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#7080260 - 11/16/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: Ghostwalker]
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FYI the shooter in question did place third at a regional long distance shoot this past month.
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#7080704 - 11/16/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: rcamuglia]
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Registered: 06/30/06
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Originally Posted By: rcamuglia
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I simply stated that passing up animals for the express purpose of attempting a longer shot is the wrong attitude to have when hunting


I couldn't agree more.

Game animals are not steel targets. A poor shot matters.

That being said, Congratulations on one unique Muley and one heck of a nice shot!!!!


First to the OP congrats, good shooting and nice buck, even with the "trash," LOL.

Personally I tend to agree with what Heavywalker said, but I also realize that is my own personal ethic, not to be confused with "ethics." And not to be imposed on anyone else. To put it another way, just because I may have tried to get closer or taken a shorter shot doesn't mean anybody else needs to think the way I do, or is in the wrong for not thinking the way I do provided they are capable of making the shot, which the OP obviously was.

It's true, game animals are not steel targets and a poor shot matters.

There was no poor shot here though.
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#7083574 - 11/17/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: Tanner]
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Registered: 01/27/09
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Originally Posted By: Tanner
Originally Posted By: Ringman
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??????

So you get the same enjoyment from NY city alley rats as Big Game, assigning them the same value?


For fun, yes.

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I hope that was just a keyboard fart


I remember getting buck fever over shooting mice with a BB gun when I was about thirty-five years old. Hunting is hunting.
Holyyy schit.



Kind of what I was thinking, not sure how you can assign the same value to plague carrying vermin and trophy game animals. Better rethink that comment or reassess value system.
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#7089851 - 11/19/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: mitchellmountain]
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having passed thru Wibaux Montana a million times, as flat and open as it is there, 600 yds would seem like a pretty common thing around there...

if the man has the equipment and knows how to use it, I see no problem with that..

problem usually is, all too many guys don't know how to use the equipment...
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#7090008 - 11/19/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: rcamuglia]
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I say prepare for 600, hope for 100.
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#7097106 - 11/21/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: dogcatcher223]
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LB- Congrats on your great buck and on your shot as well!
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#7099158 - 11/22/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: LBSmith]
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Originally Posted By: LBSmith
Every buck I seen today was under 400 and I wanted something around the 7 or 800 mark. This buck was only at 605 yards and I had myself talked out of shooting him for a while because I wanted a farther shot. But after looking him over for a good 30 minutes I decided to take him.


You could have walked 200yds in the opposite direction in that 30 minutes...

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#7099790 - 11/22/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: blargon]
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Originally Posted By: blargon
Originally Posted By: LBSmith
Every buck I seen today was under 400 and I wanted something around the 7 or 800 mark. This buck was only at 605 yards and I had myself talked out of shooting him for a while because I wanted a farther shot. But after looking him over for a good 30 minutes I decided to take him.


You could have walked 200yds in the opposite direction in that 30 minutes...



That is funny! grin
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#7100944 - 11/22/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: blargon]
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Originally Posted By: blargon
Originally Posted By: LBSmith
Every buck I seen today was under 400 and I wanted something around the 7 or 800 mark. This buck was only at 605 yards and I had myself talked out of shooting him for a while because I wanted a farther shot. But after looking him over for a good 30 minutes I decided to take him.


You could have walked 200yds in the opposite direction in that 30 minutes...


I was thinking the same thing. Maybe just crawling smile Must say that it was obviously a good shot and a nice buck, but I would get more pleasure from a long shot if that is how the animal presented itself and it was my only choice.

Pieter


Edited by m77 (11/22/12)
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#7101056 - 11/22/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: m77]
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Hey, at least he didn't burn up all his points for a trophy area, and then gut shoot a dink at 500yds, only to let the meat spoil. (not to mention forgetting his camera)
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#7101200 - 11/22/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: Calvin]
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Loc: Havre, Montana
Originally Posted By: Calvin
Hey, at least he didn't burn up all his points for a trophy area, and then gut shoot a dink at 500yds, only to let the meat spoil. (not to mention forgetting his camera)


You'd have to be a real moron to do that...

Congrats to the OP.


Travis

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#7101275 - 11/22/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: Calvin]
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Registered: 03/10/02
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Originally Posted By: Calvin
Hey, at least he didn't burn up all his points for a trophy area, and then gut shoot a dink at 500yds, only to let the meat spoil. (not to mention forgetting his camera)


You sure let JeffO get under your skin....

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#7101356 - 11/22/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: Ackleyfan]
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Registered: 12/06/04
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Loc: The Bozone, Montana
I'm pretty sure he just doesn't tolerate incredible stupidity.
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#7102327 - 11/23/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: Seafire]
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Registered: 08/04/08
Posts: 1875
Loc: TN
Originally Posted By: Seafire


if the man has the equipment and knows how to use it, I see no problem with that..

problem usually is, all too many guys don't know how to use the equipment...


+1

If he was outside his known competence level, that's one thing. That wasn't the case so I see no issues with his desire to achieve a personal first.
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#7109522 - 11/25/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: heavywalker]
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Registered: 04/21/12
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Loc: Clinton, MS, USA
Congrats on a great buck!!
600 yards is a heck of a shot and nothing to shake a stick at. There will be others. At least you got the right equipment/ know how.

I think im long range hunting cause aint nothin moving in these woods this year. Maybe i should start hunting mice...


Edited by Joe_S (11/25/12)
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#7109828 - 11/25/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: Seafire]
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Registered: 05/27/09
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Loc: Southwest Wyoming
Originally Posted By: Seafire
having passed thru Wibaux Montana a million times, as flat and open as it is there, 600 yds would seem like a pretty common thing around there...

if the man has the equipment and knows how to use it, I see no problem with that..

problem usually is, all too many guys don't know how to use the equipment...

What he said
besides a feller would have to see more of Wibaux than the Tasty Freeze!

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#7119742 - 11/28/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: Dobetown]
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Registered: 03/03/08
Posts: 3039
Loc: Warren, OR
Nice buck. I like shooting long distance too, but will never, ever pass up an animal I want because its closer. Guessing you didn't pass up anything bigger than the one you killed. Congratulations!

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