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#3665639 - 05/08/14 01:08 PM Faked Trophy Kills in Hunting Industry
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Mud Dauber
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Its entirely possible to chase big, mature, deer (and, yes, even consistently tag them) without losing your soul. So its sad that weve come to a place where even a relative Pollyanna (me) begins looking at any new, rising star with a hint of built-in skepticism. But there it isa disturbing commentary on modern whitetail hunting.


http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/whit...?src=SOC&dom=fb
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#3665647 - 05/08/14 01:17 PM Re: Faked Trophy Kills in Hunting Industry [Re: Poser]
DaveB
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Kind of interesting. Sure looks like the Pro swapped antlers.

If so, he gets what he deserves.

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#3665657 - 05/08/14 01:34 PM Re: Faked Trophy Kills in Hunting Industry [Re: DaveB]
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I can't believe people would make up such things. They must not have the guilt gene. Heck, I'm embarrassed about the big buck I shot as a guest on a high fence hunt.
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#3665676 - 05/08/14 02:03 PM Re: Faked Trophy Kills in Hunting Industry [Re: Vermin93]
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 Originally Posted By: Vermin93
I can't believe people would make up such things. They must not have the guilt gene. Heck, I'm embarrassed about the big buck I shot as a guest on a high fence hunt.


Sounds like he made money off the situation, so I'm guessing his motivation was fortune and fame within the hunting industry.
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#3665759 - 05/08/14 03:46 PM Re: Faked Trophy Kills in Hunting Industry [Re: Poser]
mike243
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whelp if I ever shoot a bigun I aint lying about it. If it eats good I will be happy.no need to pump stuff up. Long as my best buddy's/brothers know what happed I'm good
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#3665792 - 05/08/14 04:20 PM Re: Faked Trophy Kills in Hunting Industry [Re: mike243]
Nealmeally
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Read this earlier this morning.. It's a shame!!

Makes you wonder how many more are lied about...
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#3666112 - 05/08/14 11:38 PM Re: Faked Trophy Kills in Hunting Industry [Re: Nealmeally]
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I have a 110" mount, a 115" mount and my biggest a 125". I am proud as I can be of these deer and would not think of embellishing the stories or passing them off as something they are not. This just degrades our sport to inches over experiences.
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#3666271 - 05/09/14 08:20 AM Re: Faked Trophy Kills in Hunting Industry [Re: Columbia Scott]
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People will do alot for money and fame. And like Vermin said, I would be have guilt and be embarrassed if I tried to do that.

The article also talks about how people "rise to the top" and such of the hunting world. Do I think there is skill involved in killing mature bucks? Yes I do, and alot of skill at that. But most of the TV hunting celebs have lucked in to their jobs, or bought their way in by killing multiple mature bucks a year on these big hunting ranches, and claiming that they are good, then getting sponsors and a TV show. Takes money to make money, and the rich get richer.

I don't necassarily like their shows, but there are a few celebs out there that somewhat worked for their star status. Will Primos-game calls; Toxey Haas and Bill Jordon-camoflauge; Dick Kirby-calls; Drury brothers-calls; and a few more. Micheal Waddell some how lucked into being popular just by knowing Bill Jordan. Lee Lakowski, according to reading about him, was a big time legitimite mature buck killer. But what made him famous was his hot wife.

I believe that if I had the manner and means that some of these rich hunters have I could and would be more successful than each of them. But I am happy where I am at, where a nice 2.5 year old basket rack 8 point is hard to come by.

I am like Columbia Scott. I am more proud of the spikes I have killed in the past than I would be of a 190" buck killed on a hunting operation in Texas or the midwest.

Sorry for the rant, but I hate the TV hunting industry.

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#3666363 - 05/09/14 10:13 AM Re: Faked Trophy Kills in Hunting Industry [Re: woodsman87]
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Never heard of him but that is a wild story and wilder way to do it.
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#3666391 - 05/09/14 10:43 AM Re: Faked Trophy Kills in Hunting Industry [Re: Vermin93]
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 Originally Posted By: Vermin93
I can't believe people would make up such things. They must not have the guilt gene. Heck, I'm embarrassed about the big buck I shot as a guest on a high fence hunt.
I wouldn't be embarrassed, I just wouldn't brag about it... I thought it was cool that you got to go for free and choot one. Have people at your house see the rack and say "WOW" and then laugh and say Nah, I shot him in a pen. \:D
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