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    Horn Porn in Wisconsin is terrible. QDM and the Trophy Buck movement has destroyed hunting in this state, or at least hunting as it used to be. Now it is a huge contest on who can shoot the biggest buck and get the most bragging rights. Neighbor vs. neighbor. friend vs. friends. I have seen people ridicule kids who have shot their first deer b/c it wasn't a "shooter" buck and dont they know that they are destroying their future hunting......I know many people who have outright quit hunting. During the Earn-A Buck days, landowners and lease hunters would get together, and hunt public lands, do huge drives, and shoot every doe they could to "get their buck tags" and to "save the deer" on their land. Truck loads of deer would be hauled off public lands. Public lands were , not surprisingly, were wiped out of deer. Some populations are still recovering, while deer on some private areas are over-population. Fields will have hundred of deer in them at night, while public parcels will barely have even a track on them. Treestands being stolen that migh tbe "too close to my line"....................WI hunting is horrible for the "average joe" that doesn't own land. That being said, there are probably more big bucks shot now than in any time in history in Wisconsin. In fact, I see more big bucks than I do does most seasons.

    You see the Buffalo County outfitter shows, and read all the publicity on WI, but the reality is dim. My dad and younger brother quit hunting all together. My bro hunted 4 years in WI and saw 1 deer.

    Its bad. Your problems out west pale to the problems here. and we have wolves too!

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    If your not in it for the trophy then why bother. Tags and fees for nonresident hunters are too high to hunt for just the meat. Even when I hunt at home and its free I still covet my tag and try to harvest a trophy or go home empty handed. All you meat hunters could do the trophy hunters a big favor by limiting you hunting to Colorado's over the counter elk tags in nonmanaged units. Because by applying in the managed units you are taking away a opportunity for someone else. That is if you truly feel that meat hunting is the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by y02mdm View Post
    if your not in it for the trophy then why bother. Tags and fees for nonresident hunters are too high to hunt for just the meat. Even when i hunt at home and its free i still covet my tag and try to harvest a trophy or go home empty handed. All you meat hunters could do the trophy hunters a big favor by limiting you hunting to colorado's over the counter elk tags in nonmanaged units. Because by applying in the managed units you are taking away a opportunity for someone else. That is if you truly feel that meat hunting is the way to go.
    lol.................

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    that guy would fit in well in Wisconsin Old Hunter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by y02MDM View Post
    If your not in it for the trophy then why bother. Tags and fees for nonresident hunters are too high to hunt for just the meat. Even when I hunt at home and its free I still covet my tag and try to harvest a trophy or go home empty handed. All you meat hunters could do the trophy hunters a big favor by limiting you hunting to Colorado's over the counter elk tags in nonmanaged units. Because by applying in the managed units you are taking away a opportunity for someone else. That is if you truly feel that meat hunting is the way to go.
    I think you may have just talked OH out of burning his 21 points on a cow in unit 2.
    My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.

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    If your not in it for the trophy then why bother? Who gets to define trophy? I'd say that's the choice of the tag holder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wapiti66 View Post
    If your not in it for the trophy then why bother? Who gets to define trophy? I'd say that's the choice of the tag holder.
    I'm not understanding? Why not bother with what?

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    I just dont think I like that guy. I also didnt know Oklahoma gave out free tags and where are all the OTC deer units in Colorado anyways? I cant seem to find them.

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    First I just like hunting, second I am both a meat hunter and a trophy hunter. I only trophy hunt when there is some chance I can find a trophy. I have killed a bull that was 20 percent larger than 52 elk in the locker at Silt that year. That bull was estimated to weigh 1200lbs, his antlers were a 5x5 that would not score very high. I don't mind shooting a young cow for the freezer and here in Arkansas I usually shoot does. Does are better to eat than large bucks. I never trophy hunt for whitetail here, however if I am hunting in Nebraska, I may try for a good buck deer, whitetail or mule deer. I have four elk points and that is going to be trophy elk archery in 2014. I did get a good deer in unit 67 and I passed several in the 150 range. I also shot a buck that scored less than two I had seen before legal shooting. I could have spent more time looking for them but I decided to take a very nice deer and end the hunt.
    Like most of us who have hunted a long time, when we see hunting shows and they leave game overnite to die, we know its going to spoil or in our case, the coyotes and bear have a feast.
    Bottom line, I like to hunt and I have some very good memories from some high country solo hunts in some major winter storms, usually with very marginal gear.

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    When I turned 12 and was finally old enough to get a tag anything legal was a trophy! I cant even count all the spikes I tried for hours to put a crab claw on with cheap binos

 

 

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