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#418692 - 09/27/07 07:31 AM I'm having a tough time......
Radar
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......getting fired up about shooting does this year . I had a good year last season and took several deer ,and still have some meat left over .
I passed up two does already . Do you guys ever struggle with taking enough does , because you just get tired of processing them ?
I normally pop the first doe that gives me a shot opportunity .
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#418732 - 09/27/07 07:47 AM Re: I'm having a tough time...... [Re: Radar]
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Do you guys ever struggle with taking enough does , because you just get tired of processing them ?

YES!!!!!

We pass up way too many does because we already have too many deer to process hanging in the cooler. I wish there was a place to donate whole deer that didn't cost anything.
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#418738 - 09/27/07 07:49 AM Re: I'm having a tough time...... [Re: BSK]
Radar
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
Do you guys ever struggle with taking enough does , because you just get tired of processing them ?

YES!!!!!

We pass up way too many does because we already have too many deer to process hanging in the cooler. I wish there was a place to donate whole deer that didn't cost anything.



Same here .
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#418769 - 09/27/07 07:59 AM Re: I'm having a tough time...... [Re: Radar]
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Yep its been so hot I just havent had the desire to shoot one.
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#418780 - 09/27/07 08:01 AM Re: I'm having a tough time...... [Re: muddyboots]
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 Originally Posted By: muddyboots
Yep its been so hot I just havent had the desire to shoot one.


Well ,for that reason too . \:\)
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#418826 - 09/27/07 08:19 AM Re: I'm having a tough time...... [Re: Radar]
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You got to shop around BSK. I have one guy that will beg for 6 a season and another that wants 10, no joke. I only gave one 4 last year and you would have thought he was going to break my plate. They will take them whole if you call right when you put the tag on them.

My problem is I want to put up the first 4 I harvest and the heat dont help. I can put one maybe two if they are Ruger size in a cooler with ice but that is it. When you work shift work you have to cool them cause it may be days before I can butcher them.
We are seeing 50% less deer this year so far.
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#418861 - 09/27/07 08:36 AM Re: I'm having a tough time...... [Re: Worm]
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My deer observations are down too . I'm not sure if it's because of a mast failure in the area or dieoffs from EHD , but my trail camp pictures dropped off in Sept. as well .
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#418891 - 09/27/07 08:50 AM Re: I'm having a tough time...... [Re: Worm]
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 Originally Posted By: Worm
You got to shop around BSK. I have one guy that will beg for 6 a season and another that wants 10, no joke. I only gave one 4 last year and you would have thought he was going to break my plate. They will take them whole if you call right when you put the tag on them.


My neighbor would take all we would give him. He died a few years ago and can't find anybody that wants them now. I know we pass on too many because we don't want to process them.
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#418958 - 09/27/07 09:35 AM Re: I'm having a tough time...... [Re: slabhead]
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I hate processing deer, but cant afford to pay the processors rates.

I end up being very selective on deer and limit myself due to this. The heat is a major factor early on wether or not I take a deer. Later in the season it is more laziness that I dont want to shoot one. Processing and grinding deer is time consuming and after a hunt, I usually want to lay on the couch for a few hours...

Dam, I sound like I should just give up hunting or get a better job to afford the processing costs.
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#418981 - 09/27/07 09:51 AM Re: I'm having a tough time...... [Re: psycho]
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I've never shot more than 3 a year until last year because I'd only shoot what my family would eat. Well last year on our lease they wanted to shoot some does and my brother-in-law had workers that would take them so I ended up shooting 1 buck and 7 does. I did get tired of messing with 'em in a way though. If I have somebody that will come get it I have no problem popping one. I've only been in the woods once and the way it's looking I'll be lucky to get back in the woods before muzzleloader kicks in. It was way too hot that morning and my mind was made up before then I wasn't going to shoot a doe.
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