Farmers of Antlers or Hunters of Backstraps?

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longcarbine
 
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Farmers of Antlers or Hunters of Backstraps?

Postby longcarbine » Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:33 am

Boy this could ruffle some feathers.  What is your opinion, thoughts?  Just curious.
 
 

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RE: Farmers of Antlers or Hunters of Backstraps?

Postby beagleman23 » Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:57 am

I like a little of both.  One deer for the freezer and if it's not a buck then I'm searching for a rack no matter how many doe tags I have.

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RE: Farmers of Antlers or Hunters of Backstraps?

Postby HoneyHole » Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:24 am

Definately both! A buck for the rack AND meat, but if no big guy is around, I take a doe or two, or three. 

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RE: Farmers of Antlers or Hunters of Backstraps?

Postby 69Viking » Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:41 am

I would have to agree that it's both.  Just depends on the situation.  This year I have a doe in the freezer so now I'll focus on a good rack to fill the freezer.  If the season is about to expire I just might have to take another doe. 

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RE: Farmers of Antlers or Hunters of Backstraps?

Postby dxthunter57 » Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:47 am

well at one place in new york we are trying to get a QDM going
but up here in Mass i shot a big 8 pointer and a spike horn
i tell you the spike horn was just as much fun as the big 8 pointer
i think in a place without QDM you should stick to QDM

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RE: Farmers of Antlers or Hunters of Backstraps?

Postby ranwin33 » Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:54 am

Both - I just don't get why people believe the two have to be mutually exclusive. 
“There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.”
Aldo Leopold

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JPH
 
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RE: Farmers of Antlers or Hunters of Backstraps?

Postby JPH » Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:03 am

I guess if you word it that way, "Farmers of Antlers...", I have to choose the backstraps, but I think it's a bad question. Hunting is not an either-or type of thing. I do not think it is proper to reduce hunting down to the mere collection of meat or antlers.
 
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RE: Farmers of Antlers or Hunters of Backstraps?

Postby dxthunter57 » Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:08 am

very true JPH
i think hunting is getting excited about an animal when you see it harvest it or anything in the woods
i hunt for meat and antlers but they day i stop getting that feeling of excitement (that i know all of you guys have felt and still do) that is the day i will stop hunting doesn't matter if i shoot a deer every day il stop
and if don't think i ever will lose that feeling

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RE: Farmers of Antlers or Hunters of Backstraps?

Postby ranwin33 » Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:09 am

ORIGINAL: JPH

I guess if you word it that way, "Farmers of Antlers...", I have to choose the backstraps, but I think it's a bad question. Hunting is not an either-or type of thing. I do not think it is proper to reduce hunting down to the mere collection of meat or antlers.

There is no way I could express why I do this without writing a book.

Agreed.
 
The D&DH website has this feature running: http://www.deeranddeerhunting.com/article/HypothesisHunt/
 
It provides some interesting insight from one hunter. 
“There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.”
Aldo Leopold

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RE: Farmers of Antlers or Hunters of Backstraps?

Postby Washburn » Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:09 am

Every deer I shoot is a trophy to me. I truly value each and every one. The meat fuels me and my family with clean, pure protein year round. Antlers are nice to look at and provide a good story and memories. Personal satisfaction from taking a buck, knowing you did everything right--yeah that feels great. One thing I can say with certainty is I am not into antler porn, as seen on TV.

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