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  • July 4, 2013 at 2:17 pm #582953 Back to Top REPORT
    bowcrazy30-2
    bowcrazy30

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    {#emotions_dlg.mathews_deer}Hello my friends, since I have joined I have valued and respected your opinions and comments,and have learned alot.  Once again I am of need of some sound advice. This year will be my first year for hunting Whitetail, and even though I have hunted for mule deer with my father in Idaho, hunting whitetail is a whole new world from the hunt and stalk of mule deer.. I have never gotten a mule deer but just the same I loved being out inthe deer woods with my dad and enjoyed his company.. I told myself that if I saw a decent 6 point this year and if he is in bow range that I will take him, but would this be unethical? should I give him a year or two and wait it out for a good 8 or better? I would love to get a bruiser buck my first time out, but I do not and would not expect that to happen. Being a hunter and hunting for food to feel my freezer gives me just as much joy as landing a trophy buck! Dont get me wrong I would be over joyed and delirious with emotions landing a trophy buck but I just want to set some realistic goals especially for just starting out and just learning the ropes of the deer woods and the inns and outs of whitetail hunting and hunting in general.  Thanks everyone and I am eager to hear back with your views.. {#emotions_dlg.mathews}
    July 4, 2013 at 2:31 pm #582955 Back to Top REPORT
    buckmaster70
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    Oh man, you shoot whatever makes you happy. As long as it’s legal of course.  I would strongly suggest you get a few under your belt and get some experience.  Any deer with a bow is a trophy. If you get blessed enough to kill a monster your first year that’s great too. Have fun and good luck. :-)
    July 4, 2013 at 4:24 pm #582963 Back to Top REPORT

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    July 4, 2013 at 4:57 pm #582965 Back to Top REPORT
    blackdog
    BlackDog

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    Yep – any deer is a trophy. Doesn’t hurt to take a doe. Long as it’s a legal harvest – go for it.

    I think we get can get caught up in the idea that it’s not a trophy unless it has a giant set of antlers. Chances are most of us will never shoot the world
    record LOL. Enjoy the day! Get out there!

    July 4, 2013 at 4:58 pm #582966 Back to Top REPORT
    bowcrazy30-2
    bowcrazy30

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    Oh man, you shoot whatever makes you happy. As long as it’s legal of course. I would strongly suggest you get a few under your belt and get some experience. Any deer with a bow is a trophy. If you get blessed enough to kill a monster your first year that’s great too. Have fun and good luck. :-)

    Thank you, and I will have a blast out in the deer woods, Im already getting excited!!

    July 4, 2013 at 5:21 pm #582969 Back to Top REPORT
    roadhazardj76
    roadhazardj76

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    These guys are absolutely right. I have never shot any huge bucks but i have several that are trophies to me. Good luck.
    "This isn't gonna be pretty"
    July 4, 2013 at 5:52 pm #582971 Back to Top REPORT
    bowcrazy30-2
    bowcrazy30

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    Thank you blackdog and roadhazard, I agree with you also, I know any buck that I get will be a trophy to me also.. Thank you guys
    July 4, 2013 at 6:05 pm #582973 Back to Top REPORT
    hotshot
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    If you are hunting on Public lands….any buck deer is a trophy!!! Doe too for that matter!
    Some guys hunt private ranches and pay big bucks for a trophy scoring deer. Thats different than what I believe you are doing.
    A trophy animal means a lot more than huge antlers to me. We archery hunters work hard before season preparing and hard during a hunt to get close for a ethical shot.
    If you want to wait and only fill your tag on a certain size of deer no matter how many years you may wait, then congrats to you. But really, the taking of a buck deer of any size on public lands will always get a hi five and pat on the back from me. I look at that animal as a very prized trophy every time with archery equipment.

    Look around while your out there and soak it all in. The success is just being there. Smile and have fun.

    Good luck.

    {#emotions_dlg.mathews}

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    July 5, 2013 at 7:53 am #583008 Back to Top REPORT
    mozartsmusic
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    Oh man, you shoot whatever makes you happy. As long as it’s legal of course. I would strongly suggest you get a few under your belt and get some experience. Any deer with a bow is a trophy. If you get blessed enough to kill a monster your first year that’s great too. Have fun and good luck. :-)

    {#emotions_dlg.sign_iagree}

    That Crazy Old Mormon in Utah! My Bow: Prime Impact 50# @ 29" My Rest: Trophy Ridge "SmackDown" My Sight: Spott Hogg "Hunter"
    July 5, 2013 at 8:43 am #583015 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

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    All this reads true to me and one other thing – take a lethal shot — no borderline maybe kill zone shots and you will have your meat in your freezer.
    July 5, 2013 at 4:15 pm #583056 Back to Top REPORT
    vash
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    Post like this will make me hesitate posting my first deer pic:). I will shoot anything legal. Haha.
    July 5, 2013 at 6:46 pm #583071 Back to Top REPORT
    bowcrazy30-2
    bowcrazy30

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    If you are hunting on Public lands….any buck deer is a trophy!!! Doe too for that matter!
    Some guys hunt private ranches and pay big bucks for a trophy scoringdeer. Thats different than what I believe you are doing.
    A trophy animal means a lot more than huge antlers to me. We archery hunters work hard before season preparing and hard during a hunt to get close for a ethical shot.
    If you want to wait and only fill your tag on a certain sizeof deer no matter how many years you may wait, then congrats to you. But really, the taking of a buck deer of any size on public lands will always get a hi five and pat on the back from me. I look at that animal as a very prized trophy every time with archery equipment.

    Look around while your out there and soak it all in. The success is just being there. Smile and have fun.

    Good luck.

    {#emotions_dlg.mathews}

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    Thank you Hotshot, I agree with you, and yes I am hunting on public land, and also on FT. Drum. I just want to make sure I am practicing good deer management. I know there are monster bucks on this base, because I have seen them, and I hope one walks my way..{#emotions_dlg.mathews_deer} Thank you for the good luck and I hope you have good luck as well.. Thank you Bow Drawn, I will do my best to keep my arrows shooting straight and true.

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    July 10, 2013 at 4:49 pm #583815 Back to Top REPORT
    rev-roy
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    Oh man, you shoot whatever makes you happy. As long as it’s legal of course. I would strongly suggest you get a few under your belt and get some experience. Any deer with a bow is a trophy. If you get blessed enough to kill a monster your first year that’s great too. Have fun and good luck. :-)

    3x

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    July 10, 2013 at 7:43 pm #583827 Back to Top REPORT
    bow4life
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    No doubt that big deer are nice but they’re all nice. Don’t put any extra pressure on yourself waiting for a monster and don’t ever be shy about posting pics or bragging on a small deer. {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}
    July 11, 2013 at 2:47 pm #583900 Back to Top REPORT
    bow4um
    BOW4UM

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    OMG are you kidding! You should take the very first deer you can get a shot on and get one under your belt… Heck ill even take you and you will have plenty of chances at multiple deer… NEVER worry about what others think… its your hunt and do what you want. I once let go a ton of 14o” deer in KS and shot a 125″ late in the hunt and LOVED it! Some of my friends josh me but its all good… If all these so called Trophy Hunters killed a bigger deer every year they all would be eating tags. Look I would LOVE to go head to head with those guys in an area neither of us knows and Im confident I would come out on top… I have killed hundreds of deer with my bow since 1980 and i will tell you that there is no way they can all be trophy bucks. IMHO I think the midwest states are a cake walk anyway and I have hunted a few of them. Dont buy into the TV or Trophy hunt mentality and just KILL some woods rats!!!
    My Buck killing skills are sick – too bad there not contagious!!!
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