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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-28-2009, 09:30 PM
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We pretty much can shoot as many does as we can. the bag limit is 1 deer per tag and only 2 antlered deer per year. But I hunt a conservation district and have very limited time in the field. and our primary job is to thin the herd.
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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-30-2009, 09:27 AM
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There is just something about bucks that lures people in. Especially young or inexperienced hunters will always opt for the buck over a doe if they have the choice. I have had the opportunity to introduce many hunters to the sport and when asking what they want to shoot the answer is 100% of the time a buck. It is neat for them to have something to show for their hunt other than the meat. They can go and show off the antlers to friends and family and feel like they have accomplished more when they have killed a buck. It used to be that way for me too. I have my garage lined with racks that are less than stellar from years past. This year I have killed 4 does, and have not yet killed a buck. I hope I do, but have decided not to kill the young or even marginal deer this year. I can understand why people do...I love whitetail racks too.

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post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-30-2009, 12:39 PM
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I think flexj made a very valid point.

Now this thought is not for meat hunters but for just your everyday new hunter. Like flex said they are thrilled with what they get to keep. Even if its only a fork horn. They still get something they get to keep. I think most people "progress" into bigger mature buck hunters. Just like flexj did. He has filled his garage with small racks and now wants more of a challenge to hunt something bigger and wiser.
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post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-30-2009, 03:21 PM
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yup good point. who don't like the antlers. as you said as we grow as hunters i think we become a little wiser. again to those who may disagree shoot what makes you happy and i'll be happy for/with you, but its food for thought.

the four stages of being a hunter. 1. shoot a deer. 2. shoot lots of deer. 3. shoot big deer. 4. shoot the right deer. i'm kinda a quivering mass of all four i guess.

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the four stages of being a hunter. 1. shoot a deer. 2. shoot lots of deer. 3. shoot big deer. 4. shoot the right deer. i'm kinda a quivering mass of all four i guess.
I think it's more like,
1. Try finding a Deer, 2. Try to shoot a Deer, (overcome buckfever)
3. Finally shoot a Deer, 4. start over at step 1.

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.
-Benjamin Franklin

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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-30-2009, 06:09 PM
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I think it's more like,
1. Try finding a Deer, 2. Try to shoot a Deer, (overcome buckfever)
3. Finally shoot a Deer, 4. start over at step 1.
hahahahahaha
post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-30-2009, 08:25 PM
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Words of a wise person #1 rule-- have fun with what you do or don't do it at all. #2--The only one you need to satisfy is yourself. #3 be open to advice but remember that opinions are like poopers, everyone has one and they all stink .

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post #18 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-01-2009, 03:56 PM
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yup good point. Who don't like the antlers. As you said as we grow as hunters i think we become a little wiser. Again to those who may disagree shoot what makes you happy and i'll be happy for/with you, but its food for thought.

The four stages of being a hunter. 1. Shoot a deer. 2. Shoot lots of deer. 3. Shoot big deer. 4. Shoot the right deer. I'm kinda a quivering mass of all four i guess.
thats a good one ! Lol
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post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-01-2009, 06:27 PM
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not sure

were i am in canada you can get up to i think 4 or 5 doe tags and only one buck but thats because our does outnumber our bucks big time
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