I'm glad they could catch the guy. I'm surprised, though. I've heard of units where you're not allowed to shoot a spike bull, but I've never heard of a requirement to ONLY shoot a spike, but not a mature bull. I wonder what the management philosophy is behind that kind of a restriction--we don't want the young bulls to grow up but we want the old ones to get older?
Donmillion there are two hunts in these "spike only" areas. First you have a very limited number of people who draw out and can get any bull. Usually only 20-50 tags are issued for the entire area. Very hard to draw.
Then after that hunt its open to over the counter tags but to keep the trophy quality animals there you can only shoot a spike. It seemed weird to me at first but some of the best trophy bulls come out of these "spike only" areas. Its actually been a very good management plan. The only problem is people get tempted to shoot a big boy when they have a spike only tag.
One for the Young at Heart in trying.
Whitetail hunting can be fun when you and a hunting partner want to make for some fast action during mid day hunts after morning stand hunting is over and waiting for your evening hunt. Few years back I wanted to demonstrate one of my methods to my son how two guys can make for some fast action during mid day hunting. The set up is for two people when the crops are usually off and the only cover left is...