the smallest youd shoot on opening day?

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  • September 14, 2007 at 2:42 pm #514495 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
    PA_MATHEWS_MAN

    Joined: 2/22/2005
    This Year…I aints got no Deer in the freezer ;)
    September 14, 2007 at 2:55 pm #514496 Back to Top REPORT
    kodiak7
    KODIAK7

    Joined: 7/19/2007
    We see some very nice buck on our property so I would not feel bad letting a lesser buck pass. I’m sure our neighbors would not do the same. Would have to be 140 or more for me.
    September 14, 2007 at 2:58 pm #514497 Back to Top REPORT
    rockster11
    rockster11

    Joined: 7/4/2004

    140″+

    On the first day, for me there is no reason to shoot anything smaller, just a waste of my buck tag.

    [=}=][/quote:11ldxn83]

    :smt16 :smt16 :smt16

    Yeah Yeah Yeah I know those Illinois Deer dwarf our Indiana herd…. :p :p :p :^O :^O :hugs

    September 14, 2007 at 3:01 pm #514498 Back to Top REPORT
    nepa-xt
    NEPA XT

    Joined: 8/18/2007
    This Year…I aints got no Deer in the freezer ;)

    I know what you mean, no burger, no loins, only a couple of steaks left.

    September 14, 2007 at 4:12 pm #514499 Back to Top REPORT
    lefteye
    lefteye

    Joined: 4/2/2006
    Last year a small buck (9 point if I recall correctly) tried to get me to shoot him during the first hour and half in my treestand . . . I didn’t touch my bow. I’m lucky enough to have access to a couple of places with many deer. I have a need to spend many hours in a tree every season so it would take a big one to get me to shoot on the first day. Being empty nesters, we don’t need a freezer full of venison.
    September 14, 2007 at 4:50 pm #514500 Back to Top REPORT
    buckbuster
    buckbuster

    Joined: 5/3/2006
    intesting, i thought it would be some where around 120 ish, but hey if its brown its down. i personaly think im not letting one fly unless its 135 or better.
    brad
    September 14, 2007 at 4:57 pm #514501 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    First season with a bow and doe tag in hand so if it’s a doe down it goes. I want to save my buck tag, but I’m sure I’ll get nervous at the first sight and shoot.
    September 14, 2007 at 6:23 pm #514502 Back to Top REPORT

    willis5

    Joined: 7/15/2005
    I want to shoot a buck. I dont’ want a forky I don’t want a doe. My goal tomorrow is a buck… nothing else… I say that now, but in the stand I may change my mind. There have been many instances where I have drawn back with no intention (in my mind) of shooting, but I quickly change my mind at full draw. Other times, I have drawn and let down to let them walk.

    My true problem is when they taunt me. If they are just REALLY stupid and will not go away… I will drill them.

    September 14, 2007 at 6:59 pm #514503 Back to Top REPORT
    ian32
    Ian32

    Joined: 7/11/2006
    Id have to be completely positive he’d clear Pope and Young.
    September 14, 2007 at 7:02 pm #514504 Back to Top REPORT

    sogaboy

    Joined: 1/18/2007

    140″+

    On the first day, for me there is no reason to shoot anything smaller, just a waste of my buck tag.

    [=}=][/quote:20833c9c]i’ve got to move where there are bigger deer ](*,) 4 pts on 1 side-state law

    September 14, 2007 at 7:05 pm #514505 Back to Top REPORT
    glockman55
    glockman55

    Joined: 3/4/2007
    I’ll take a doe if I see one first. If I see a buck, it’s 120 or better. [=}=]

    Same here, shoot a Doe for meat..

    September 14, 2007 at 7:07 pm #514506 Back to Top REPORT
    gcdcpakmbs
    gcdcpakmbs

    Joined: 6/28/2004
    This Year…I aints got no Deer in the freezer ;)

    We may just have to see about that

    I’m fortunate to hunt a long season, so opening day doesn’t enter into the decision. Unless it’s a 2-yo spike, I won’t shoot unless it’s a mature animal. Buck or Doe. I use 4-yo as minimum age for mature (deer).

    September 14, 2007 at 7:37 pm #514507 Back to Top REPORT

    Manitoulin

    Joined: 2/3/2007
    I’ve always had the ability to raise or lower my standards at any time! :^O :^O :^O
    September 14, 2007 at 8:42 pm #514508 Back to Top REPORT
    chopperpoe
    chopperpoe

    Joined: 11/26/2006
    it better be in the 160′s or better yet 6-7 yrs old before my dren will sing for it. :thumbup
    September 14, 2007 at 9:34 pm #514509 Back to Top REPORT

    One Shot

    Joined: 7/17/2004
    One buck rule here in Indiana. I can fill the freezer with does. Last year I harvested my best buck a 151 so this year I gotta hold out for something bigger, though it will be very hard for me to pass a 150. BVut thats the only way they will get bigger. So I’m holding out.
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