plan. If it has antlers so be it. I've yet to harvest a deer I deem worthy of spending the dollars on to mount........maybe one of these days. I'm not one to get all worked up about going after a trophy.
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:50 AM
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i don't want to shoot big bucks standing in a field at 2pm wondering what that loud noise is when i shoot....i don't want to have to hike 5 mi. to see a deer either or sit all day and see nothing . i like the penns woods show because it seems closer to matching my hunts( man drives ,running deer,hunting woods etc.)
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:55 AM
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:57 AM
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That's what it all about for me also. I admit that I did get a few decent bucks mounted early on in my hunting, but now I probably wouldn't get a B&C head mounted. Trophy heads just ain't important to me anymore, if they ever really were. I rather have some venison in the pot than any dust collecting head on the wall. The simpler we keep our hunting the more enjoyable it gets!
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Old 09-27-2007, 11:21 AM
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Its not the fact they pass up 130' bucks, what really irritates me is the fact that all of these hunts are fenced hunts. This is my first year hunting and after about 4 hours of watching the outdoor channel to learn how to hunt deer i gave up because all they shoot are fenced in deer. I want to see these guys go out to public land and hunt. Teach me something other than if you have enough money you can shoot a big buck thats penned up.

Now my first deer will be mounted, doe or buck. If my first deer is a doe then i will mount my first buck. After that, unless it is a 10 pt or bigger it will not be mounted. I like the meat.
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Old 09-27-2007, 11:38 AM
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I am a trophy hunter also. I shoot every forked horn buck I see, and let the spikes walk!
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