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Fri, 2006-09-15 12:40
Fri, 2006-09-15 13:07#1
Is that an ID tag in his ear?
Fri, 2006-09-15 14:01#2
Sure looks like a tag to me. Not to take anything away from the deer, but pen raising whitetails for breeding and or hunting just doesnt sit with me very well. High feence hunting and exotic hunting will be the ruin of our sport. At the rate its being stuffed down our throats it wont be long before the days of hunting free ranging big game is the old fashioned way.
Being in the hunting guide business for the past decade has opened my eyes to just how little many people care about the free range fair chase aspect of hunting. For those that feel as I do , that these are non negotiable aspects of true hunting, we are an endangered breed. Its all over hunting television, popping up on forums, and obviously on this deers ear.
Makes me sick every year opening day around 10-11 am people start gathering to eat in the low country at a local buffett. Every year the story is pretty much the same. One maybe two decent velvet bucks killed amongst all the 2 dozen fair chase hunters. Then there the table that sits the guys that dumped 2500+ to hunt the high fences in the area. They all have 18 inch plus beautiful velvet racks and are dang proud of em. While chewing their bacon they all happily reply, sure its a challenge, you ought to try it its much harder than you think. meanwhile 2 dozen fair chase hunters choke on their bacon and roll their eyes.
Personally I wouldnt even post a picture of that deer. Not calling foul on you goose for putting it up, its just a matter that today i feel any promotion of this stuff is bad promotions and threatens the very existence of hunting as we know it.
Fri, 2006-09-15 14:02#3
i'd still like to be in the same pin as him.....with my PSE
Fri, 2006-09-15 14:07#4
see what I mean.
Fri, 2006-09-15 14:17#5
Well said hatracked. I am in full support of your comments. I could care less if anyone believes me or not, I wouldnt shoot that deer by any means, even if they said I could do it for free (that is of course is if he is penned). By the looks of it, I would have to guess that he is. There is absolutely no honor in shooting any animal within a high fence, and absolutely nothing to be proud of. I would be ashamed to have it or any high fence animal on my wall, of in my freezer. That said, GH Jr., you are absolutely right, that is a beautiful deer. I would love to run into him on the Jellystone River bottoms.
Fri, 2006-09-15 17:54#6
just a little joke. i've never, and will never "hunt" an animal in any high fenced area....no matter how big the area is
Fri, 2006-09-15 19:13#7
Put me on that list of endangered breed. Pen killing is not hunting, just killing
Fri, 2006-09-15 22:05#8
Understood as a joke. I used to just turn a deaf ear to this stuff despite being exposed to it frequently by clients and other guides in the area. These days i dont waste much time speaking my mind cause i see it creeping into all corners of our sport. Every day that goes by more and more folks just say what the heck they are doing it , it must not be all that bad.
Thank you for confirming what i already thought. This board attracts hunters, hence why i come here often, despite the many choices out there.
Sat, 2006-09-16 08:49#9
here's a question. Do you think any of these fenced deer have ever been genetically altered?
Sat, 2006-09-16 16:09#10
In what way? If you saying specifically bred for certain traits, absolutely, thats why junior up there has a tag in his ear so they know who's who.