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    I've never seen an animal I've killed before season, so naming one is kind of pointless to me. I did have a couple rams identified that I wanted to find while sheep hunting, but I never really named them, I called them the big rams. I never saw them once season started and the ram I killed just showed up out of nowhere. Naming rams seems to be very popular too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edelweiss View Post
    What do you think about the concept of naming big game animals?

    I personally think it is stupid, but we are not the only nation that does it. It is getting more popular in Europe as well.

    Here in the south Pacific as far as I can see it is pretty limited. Thank goodness.

    I think it turns in the animal into a Disneyesque version of it'self.

    From the hunting shows, forums and magazines it seems to be a big deal.
    I'm pretty sure that Mike Eastman does that, and he's a far cry from stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shootbrownelk View Post
    I'm pretty sure that Mike Eastman does that, and he's a far cry from stupid.
    Never said anyone was stupid, just thought reducing a game animal to a pet was stupid.

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ID:	5420my wife named this one "bucky". I have watched him trip around my place since he was a baby. I might want to change it to smarty. As soon as the season opens, he sits next to my shop, behind my shop, or in my back yard for a month until the season is over.

    With the increased use of radios and waypoints, naming places and targeted animals is a huge deal to avoid confusion and keep everybody on the same page.

    My Mom always called them George. Where did that come from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tttoadman View Post

    My Mom always called them George. Where did that come from?
    It's something my Grandpa would say.

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    I've named a few after they were down but not while they're running around. Here is a photo of "Larry" LOL!
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    I give them names when they are on the wall. My goat is Whitey and my sheep is chocolate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edelweiss View Post
    Never said anyone was stupid, just thought reducing a game animal to a pet was stupid.
    No Edelweiss, you didn't SAY anyone was stupid, But by saying the practice was stupid you're implying that the folks that do it are as well...just my take on it. Didn't mean to piss anyone off. Maybe Mike Eastman can clarify the issue.

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    I did for the first time last season. I hunted a buck for 5 days last year and blew him out of the basin he called home. I normally wouldn't name a buck but he has a 4 inch wide gash that runs from the top of his spine to the bottom of his belly that is scarred over now. It looks like a hatchet wound so I named him the Hatchet Buck. I hope to find him in the same basin this fall!
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