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#6828519 - 07/20/17 08:46 AM whay are you still shooting young bucks?
Buzzsaw Offline
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Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 9393
Loc: Frisco, Texas
I hunted with a guy who would NEVER shoot a doe.

His wife would NOT let him put a mounted deer in the house, so his antlers go in a box in the garage.

So why do hunters kill nice, young, bucks instead of the tasty doe standing next to him????? Just to go chunk the antlers in the garage?

Youths killing one is ok cuz they haven't done it much so anything is a "trophy"

IMO, if you shoot a buck, you owe it to the animal to at least do a skull mount, be proud and thankful for this animal. Or thin the heard with a couple does. or if you don't eat it donate the meat. OR just go camping

Same with bobcats

I'm sure I'm posting this cuz I have been chasing these critters for 40 years. I do remember when I was young, if I didn't kill a buck, I felt tons of pressure to kill one, especially if someone else in camp have killed one. I guess getting older, its more fun to watch the animals than have to clean one, then go have a bourbon

I'm not telling anyone how or what to hunt, there is enough of this already

just my opinions deer2 or deer


Edited by Buzzsaw (07/20/17 08:49 AM)
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#6828543 - 07/20/17 09:04 AM Re: whay are you still shooting young bucks? [Re: Buzzsaw]
Texan Til I Die Offline
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Loc: Central Texas
Why do people shoot young bucks? Probably because it is much easier than shooting an old one. Or they can't tell the difference.
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#6828559 - 07/20/17 09:19 AM Re: whay are you still shooting young bucks? [Re: Buzzsaw]
Russ79 Offline
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Registered: 12/04/09
Posts: 479
Loc: Nacogdoches, Tx
I know a lease manager that has a lease where the members are not allowed to shoot does- he claims that will improve the buck quality. I learned long ago that you can't reason someone out of what they don't reason themselves into.

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#6828567 - 07/20/17 09:22 AM Re: whay are you still shooting young bucks? [Re: Texan Til I Die]
txtrophy85 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Texan Til I Die
Why do people shoot young bucks? Probably because it is much easier than shooting an old one. Or they can't tell the difference.



people have trouble telling the difference between a young buck and a old doe?

those people need lasik not hunting licenses
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#6828579 - 07/20/17 09:28 AM Re: whay are you still shooting young bucks? [Re: Buzzsaw]
redchevy Offline
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Impatience, lack of education, simple fact there are large areas with heavy hunting pressure where mature deer almost do not exist. See a young buck with a rack bigger than his contemporaries and he gets plugged. I have hunted with and spoke to several people who simply did not believe in killing does, I think they are wrong, but that doesn't mean anything short of God Almighty coming down from the heavens was going to change their mind.
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#6828587 - 07/20/17 09:29 AM Re: whay are you still shooting young bucks? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Why do people shoot young bucks? Because they are there and they taste good. grin Big horns get everyone excited (even me), but I don't have the trophy rack obsession. My philosophy is based on the reason man has always hunted - to get meat. Predators don't care whether their meat has big racks or small ones. So enjoy the hunt and kill what makes you happy. I will not demean you for being selective in your kill.
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#6828601 - 07/20/17 09:33 AM Re: whay are you still shooting young bucks? [Re: BayouGuy]
cabosandinh Offline
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Originally Posted By: BayouGuy
Why do people shoot young bucks? Because they are there and they taste good. grin Big horns get everyone excited (even me), but I don't have the trophy rack obsession. My philosophy is based on the reason man has always hunted - to get meat. Predators don't care whether their meat has big racks or small ones. So enjoy the hunt and kill what makes you happy. I will not demean you for being selective in your kill.


And I agree with you

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#6828607 - 07/20/17 09:38 AM Re: whay are you still shooting young bucks? [Re: Buzzsaw]
txtrophy85 Offline
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I personally don't understand why people habitually shoot immature deer.
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#6828618 - 07/20/17 09:42 AM Re: whay are you still shooting young bucks? [Re: Buzzsaw]
cameron00 Offline
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Registered: 01/08/09
Posts: 8629
Loc: Texas
I shoot young bucks if I don't like their spread. We get a lot of funky slick 6s that rarely turn into anything more. I do prefer does for the meat.

I think it's also fair to point out that while you may have an opinion on what should or should not be harvested, you don't get to dictate the personal preferences of others, as long as they're obeying game laws. Even a fairly young buck will often weigh more than a doe, and maybe someone doesn't give 2 squirts of pee about antlers, but want more meat per animal harvested.

To each his own.

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#6828621 - 07/20/17 09:43 AM Re: whay are you still shooting young bucks? [Re: Buzzsaw]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 7668
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
I hunted with a guy who would NEVER shoot a doe.

His wife would NOT let him put a mounted deer in the house, so his antlers go in a box in the garage.

So why do hunters kill nice, young, bucks instead of the tasty doe standing next to him????? Just to go chunk the antlers in the garage?

Youths killing one is ok cuz they haven't done it much so anything is a "trophy"

IMO, if you shoot a buck, you owe it to the animal to at least do a skull mount, be proud and thankful for this animal. Or thin the heard with a couple does. or if you don't eat it donate the meat. OR just go camping

Same with bobcats

I'm sure I'm posting this cuz I have been chasing these critters for 40 years. I do remember when I was young, if I didn't kill a buck, I felt tons of pressure to kill one, especially if someone else in camp have killed one. I guess getting older, its more fun to watch the animals than have to clean one, then go have a bourbon

I'm not telling anyone how or what to hunt, there is enough of this already

just my opinions deer2 or deer


Pretty sure you know my opinion on this.

If a deer makes you happy, and you are going to eat it, then I really can't argue with you shooting it.

HOWEVER, last year a guy rolls into the local gas station with a 13" 2 1/2 yr old 8pt. I know where this guy hunts and they are overrun with does. Somebody compliments him on the buck (taken Sunday morning after opening day) and his response was 'Well, I'm not very happy with him, but I hadn't seen any big ones and I had to shoot something. At least it's a buck.'
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#6828628 - 07/20/17 09:48 AM Re: whay are you still shooting young bucks? [Re: Buzzsaw]
Wilhunt Offline
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Registered: 07/26/13
Posts: 3135
Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
Depending on your lease if you continue to shoot the young bucks how are you ever going to improve the herd. I know hunters who will go home empty handed rather than shoot a doe. Maybe it is a macho thing.

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#6828636 - 07/20/17 09:52 AM Re: whay are you still shooting young bucks? [Re: Buzzsaw]
phantom Offline
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I generally shoot two does for meat. I hunt year round for a good mature buck. To me the fun ends when I shoot so I would rather wait for that mature great buck and go home without anything than shoot a young deer not at its potential. The pressure to get a buck is immature from a hunting/conservation point of view.
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#6828643 - 07/20/17 09:59 AM Re: whay are you still shooting young bucks? [Re: Buzzsaw]
DUKFVR Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/02/09
Posts: 198
Why are you so worried about what other people shoot? If it is legal who cares. You may not believe it,but there are people who just like to get out and hunt. Not everyone is into horns. There are alot who just want to enjoy their time outdoors and get some healthy meat. Who are you or anyone else to judge another persons deer. I say congrats to them. Nothing worse to me than people who cut down what a person shoots. If they are happy and it is legal , it is good. If you are on a lease that is managed, you go by the rules they set,if it is a family-we are there to hunt and have fun lease, do as the law allows and be proud of it. I will add I haven't shot a buck in so long I don't remember the exact year. We shoot does over young bucks, but that is our choice. If I see another hunter with a legal deer , I congratulate them, whether young deer or old. It's about having fun.

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#6828653 - 07/20/17 10:05 AM Re: whay are you still shooting young bucks? [Re: txtrophy85]
BayouGuy Offline
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Registered: 03/27/13
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Loc: S.E. Louisiana
Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
I personally don't understand why people habitually shoot immature deer.


Perhaps for the same reason most beef is slaughtered at around 24 months. grin

I don't understand the hang up with trophy hunting. So, as with liberals and conservatives, we will never understand each other.
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#6828656 - 07/20/17 10:06 AM Re: whay are you still shooting young bucks? [Re: Buzzsaw]
snake oil Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/10/16
Posts: 167
They are either stupid or can't tell the difference between a 3yo. and a 6yo.

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