after reading everyone's post
January 31, 2010 at 10:53am
Most everyone has the same outlook, we like to hunt trophy bucks. I moved to iowa this past winter so i could hunt up in monster territory. After hunting with a bunch of locals up here, the same story comes out no matter were we live. A trophy buck to one man is different from person to person. I would have to agree with a true moster would be a 7 year old deer, no matter if he's a 20 pointer or 4 pts. Smart,old,wise,and illusive bucks are the trophy. hitting on a couple other points. Just to hit on another post i was reading down in October. It sure was nice for Louisiana hunters to be able to kill 6 deer of choice and now 3 and 3. Up here you can kill 1 buck with bow, and your pick of 1 buck with either shotgun 1or2 but not both or muzzeloader early or late. But u can only pick one.
Here is the part that is interesting, there is very few guys up here that actually hunt. Most just group hunt, make drives and try to kill off a bunch of does. Out of all the guys i hunted with we let lots of deer run. They had to be big bodies no small bodies allowed except for the kids.
the rule on the farm hunts if you shoot it you mount it, if you don't then you can't hunt anymore. So in that aspect, if you kill a 2 year 6 pt you should mount it. Be proud of what ever you kill, and always enjoy your time in the woods. Remeber it's all about the hunt and not the kill.