MT Hunters Grow UP!

DougStickney

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Just when I think all hope is gone a post like that makes me realize they are out there! I’m just not trying hard enough. Anybody have any recommendations for boot laces that get extra tight?
 

huntin24/7

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What is with the attitude of so many that if there isn’t a full 5 week season during the entirety of the rut that there isn’t adequate opportunity to fill a tag. This isn’t about stockpiling trophy bucks. The idea is about changing season structure so that a few more bucks grow to maturity and adequate opportunity is still provided to all. I couldn’t care less what age or size buck an individual shoots, but I don’t know what to tell anyone who thinks it’s too hard to kill a 2-3 year old muley buck in October.
 

rogerthat

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What is with the attitude of so many that if there isn’t a full 5 week season during the entirety of the rut that there isn’t adequate opportunity to fill a tag. This isn’t about stockpiling trophy bucks. The idea is about changing season structure so that a few more bucks grow to maturity and adequate opportunity is still provided to all. I couldn’t care less what age or size buck an individual shoots, but I don’t know what to tell anyone who thinks it’s too hard to kill a 2-3 year old muley buck in October.
Dude where have you been? It's about maximizing neck roasts. Duh
 

TheTone

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I was just cruising a MT outfitters IG page, basically every buck on it was described as ancient, old or unique. I don’t think any of them would score 140 or better and if I had to guess most were 2.5 year olds with the occasional 3.5 year old
 

bigsky2

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I was just cruising a MT outfitters IG page, basically every buck on it was described as ancient, old or unique. I don’t think any of them would score 140 or better and if I had to guess most were 2.5 year olds with the occasional 3.5 year old
“This old warrior…” is a very over used way to describe a 140 or less buck in Montana.
 

nick87

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Why? Best to get him out of the gene pool ... if he's even genetically still functional at that age.

I agree with him. Seems everyone thinks there's something wrong if they can't find a monster buck to shoot every year. What ever happened to big trophies being something special? Once in a lifetime... maybe? Get out and enjoy the outdoors. Shoot some meat if that's critically important. If shooting big horns is critically important, perhaps you need to reappraise your values. I see hundreds of mulies every fall. There is no shortage of deer on the Hi Line. Far from it. And I usually happen to see a couple of monsters every year. None yet that I could shoot at for various reasons but I still get to see them. They're around.
Yah God forbid someone want a deer herd with a healthy age structure/ buck to doe ratio.
 
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