So how have you all done on the rifle hunt? Any pics?
:?: :?: :roll:grousehunter said:Well as my name implies, I am firstly a bird hunter. I happen to love to eat deer and the original purpose for hunting is to eat. I do agree we should all be selective on what we harvest. I was after a tender tasty treat not a tough eating monster. Were I was hunting there are plenty of great old four points and quite a few five points. I knew the weather was turning and have very few days off, so as a buddy and I were sitting on the mountain watching the storm clouds rolling towards us I saw a walking freezer full of meat and took him. He was a two year old and obviously not very smart, so yes he may have grown larger if I would have passed him up. He was not ever going to be anything impressive and there are plenty of smart monsters on the Wasatch front, so as far as I am concerned there is no loss either way. If I wanted a monster I could have froze my but off on a thirty-degree slope and waited for something else. There are plenty of big deer on the Wasatch front for the really hardcore deer hunters that want a nasty hike in and out. So now I have freed up the five does that were with him to breed with the big boys.
I don't think he was bagging on you for shooting a forkie. Ol' 1-eye is a little blunt and has him some of them there wire mesh gloves if you know what I mean.#1DEER 1-I said:Nice job grousehunter, although most of you might know I don't encourage shooting small bucks it's your choice to make your choice and mine to make my choice so nice job, he looks like he has a good body on him and that's what he's for. Also really nice job elk22hunter wish I could get one that big with a bow.