I Let Him Go

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by bullet, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. bullet

    bullet New Member

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    Well, I let this one go and two other bucks, because I have already taken a buck the size of the one in the picture. I saw 7 does, three bucks. The three bucks were a five point, 6 point and what would have been an 8 point, but one side was gone and must have been broken off in a fight. You can take three bucks a year and thee does a day in TN but I already had some meat in the freezer from the first day hunt in Mississippi and I want a big one. So outside of having fun and taking some cool pictures below, I came up empty of horns but was not empty of a good time.

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  2. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I admire your discretion.

    For some reason, I think does would be better eating than bucks. Is that right?
     

  3. canebrake

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    ** mad respect **

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  4. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Way to go, now that is hunting.............:cool:
     
  5. bullet

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    Thannks guys, I did have fun.
     
  6. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Bullet,

    Respect to you!:) I am with you. I saw several 8s and a couple of 10s in Texas the first of November from the stand. But like you said I killed a 10 last year and the ones this year were no larger or no additional points so I patiently watched them and saw them walk on. So this year it was stricktly meat hunting. So I shot some does and some pigs for breakfast sausage and deer summer sausage with cheese and jalopenas. Makes me hungry thinking of it! Anyway as stated that is hunting and thanks for being a real sportsman. If we had to have them for meat to feed the family that would be a different matter. Have a great season! Here is the 2011 Buck!

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  7. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Second Better Picture of the antlers!

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  8. bullet

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    Sniper03, I am hoping that your picture brings me some good luck before the season ends here and before my next whitetail trip the second week of January. Thanks for posting. :)
     
  9. John_Deer

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    The does are better as long as you don't shoot them during a full moon. The does come into heat during the full moon. There is no difference when the does are in heat.

    Getting the pictures are just as good as shooting the deer. In fact, taking multiple pictures is harder than shooting a deer. Job well done!!
     
  10. JonM

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    are you a pro photog?? those are some awesome pics!! if your ever in wisconsin i got some guns i want great pics of!!
     
  11. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    This is an uneducated guess but it seems to me the does might taste less 'gamey'.

    Did you mean to say there is or is not a difference in the doe meat when they are in heat.
     
  12. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Bullet,

    Wishing you luck and a great hunt in January! And those are some fine pictures you have taken. I also have a love for taking wildlife pictures as well as hunting. Actually I spend much more time with the Camera than I do with the gun. Here are a couple of them.
    Once again good luck and let us know how you do!
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  13. bullet

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    Thanks John, it is a little harder at times.
     
  14. bullet

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    Not a professional photographer, but do take all the pictures for my articles and mostly for fun, I have always loved to take pictures.
     
  15. bullet

    bullet New Member

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    Sniper03, I like the pictures, cool.
     
  16. Blueguns

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    You have done well! I really liked the photos too. I think for letting that fella go, your gonna get a big buck this year in return.
     
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  17. astroman

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    great pics bullet! I have missed this season due to a broken ankle which sucks, but its great to see what others are up to:)

    Sniper03 - Awesome 10 pointer and great turkey pic too! Got those buggers crossing the yard almost daily here and its fun to watch em...
     
  18. Squawk

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    I've never hunted but one thing I was taught is never take a Buck if he's not bigger than your last/first.

    Mad respect.
     
  19. bullet

    bullet New Member

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    You know, I am hoping that same thing and that would really be cool.
     
  20. MOshooter

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    Good decision to let the young bucks go,they will be bigger next year.

    What camera are you using?? Those are some really nice pics....Great job!