I could have taken it wrong if I did i apologize. It just hit me wrong I guess.
I was wondering the same thing. Didn’t see anyone attack his wife for what she shot, but thought maybe I missed something.Damn, what did I miss? I haven’t seen anyone give an opinion of what your wife killed, just general discussion.
It’s the internet, don’t take it personally.
Kinda being a neutral by stander here Steve, I think you picked up on some bitterness and took offense where non was intended towards anyone in particular, but IMO (for what little it’s worth) more so at this knee jerk, we’re all over the place, to be very honest, system we have running the show now, that one has a terrible time even finding a shred of logic in. There is not one thing, and I repeat, not single, solitary thing wrong with a person doing what is legally allowed within the folks rules that are calling the shots. Nothing! Some may seem to be coming down on what is legal there more harshly but maybe it is because at the very same time the same system is putting added restrictions on others, further limiting their ability to take from the resource.I could have taken it wrong if I did i apologize. It just hit me wrong I guess.
No offense to you or anyone who shoots a legal deer. My qualm is with AGFC who gave the green light for folks to wholesale slaughter deer in zones that can’t support it. Most of the people around were starting to buy into the three point rule and were seeing results.I could have taken it wrong if I did i apologize. It just hit me wrong I guess.
Sorry I mistook what he said it was my bad and I apologized.We don’t allow condescending posts about anyone’s legal harvest. We try to keep an eye out for such posts but sometimes they get by us.
That’s what caught me off guard. I didn’t recall seeing any posts about this particular deer.
Thanks Doc for summarizing the intent of my post better than I could.Steve, congrats on wife’s deer! Some of us take it for granted but deer hunting isn’t easy.
Now, not to get into too many details I’ll give my opinion (fwiw).
Yes in some zones a bb can be tagged a doe. In others it can’t. However, regardless of the law (which seems poorly constructed by a lot of folks) the spirit of the law is obviously to put a lower limit on bucks. Simple reasoning is that they are more sought after and If no limits then the doe to buck ratio would get worse and worse. I think Kemper’s beef is that the spirit of the law says only kill two bucks. All tender meat jokes aside a bb is a buck. With time it will grow into a bigger buck. Simple.
The same idea for people who won’t plant saplings because they’d rather have a tree.
Again, y’all did nothing wrong according to the law and congrats!
On a similar note my 15 year old daughter shot a bb and it was tagged as such. In our zone it counts towards a buck. However, even if the reg book didn’t specify that we have a rule that a buck is a buck because of his testicles, not his headgear. I don’t need the reg book to manage my property. We stay well under the bag limits anyhow.
I understand i just took it the wrong way and understand what you were saying. I just have a short temper from time to time.Thanks Doc for summarizing the intent of my post better than I could.
Steve, I wasn’t directing my post at your wife at all & should have probably qualified my post better. My frustration is totally with the AGFC ! I was trying to point out that often AGFC regs are NOT in the best interest of a deer herd & by default the hunters in a given area. I have seen over the past 30+ years of hunting what the wholesale slaughter of does has done in many parts of South Arkansas has done to areas that once held lots & lots of deer.
This post kinda makes me scratch my head a little. What is special about button bucks?... other than every single buck on the planet either is or used to be one?I didn't know that was the new rule in our zone and let a BB go with my bow I'd likely shot otherwise. But no biggie, maybe he'll grow and make a good one some day. I always feel a little sympathy for the BB's anyway. I've gotten to watch quite a few of 'em down thru the years, they're kinda special in a way I guess.