Hunter's trophy buck studded out after death

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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,803 Senior Member
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,652 Senior Member
    That's not right.

    Louisiana State University AgCenter scientists say that the new process could be the key to preserving the eons-old genetic material of a variety of animals actively hunted in the wild – animals that would otherwise be lost.


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  • U TU T Member Posts: 405 Member
    I'm not big on canned hunting, so not real impressed shooting a tame buck that was probably bred and fed to be big, then let go to be shot. Now captive/tame does are bred from the semen to be let go in a fenced or non fenced area? With whitetail populations in good shape, I don't see the need. I'd rather hunt naturally bred wild deer, and if I can get a nice mature deer, then it's a trophy, regardless of the score. I'm not into buying buying any trophies. At least they didn't hide the fact that this was not a wild deer. This guy probably tried for years to get a nice buck legitimately, and then gave up and paid for one. I say keep those offspring of that buck for canned hunts, and away from the wild ones.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,903 Senior Member
    I'd rather shoot and eat a button.
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  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 15,053 Senior Member
    A big deer like that is well suited for the climate in Illinois-- not Louisiana. There is a reason that they are smaller the further south you go-- the deer with smaller bodies handle the heat better. That deer was adapted for what the hunter thought was ideal, which is not necessarily the same as what is best for the species.
  • beartrackerbeartracker Senior Member Posts: 3,116 Senior Member
    I like a typical rack and not crazy about none typical. Like to hunt those that have not been pen raised or in a penned in area. Just does not seem like hunting to me. I had a friend who hunted exotic animals from Africa in a penned in area and he ask me what I thought of his trophies. I said, "I went to Africa."
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,803 Senior Member
    From what I read here this has nothing to do with canned hunting. How you call hunting on a 1000 acre place canned? They're living in the wild but have a game fence only to keep them on the massive property. Now if they raised them in a one acre cow pen and let you shoot em, that is canned hunting. This is no different than these big Texas ranches putting a game fence around their 10,000 acre spread. If you think it make them tame, go try to find em without a guide. A deer in the wild normally only runs on just so much acreage anyway.

    Besides, they need to start the lineage somewhere. But in the end it will pay off with better genetics throughout the herd.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,803 Senior Member
    Jermanator wrote: »
    A big deer like that is well suited for the climate in Illinois-- not Louisiana. There is a reason that they are smaller the further south you go-- the deer with smaller bodies handle the heat better. That deer was adapted for what the hunter thought was ideal, which is not necessarily the same as what is best for the species.

    Jeremy, if you come down to South Texas you will find the State's biggest deer. South Texas deer run 50-150 pounds heavier than whitetail anywhere else in the state. The protien is concentrated more in the plants because of less moisture and there are native plants that only grow there that are very high in protien, so South Texas Whitetails are our biggest.

    Also, the King Ranch has stocked all kinds of really large exotic species such as Nilgai and Eland. Then think about Africa. It's even hotter there. I think it's more what they get used to.

    One more thing, if there isn't enough protiene in the plant life in Louisiana, they won't grow as big as they did up north regardless of genes. They may be superior to the native deer, but not the ones from where they came from.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
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