What would u have done?

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by Vick, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Vick

    Vick New Member

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    My first hunt about 5 years ago I had a 6 point walk out into my shooting lane, I also noticed another deer following him out of the thicket. It was a young button buck that someone else had shoot at and ended up crippling. I am a firm believer in good sportsmanship so I did what I thought was right. That 6 point walked away that day and I got to shoot my first deer.
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    A quick death was the best gift you could give. Congrats. Welcome to FTF.
     

  3. racer_x

    racer_x New Member

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    Nice a 6 point works. Ive got a doe here that i shot 3 years ago she keeps her leg up just as a reminder lol it happens even with the best hunters She has birthed 4 that I know of 1 of witch is in my frezer
     
  4. Vick

    Vick New Member

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    Thanks for the welcome. I was just scrolling threw and this site sparked my interest.
     
  5. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    It's a good site. Lots of knowledgeable and friendly folks and your occasional goons too. Lol
     
  6. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Welcome to FTF. Stick around awhile, there are a lot of great people here, and they have a lot of knowledge they can share.
    You did the right thing choosing the injured buck over the 6 point. You probably saved it from a long, unpleasant death.
     
  7. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    Welcome to FTF! Stick around awhile and get to know us.

    Absolutely did the right thing. You can't eat the antlers anyhow so who cares how big they are?;) Besides, the younger ones are more tender.
     
  8. tri70

    tri70 New Member

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    Good call! I have let young legal bucks walk a time or two but I hate to see one waste.
     
  9. MOshooter

    MOshooter New Member

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    Vick I would've have done the same thing,I just can't stand to see an animal suffer...
    Good ethical hunting choice!
     
  10. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Great ethical hunting choice, way to go..............
     
  11. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Vick, you made the right choice. Not only would I have done the same, but I have done it before. No animal should suffer.
     
  12. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    Vick you did right. Its nice to have a buck ,even a small one for one of the first deer but takeing out a cripple was the right thing to do. I don't hunt for bucks only and let the smaller ones walk anyhow. Might grow into a worthy buck. . Doe's eat better anyhow and for some time only take a buck if its quality.
     
  13. Vick

    Vick New Member

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    First I would like to thank everyone for the welcomes of being a new member to this group. Without a doubt I know I did the right thing, and was just interested in what someone else would do. When I first began hunting deer I made a promise to myself not to shoot any yearlings, does with yearlings n the early part of the season, and if I see one that is suffering to take that one first. That is just something that I live by. Some will take whatever they see no matter size,age,etc... I'm glad to see that there are people that share the same beliefs that I do. Again, thank you for the welcomes.
     
  14. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Vick, I admire you for being an ethical hunter. I agree with Vikingdad that you might have gotten the tastier deer. Thank you for your compassion towards the animals.