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#6457842 - 09/18/16 08:20 PM Quality vs. Quantity
DQ Kid Offline
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Hypothetically would you rather spend a season seeing multiple deer per sitting/daily with semi-frequent bucks among them or much fewer deer, maybe none for multiple sittings if you had the chance by year-end to see/shoot a mature, wall hanger? I know this one has been out there many times but it's been awhile, what say the forum? And no, they are mutually exclusive scenarios..

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#6457988 - 09/18/16 09:41 PM Re: Quality vs. Quantity [Re: DQ Kid]
LandPirate Offline
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Well, there's no guarantees. If I don't see deer then I get a bored and antsy. I like to have something to watch even if it's not something I want to shoot. Now, if you could guarantee that I'd shoot a wall hanger, but have to endure hours of no action, then maybe I'd go for it.
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#6458024 - 09/18/16 10:06 PM Re: Quality vs. Quantity [Re: DQ Kid]
blazin Offline
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Registered: 10/25/11
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Loc: Texas
I like filling the freezer. I want to see as many deer as i can.
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#6458106 - 09/18/16 11:54 PM Re: Quality vs. Quantity [Re: DQ Kid]
STXHO Offline
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Loc: South Texas
I like to see deer. I have hunted ranches where you see 3-5 deer a sit but the quality of deer is higher. To me thats boring. I would rather see 50+ deer a sit. Its tough to find a good balance but when you do you will have a jewel.
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#6458119 - 09/19/16 12:38 AM Re: Quality vs. Quantity [Re: DQ Kid]
Deerhunter61 Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
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After spending my first twenty hunting years in the piney woods where I'd be looking to see one maybe two deer a trip I prefer seeing deer. I've seen as many as 20 bucks in a single morning hunt and although none were shooters seeing that many was a real rush!

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#6458128 - 09/19/16 01:38 AM Re: Quality vs. Quantity [Re: Deerhunter61]
therancher Offline
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No. They are not mutually exclusive. I prefer and manage for both.
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#6458204 - 09/19/16 07:18 AM Re: Quality vs. Quantity [Re: DQ Kid]
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Quit being argumentative Rancher, for this hypothetical scenario they are Exclusive....

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#6458220 - 09/19/16 07:33 AM Re: Quality vs. Quantity [Re: DQ Kid]
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I'd rather have quality. We are blessed to have both quality and numbers where I hunt now.
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#6458234 - 09/19/16 07:48 AM Re: Quality vs. Quantity [Re: DQ Kid]
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Quality
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#6458236 - 09/19/16 07:49 AM Re: Quality vs. Quantity [Re: DQ Kid]
redchevy Offline
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Put me in the quality camp. I haven't shot a buck bigger than a spike since 2012 and a doe or 2 a year, I'm patient enough to wait for a good one. Our property isn't big enough to support enough mature quality deer for everyone to get one each year, but we don't mind waiting a few.

In the coming years when my little boy gets bigger ill go for more deer I'm sure! But like the rancher I think you can easily have an entertaining population of deer to look at with some good mature deer too.
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#6458375 - 09/19/16 09:16 AM Re: Quality vs. Quantity [Re: DQ Kid]
BenBob Offline
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Registered: 01/27/06
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Would rather see one shooter, than multiple smaller bucks.
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#6458543 - 09/19/16 10:37 AM Re: Quality vs. Quantity [Re: DQ Kid]
jshouse Offline
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Registered: 01/24/10
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Loc: Rockwall
quality
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#6458586 - 09/19/16 11:03 AM Re: Quality vs. Quantity [Re: DQ Kid]
Flags Offline
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Registered: 11/20/14
Posts: 182
Loc: Athens, TX
Never seen an antler I can eat and they pretty much end up gathering dust anyways. I hunt to fill a freezer. But I do think it is somewhat egotistical to say an animal is "quality" or not based solely on its headgear. All game animals are special from a sleek doe to a spindly spike to the bull of the woods. None of them are substandard "quality" in my book.

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#6458667 - 09/19/16 11:45 AM Re: Quality vs. Quantity [Re: DQ Kid]
jshouse Offline
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Loc: Rockwall
nah, i'll take a ribeye and a big ol' rack any day
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#6458673 - 09/19/16 11:49 AM Re: Quality vs. Quantity [Re: redchevy]
therancher Offline
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Put me in the quality camp. I haven't shot a buck bigger than a spike since 2012 and a doe or 2 a year, I'm patient enough to wait for a good one. Our property isn't big enough to support enough mature quality deer for everyone to get one each year, but we don't mind waiting a few.

In the coming years when my little boy gets bigger ill go for more deer I'm sure! But like the rancher I think you can easily have an entertaining population of deer to look at with some good mature deer too.


It just seems counter productive to me to even entertain the hypothetical that they are mutually exclusive. Planting erroneous seeds in the minds of impressionable young hunters.
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