Early Season

Discussion in 'Bowhunting forum' started by tnts79, Sep 21, 2007.

Opening week, what do you do??

Poll closed Oct 21, 2007.
  1. Hold out for a Big Buck

    17.1%
  2. Shoot a Doe

    60.0%
  3. Shoot the first deer you see regardless

    5.7%
  4. If its brown its down

    17.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. tnts79

    tnts79 Senior Member

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    What do you do???
     
  2. tnts79

    tnts79 Senior Member

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    I really don't know, I need to exterminate some does off our farm, but I kinda want to hold out for a nice buck.:noidea:
     

  3. Dredly

    Dredly Site Guru

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    well you are missing "Shoot a big buck if you see one". I would drop a shootable buck in the first week without a doubt. Antler stew tasted like crap but it tastes better then Tag Mush!

    I would pass on a small 5 (3 to one side AR in my area) but I would drop a good sized 6 on opening day if I saw one. A doe is down if she is a good size on opening day as well.
     
  4. tnts79

    tnts79 Senior Member

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    Just making that decision, what if you don't shoot that nice doe, mabey a nice buck will be following her?? :Cry: Here in IL., on our farm 130" is minimum. After some of the trail pics i've gotten im kinda thinking it would be worth holding out for a buck. :dance:
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2007
  5. Dredly

    Dredly Site Guru

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    I have another 2 months to shoot him including the rut... :) Personally I'd love to drop a nice 100+ pound doe on opening night as I then have plenty of meat for the season and can be more selective.
     
  6. Dens228

    Dens228 Senior Member

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    First one is for the freezer.
    After that I hold out, although I've been accused of being too picky by some of my buddies.
     
  7. hduc2005

    hduc2005 Senior Member

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    Shoot a Doe I'm hungry
     
  8. ilbowhunter

    ilbowhunter 2008 BEAR LIGHTS OUT

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    what to do

    this is my first year of hunting anything, so i want the big one or nothing.:peace: :laugh: :loco: :eyebrows:
     
  9. tnts79

    tnts79 Senior Member

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    I'm thinking thumpin a doe opening day would be worth doing!
     
  10. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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    I do not hunt for trophy's I want the meat, that is why I checked the brown thing If the deer is big enough the in the cold box it goes. You all may think I am crazy but if I kill a 14 pointer I would take photos and that is it. I do not care about mounts and things like that. For all it is enjoying the hunt,for some it is the trophy and some it is the food.
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2007
  11. Bob V

    Bob V Junior Member

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    Doe first couple of weeks in but then wait for the big guy.
     
  12. IChim2

    IChim2 IChim2 and he's a shooter

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    A doe if she doesn't have spotted fawns w/her.I try to hold out till the later part of oct/1st of nov for a buck unless it's 6pt or bigger (not a lot of big bucks where i hunt..few and far inbetween) .I would like to take a buck in velvet though....never have done it.
     
  13. BuckeyeRed

    BuckeyeRed Super Member

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    Ditto for me.
     
  14. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    Usually a doe, but if I see a shootable buck he's going down...
    So the first one I see is the first one I harvest...:biggrin1:
     
  15. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    Dont know!

    Depending on the situation! I didnt vote.
    If i use my Recurve ill shoot a doe without fawns.
    Havent shot a doe in 3 years.
    If ive use my compound, Bucks only.:biggrin1:
     
  16. poorman

    poorman And thats no lie !

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    Same for me!
     
  17. bullspotter

    bullspotter Senior Member

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    I voted hold out for a big buck, I have doe tags so no need to shoot a smaller buck, may as well shoot a doe. No need to get in a hurry to fill them. Will wait for the last few days of season for doe hunting
     
  18. tnts79

    tnts79 Senior Member

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    If you wait until the last few days of season to shoot does your not just taking that deer, your taking the next years fawn as well..... :doh:
     
  19. killbambidead

    killbambidead bambi killer

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    i tell everyone im goin to hold out for a big buck but i usually end up stickin a doe
     
  20. lungcutter

    lungcutter Senior Member

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    I shoot the first good doe that I see. You cant eat horns, besides there are alot of does where I hunt. This gives me the rest of the season to hunt bucks.:rockon: