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#3099951 - 12/29/12 09:17 AM Re: Buck Standards. [Re: Crosshairy]
Bottom Hunter
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Registered: 12/29/06
Posts: 16316
Loc: Hatchie Bottoms

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 Originally Posted By: Crosshairy
To me, deer are first and foremost MEAT. Ideal situation for bucks in the first half of the season is that I see a big doe and a little buck walk out - in that situation, the buck gets to walk.

This year, however, my dad, brother, and I all saw tons of small bucks and no does for 2 solid weeks. In that situation, 3 small bucks got shot between the three of us.

Basically, I look at the state of my freezer versus the time I have left in the season, and take into account how many deer I've been seeing. If I'm confident of seeing some does, then I will let small bucks pass for a while. As the season draws to a close, I'll shoot whatever I can get if I still need a deer.

My goal is three deer for me. I have lots of people that have asked me for some meat at work. I guess my ideal deer count would be 4-5 per season, but I usually only get 2.

If I see a big buck on one of the properties I hunt, I'll go after him specifically a couple of times or more, depending on my free time, but I'm not going to "waste" a whole season passing on deer just to get some antlers.



I am intrigued by the use of the word WASTE in regards to deer season.....

I have been deer hunting almost 40 years and can never remember a deer season that I didn't enjoy and whether I killed a deer or not , I never considered my time WASTED.

Must be the younger generation...lol.

If I ever thought that I was wasting my time sitting in the deer woods, well, I'd be on a golf course somewhere...

Not calling you out, but I just have never heard anyone use the word WASTE, in describing the time they spent in the deer woods...
I seem to get something out of every minute I am there...imo.

thanks
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#3100422 - 12/29/12 06:20 PM Re: Buck Standards. [Re: Bottom Hunter]
Crosshairy
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Registered: 08/22/06
Posts: 2656
Loc: Bartlett, TN

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 Originally Posted By: Bottom Hunter
 Originally Posted By: Crosshairy
To me, deer are first and foremost MEAT. Ideal situation for bucks in the first half of the season is that I see a big doe and a little buck walk out - in that situation, the buck gets to walk.

This year, however, my dad, brother, and I all saw tons of small bucks and no does for 2 solid weeks. In that situation, 3 small bucks got shot between the three of us.

Basically, I look at the state of my freezer versus the time I have left in the season, and take into account how many deer I've been seeing. If I'm confident of seeing some does, then I will let small bucks pass for a while. As the season draws to a close, I'll shoot whatever I can get if I still need a deer.

My goal is three deer for me. I have lots of people that have asked me for some meat at work. I guess my ideal deer count would be 4-5 per season, but I usually only get 2.

If I see a big buck on one of the properties I hunt, I'll go after him specifically a couple of times or more, depending on my free time, but I'm not going to "waste" a whole season passing on deer just to get some antlers.



I am intrigued by the use of the word WASTE in regards to deer season.....

I have been deer hunting almost 40 years and can never remember a deer season that I didn't enjoy and whether I killed a deer or not , I never considered my time WASTED.

Must be the younger generation...lol.

If I ever thought that I was wasting my time sitting in the deer woods, well, I'd be on a golf course somewhere...

Not calling you out, but I just have never heard anyone use the word WASTE, in describing the time they spent in the deer woods...
I seem to get something out of every minute I am there...imo.

thanks


My point of view is colored by two primary factors (one of which I've already pointed out) - if I don't have venison in the freezer at the end of the season, then I am sorely disappointed. Also, I'm married with two young kids. Consequently, I don't have the luxury of time to intensely hunt after some big buck AND hunt for meat deer AND hunt for small game/ducks AND scout/prep hunting property.

If I were single or married to a hunter and had no kids, I'd have a significant amount of extra time to dedicate to all of those things. My reality, however, is an exercise in being pretty picky about what and when I hunt. If I allow myself to be distracted by antlers to the point that I don't kill any deer for the season, then I would be disappointed to the point of considering some of that time wasted.

Does that mean I didn't have fun? Of course not! I love just spending time in the woods, regardless of the outcome. But there are lots of things I'd like to do that I can't. "Wasted" may be too strong of a word, but "improperly prioritized" would certainly apply. I hunt an average of one morning per week for the MZ and gun seasons. Time is precious!
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#3100604 - 12/29/12 08:25 PM Re: Buck Standards. [Re: Crosshairy]
Viper (tp)
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Registered: 12/23/04
Posts: 9425
Loc: greenfield, tenn.

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Its a personal preference for me. Yes some are not to others standards, but if it hits me to bust him, I'm going to try my best to bust him.
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#3100842 - 12/29/12 10:29 PM Re: Buck Standards. [Re: easy45]
deerhunter10
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Registered: 08/21/12
Posts: 3372
Loc: maury county tn

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Yes I'm very picky the last month of season but I'm pretty picky either way but even more in December and first of jan
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