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JayhawkerJayhawker ModeratorPosts: 17,732 Senior Member
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At the outset, I will state that none of these bucks are what most guys around here would call a "shooter"... even the largest of them just doesn't have enough mass to be considered a really nice buck. Apparently though,someone doesn't think that way - I have found these deer over three consecutive years in pretty much the same place in my back pasture. I surmise that while the guy has the stones to sit on the fence...he balks at crossing the fence to follow up his shots... One of these years I'll catch him at it...

These antlers are pretty typical of most of the bucks running around this area...that being said..there are some real monsters carrying the same basic shape but much more mass...
Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"

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  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    I would drop any one of those three and feel good about it. Some people really piss me off.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,484 Senior Member
    Put up some signs saying NO HUNTING OR TRESSPASSING - THIS AREA IS BEING MONITORED BY VIDEO then hang some little boxes with a hole in them far enough from the fence you can't tell it fake.
    "He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and politician
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,022 Senior Member
    BAMAAK wrote: »
    Put up some signs saying NO HUNTING OR TRESSPASSING - THIS AREA IS BEING MONITORED BY VIDEO then hang some little boxes with a hole in them far enough from the fence you can't tell it fake.
    I think the point was, they were shot outside the property near the fence and made it into the property before they fell dead.
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    Or the guy sets up right next to the fence line and shoots over it. Then doesn't have the stones to retrieve it. Property line hunters really get me upset, people that let a critter waste make me want to punch a kitten.
    If you are going to trespass with a bullet sack up and trespass with your feet.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • 1965Jeff1965Jeff Senior Member Posts: 1,648 Senior Member
    What a waste of good jerky material...
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 5,009 Senior Member
    I would drop any one of those three and feel good about it. Some people really piss me off.

    Did they at least take the meat ??

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,732 Senior Member
    jaywapti wrote: »
    Did they at least take the meat ??

    JAY

    Nope....they were all coyote bait....as a matter of fact, I shot a coyote off the carcass of the one in the middle...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,649 Senior Member
    Lame hunters, it is cool you found the racks and skulls, I would be looking for the shooter.....
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • shootbrownelkshootbrownelk Senior Member Posts: 2,035 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    Lame hunters, it is cool you found the racks and skulls, I would be looking for the shooter.....

    Chiro, those were NOT hunters, they be POACHERS pure & simple. Probably the same butt-heads that shoot-up all the signs.
    When I run across vandals shooting up property, I always try to get a license number, if possible.
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,813 Senior Member
    I cringe whenever I hear a supposedly experienced hunter say they "shot at" a deer, as if it was like wing-shooting a game bird. Sadly, there are way too many of those types who will take any shot offered and don't have the gumption to track them down and finish up on a bad job.
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    I would be proud to tack any one of the three racks to the barn. I HATE wasting food even if it just goes bad in the fridge. But anyone that lets wild game go to waste deserves harsh punishment. Especially if it was just because he didn't want to burn a tag due to ground shrinkage. A pox on his house.
    Teach your children to love guns, they'll never be able to afford drugs
  • shootbrownelkshootbrownelk Senior Member Posts: 2,035 Senior Member
    Correct Bisley, even worse and even more dangerous are the guys that said they shot at "A Deer they HEARD,in the brush"!!
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