All the non-hunters in my family always make fun of me when I name the deer. I think it's cool. I think they just don't understand the passion we have for hunting. To me it's the ultimate accomplishment!
PRHunter,sorry just hav'ta ask bout them name's(gotta have sum fun on hear to),Lover Boy,were we listening to lover boy on our i pod?, are did we have a Female in box stand with us?...Dreamer,were we dreaming of have'n a female in box stand?..Pepe,cant think of one for this 1...just havein a lil fun ....B-Safe!
We try to name our bigger bucks, and if we got a weird looking smaller buck, we'll give them a name. Like last year we had a year old buck that at the tip of his main beam was 3 points in the shape of a trident, so we nicknamed him Trident.
The record books, that are put out by Boone & Crocket and Pope & Young and where I live is Henry Kelsey they are a great way to research a state or a province for big game. This does take some time but the knowledge it gives you, can be very valuable. Not all hunters have their trophies recorded, as where I live after the Hanson Buck became the new world record typical Whitetail, we saw a flood of hunters and now that has happened, some hunters are shying away from the record books but...