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Thread: Funny Excuse for Shooting a Small Deer

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    Funny Excuse for Shooting a Small Deer

    Our Nephew shot a small forked mule deer. The story told to Grandpa was he passed up two really big ones and settled for the small deer because the big ones were too big to pack out.

    I would expect another plausible excuse in the future would be that if he shot a big one he could not afford to get it mounted.

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    We used to joke about shooting 2, a big one to cut the horns off of and a little one to drag out.
    Seriously, Any deer a kid shoots is a more important trophy than any deer an old curmugeon like me shoots.

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    My nephew was giving me grief once when I brought a small buck into camp. I replied that if a bigger one had come by then I would have shot a bigger one.
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    The little young ones are a lot more tender and tasty than the big old tough ones.

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    My kids will sit and wait forever for a calf or spike to sort itself out of the herd because they know that it will be far better eating than any big old cow.

    (This is only true if there isn't some wall hanger in the group of course!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by country gent View Post
    The little young ones are a lot more tender and tasty than the big old tough ones.
    absolutely ! I've never passed up a legal buck waiting for a bigger one to maybe walk by , because maybe it won't ......
    If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck!

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    I shoot spikes and does because it helps the herd health and quality. The bonus is the tender, tasty meat. A fellow hunter was giving me grief about a little 3 point I shot when we gathered at camp. I was the only hunter who took a deer that day, he and others had passed up does while hoping for a big rack. I asked him if he was going to pass on the fresh back strap supper as well? The lease owners have even personally asked us to shoot more does, but some guys just care about horns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    I shoot spikes and does because it helps the herd health and quality. The bonus is the tender, tasty meat. A fellow hunter was giving me grief about a little 3 point I shot when we gathered at camp. I was the only hunter who took a deer that day, he and others had passed up does while hoping for a big rack. I asked him if he was going to pass on the fresh back strap supper as well? The lease owners have even personally asked us to shoot more does, but some guys just care about horns.
    this!!!!! folks only looking for a rack dont get hungry in the winter... lol
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    I prefer the little ones for eating anyway!

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    Mmmmmmm.

    Vealison

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    I take em like they come , if they are little just keep still and take another.

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    I've only killed a whopping 5 deer in my life, but they are all the ones that walked in front of me. Missed another and cut hair on another. I've never purposely let one walk.
    You can miss fast & you can miss a lot, but only hits count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackPowderLove View Post
    I prefer the little ones for eating anyway!

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    They call those spike horns Michigan 11 pointers!

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    1. A spike is the dickens to drag, hand keeps slippin' off the horn.
    2. A forked horn is the ideal deer for me, hand does not slip.
    3. Anything above 4 points is just more things to jab you in the back of the leg.
    4. Doe? That's what they make 1/4" rope for.

    Packing out? A friend and I discussed this a couple weeks back. We ain't pups no more and dragging one more than 200-300 yards just doesn't make sense if we can find one closer to a road.


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    Passed up a shot this year for the first time. Landowner asked me to, a doe and two fawns that play in his yard. Everything else goes in the freezer...

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    I can relate.

    I got invited on a hunting trip, I went, and was having a great time.
    Then it came time to go to the stands and I grabbed my camera instead of a rifle.

    My buddy thought I'd lost my mind until I told him I was having a great time, and if I dropped a deer,
    at that point, the fun would be over-- and it'd be time to go to work on it.
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    Dragging with a 5/8" rope is more comfortable than with a thin rope no matter the weight being dragged. Antler soup is thin. Vealison is what my late father selected every year. The most difficult deer I've shot to load into a pickup was a dry doe that weighed (on a balance scale) over 200# field dressed. There is nothing to grab that doesn't slip through your hands.

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    I prefer small deer, tastier and we need to reduce the doe population. Dragging???? I just take a leg and flip her over into the tractor bucket...... advantages to hunting your own farm
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    As someone who owned and operated restaurants for decades and was a working chef, I have lots of recipes for tender young deer, but not so many for horns, hide and hooves.

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    My great grand daughter got her first buck this year.
    Doe tags are hard to draw in our area and she said she did not want to shoot a doe anyway.
    She told me she wanted to shoot a trophy buck for her first deer. I said wouldn`t we all?
    Hunting season winds down with no trophy buck shot yet. No bucks period were seen by her.
    So the last weekend of our season is for youth only.
    She shoots a small forked horn because they are tender and this may be her last chance.
    She loves Grandmas' venison and corn fritters.
    I don`t think she could have been more excited about her first deer if it had been a trophy.

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