And so now we have the other side of the story.....
I`d only say thanks to Les for making the statement he did, about not ever demeaning another hunters kill.
And even though I`m sounding like a broken record here, I`ll say it yet again...the whole obsession with rack measurement, is just another issue we as hunters, have to somehow fix. It`s crazy that there could ever even be the suggestion, that anyone`s kill could be judged/demeaned by anyone else. And it never would happen, except in the context of, the rack is subpar, therefore, it`s an "inferior" deer.
Good God people, wake up! Stop attacking a legal, ethical kill, by a legal, licensed hunter. It isn`t "B&C, P&Y, qdm approved, deer hunting. It`s simply "deer" hunting. Even the moniker qdm, infers that some deer aren`t "quality" animals. That`s completely absurd.
Each and every deer killed, in an ethical and legal manner, by a legal and licensed hunter is a "quality" deer, regardless of the rack size, and unless you subscribe to this notion, YOU are an inpediment to deer hunting, and what it stands for.
QDM is not about culling poor quality bucks , that's trophy deer management. You must be mis-informed, qdm is used to achieve a healthier deer herd,from doe harvests,and passing young bucks into older age classes, land management,etc.