I have a problem

Discussion in 'General Hunting Topics' started by RPatton86, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. RPatton86

    RPatton86 Well-Known Member

    I was working this week hauling asphalt. Well I found some deer carcases 5 to be exact 2 were bucks. What my problem is why kill a buck if you are not going to keep the horns. The 2 bucks were a 5 point and a 9 point i would say neither were over 2 1/2 but anyway if you dont want the horns why not shoot a doe or just let these bucks walk to get older or for someone else to shoot who knows a youth that has never killed a buck that would be a trophy.
  2. gsb77

    gsb77 Well-Known Member

    Maybe they can't kill does in that zone? In zone 11 you can only kill does opening weekend.

  3. SwampCat

    SwampCat Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

    I agree - I would keep the horns. But there are folks who hunt mainly for the meat. Those might have been the first legal deer that walked by them. Horns may not mean anything to them other than legality. I hunted more than thirty times this year before I saw a deer - a buck. The second deer I saw a week later was a buck. Sometimes, "just shooting doe" is not all that easy.
  4. Passthrough

    Passthrough Account Suspended

    It's those darn meat hunters.....no class at all:fit::fit:

    sent from my Obama phone
  5. dbo89

    dbo89 Well-Known Member

    I have watched someone throw away a nice 8 away, just because he wanted the deer for meat. He told me if it doesnt have spots its gettin shot. He keeps his family fed.
  6. JohnnyMac

    JohnnyMac Well-Known Member

    Unless they killed them while trespassing on your property, I really don't see where it's any of your concern.

    Was any of the legal meat wasted?
  7. tmeredith

    tmeredith Platinum Member Redneck Slum Lord

    Can't eat the horns.:rolleyes: :woohoo: I was the first to say that!!!!:woohoo:
  8. tmeredith

    tmeredith Platinum Member Redneck Slum Lord

    Fixed it for ya!!

    Obama phone!!:fit:
  9. gtlegs

    gtlegs Well-Known Member

    Much rather find them with the meat cut out and still have the horns vs. horns cut off and still have the meat...
  10. bmccullough1

    bmccullough1 Well-Known Member

    Sounds like they were huntin to eat!
  11. RPatton86

    RPatton86 Well-Known Member

    In road ditch 1/2 mile outside city limits and there were 3 does with the 2 bucks
  12. Delbert

    Delbert Well-Known Member

    You cant eat the horns. Not everyone has antler envy.
  13. tmeredith

    tmeredith Platinum Member Redneck Slum Lord

    I already said that delbert. You can only use that line once per thread!!!
  14. ursus

    ursus Well-Known Member

    A friend of mine is from northern Montana right by the Canadian line. He has killed some huge whitetails but has very little interest in the antlers. One deer he killed scored over 200" and he sawed the skull cap off and threw it in his shed for the mice to chew on. It's hard for me to understand but I guess that everyone's different.
  15. RC

    RC Well-Known Member

  16. pearlsnaps

    pearlsnaps Well-Known Member

    Could have been poached deer, just for meat.

    I know personally i keep any horns, even a little fork horn i found with the skoal once.

    Did you cut the horns off and keep em? Or let them lay and continue to waste away like the first person?
    Personal preference, not something to get worked up over in my opinion.
  17. gutpile

    gutpile Well-Known Member