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Author Topic: Waddell goes off...  (Read 943 times)

Offline yari

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Re: Waddell goes off...
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2017, 03:54:41 PM »
Yari, DEhunter and I are on the same page.  I don't get the thrill of shooting small/immature bucks as I did 25 years ago, so I let them walk.  I do, however, get pumped when I see a mature buck so that is what I choose to pursue.  They bring so much more to the table (no PUN intended).  If I eat a tag, I eat a tag.  If I need meat, I shoot does.  I also, have gotten to the point I enjoy managing deer nearly as much as harvesting them.  I love constructing food plots, hanging stands, cataloging pictures of bucks as the mature, etc.  I realize many people are not as fortunate given the time constraints they have to hunt or limited access to good hunting property, etc.  If I only had a week to hunt per year in a marginal hunting location, I too would probably shoot the first buck that crossed my sight.  A lot of variables can get introduced into this equation.         

good point Ben. we all are in different situations. as long as it's a legal deer and there are no restrictions on the property being hunted, have at it if you want
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Re: Waddell goes off...
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2017, 09:24:17 PM »
I really think he's right on , it's much more fun when you are open to shooting other bucks , it was fun to take a smaller buck with a smaller rack out of the gene pool .  ##$%#1118
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Re: Waddell goes off...
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2017, 08:51:09 AM »
its all about the circumstances at your location. In Kentucky, you get one buck and two does. thats it. we have elected to not shoot does because we are trying to build the deer population back up after blue tongue wiped them out. that leaves me 1 deer to kill if I see a trophy and I pass 99% of the time. The wife and I can easily eat 2 deer a year...  I dont know... maybe im just getting older but sitting out there day after day waiting on a 150" deer I will probably never see is just getting old and boring. If I want to just be alone in nature, I can do it with a fishing pole in one hand and a beer in the other..
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Re: Waddell goes off...
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2017, 08:01:53 PM »
With my 5th year hunting deer, i have been grateful to take does for freezer filler.  I have enjoyed the process, harvesting, field dressing, processing, cooking and best of all, eating food hunted.  Now, if lady luck brings out a nice bruiser, why yes, i will send an arrow or pill to bring him down.  Despite what the good Lord has brought my life this past year, being in the woods has made life simpler.  I will continue to focus on "living grateful and living in joy" even when some days are difficult.

Thanks HM and good luck to everyone's rest of season.  We are already blessed by being able to step into the woods.
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Re: Waddell goes off...
« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2017, 09:16:14 AM »
I shoot doe for meat and then trophy hunt. I get more enjoyment out of watching the deer do there thing in the wild. I have no problem with someone shooting a small buck. To each there own. The past two seasons are mainly about my son. Watching him get excited and harvest what ever he wants is way more fun than shooting a monster by myself.
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