HuntingNut
HuntingNut
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister
     
 

User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Membership:
Latest: tims
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 2
Overall: 12624

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 377
BOT: 2
Total: 379
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Your Account
02: Forums
03: Forums
04: Photo Albums
05: Forums
06: Forums
07: Forums
08: Forums
09: Forums
10: Photo Albums
11: Forums
12: Forums
13: Photo Albums
14: Forums
15: Forums
16: Forums
17: Photo Albums
18: Forums
19: Forums
20: Forums
21: Forums
22: Forums
23: Forums
24: Forums
25: Forums
26: Forums
27: Forums
28: Photo Albums
29: Forums
30: Your Account
31: Your Account
32: Forums
33: Forums
34: Forums
35: Photo Albums
36: Your Account
37: Forums
38: Forums
39: Forums
40: Forums
41: Forums
42: Photo Albums
43: Forums
44: Forums
45: Forums
46: Forums
47: Forums
48: Forums
49: Forums
50: Forums
51: Forums
52: Forums
53: Forums
54: Forums
55: Forums
56: Forums
57: Forums
58: Forums
59: Forums
60: Your Account
61: Forums
62: Forums
63: Forums
64: Forums
65: Your Account
66: Forums
67: Home
68: Forums
69: Forums
70: Photo Albums
71: Forums
72: Forums
73: Home
74: Forums
75: Photo Albums
76: Forums
77: Forums
78: Forums
79: Forums
80: Forums
81: Photo Albums
82: Forums
83: Forums
84: Forums
85: Forums
86: Your Account
87: Photo Albums
88: Forums
89: Forums
90: Forums
91: Forums
92: Forums
93: Forums
94: Your Account
95: Forums
96: Forums
97: Forums
98: Forums
99: Forums
100: Forums
101: Forums
102: Your Account
103: Forums
104: Photo Albums
105: Your Account
106: Forums
107: Forums
108: Forums
109: Forums
110: Forums
111: Forums
112: Forums
113: Forums
114: Forums
115: Forums
116: Forums
117: Your Account
118: Forums
119: Forums
120: Forums
121: Forums
122: Forums
123: Forums
124: Forums
125: Forums
126: Forums
127: Forums
128: Your Account
129: Forums
130: Forums
131: Forums
132: Photo Albums
133: Photo Albums
134: Forums
135: Your Account
136: Forums
137: Photo Albums
138: Your Account
139: Forums
140: Photo Albums
141: Forums
142: Forums
143: Forums
144: Your Account
145: Forums
146: Forums
147: Forums
148: Forums
149: Forums
150: Forums
151: Forums
152: Forums
153: Your Account
154: Forums
155: Your Account
156: Forums
157: Forums
158: Photo Albums
159: Forums
160: Forums
161: Your Account
162: Photo Albums
163: Forums
164: Your Account
165: Forums
166: Forums
167: Forums
168: Forums
169: Forums
170: Your Account
171: Forums
172: Forums
173: Forums
174: Forums
175: Forums
176: Forums
177: Forums
178: Forums
179: Forums
180: Your Account
181: Your Account
182: Forums
183: Forums
184: Forums
185: Forums
186: Forums
187: Photo Albums
188: Forums
189: Forums
190: Photo Albums
191: Forums
192: Your Account
193: Forums
194: Forums
195: Forums
196: Forums
197: Forums
198: Forums
199: Forums
200: Forums
201: Photo Albums
202: Your Account
203: Forums
204: Photo Albums
205: Forums
206: Your Account
207: Forums
208: Forums
209: Photo Albums
210: Forums
211: Your Account
212: Forums
213: Forums
214: Forums
215: Forums
216: Forums
217: Forums
218: Forums
219: Forums
220: Forums
221: Photo Albums
222: Forums
223: Forums
224: Your Account
225: Forums
226: Forums
227: Forums
228: Forums
229: Forums
230: Forums
231: Photo Albums
232: Forums
233: Your Account
234: Photo Albums
235: Forums
236: Forums
237: Forums
238: Forums
239: Your Account
240: Forums
241: Forums
242: Forums
243: Forums
244: Forums
245: Forums
246: Forums
247: Forums
248: Forums
249: Forums
250: Forums
251: Forums
252: Your Account
253: Photo Albums
254: Forums
255: Forums
256: Forums
257: Forums
258: Your Account
259: Forums
260: Photo Albums
261: Forums
262: Forums
263: Photo Albums
264: Forums
265: Photo Albums
266: Forums
267: Forums
268: Photo Albums
269: Forums
270: Photo Albums
271: Your Account
272: Forums
273: Photo Albums
274: Forums
275: Forums
276: Forums
277: Your Account
278: Home
279: Forums
280: Forums
281: Your Account
282: Photo Albums
283: Forums
284: Forums
285: Forums
286: Forums
287: Forums
288: Forums
289: Forums
290: Forums
291: Forums
292: Forums
293: Forums
294: Forums
295: Forums
296: Forums
297: Forums
298: Forums
299: Your Account
300: Forums
301: Forums
302: Forums
303: Forums
304: Your Account
305: Forums
306: Home
307: Your Account
308: Forums
309: Photo Albums
310: Photo Albums
311: Forums
312: Forums
313: Forums
314: Your Account
315: Forums
316: Home
317: Your Account
318: Forums
319: Forums
320: Your Account
321: Photo Albums
322: Forums
323: Your Account
324: Forums
325: Home
326: Forums
327: Forums
328: Forums
329: Forums
330: Forums
331: Forums
332: Forums
333: Forums
334: Forums
335: Forums
336: Forums
337: Forums
338: Forums
339: Forums
340: Forums
341: Forums
342: Your Account
343: Home
344: Forums
345: Forums
346: Forums
347: Your Account
348: Forums
349: Forums
350: Forums
351: Forums
352: Your Account
353: Forums
354: Forums
355: Your Account
356: Forums
357: Your Account
358: Your Account
359: Forums
360: Forums
361: Photo Albums
362: Your Account
363: Your Account
364: Your Account
365: Forums
366: Forums
367: Photo Albums
368: Forums
369: Forums
370: Forums
371: Forums
372: Forums
373: Forums
374: Forums
375: Photo Albums
376: Forums
377: Photo Albums
  BOT:
01: Your Account
02: Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
 

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 305
 Pictures: 2362
  · Views: 450880
  · Votes: 1310
  · Comments: 86
 

Support our Advertisers

So do you hunt for the Rack or the meat.
Discussion that doesnt fit other Topics
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » General

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
ElyBoy
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Apr 04, 2006
Posts: 1541
Location: Forest Lake Minnesota

PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 6:40 am    Post subject: Re: So do you hunt for the Rack or the meat. Reply with quote

The first deer that passed by me at 8:00am opening morning last Nov. was a doe. The first deer that died was that same doe.
The second deer that walked by me was another doe, with the same results.
Sure I like to shoot bucks, but I will NOT pass up a doe and meat in the freezer, for a POSSIBLE buck, just for the horns.
I am fixing to cook the family a venison dinner tonight, and those does sure do taste good.
I just have fun while hunting.
I have long sense passed the days where I had to shoot a bragging type of deer.

Hope you all had a safe and Blessed Easter.

Eric

_________________
NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer
NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
DNR Certified Firearms Safety Instructor
NRA Life Member
Back to top
View user's profile
Handloader
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Aug 22, 2005
Posts: 1032
Location: Phoenix, Arizona

PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:18 am    Post subject: Re: So do you hunt for the Rack or the meat. Reply with quote

I hunt for both meat and rack. Most of my hunting buddies admit they really would like to find a huge mulie, huge whitetail buck or bull elk. If like me, they would rather not end any hunt too soon. Opening day kills are, in some ways, disappointing. Afterall, in Arizona just getting the tag is difficult and much preparation goes into the hunt, usually in some remote area of the state.

After the first two or three days, our expectations become more realistic and anything legal becomes more attractive. That said, killing spike or forked horn or rag horns isn't common among us. Those are the most productive males and, often, the most vulnerable and easiest to kill. OTOH, they often are the best tasting. Older game has survived because they have learned valuable lessons and avoid presenting themselves so easily. They are a bigger challenge and, for me, a bigger reward. They usually require more skill, effort and persistence to close within rifle or bow range.

Perhaps, more important is the issue of health. Eventhough a nice set of antlers is a draw, the condition of the animal is paramount, especially post rut when festering wounds can ruin some meat. Glassing and observing the animal can give some good indicators about health and, regardless of rack, I would be inclined to pass on an unhealthy animal.

There is no shame in coming back empty handed unless one cares about what others think. If I look back and feel I have given it my best effort, that is what is most important to me. Antlers adorn the walls and each has a story to tell. I want good stories.

We seldom hunt for meat alone. Factoring the costs of a three to five day hunt would find the total cost of that meat per lb far greater than filet mignon. For most of us, I suspect the meat is a reward but not a necessity. We hunt, in the main, for sport and sport hunting implies higher standards, greater selectivity, better placement of shots.
Back to top
View user's profile
ElyBoy
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Apr 04, 2006
Posts: 1541
Location: Forest Lake Minnesota

PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:25 am    Post subject: Re: So do you hunt for the Rack or the meat. Reply with quote

I do about the same as you on the health of the animal to be shot Handloader.
I have kind of given up on one way to tell of the health though.
They pretty much stand still when I take their blood pressure, but when I put on the rubber gloves, they take off too fast to present a good shot. Very Happy Very Happy Laughing Laughing

Eric Very Happy

_________________
NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer
NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
DNR Certified Firearms Safety Instructor
NRA Life Member
Back to top
View user's profile
keetoowah
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Mar 20, 2007
Posts: 691
Location: Deep in the mountains of Montana

PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 2:25 pm    Post subject: Re: So do you hunt for the Rack or the meat. Reply with quote

the rest of it is the mountains, outdoors and the comraderee...quote from bushmaster..

Really Bushmaster thought you would be one of those lone bushman
like another I know.

Meat eater here, really dont want comraderee in the mountains well maybe with one.
I'll be hunting for the hide, the bones, and the meat.
Too many people going is just of a cornicopia of cacouphany
dont like people that much anyway. i work with them sure is hell i dont want to hunt with them.
Going into Creator's work and killing anything in it. yep thats how i am supposed to be thinking right??

_________________
If you shoot at mimes, should you use a silencer?
Back to top
View user's profile
keetoowah
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Mar 20, 2007
Posts: 691
Location: Deep in the mountains of Montana

PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 2:31 pm    Post subject: Re: So do you hunt for the Rack or the meat. Reply with quote

Tracker said......as far as the outdoors and the camaraderie you fellas mentioned, hey, a bad day in the bush with my bro's is better than a good day sitting in this office, lol

OOOOOOH IS THAT RIGHT RAMBO?

sahkee itin nitsimoos amoo peysis

_________________
If you shoot at mimes, should you use a silencer?
Back to top
View user's profile
tracker
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 08, 2006
Posts: 1175
Location: Manitoba, Canada

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:46 am    Post subject: Re: So do you hunt for the Rack or the meat. Reply with quote

keetoowah wrote:
Tracker said......as far as the outdoors and the camaraderie you fellas mentioned, hey, a bad day in the bush with my bro's is better than a good day sitting in this office, lol

OOOOOOH IS THAT RIGHT RAMBO?

sahkee itin nitsimoos amoo peysis

Yes it is, all I need is a rope...Charlie Bronson always had a rope.. and ...kaweeya neehee--iwin nota, ow?

_________________
"If God hadn't meant for man to eat animals, he wouldn't have made them out of meat!"
Back to top
View user's profile
keetoowah
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Mar 20, 2007
Posts: 691
Location: Deep in the mountains of Montana

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:41 pm    Post subject: Re: So do you hunt for the Rack or the meat. Reply with quote

and what are you going to need a stinking rope for?

_________________
If you shoot at mimes, should you use a silencer?
Back to top
View user's profile
Bushmaster
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 12, 2005
Posts: 10568
Location: Ava, Missouri

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:48 pm    Post subject: Re: So do you hunt for the Rack or the meat. Reply with quote

Kinky.....

_________________
I have one nerve left and yer standin' on it...

DEMOCRACY Two wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for lunch...
LIBERTY A well armed sheep contesting the outcome of the vote...
Back to top
View user's profile
tracker
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 08, 2006
Posts: 1175
Location: Manitoba, Canada

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:53 pm    Post subject: Re: So do you hunt for the Rack or the meat. Reply with quote

ya never know what you're going to need a rope for, but you always wind up needing it.

Possibly needing to tie up wild Montana mountian woman after I catch her

_________________
"If God hadn't meant for man to eat animals, he wouldn't have made them out of meat!"
Back to top
View user's profile
tracker
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 08, 2006
Posts: 1175
Location: Manitoba, Canada

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:55 pm    Post subject: Re: So do you hunt for the Rack or the meat. Reply with quote

or not......it's up to her.

_________________
"If God hadn't meant for man to eat animals, he wouldn't have made them out of meat!"
Back to top
View user's profile
keetoowah
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Mar 20, 2007
Posts: 691
Location: Deep in the mountains of Montana

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:56 pm    Post subject: Re: So do you hunt for the Rack or the meat. Reply with quote

just keep thinking that professor
you wont catch me.
now what do think is in that little black bag??

_________________
If you shoot at mimes, should you use a silencer?
Back to top
View user's profile
tracker
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 08, 2006
Posts: 1175
Location: Manitoba, Canada

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:57 pm    Post subject: Re: So do you hunt for the Rack or the meat. Reply with quote

p99?

_________________
"If God hadn't meant for man to eat animals, he wouldn't have made them out of meat!"
Back to top
View user's profile
keetoowah
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Mar 20, 2007
Posts: 691
Location: Deep in the mountains of Montana

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:59 pm    Post subject: Re: So do you hunt for the Rack or the meat. Reply with quote

ding ding ding what do we have for him Johnny??

_________________
If you shoot at mimes, should you use a silencer?
Back to top
View user's profile
tracker
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 08, 2006
Posts: 1175
Location: Manitoba, Canada

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:01 pm    Post subject: Re: So do you hunt for the Rack or the meat. Reply with quote

I win a prize???!!! Party Party I know what prize I want Hug Hug

_________________
"If God hadn't meant for man to eat animals, he wouldn't have made them out of meat!"
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » General
Page 4 of 4
All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Advertisements
 


Valid CSS! Valid HTML 4.01!
Click to check if this page is realy HTML 4.01 compliant for speed :)

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of HuntingNut.com.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2011 by HuntingNut.com
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy

.: Upgraded to DragonFly 9.2 by Dizfunkshunal :.