hey guys, just wanted to post the oregon buck i shot over east. its by far the biggest ive shot, but not the biggest ive ever seen. anyways, hes the only buck i saw all weekend, the rain pretty much had them locked down.
A nice one. Did you see much when you were out (mulies)? I've only saw 2 and ive been out almost every weekend since mid august, and them 2 were running together a couple weeks ago. Wasn't looking for any, been elk hunting, still haven't saw much. But I do see them things alot during the rut of course, I took a fork horn out last year. But ya, that still a nice mule.
Thanks buddy. ya know i was out scouting in august and it was hard not to see him, and it got me really stoked for october but then opening day came and i saw one herd and it only had a fork in it. so as i was stalking him and i came up to about 200 yds away and apparently there was another hunter down to my left a few hundred yards away who saw him first, because he shot before i even had a good view. so after that i went to a spot during the evening where deer are known to come down and sure enough there this big boy was. the only buck in a group of eight does, and thats all the deer we saw, the buck came no closer then 300 yds. so it was steady my rifle time and calm down and shoot.
Over the years I have seen several elk and deer hides left in the woods by hunters and I have to wonder why they do this? I fully understand and agree about getting the hide off the animal as soon as possible to cool the meat, but why not pack out the hide with you and use it? As far as I know there are no state laws that require you to take the hide home, but to me why waste such a beautiful part of the animal? Some might think they have no use for the hide or it costs too much to tan....