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#6148588 - 01/22/16 09:32 AM Giving deer names
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Something that seems to be trending within the deer hunting community, and especially on the hunting shows, is giving names to certain bucks.

Just another example of silliness being introduced into the sport. It reminds me of girls giving names to their dolls.
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#6148593 - 01/22/16 09:34 AM Re: Giving deer names [Re: Texas Dan]
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I may make a mental name or picture but only publicly use names for people and pets.

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#6148614 - 01/22/16 09:40 AM Re: Giving deer names [Re: Texas Dan]
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We give names sometimes so we know which deer we are talking about easier without having to pull up a picture. Calling hunting a sport is just as silly to me as naming dolls.
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#6148626 - 01/22/16 09:43 AM Re: Giving deer names [Re: Texas Dan]
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Personally, I use the same name for every buck I see that satisfies the title of being a "shooter".
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#6148627 - 01/22/16 09:44 AM Re: Giving deer names [Re: Texas Dan]
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Yup. It gets old saying 'you know the one with the weak 3s' or the really wide one, or that typical 10 with the 4" double drops and split G2s.

We have a lot of deer like that last one. It gets confusing.
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#6148637 - 01/22/16 09:49 AM Re: Giving deer names [Re: Texas Dan]
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I give my bucks names because they each have a folder on my computer for trail pics. Hard to label the folder "2.5 yr old 8pt" and then change it the next year. Yearling bucks that have no distinguishing features go into miscellaneous.

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#6148643 - 01/22/16 09:53 AM Re: Giving deer names [Re: ThreePeppers]
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Originally Posted By: ThreePeppers
I give my bucks names because they each have a folder on my computer for trail pics. Hard to label the folder "2.5 yr old 8pt" and then change it the next year. Yearling bucks that have no distinguishing features go into miscellaneous.


I have done this with all the deer we have shot. its neat to look back and have several years of pictures.
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#6148646 - 01/22/16 09:55 AM Re: Giving deer names [Re: Texas Dan]
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We do it with bucks and does just so my kids can start learning how to identify specific deer. It's great family time, especially when they name the deer and they love it. up

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#6148696 - 01/22/16 10:18 AM Re: Giving deer names [Re: Texas Dan]
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I name nearly all our good bucks. Only way to talk specifically about that buck vs. "the mature 8 pointer."

When you have ~30 different bucks over 3.5yo to discuss you've got to distinguish them somehow.
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#6148707 - 01/22/16 10:28 AM Re: Giving deer names [Re: TxAg]
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We try to name our deer - makes it much easier when discussing deer on our lease

Crip (leg was crippled), Pila buck (first saw him by a water pila), Big Boy (for obvious reasons), Hoss (also for obvious reasons), Airplane (ditto), etc.

I don't see a thing wrong with it

In fact I would like to see some of the names others have given - may give me some ideas on future names


Edited by tlk (01/22/16 10:29 AM)
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#6148719 - 01/22/16 10:33 AM Re: Giving deer names [Re: Texas Dan]
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We use characteristics to name them to keep the conversation simple. Instead of saying I saw, "that tall racked 8 that I showed you a picture of last week, we had pictures of him last year, the one we are thinking is 4...." I say I saw "Big 8". Just easier for us to know what's what's. I don't think it's silly and honestly see it more with management minded guys. Guys going and killing the first 8 point they see, don't need to worry about names.

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#6148771 - 01/22/16 10:48 AM Re: Giving deer names [Re: Texas Dan]
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I'll use names like Big 8, High Horned Buck, or Wide 10, but usually refrain from names like King George III, or John Williams for deer.

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#6148784 - 01/22/16 10:56 AM Re: Giving deer names [Re: tlk]
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Originally Posted By: tlk
We try to name our deer - makes it much easier when discussing deer on our lease

Crip (leg was crippled), Pila buck (first saw him by a water pila), Big Boy (for obvious reasons), Hoss (also for obvious reasons), Airplane (ditto), etc.

I don't see a thing wrong with it

In fact I would like to see some of the names others have given - may give me some ideas on future names



Here are some of ours from this year:
Grandpa (super old deer)
Swoops
Wide and Skinny
Crab Claw 9
Bad Attitude
Rudolph (Deer has a red nose!)
Hook Set (Beams hook straight up)
Pale Horn
The Flare (Beams flare out)
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#6148788 - 01/22/16 11:00 AM Re: Giving deer names [Re: Texas Dan]
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Big 8
Diamond 8(tips almost touch)
Granny(doe)
Boss man
Slick(trail cam pics only EVER)
Bull

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#6148789 - 01/22/16 11:00 AM Re: Giving deer names [Re: Texas Dan]
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Machuca papa
Bruiser
Saw
PJ
Big 9
Airplane
Flattop

Just to name a few. We don't name them all. Mostly just the bigger deer with unique characteristics.

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