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Old November 15, 2008, 09:58 PM   #1
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Opening day - Just a Button...

Hey, I know it's only a button-buck, but it's more meat in my freezer than I had when I left the house this morning.


Gun season is on in Virginia!

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Old November 15, 2008, 10:27 PM   #2
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congratulations on the deer,

I have a few friends in VA. out there huntin too.

just do like I try to do here in Arkansas, go back and get another
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Old November 15, 2008, 11:40 PM   #3
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Lookin' forward to it!
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Old November 16, 2008, 01:29 AM   #4
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deer

On opening day if it's brown it's down . When I have one in the freezer then I can be choosey .
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Old November 16, 2008, 01:39 AM   #5
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Deer hunting will always be my favorite. Nice whitetail McNugget.

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Old November 16, 2008, 08:06 AM   #6
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Congrats. In my opinion, working for a deer is trophy enough.
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Old November 16, 2008, 08:24 AM   #7
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Good job

Who cares about the horns - Iv'e tried boiling, broiling, crockpotting, baking, grilling and stewing horns and they always taste like a piece of bone!!!! I also hunt for the meat, but wont pass up a nice buck if one happens my way.
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Old November 16, 2008, 10:42 AM   #8
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Way to go!

A deer is a deer if you like the meat.

I shot a doe at 1:10PM opening day as well. I seen 8 deer yesterday. All does and maybe a few button bucks, but none had antlers I could see. I decided to take the 8th one.
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Old November 16, 2008, 06:06 PM   #9
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In Virginia does a button count as an "antlerless" or a buck?
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Old November 16, 2008, 06:11 PM   #10
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In florida we can only shoot a deer that has a minimum of 4 inches of antler above the scalp during general gun.
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Old November 16, 2008, 06:34 PM   #11
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[QUOTEIn Virginia does a button count as an "antlerless" or a buck?
][/QUOTE]

Yes antlerless.
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Old November 16, 2008, 07:16 PM   #12
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More than I got. Yesterday was down pouring and warm (50's). Today was at least cold, but WAY WAY WAY too windy (20 mph winds, gusting to more). I saw 5 this morning about 75 yds away, but that was all I saw before I couldn't stop shivering and had to call it quits.
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Old November 16, 2008, 10:36 PM   #13
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Good job! I'm jealous (and bummed), it doesn't look like I'll be hunting this year, and I even have the buck permit.
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Old November 17, 2008, 01:15 AM   #14
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More than I got. Yesterday was down pouring and warm (50's). Today was at least cold, but WAY WAY WAY too windy (20 mph winds, gusting to more). I saw 5 this morning about 75 yds away, but that was all I saw before I couldn't stop shivering and had to call it quits
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Camper - sounds like you need a dose of northern Wisconsin deer season to toughen you up.....snow, cold, and wind are a nice day (as long as the wind chill stays above -20F), otherwise, we have to get out our cold weather gear!
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Old November 17, 2008, 01:23 AM   #15
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Did you give the kid back that nice rope he had it tied to that I see in the picture? Just kiddin' - congrats and good eatin!
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Old November 17, 2008, 06:01 AM   #16
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Thanks everybody. It feels good to have one out-o-the-way.

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In Virginia does a button count as an "antlerless" or a buck?
It counts as "antlerless". I found this out after I already called it in as antlered. No worries. I have more tags!
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Old November 17, 2008, 11:17 AM   #17
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Got mine on Friday.... Taking my meat in for Sausage processing today...

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Old November 17, 2008, 11:33 AM   #18
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Nice 8 pointer. I got my 6 on opening day. Just got the meat back on Saturday. Gonna start some jerky tonight.
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Old November 17, 2008, 02:28 PM   #19
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Any legal deer is a good deer!
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Old November 17, 2008, 03:45 PM   #20
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I shot a button buck with the muzzleloader, and spiked a fat doe with the bow. My kid and I hunted the southern zone this weekend and got drowned TWICE on Saturday, and frozen and snow covered yesterday. ANY deer is meat in the freezer, and I'm with kayakersteve; I've cooked horns every possible way and they are STILL tough to chew.
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Old November 22, 2008, 08:33 PM   #21
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I'm having a good year!

This is the 2nd Saturday in a row that I've gotten a deer! This one a doe. My Tikka T3 Hunter in .308 is certainly proving itself!






God is good!

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Old November 22, 2008, 10:31 PM   #22
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Old November 22, 2008, 10:56 PM   #23
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I hope I'm as fortunate as you.

Looks like it is getting too easy. Time to switch to handgun.
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Old November 22, 2008, 10:59 PM   #24
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Congrats on the button buck. Today was the last day of shotgun here in Delaware and with 10 minutes left of daylight I also took a nice little button buck that looked just like yours.
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Old November 23, 2008, 02:34 PM   #25
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fxdriver, GOOD job . Nothing wrong with buttons . The loin steaks will cut like a med. rare marshmellow. I harvested buttons years ago with a .44 revolver, & 1 with a 45/70 , both with my handloads.
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