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Trophy or Meat This Year?

Old 08-07-2010, 05:05 PM
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Meat hunter here too! Freezer is almost emty so Sept. 18 can't come soon enough!
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Old 08-07-2010, 05:44 PM
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I am looking for a nice doe but hope to see a nice buck.
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Old 08-07-2010, 06:10 PM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Stonewall, Louisana
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Meat hunter, but I think of myself as a ethical hunter. If its a doe w/baby/ies Ill let her walk. If its a buck it has to be at least outside its ears. Those are just my personal rules and our lease rules. Ive got wallhangers so I try to do better than those I have on the wall but thats alot easier said than done. I let alot of bucks walk last yr, a 6, and couple of 4s, small basket racked bucks. Unfortunately though, I have no control over what the guy on the next stand does.
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Old 08-08-2010, 04:07 AM
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I'm a hunter....No need to explain anything else.
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Old 08-08-2010, 04:19 AM
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I'm a little of both, I hope to shot 3 does for the meat. Mean while I will only shoot bucks that are 4 to 51/2 years old. Come the last week of the season if I still have a doe tag I will take another doe.
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Old 08-08-2010, 04:38 AM
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Location: Possum Kingdom, SC
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Trophy. Strictly.

I have plenty of meat in the freezer thanks to the feral hogs in my area.

I used to shoot small bucks. Then I realized the potential they would have if I would just let them walk. Now I see big bucks every year and usually put one or two 130" bucks or better in the freezer and on the wall every year. I couldn't be happier.

I do participate in a couple of draw hunts locally that are for population control. Now there I go by "brown it's down" rule.
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Old 08-08-2010, 02:41 PM
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State law requires 3 points on one side here. Once I count that third point, he's in trouble. I only take trophy does, though.
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Old 08-08-2010, 03:46 PM
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Location: moore oklahoma USA,right now in Korea
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its always been and will continue to be all about the meat..

doe looks over 80 lbs and buck over 125lbs im shooting
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Old 08-08-2010, 04:51 PM
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As the ole goat is gettin older and this may be my last year of playing in the hills, I put in for buck n bull...drew both.Gonna see what happens.Not quittin shooting but have ran outta hunting partners!LOL
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Old 08-08-2010, 04:55 PM
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Meat! A mans got to eat.
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