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#3166059 - 02/16/13 10:33 AM How many meat hunters?
ImThere
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Go shed hunting? Just a weird random thought that popped in my head
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#3166091 - 02/16/13 10:59 AM Re: How many meat hunters? [Re: ImThere]
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Have not ever been shed hunting, but now that I have a place that nobody else hunts, I am going this year just to see what I can find, but as well, will give me a chance to look over the property for next year stand locations.
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#3166102 - 02/16/13 11:09 AM Re: How many meat hunters? [Re: brmaster]
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The way some make it sound meat hunters only go to the woods to fill the frezzer then stay home when its full lol.Non trophy hunters would be a better discription of of folks who are not consumed by antler size.Id saythey spend as much time in the woods as any other hunter Imo lol
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#3166113 - 02/16/13 11:15 AM Re: How many meat hunters? [Re: mike243]
brmaster
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Im not a trophy hunter, I am a meat hunter, usually try to take 3 deer per season, but wont shoot the baby either, have passed on a few because there was a little with her.
But yes, trophy rack would be nice, need a match to the 9 point i have mounted.
Maybe now since moved to Shelbyville and have a place to hunt that only 2 others have been hunting I have a better chance
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#3166215 - 02/16/13 01:11 PM Re: How many meat hunters? [Re: brmaster]
ImThere
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Welcome to town brmaster we live between lewisburg and shelbyville

Like i said it was just a wierd thought that came to mind with all the shed and skull find threads
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#3166219 - 02/16/13 01:15 PM Re: How many meat hunters? [Re: ImThere]
brmaster
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I am about 8 miles outside of town
on 130 west
Was in Lewisburg yesterday job hunting
Was going out shed hunting today, but think I will just stay inside where it is warm and watch some B Ball
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#3166232 - 02/16/13 01:27 PM Re: How many meat hunters? [Re: brmaster]
WestTn Huntin'man
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I hunt for meat and I hunt for the Big Boys.Depends on where and when I'm hunting.I also hunt for Sheds. Shed season is the only time I scout my sanctuaries for next season.It is also when I'm scouting for turkey season.
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#3166339 - 02/16/13 03:24 PM Re: How many meat hunters? [Re: mike243]
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 Originally Posted By: mike243
The way some make it sound meat hunters only go to the woods to fill the frezzer then stay home when its full lol.Non trophy hunters would be a better discription of of folks who are not consumed by antler size.Id saythey spend as much time in the woods as any other hunter Imo lol


i would have to disagree. if horns holds hold no value to the hunter, why would he stomp around in a cold woods to pick them up.
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#3166343 - 02/16/13 03:31 PM Re: How many meat hunters? [Re: redblood]
brmaster
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 Originally Posted By: redblood
 Originally Posted By: mike243
The way some make it sound meat hunters only go to the woods to fill the frezzer then stay home when its full lol.Non trophy hunters would be a better discription of of folks who are not consumed by antler size.Id saythey spend as much time in the woods as any other hunter Imo lol


i would have to disagree. if horns holds hold no value to the hunter, why would he stomp around in a cold woods to pick them up.


Maybe to see what he missed seeing, or to plan for next season hunt locations
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#3166409 - 02/16/13 04:38 PM Re: How many meat hunters? [Re: brmaster]
mike243
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Lol redblood.you ever heard of squirrel hunting? How about any small game after deer season?.I'm just. A deer hunter with deep roots into small game as that's about all there was when I was growing up.
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#3166426 - 02/16/13 04:52 PM Re: How many meat hunters? [Re: redblood]
WestTn Huntin'man
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 Originally Posted By: redblood
 Originally Posted By: mike243
The way some make it sound meat hunters only go to the woods to fill the frezzer then stay home when its full lol.Non trophy hunters would be a better discription of of folks who are not consumed by antler size.Id saythey spend as much time in the woods as any other hunter Imo lol


i would have to disagree. if horns holds hold no value to the hunter, why would he stomp around in a cold woods to pick them up.

Where have you seen anyone post "Horns Have No Value" to any hunter ??Just because someone may not be Obsessed with horns and horn size does not mean they find no value in them.I hunt for many things including sheds because I like to hunt and enjoy the searching and finding part very much. The same reason some people hunt arrow heads,metal detect,small game hunt ,it is also the reason many people fish. The searching and finding is just as much fun as the end result be it on the table or the wall.
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#3166499 - 02/16/13 05:57 PM Re: How many meat hunters? [Re: mike243]
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 Originally Posted By: mike243
Lol redblood.you ever heard of squirrel hunting? How about any small game after deer season?.I'm just. A deer hunter with deep roots into small game as that's about all there was when I was growing up.
Thats funny,if memory serves,Redblood is an advocate of all kinds of hunting,tree rats,coyotes etc.
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#3166501 - 02/16/13 05:59 PM Re: How many meat hunters? [Re: Football Hunter]
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Im a "trophy hunter" or "quality antler hunter" whatever,and hardly if ever look for sheds,even when working at my place in the spring.Just not my thing,I like to get em the old fashioned way \:\)
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#3166589 - 02/16/13 06:51 PM Re: How many meat hunters? [Re: Football Hunter]
mike243
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I know he is football hunter.I find more during turkey season than late season romper thru the woods.I'm just not absessed with them lol.love to kill big deer but where I live chance are slim.more hunters than deer most of the time.
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#3166597 - 02/16/13 06:57 PM Re: How many meat hunters? [Re: mike243]
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Trophy Eating. Quality Deer Eating. Antlers are nice, too. So is whiskey.
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#3168265 - 02/18/13 07:50 AM Re: How many meat hunters? [Re: mike243]
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Never gone out specifically for sheds but when I'm walking through the woods anywhere I'm always looking around for whatever I may find
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#3168653 - 02/18/13 02:01 PM Re: How many meat hunters? [Re: Coach]
redblood
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i dont care either way. and i spend alot more days afield squirrel, tureky, rabbit and coyote hunting than i do deer hunting. i have one exactly one shed in my life and it was a four inch spike!
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#3168665 - 02/18/13 02:12 PM Re: How many meat hunters? [Re: redblood]
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I hunt for meat almost exclusively, but typically pass on some deer if I'm having a decent season and seeing more than usual. Last year was not really one of those years. My private land spot stunk. On public land I passed on a few baby bucks, but eventually ended up killing a 4-point after not seeing any does for an abnormally long time.

I've never been to the woods for the sole reason of looking for sheds. I could only dream of having the free time to do stuff like that. I have chores and other junk that I've been ignoring for MONTHS that I'm just now taking care of.

That said, I will certainly look for sheds when I have an opportunity to do late season squirrel or rabbit hunting. So far, I think I've found 2 in 10 years...lol

A shed is neat, but unless it was just something super rare, I don't get that excited about it. My dad and I found a really nice one last year that had been chewed on some. I'd say it came from a 130+" deer, which is bigger than any I've ever killed.
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#3168994 - 02/18/13 06:57 PM Re: How many meat hunters? [Re: Crosshairy]
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Hitting the woods for any reason is a bonus to me,I always look for a critter in season & enjoy just getting out.spent a few hrs in the woods with the grandson yesterday,great time & memories for us
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#3169544 - 02/19/13 09:24 AM Re: How many meat hunters? [Re: mike243]
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I don't understand why there has to be this such a line in the sand between trophy hunting and meat hunting. I think you can do both.
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#3169552 - 02/19/13 09:29 AM Re: How many meat hunters? [Re: Poser]
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
I don't understand why there has to be this such a line in the sand between trophy hunting and meat hunting. I think you can do both.


I agree. I try to fill my freezer with mature bucks and does.

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#3169609 - 02/19/13 10:52 AM Re: How many meat hunters? [Re: ImThere]
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Don't consider myself just a meat hunter, but I've never been shed hunting. I did find a shed once, by accident.
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#3169617 - 02/19/13 11:01 AM Re: How many meat hunters? [Re: MUP]
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I've found more sheds not hunting for them than I have when I did hunt for them. I'd rather find a shed than a skull. My best (but not biggest) "shed" find actualy came after hearing 2 bucks going at it just over a ridgetop from my stand. Afterwards I got down and walked over to where they had been fighting and found a freshly broken off side with 4 points on it.
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#3169707 - 02/19/13 01:02 PM Re: How many meat hunters? [Re: Bayou Buck]
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 Originally Posted By: Bayou Buck
 Originally Posted By: Poser
I don't understand why there has to be this such a line in the sand between trophy hunting and meat hunting. I think you can do both.


I agree. I try to fill my freezer with mature bucks and does.


X10.......Just because I don't shoot immature bucks doesn't make me only a horn hunter . I also kill plenty of does to fill my freezer and others every year. I think I've donated to the hunters for the hungry for 5 seasons straight now as well...
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#3169954 - 02/19/13 05:49 PM Re: How many meat hunters? [Re: Hollar Hunter]
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Hunting mature bucks is, I believe, a legitimate pursuit, test of skill, etc. Hunting for meat is of course entirely legitimate and the ultimate goal of hunting. Pure Trophyism, unto itself, is a entirely frivolous pursuit.
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#3169976 - 02/19/13 06:04 PM Re: How many meat hunters? [Re: Poser]
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I am obsessed with deer hunting and I'm obsessed with shed hunting. I love antlers, on or off a deer. I would rather pass young bucks and shoot older ones, an would love to kill a monster racked buck, but I don't at all regret killing a buck with one antler broke off and 3 pt on the other antler because I knew he was older. A 120 inch 5 year old next to a 130 inch 3 year old both broadside and my gun or bow is ready to shoot.... The 5 year old will die, but if the 3 year old is a 160 inch deer then he would die instead. So basically I care more about age of a buck than rack unless the rack is extra special....

I'll kill just about any deer though, other than passing some young bucks for an older one. I have been fortunate (lucky) enough to kill a deer from every age class from 0.5 up to 5.5 years old and got plenty of meat and had to borrow extra freezer space.

Nothing gets me as pumped about antlers though as shed hunting. I started shed hunting before deer hunting and my first 2 sheds were a fresh matching set. And I'm still hooked and will probably shed hunt some more tomorrow!
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#3174161 - 02/23/13 07:23 PM Re: How many meat hunters? [Re: mike243]
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Dont shed hunt, never have. cant eat them, I like being suprised each year. Heck I dont even set out trail cameras. they are collecting dust lol.
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