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#3056127 - 11/29/12 11:53 PM Gosh darn it guys!
BigGameGuy
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I've seen more giant buck pics this year than I saw in the first five years of getting on this sight (2004).

If you're not careful and you guys keep posting pics like that you're gonna let the cat outta the bag! After all, everyone knows you have to go to the Midwest to kill giant bucks. ;\)
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#3056143 - 11/30/12 12:24 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: BigGameGuy]
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Giants? Ive seen a couple
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#3056192 - 11/30/12 05:06 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: Football Hunter]
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Don't worry, the new cougar population will slow things down.
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#3056199 - 11/30/12 05:12 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: bowriter]
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 Originally Posted By: bowriter
Don't worry, the new cougar population will slow things down.
this is true
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#3056227 - 11/30/12 05:58 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: catman529]
rem270
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I was telling my plant manager at work about the 25 pt killed in Henderson Co a few days back

He looked at me and said i would have to see some research on that deer because theres none like that in Tn. I said your full of crap get on tndeer.com and see how many big ones have big killed this yr. Even told him the possible mz state record was killed a few weeks back

But hes one that no matter how big a deer it is, he will say, it would have been a good one next yr.

The 6 acres i hunt in Tn is not 500yds from his house and when i killed my 11pt opening day it ate him up \:D


Edited by rem270 (11/30/12 05:59 AM)
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#3056242 - 11/30/12 06:16 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: rem270]
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You got that right, Daryl!
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#3056263 - 11/30/12 06:41 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: JCDEERMAN]
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And its only possible with a one buck limit! Looks like TWRA needs to tell the deer they can't get that big without a one buck limit. Good job TWRA with the management and congratulations to TN hunter's for doing themselves what other states forced upon its hunting population.
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#3056330 - 11/30/12 07:41 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: eddiep]
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How many Giants have been posted? Ive saw a lot of really nice deer posted but I dont know how many I would classify as giants? Definitely some really nice deer killed in TN every year and I think its getting better, but we dont have all that many Giants killed just yet each year.
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#3056341 - 11/30/12 07:47 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: Winchester]
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BGG...I agree. Let's keep this under our hats.
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#3056411 - 11/30/12 08:32 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: Diehard Hunter]
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Yep I've seen a lot of big bucks go down this year. Now if I could just kill one of the 2 I've been chasing all season!
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#3056451 - 11/30/12 08:50 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: Hollar Hunter]
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Two things,

With the acorn crop being so large this year, does are more spread out, and bucks have to travel more.

BUT,

Whether its peoples attitudes towards QDM, or the 3 buck limit, who knows what... Deer are getting bigger in TN.
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#3056474 - 11/30/12 08:56 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: eddiep]
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 Originally Posted By: eddiep
And its only possible with a one buck limit! Looks like TWRA needs to tell the deer they can't get that big without a one buck limit. Good job TWRA with the management and congratulations to TN hunter's for doing themselves what other states forced upon its hunting population.


Really!!! Are we talking about the same state that has 34 B&C bucks all-time? I do agree that some great deer are coming out of TN and can assure you don't want TN to be considered a trophy state. However this should show everyone the potential TN has to produce top end bucks if managed in that direction. This should be a good argument against the theory that TN can't grow trophy bucks because of soils all the other bad reasons thrown out there...seems to me the genetics are there at least in places.

I know what's to come now........ LOL
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#3056711 - 11/30/12 11:00 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: Roost 1]
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Yes it has been a good year for big bucks in Tennessee. It make you wonder how many others that have been killed and never get posted on this web site or any other website for that matter. I also wonder what the percentage of bucks 140+ are made public for all to see.
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#3056725 - 11/30/12 11:07 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: RKenney]
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Appears everything is working and on the right track. Now if I can just get one of those big boys.
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#3056732 - 11/30/12 11:13 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: RKenney]
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 Originally Posted By: RKenney
Yes it has been a good year for big bucks in Tennessee. It make you wonder how many others that have been killed and never get posted on this web site or any other website for that matter. I also wonder what the percentage of bucks 140+ are made public for all to see.


I'd say a LOT more don't make it public than do. I know of at least a dozen really good deer that's not been on here and that's just the ones I've known about.
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#3056760 - 11/30/12 11:29 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: Hollar Hunter]
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Its come a long way in my opinion over the past decade or so. I've seen a lot of big deer taken in my home town especially over the last two years, not to mention all of the studs taken statewide we've all seen posted on here. Buddy of mine got a real nice 8pt this morning.
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#3056811 - 11/30/12 12:10 PM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: PcDeer]
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Coming from the Midwest I may not have see the same size giants as I did there but then we always talked about the giants that came from Canada and Alaska. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence \:\)
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#3056923 - 11/30/12 01:28 PM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: WRbowhunter]
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 Originally Posted By: WRbowhunter
Appears everything is working and on the right track. Now if I can just get one of those big boys.
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#3057125 - 11/30/12 03:48 PM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: DOC1187]
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Terrible state to trophy hunt, abysmally managed. No reason for any one to come here to hunt. In addition, the cougars are absolutely everywhere.
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#3057138 - 11/30/12 03:57 PM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: bowriter]
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 Originally Posted By: bowriter
Terrible state to trophy hunt, abysmally managed. No reason for any one to come here to hunt. In addition, the cougars are absolutely everywhere.
LOL^^^
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#3057184 - 11/30/12 04:43 PM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: Hollar Hunter]
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Correct me if Im reading this incorrectly, so you think if people keep posting pictures of their big monster deer, someone from the midwest is going to come buy up all the land? Please keep posting pictures and writing stories about your killings of big deer, I enjoy reading them and seeing the pictures. I hunt in Stanton Tennessee and Grandjunction, Tn and we have great big monster deer in both places. Don't think anyone is rich enough to buy any of these places that will always be kept in the family. Good hunting boys, Shelby County has the biggest monster deer in the state, hands down. I see them on a daily basis and Im not the least bit trying to poach or figure out how I can hunt them. I hunt my own deer. Merry Christmas and if he has red nose, let him walk.
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#3057227 - 11/30/12 05:25 PM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: Skully]
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Skully, you are reading it incorrectly. We have no monster deer in TN. That is what we have all been saying. No one fomr the Midwest has ever come here and tried to buy land except for factories and hazardous waste dumps. Somehow, there are people who are rich enough to do that.

But nobody wants to come here and hunt and for good reason. Just too dang many cougars.
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#3057305 - 11/30/12 06:19 PM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: bowriter]
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 Originally Posted By: bowriter
Skully, you are reading it incorrectly. We have no monster deer in TN. That is what we have all been saying. No one fomr the Midwest has ever come here and tried to buy land except for factories and hazardous waste dumps. Somehow, there are people who are rich enough to do that.

But nobody wants to come here and hunt and for good reason. Just too dang many cougars.
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#3057717 - 11/30/12 10:30 PM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: Hollar Hunter]
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Yeah just think how many more big bucks and how much faster we would see bigger deer if we had a 1 buck limit and everybody would qiut being so greedy on wanting to kill 3 bucks a year,and the most stupidest thing i have ever heard of is leaving a gun season opened for 2 months.We have a few big bucks show up and TWRA is a (genius)take a look at the past 5 yrs of north american whitetail magazine and see how many bucks are in it from tenn.and how many are from our bordering states.The proof is in the picts.
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#3057829 - 12/01/12 05:40 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: TENN.BOY]
rem270
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 Originally Posted By: TENN.BOY
Yeah just think how many more big bucks and how much faster we would see bigger deer if we had a 1 buck limit and everybody would qiut being so greedy on wanting to kill 3 bucks a year,and the most stupidest thing i have ever heard of is leaving a gun season opened for 2 months.We have a few big bucks show up and TWRA is a (genius)take a look at the past 5 yrs of north american whitetail magazine and see how many bucks are in it from tenn.and how many are from our bordering states.The proof is in the picts.


Hell of a way to ruin a good thread. Way to go
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#3057835 - 12/01/12 05:51 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: TENN.BOY]
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 Originally Posted By: TENN.BOY
Yeah just think how many more big bucks and how much faster we would see bigger deer if we had a 1 buck limit and everybody would qiut being so greedy on wanting to kill 3 bucks a year,and the most stupidest thing i have ever heard of is leaving a gun season opened for 2 months.We have a few big bucks show up and TWRA is a (genius)take a look at the past 5 yrs of north american whitetail magazine and see how many bucks are in it from tenn.and how many are from our bordering states.The proof is in the picts.


^^^ this post wins "most idiotic post" for 2012.
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#3057836 - 12/01/12 05:51 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: rem270]
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Its all them dang Trophy rocks I have been putting out....thank me later....Since you live in Halls sometime I need to show ya some of my trail cam pics...Like this one

Edited by TrailWatcher (12/01/12 06:04 AM)
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#3058054 - 12/01/12 09:35 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: TrailWatcher]
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how many picts of differant bucks that size do you have?lets see what you got and i can show you at least 10 that size from my trail cams in ohio in the last 3 months,and that is for sure a good buck

Edited by TENN.BOY (12/01/12 09:37 AM)

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#3058058 - 12/01/12 09:37 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: TENN.BOY]
rem270
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 Originally Posted By: TENN.BOY
how many picts of differant bucks that size do you have?lets see what you got and i can show you at least 10 that size from my trail cams in ohio in the last 3 months


Then stay in Ohio \:\)
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#3058064 - 12/01/12 09:40 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: rem270]
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im just stating the facts,the proof is in the picts and the 3 bucks we killed that went over 140+ off our property in nov.
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#3058066 - 12/01/12 09:41 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: rem270]
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im just stating the facts,the proof is in the picts and the 3 bucks we killed that went over 140+ off our property in nov.
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#3058074 - 12/01/12 09:47 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: TENN.BOY]
rem270
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 Originally Posted By: TENN.BOY
im just stating the facts,the proof is in the picts and the 3 bucks we killed that went over 140+ off our property in nov.



I dont even hunt Tn much. Mainly because i dont have a solid place to hunt and i dont want to fork out the money for a lease. I have 6 acres i can hunt but you never know when my buddy will be on it with a rifle in bow, mz or rifle season so i just hunt it a few times a yr. The one and only time i did this yr was opening day of Tn and i killed a 132" 3yr old 11pt.

I hunt Ky all the time, actually own the place i hunt. I get pics of several 130-150s a yr but i dont post them on here and brag about Ky being a 1 buck state and how Tn should go to it or do other stuff different.

Just be glad there are deer in Tn and hunt the way you want. If you want a 1 buck limit, only kill 1 a year. You dont have to kill 3 just because your allowed to.

Dont sweat the small stuff in life, lifes to short for that. have fun and be happy ;\)
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#3058080 - 12/01/12 09:57 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: rem270]
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 Originally Posted By: rem270
 Originally Posted By: TENN.BOY
im just stating the facts,the proof is in the picts and the 3 bucks we killed that went over 140+ off our property in nov.



I dont even hunt Tn much. Mainly because i dont have a solid place to hunt and i dont want to fork out the money for a lease. I have 6 acres i can hunt but you never know when my buddy will be on it with a rifle in bow, mz or rifle season so i just hunt it a few times a yr. The one and only time i did this yr was opening day of Tn and i killed a 132" 3yr old 11pt.

I hunt Ky all the time, actually own the place i hunt. I get pics of several 130-150s a yr but i dont post them on here and brag about Ky being a 1 buck state and how Tn should go to it or do other stuff different.

Just be glad there are deer in Tn and hunt the way you want. If you want a 1 buck limit, only kill 1 a year. You dont have to kill 3 just because your allowed to.

Dont sweat the small stuff in life, lifes to short for that. have fun and be happy ;\)




Thats easy for you to say, everybody can't hunt Kentucky. I bet if the olny place you had to hunt was in unit a or b of Tennessee you would be changing your tune.


Edited by bigdog7mm (12/01/12 09:57 AM)

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#3058091 - 12/01/12 10:10 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: bigdog7mm]
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I know people have alot of different opinions on how many bucks we can kill a season and honestly I would like the 1 buck rule. I know on my farms I have an abundance of small bucks and 2.5 year old bucks but not many mature bucks. i have a pic of 2 big bucks one prob 3.5 and the other atleast 4.5 and another farm we have I have had a sighting with what I call the TV deer biggest buck ive seen and I have only seen him twice one time during MZ about 3 years ago and once this year and he has to be 6.5 has to be . While we like the 3 buck limit we have leaned towards the 1 buck limit after seeing these big deer and have decided that on our farms its gotta be outside the ears and atleast 8 points. While that has been hard to do this year I have stuck to it and only killed one lil buck that was a 6 that was all busted and broken up and he had to 3.5 im almost certain. Yes other people around us might shoot smaller deer however we have decided not to . Might not see a giant for a while but Im 27 now and my dad is 50 and while we love killing deer we would love to get a monster to hang on the wall so we will do our part in culling does and select bucks but for the most part were only trying to take mature deer from here on out. . Yes I know alot of people dont have the luxury to do that. Just my 2 cents on the topic. If you want to see big deer let the lil guys walk to see another year
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#3058112 - 12/01/12 10:30 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: Terence]
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AMEN TERENCE!!!!! thats all it would take is a lil bit of discipline from everybodys part.
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#3058114 - 12/01/12 10:32 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: Terence]
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Well, let's all get our popcorn and drink and watch the buck limit crap again. Always has to be some self-educated idiot come up with a good plan to grow big bucks in TN.
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#3058118 - 12/01/12 10:35 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: Terence]
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AMEN TERENCE!!!!! thats all it would take is a lil bit of discipline from everybodys part.I didnt mean to get everybody all jacked up on this subject i was venting a lil bit.My point was, why does anybody need to kill 3 bucks a year ,if you need meat in the freezer kill you a few big does and then set back and wait on that big buck
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#3058125 - 12/01/12 10:42 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: bowriter]
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well( BOWRITER )go get your popcorn and drink because the last time i checked this was a deer hunting talk forum,see ya im outa here gone hunting
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#3058127 - 12/01/12 10:44 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: TENN.BOY]
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How bout guy #1 do what he wants on his land and guy #2 do what he wants on his land? Its a deer! Follow the laws set in place by TWRA and enjoy! If a guys shoots 3 spikes a year so be it. I
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#3058159 - 12/01/12 11:20 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: swhackmaster]
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Well i am a meat hunter so what i want is for there to be more deer so i want to change the limits to 3 total does and 3 bucks a day. That wway we will have a lot of prego does to make more meat. Works in beef. You also dont allow bucks tell breading is done.
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#3058170 - 12/01/12 11:28 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: waynesworld]
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i really dont want to get into this fight but let me ask this i wonder what percentage of hunters kill 1 or 2 bucks vs how many actually kill 3 a year ...
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#3058176 - 12/01/12 11:33 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: swhackmaster]
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 Originally Posted By: shwackmaster
How bout guy #1 do what he wants on his land and guy #2 do what he wants on his land? Its a deer! Follow the laws set in place by TWRA and enjoy! If a guys shoots 3 spikes a year so be it. I



Thats basically what Im getting at if u want bigger deer let them lil ones walk if u want to shoot any deer then by all means do so . We have a small farm that we do that on because it just doesnt have the potential for big deer to small of farm thats all woods with to many fields bordering every edge but I get about 2 or 3 out of there every year usually does. The 8 point I have posted here came from that same land just was in the right place at the right time kind of thing . Only seen one other buck out there all year

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#3058182 - 12/01/12 11:35 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: Terence]
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This is first time ever that I only have one buck tag left and both were within the limits i have tried to hold myself to on my farm.
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#3058214 - 12/01/12 11:58 AM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: Terence]
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The regularity of this topic, and the veracity with which it is argued by both sides never ceases to amaze me, but what amazes me more, is that nobody does anything but bitch.

During a football game in high school I was arguing with another player about whose fault it was that we went three-and-out twice in a row and my coach grabbed me by the face mask and yelled something that has stuck with me ever since. "If bitching helped anything I would bitch right along with you, but it doesn't! So shut the hell up and go do something about it."

For those of you who are advocating the virtues of a 1 buck limit, have you called a legislature? Attended any public meetings? Started a petition? Contacted your neighboring land owners about QDM practice? Or do you just bitch about it on a talk form?

I am personally on the fence about the limit. If the limit is 1 or 15 I'm not going to hunt differently. A lower limit might increase the age class in my hunting area and that's a good thing -- but I respect the guy who gets a huge thrill out of killing 2 or 3 deer that I might not kill myself. I can see both arguments but I'm tired of reading about them without any action being taken.

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#3058305 - 12/01/12 02:18 PM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: Southern Sportsman]
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Well I went home to NY a 1 buck limit state and most seen what I took. Well The state has big deer and I have one on my wall to prove it.

But just because it is a 1 buck limit state does not mean hunters wont shoot spikes, 3 pts 5pt and so on.

I seen 2 bucks when I was home. 5pt and an 8pt. I got the 5pt.

Ny has gone to antler restriction. Well how come I did not see bigger and larger antlered bucks. Hmmmmmm I dont get it. I guess the soil is bad and does not produce them, Or its genetics.

I shoot 3 bucks if i can and in 12 years here i tagged out once. Oh not because i did not try. due to the long drives to middle and west tn and cost of fuel I will shoot 3 bucks if i can if i can doe days are just as tough as buck days in east TN. I dont agree with the doe limits, I have seen one doe this season and she got a pass. Why because a buck was chasing her and he got a bullet.
I am a meat hunter as well. But i have the choice to let bucks walk and it should be my choice as long as i am within the Law.


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#3058337 - 12/01/12 02:43 PM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: TENN.BOY]
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 Originally Posted By: TENN.BOY
im just stating the facts,the proof is in the picts and the 3 bucks we killed that went over 140+ off our property in nov.
sounds like you got a good spot. Also sounds like a 140 inch buck is pretty normal around your parts. In Tennessee, a 149 inch buck is more of a trophy because its not as common. But it does seem we are getting more big bucks lately. But I hope we don't get em like Ohio, because I dont want Tennessee to become a tourist attraction to hunters.
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#3058352 - 12/01/12 03:06 PM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: TENN.BOY]
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 Originally Posted By: TENN.BOY
how many picts of differant bucks that size do you have?lets see what you got and i can show you at least 10 that size from my trail cams in ohio in the last 3 months,and that is for sure a good buck
I'm sorry I posted the wrong pic I was gonna show this one You had better stick with Ohio.. ;)This season we stared a 4 on one side or better rule on our property so maybe someday we can have some of those BC deer on our walls...
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#3058395 - 12/01/12 03:38 PM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: TrailWatcher]
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Man, im sure big game guy would not have posted this topic if he thought it would turn into the never ending debate that we have allseen on this forum before. I might be new to posting but I have been reading on this sight since it started. We all know there are different views and opions. I agree with southern sportsman...if you want to make a change do something about it and stop the complaining. I hunt within the guidlines of our laws and have great hunting buddies who stand on opposite sides of the aisle regarding the limit. When I first read big game guys topic I thought it was a positive thread about our state. However it has turned into another slippery slope topic that goes bad.
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#3058419 - 12/01/12 04:00 PM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: volunteer1]
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It seems to me that what regs we have now are working just fine. Several people I know have gotten some very nice ones on public land with a 3 buck limit in place. Imagine that. It happened without a one buck limit or size restrictions. Who'da thunk it?
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#3058591 - 12/01/12 05:50 PM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: Bowdacious]
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#3059468 - 12/02/12 12:22 PM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: bowriter]
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The law is the law, thanks TWRA, keep up the good work. This years hunting season was set up perfect. If I hear one more thing about growing deer Im going to throw up. Just put the darn thing in a pen and feed it slop and let it out and shoot it. Why take the natural out of hunting? Because you want the biggest rack? I want the most tender tenderlon. Shelby County has giant big ole monster deer.
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#3059816 - 12/02/12 05:01 PM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: Skully]
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#3060373 - 12/02/12 09:10 PM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: bowriter]
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Skully, you are absolutely correct!! I live in Arlington and I am by no means a pro at scoring a rack (A bucks rack anyway), but I have seen at least a dozen bucks in Arlington the last two years that I can say for sure would score over 150"!! I saw one a couple weeks ago crossing Airline Rd. at dusk that might have approached 180"!! Shelby Co. does indeed have MONSTER bucks!!
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#3061699 - 12/03/12 06:04 PM Re: Gosh darn it guys! [Re: BusyDad71]
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Ive driven from Bartlett to Arlington everyday for the last 2 weeks and will be for the next 2 weeks. See deer in the morning but way more in the afternoon. Watched a small buck walking behind a doe this afternoon breathing like he was about to pass out. Im sure she was ripe. Buddy of mine has a 16 and a 14pt on his trail cam. 2 most beautiful, perfect racked deer Ive ever seen. The 14 is bigger than the 16 but the 16 has a wider rack. Not sure how to score but I killed a 135 2 years ago and these make mine look like a spike. The 14pt has long thick tines and I guarantee you its at least a 160+ class deer.
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