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BigSexy
02-22-2011, 10:07 PM
I think it is pretty pivotal that there is a whitetail (or just a general deer) section included on this forum. You cant deny that the white tail is probably the most popular big game animal in north america. eastmans would draw a larger crowd to the forums if they include a general deer forum to include all species of deer able to be hunted in the west, which includes atleast the white tail and mule deer species...

gunsight
02-23-2011, 12:04 AM
Nothin tougher than hunting Oregon blacktails. Every time I watch someone arrow a rat tail, I mean whitetail from a tree stand, over a fancy food plot, I think I'd quit hunting if that was the extent of my hunting options. I surely don't mean to knock anyone's chosen method and species. I am well aware that many people have no other options. But after 50 years of beating the back country for them blacktails, I would have to say that they are as tough and enjoyable to hunt as anything out there.

AZ Hunter
02-23-2011, 09:06 AM
I've never hunted Blacktails. I can't imagine any deer tougher to hunt than the Couse Whitetail. They are more like goats than deer...the steeper, rockier, brushier the better for them. You will come back from a hunt scratched, cut and bruised. What a challenge! I love it!

FLEH
02-23-2011, 02:18 PM
This argument is like the Ford Vs. Chevy!!! Everyone has their own opinion on what is better.

I think that each species has their good and bad qualities. That is why I would never bash anyone for their preference or ability to hunt....I just like to HUNT! Give me any of them and I will spend a day in the woods chasing them around!!!

bdog12
02-24-2011, 02:14 PM
To me thats one of the many good things about Eastmans is they dont cover whitetail's there are plenty of other places you can watch or read about whitetails just turn on the outdoor channel and there is sure to be a show on with someone in a tree stand falling asleep or freezing there balls off hoping one walks by there stand.Eastmans is all about western big game hunting and whitetails are not a western big game animal. Just my opinion

BigSexy
02-24-2011, 07:11 PM
you're entitled to your opinion, but to say the white tail is not a western big game animal is nieve. The states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New mexico, arizona, and montana all have healthy white tail deer populations. Now tell me, which of those states is't in the west?

jjs4429
02-24-2011, 08:33 PM
I guess washington is not a western state ,because it does't even have a forum.

BigSexy
02-24-2011, 10:03 PM
Haha, good call. Didnt even notice that....

HuntinMontucky
02-24-2011, 10:31 PM
I agree that Whitetails are a western big game animal, though not usually thought of as one, however I agree that you can see Whitetails all day long on the outdoor channel, Eastmans has drawn such a following in my opinion by not falling into the Whitey rut that every other magazine and show has. They are a beautiful animal, I have one on the wall right in between two mulies, I gotta say, the Mule deer are what does it for me! Just my opinion!

Ikeepitcold
02-25-2011, 05:05 PM
To me thats one of the many good things about Eastmans is they dont cover whitetail's there are plenty of other places you can watch or read about whitetails just turn on the outdoor channel and there is sure to be a show on with someone in a tree stand falling asleep or freezing there balls off hoping one walks by there stand.Eastmans is all about western big game hunting and whitetails are not a western big game animal. Just my opinion

I cant agree more!!

THEBUGLER
02-25-2011, 07:58 PM
Sorry you whitetail Nay-Sayers:) But Id like to see a whitetail section also. Here in North Idaho whitetails are the most abundant deer species and heck, we do hunt them "western style" and count their points a bit differently than they do back east. So yes, whitetails are a western game attraction. I do love mule deer hunting also, but unfortunately their numbers up north leave much to be desired. Thanks!

THEBUGLER
02-25-2011, 08:13 PM
Oh, wow! Im a little slow. I didnt make it down the list that far to see that they already added them. Cool. Thanks EHJ!

Stringmusic
02-26-2011, 08:57 PM
Bear?
Turkey?

Elkoholic307
02-27-2011, 02:45 PM
It's nice to see that Eastmans' added them. But, I would understand if they didn't because whitetails aren't really their 'thing'. Although, I think I did see an episode where they hunted them in Montana? Anyway, to call them rat tails and to say that they're not a western big game animal is just ridiculous. I love whitetails and they are here to stay. Nobody hunts over fancy food plots out here and I wouldn't care if they did. I feel blessed to live in an area with both species. The last two years I have put in for a whitetail only tag as my first choice in the draw over the local coveted muley tag. Who cares? To each his own...

anglinarcher
03-03-2011, 11:23 AM
I've been hunting mulies my whole life since I grew up in WY, the shot at a whitey at least once or twice is enticing to me right now. In fact I'm shooting for a tag in eastern Colorado. Maybe my mind will change back once I've been there and done that.

Gamehog
03-03-2011, 02:24 PM
I guess washington is not a western state ,because it does't even have a forum.
We don't have one for California, but that's ok we are just the land of fruits and nuts. I'd love to shoot a Whitetail, but I am sick of seeing them on TV...

elktracker
03-08-2011, 04:57 PM
I think a thread dedicated to spot and stalk black bear hunting would be interesting, nothing against bait hunting just think spot and stalk is more the Eastman's way of hunting. I plan on giving it a try with my bow this spring and would like to talk to other hunters taking on the same challenge.

T43
03-10-2011, 08:54 AM
I have to admit although I'm happier hunting a muley someplace with a killer view I had some backstraps from an eastern Idaho whitey that had been living in a grain field and that was better than any scrub brush buck I had ever tasted.

BuckeyeDIY
03-14-2011, 04:30 PM
I grew up hunting whitetails here in Ohio, and they are great to hunt, but I subscribe to EBJ,and EHJ for a change of pace.

BADbuckfever
03-14-2011, 05:18 PM
Bag the whitetails!

Elkoholic307
03-14-2011, 09:47 PM
I think a thread dedicated to spot and stalk black bear hunting would be interesting, nothing against bait hunting just think spot and stalk is more the Eastman's way of hunting. I plan on giving it a try with my bow this spring and would like to talk to other hunters taking on the same challenge.

Bait, spot and stalk, it's all good! I think just a general Black Bear topic would be great. Then, you could start your own spot and stalk thread from there. I'd really like to see it added; it is always fun talking to other bear hunters.

wolftalonID
03-15-2011, 11:53 AM
I hunted a whitetail on the ground at 8000ft elevation this last season. Tagged out at 12 noon the last day of bow season to boot!!!
I have a blessed hunt here in Idaho. You buy the general season regular deer tag, and you can hunt either species all over the state. Just check regs to make sure the unit your in is open for your hunt. I love being able to chase any deer I see during the bow season up here. I agree with T43, whitetail deer meat is SOOO much tastier than the mulies, however, I have learned here in Idaho, which by the way is not a western state, its just Idaho. LOL
Anyway, I have learned that the mulies you take down south that stay in the brush, taste like sage.(not my favorite flavor).
Where I live the mulies are more alpine and eat less bitter brush and sage, more grasses. They also taste so much better. The whitetail deer take the cake if you can close the distance on one spot and stalk style with a bow!!! These babies are so skiddish and run at the first sign of a cricket fart.
I have not landed a whitetail buck yet, but no rush...with a bow, spot and stalk, its going to be well worth the wait when I do!

CrimsonArrow
03-15-2011, 04:14 PM
To those guys knocking whitetails, I say this: Don't knock the animal, knock the overweight 'celebrity hunter' who makes a living poking them from treestands over bait. If some of you are so high and mighty, just try doing a spot and stalk on an eastern whitetail with archery equipment. Prepare to be humbled and silenced. They are as wary and skittish as any 'western' big-game animal.