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Originally Posted by trapperJ
I'm just a hunter, neither label fits me perfectly.

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An "Opportunist' here..........

All were targets of opportunity!


From earlier this week.

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Originally Posted by roundoak
Why would I want to be a meat hunter when I raise prime angus beef? The only exceptions are: 1) I donate 2 doe to the DNR sponsored food pantry. 2) My wife and her mother can the meat of a doe and donate it to the church bazaar every year. After that it is big animals and horns, son.
Whose killing the big horns??


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Had to resurrect this gem...

Originally Posted by roundoak
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Originally Posted by roundoak
Why would I want to be a meat hunter when I raise prime angus beef? The only exceptions are: 1) I donate 2 doe to the DNR sponsored food pantry. 2) My wife and her mother can the meat of a doe and donate it to the church bazaar every year. After that it is big animals and horns, son.

The monster whitetails you and your crew kill during rifle season completely befuddles me. In my experience the only way that happens is if you control a large contiguous tract of land, out here that'd be 1,500+ acres with a 50/50 mix of timber to crop land, and have almost no hunting pressure prior to the rifle season.

Don't get me wrong, I always look forward to your deer season tales, so whatever you're doing, keep up the great work!

100% of the members would agree with me that our success on nice size bucks has a lot to due with the deer drive. We drive private big timber and small woodlots, public river islands, public land. We drive places that many hunters would not hunt, for example open prairie restoration or CRP ground.

In addition, if towards the end of the season there are some small acreage standing corn fields, we will drive them. Our drives may consist of little as three hunters or as many as 20-25 hunters


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Originally Posted by Beaver10
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Why would I want to be a meat hunter when I raise prime angus beef? The only exceptions are: 1) I donate 2 doe to the DNR sponsored food pantry. 2) My wife and her mother can the meat of a doe and donate it to the church bazaar every year. After that it is big animals and horns, son.

ROak

You were specifically in my mind when I wrote about acreage owners that smoke exceptional animals.

It’s like you and your family have it all - It never seems like a canned hunt situation. Real hunting on incredible land that gives up big, gnarly, bucks each year.

They say jealousy and hate are close kin. If true, then I’m your distant brother, and I want what you have.

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When do the pics start dropping of the bucks you and your family shoot?


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Originally Posted by Brad
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Originally Posted by roundoak
Why would I want to be a meat hunter when I raise prime angus beef? The only exceptions are: 1) I donate 2 doe to the DNR sponsored food pantry. 2) My wife and her mother can the meat of a doe and donate it to the church bazaar every year. After that it is big animals and horns, son.

ROak

You were specifically in my mind when I wrote about acreage owners that smoke exceptional animals.

It’s like you and your family have it all - It never seems like a canned hunt situation. Real hunting on incredible land that gives up big, gnarly, bucks each year.

They say jealousy and hate are close kin. If true, then I’m your distant brother, and I want what you have.

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PS

When do the pics start dropping of the bucks you and your family shoot?


I was never fooled by RO’s threads of heroic hunting. I was just playing the long game to smoke him out.

Lol

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Originally Posted by Brad
Originally Posted by Beaver10
Originally Posted by roundoak
Why would I want to be a meat hunter when I raise prime angus beef? The only exceptions are: 1) I donate 2 doe to the DNR sponsored food pantry. 2) My wife and her mother can the meat of a doe and donate it to the church bazaar every year. After that it is big animals and horns, son.

ROak

You were specifically in my mind when I wrote about acreage owners that smoke exceptional animals.

It’s like you and your family have it all - It never seems like a canned hunt situation. Real hunting on incredible land that gives up big, gnarly, bucks each year.

They say jealousy and hate are close kin. If true, then I’m your distant brother, and I want what you have.

🦫

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When do the pics start dropping of the bucks you and your family shoot?

King, like a few here had been suspect for years.

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Had to resurrect this gem...

Originally Posted by roundoak
Originally Posted by kingston
Originally Posted by roundoak
Why would I want to be a meat hunter when I raise prime angus beef? The only exceptions are: 1) I donate 2 doe to the DNR sponsored food pantry. 2) My wife and her mother can the meat of a doe and donate it to the church bazaar every year. After that it is big animals and horns, son.

The monster whitetails you and your crew kill during rifle season completely befuddles me. In my experience the only way that happens is if you control a large contiguous tract of land, out here that'd be 1,500+ acres with a 50/50 mix of timber to crop land, and have almost no hunting pressure prior to the rifle season.

Don't get me wrong, I always look forward to your deer season tales, so whatever you're doing, keep up the great work!

100% of the members would agree with me that our success on nice size bucks has a lot to due with the deer drive. We drive private big timber and small woodlots, public river islands, public land. We drive places that many hunters would not hunt, for example open prairie restoration or CRP ground.

In addition, if towards the end of the season there are some small acreage standing corn fields, we will drive them. Our drives may consist of little as three hunters or as many as 20-25 hunters


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I consider myself more meat hunter than horn. I love to deer hunt. I do pass deer. I like watching them. I wait for certan types of deer And don't shoot the first legal ones I see.. But I am more concerned with getting 4 or 5 in the freezer than a big rack. I do prefer to shoot bucks that are older. I shoot does that don't have little ones with them and after I have been on a stand a while. I haven't bought ground beef in 30 years. We eat ground deer. We can shoot 5 legally here. And my wife and children hunt as well.
I would be pleased if I killed one with a huge rack but I don't work toward that as a goal. I have one mounted and won't mount another.

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Judman, I am a meat hunter. I raised 7 children by feeding them meat I hunted for and backyard gardening. I remember getting 7 deer one year and it was eaten up in 6 months. I made hamburger and steak from the tenderloins. Didn't worry about racks. We also have had squirrel, rabbit, quail, wild turkey and dove. I know a lot of people who meat hunt. Trophy animals are just icing on the cake. I still meat hunt. Have you priced beef lately?

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Originally Posted by Dixie_Dude
Judman, I am a meat hunter. I raised 7 children by feeding them meat I hunted for and backyard gardening. I remember getting 7 deer one year and it was eaten up in 6 months. I made hamburger and steak from the tenderloins. Didn't worry about racks. We also have had squirrel, rabbit, quail, wild turkey and dove. I know a lot of people who meat hunt. Trophy animals are just icing on the cake. I still meat hunt. Have you priced beef lately?


This guy has it figured out. I run quite a few head of cattle and I'm all for the beef/agriculture industry, but man I don't think it gets any better than venison and quail. We don't exclusively hunt for meat but when you find a good buck, it's a bonus. I can't believe more people don't take advantage of fresh venison. Cost you the price of a primer, powder, and a bullet.

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Originally Posted by Coyote10
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Judman, I am a meat hunter. I raised 7 children by feeding them meat I hunted for and backyard gardening. I remember getting 7 deer one year and it was eaten up in 6 months. I made hamburger and steak from the tenderloins. Didn't worry about racks. We also have had squirrel, rabbit, quail, wild turkey and dove. I know a lot of people who meat hunt. Trophy animals are just icing on the cake. I still meat hunt. Have you priced beef lately?


This guy has it figured out. I run quite a few head of cattle and I'm all for the beef/agriculture industry, but man I don't think it gets any better than venison and quail. We don't exclusively hunt for meat but when you find a good buck, it's a bonus. I can't believe more people don't take advantage of fresh venison. Cost you the price of a primer, powder, and a bullet.

Well, there are also all those other costs associated with hunting besides a primer, powder, and a bullet. Licenses cost money. Gear costs money. Gas costs money. Lots of ancillaries that cost money. Unless you can walk out your back door to hunt and you process your own carcasses hunting is probably not all that cost effective a means by which to pay for protein.

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Originally Posted by 260Remguy
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Judman, I am a meat hunter. I raised 7 children by feeding them meat I hunted for and backyard gardening. I remember getting 7 deer one year and it was eaten up in 6 months. I made hamburger and steak from the tenderloins. Didn't worry about racks. We also have had squirrel, rabbit, quail, wild turkey and dove. I know a lot of people who meat hunt. Trophy animals are just icing on the cake. I still meat hunt. Have you priced beef lately?


This guy has it figured out. I run quite a few head of cattle and I'm all for the beef/agriculture industry, but man I don't think it gets any better than venison and quail. We don't exclusively hunt for meat but when you find a good buck, it's a bonus. I can't believe more people don't take advantage of fresh venison. Cost you the price of a primer, powder, and a bullet.

Well, there are also all those other costs associated with hunting besides a primer, powder, and a bullet. Licenses cost money. Gear costs money. Gas costs money. Lots of ancillaries that cost money. Unless you can walk out your back door to hunt and you process your own carcasses hunting is probably not all that cost effective a means by which to pay for protein.
Well I can walk out my back door or my front door and go hunting and I do. From my front porch I can point to spots on the hill across the road where I've killed a bunch of bucks. I spent about 200.00 total on license/tags, ammo and gas to put 6 deer in the freezer last season. Been wearing the same hunting clothes/ boots and using the same rifles/scopes for years too. Hunting doesn't have to cost a fortune and can fill the freezer with some pretty cheap meat. Been doing it my whole life.

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Yeah I’ve had a lifetime license for 25 years, it’s long since paid for. And I can either stop on my way home from work or drive between 1 and 8 miles to places I can hunt deer. Have shot plenty of stuff still wearing my work clothes and boots. And we cut and wrap everything at home.

Sometimes people don’t have to spend a fortune to eat game all year.

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Originally Posted by 260Remguy
Well, there are also all those other costs associated with hunting besides a primer, powder, and a bullet. Licenses cost money. Gear costs money. Gas costs money. Lots of ancillaries that cost money. Unless you can walk out your back door to hunt and you process your own carcasses hunting is probably not all that cost effective a means by which to pay for protein.
There are fixed costs and variable costs, as well as variable benefits, for each hunting trip. The monetary benefit-cost ratio depends on how much meat and how many variable costs are involved for each trip. It's a lot more economical to shoot a moose than a deer on a given trip. wink

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Yup, lifetime license I've had since I was a kid, hunt my own land unless I decide to go out of state, can shoot deer from my porch, don't really have to drive anywhere to get a deer if I don't want to. So if your in this kind of situation, then yeah, it's pretty darn convenient. Not boasting as I've worked pretty hard for the past 30 years to have my own farms to hunt. Fortunately they have alot of deer on them and I like to harvest them for my table. And I too have shot plenty of them in my work clothes thekid. Funny you mentioned that.

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You fellas that shoot several deer to eat every year, do you not get tired of it? The taste of deer has caused me to implement my own personal APR. It tastes great for the first 20 pounds, then ok for 20 pounds, then I'm kinda good until next fall. I'd rather go to the steakhouse and let some pretty girl bring me a salad and a burger.


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