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#7080260 - 11/15/12 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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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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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 - 11/21/12 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...

#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

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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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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.


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#7101275 - 11/22/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: Calvin]  
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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....

#7101356 - 11/22/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: Ackleyfan]  
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I'm pretty sure he just doesn't tolerate incredible stupidity.



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#7102327 - 11/22/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: Seafire]  
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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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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...

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#7109828 - 11/25/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: Seafire]  
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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!

#7119742 - 11/27/12 Re: My 2012 Mule Deer [Re: Dobetown]  
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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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