I have noticed a certain theme to the usual grumbling about someone shooting a certain buck. Not just on here but out in the real world talking to other hunters.

Its hard to explain but here goes.

I have noticed that a lot of hunters get mad when someone kills a deer they passed. Not only that but hunters get mad when someone kills a deer they deem inferior or too young/small/not a trophy buck. There are a lot of posts about someone being jealous because a neighbor is hunting too close to the property line and shooting "my" deer, or one coming off "My managed property".

Could this be an unintended side effect of QDM? It seems that a lot of hunters develop feelings of ownership toward deer once they start down the QDM path.

Anyone else notice this attitude shift? THoughts?

Edited by fishboy1 (11/13/07 07:14 AM)
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