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Author Topic: Would you?  (Read 1063 times)

Offline dave 1211

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Re: Would you?
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2014, 10:08:38 PM »
food is food  ##$%#111  when do we eat
time for food plots deer season is coming 10/1/20

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Re: Would you?
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2014, 10:18:16 PM »
There are many in this state that say " if it's brown it's down " , always nice to put something in the freezer .
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Offline AaronS

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Re: Would you?
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2014, 07:11:41 AM »
Congrats on the buck neighbor!
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Offline 4blade

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Re: Would you?
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2014, 07:13:52 AM »
Nice deer and congratulations.


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Re: Would you?
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2014, 10:04:16 AM »
If I'm hunting meat then yes I would. Here the farmers don't want you to pass anything small deer eat just like big ones to them. I would usually pass a young spike but if he has got some age on him say 3yrs he is done. I agree there is no right or wrong here as long as you are happy I say roll on it's your hunt your tag your decision.
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Offline lefthandpale

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Re: Would you?
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2014, 10:33:04 AM »
If I know my buck population is up I will take one as I hunt for the freezer mostly. Big boy walks by I will try to take him down. I can't eat the antlers.

Offline buckone1

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Re: Would you?
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2014, 03:18:31 PM »
We have a one buck rule here in Indiana, so now if Mr. Big walks by, i will have to pass on him and wait for MRS Big.
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Offline weberj62

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Re: Would you?
« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2014, 10:03:31 PM »
I have but he was stalking me. No for real he followed me up until I got to this gaint oak and was at full draw when he walk in at ten yards.

But in the early days is first come first serv e.  Got a family to feed then will bone hunt.
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Offline heflinsi

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Re: Would you?
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2014, 07:22:48 PM »
Me personally no, I am holding myself to deer that are at least four years old....but I won't say its wrong either.  The land I'm hunting is my own property so I am managing it for more mature bucks.  I often carry kids from church or my 72 year old Dad, I allow them to kill anything legal.
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Re: Would you?
« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2014, 08:32:09 AM »
I would pass as well but, don't begrudge those who do. I too believe taking an adult doe would be better suited.
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Offline Powers450r

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Re: Would you?
« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2014, 09:00:50 AM »
We only get 1 buck tag. I think hunting for freezer he is great meat. I usually try to hold out for a big one but when it gets late in season I'd rather eat the spike than the tag.
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Re: Would you?
« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2014, 09:18:24 AM »
if it is legal it is down until the freezer is full, than we start passing on younger deer
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Offline jackson

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Re: Would you?
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2014, 03:12:47 PM »
will I have plan A and plan B  plan A  says I go until muzzle loader season to try and get the big boy on the block . BUT when muzzleloader season comes in I go to Plan B which says if it is brown put it on the ground. But all kidding aside I still try to get a 6 point or better. or a nice big Doe . South western Ohio we do have some nice big farm land Does. 

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Re: Would you?
« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2014, 04:51:20 PM »
I have, I usually know what our age count is in the area I hunt and a couple of times I have taken spike and 4 point yearlings for the freezer.  Don't get me wrong I would not pass up taking that big guy but I fill me freezer first during hunting season.  In Virginia we get 6 deer tags.  Once the freezer is taken care of and a few folks I know love to get the meat then I sit and wait for Mr. Wonderful.

This is exactly how I feel too. In Alabama you can shoot more than enough deer over the course of a season so I'll fill the freezer with a decent size Spike or Doe and then wait for Mr. Trophy! Normally I get Does and let Spikes pass but if the freezer is empty a Spike could be in trouble if he's of any decent size!
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Re: Would you?
« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2014, 09:54:20 PM »
Used to be that I would try to shoot the first buck I saw, as we get one buck tag only (unless you get the combo license, which costs more money, but you can take 2 bucks)  After shooting a real nice buck, I have become a bit more discriminating, but I still hunt for meat.  Last year I passed up a 6 pt (after an 8pt and 9pt were taken at my place) and ended up not filling my buck tag.  This year, no, I would not pass a spike.  I only have 2 packages of venison left (after having taken 2 does last season)
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