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Old October 26, 2011, 01:33 PM   #1
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Would you take this shot...???

It is barely daylight but legal hours...
Opening day morn...

So you look out of the window of your blind and see a legal buck... little spike but legal...

He is exactly at 100 feet known distance...
He is eatin' corn from the feeder you have had out over a year... (legal in Fla.)
All you have left in the freezer is a few chicken leg quarters, some boneless skinless walmart chicken breast and 3 meals of pork chops...

So you ease up the window... buck hasn't spooked a bit. Ease the gun out the window and he peeks up but no threat is noticed...

I am gonna take the shot!!! The question I have is, should I have put my pants on first or stay in bed in my skivvies and worry about britches after I kill this bugger?
Happy Huntin' this season, folks!!!

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Old October 26, 2011, 01:38 PM   #2
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Depends... Here in Idaho, we can only take one (normally), so I would only take it if he had some good meat on them bones, otherwise I would pass. If I could take multiple, I'd put him down then get britches.
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Old October 26, 2011, 01:47 PM   #3
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Forgot to mention that... Here we are limited to only 2 bucks per DAY every day of season... Size isn't a problem when my slugs cost me under buck per shot...
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Old October 26, 2011, 01:52 PM   #4
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Yeah if I was hunting for food you better believe I would take the shot. A young deer is better eating than a old buck. Here in Idaho you usually get 1 deer with a fire arm and 1 with a bow.

For me hunting is more about getting away and having fun. I pass up many times more shots than I take. I like to hunt with a 357 magnum carbine so I have to make sure its a clean kill.
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Old October 26, 2011, 02:18 PM   #5
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You lucky dawg... He would definitely be headed for the freezer, then.
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Old October 26, 2011, 02:28 PM   #6
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For me, no. I would MAYBE kill a spike during bow season. During rifle season, I'll let them get a little age on them first. For meat, I'd rather have a doe any day.
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Old October 26, 2011, 02:33 PM   #7
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Depends, who am I doing in the blind with no britches and what does she look like.

Don't normally shoot small bucks and spikes but if he's interruptin' sumpin', thats bad.
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Old October 26, 2011, 02:37 PM   #8
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My "blind" is a 3/2 brick split plan ranch...
My shootin' lane is diagonal across my front yard to the feeder

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Old October 26, 2011, 05:37 PM   #9
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I'd shoot the small hog that's off to his left just comming out of the palmettos..........
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Old October 26, 2011, 06:19 PM   #10
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I would not shoot over a feeder. I like to hunt, and that does not qualify.
No, I would not take the shot as I would not be there.
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Old October 26, 2011, 06:35 PM   #11
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bswiv, My land is about the least likely 5 acres in this county to ever have a hog find me...

I am high and dry and the mast and other food dwindles from 1-3 miles away to a shaggy little bit of acorns and persimmons...

And I am high and dry with the nearest bottoms having pigs go thru and it is probably 800-1,000 yards as the crow flies.

But if one was ever on my place... He gets live caught by this yard full of controlled climate tick transportation creatures I feed way too much money to.

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Old October 26, 2011, 08:28 PM   #12
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I think the real question is, why are you sleeping in your blind?
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Old October 26, 2011, 09:02 PM   #13
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Depends if the backyard borders other neighbor's backyards or you live in the boonies... Also would make a difference on whether the pants go on first or later...
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Old October 26, 2011, 09:09 PM   #14
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The BIGGEST buck in FL is smaller than my friend's German Shepherd..................and he's about 125

You want to shoot an itty-bitty spike Brent?

C'mon man, let the child deer grow, take that new shotgun and go get some quail - they taste better than chicken anyway

and then try fishing,,,,,
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Old October 26, 2011, 09:30 PM   #15
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I have had six doe and one pretty good buck anoying them while they try to eat acorns about 100 yards behind my house. Muzzle loader season comes in this weekend.

Should I wake the wife up before I blast one out the window 15 feet away or see how high she jumps?
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Old October 26, 2011, 09:51 PM   #16
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Definitely see how high she jumps!
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Old October 26, 2011, 10:13 PM   #17
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Shoot first.

Add pants and worry about size later.

Enjoy that tender meat for several months.
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Old October 26, 2011, 10:19 PM   #18
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this is the funniest thread I've seen so far. you guys are great !!
put that butterball in the freezer,
see how high she jumps, put yur pants on! and go get it !!
his blind is a 3bdrm 2 bath blind !!
pretty cool wish I had deer on my property that I could shoot.

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Old October 26, 2011, 10:27 PM   #19
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Wait, Brent... I thought the early season doesn't open until Thanksgiving week?
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Old October 27, 2011, 12:45 AM   #20
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Franken... I am just checkin' the moral compass so I know what to do...
Momma said she was gonna buy me some realtree pajamas so I could wake up "Ready to hunt"... Them and my real tree slipper/moccs I bought last year on clearence sale... and I will be ready to butcher it and get back under my blankets...

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Old October 27, 2011, 01:46 AM   #21
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Shoot (and eat) one for me. I won't make it down there, this year.
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Old October 27, 2011, 04:52 AM   #22
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Reminds me of my mom's Uncle Lee. We used to stop by his ranch once in a while when we were out in the hill country. There were several patched holes in the screen door looking out of the kitchen into the side yard, and across an adjacent pasture.

Seems he didn't like to get up from breakfast, lunch or supper just to shoot a deer, and the table also made a nice bench.

He was a WW2 vet and had lost one arm while in Europe. It was a hoot to ride around with him while he drove his old Willis through the hills and canyons.
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Old October 27, 2011, 04:55 AM   #23
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Okay......understanding now that there's no better quality food ( hog )standing in the yard and in light of the other thoughtful posts as to the moral dilemma in question, I decided to give the original situation some more thought.

As I was doing so Louann walked by and started reading the thread over my shoulder. After a minute or so she made some disparaging comments about a certain nearly necked, thoughtless and self centered hunter and then wandered off mumbling something to the effect that I had better not even think about such a thing.

I chased her down and after a few minutes managed to convince her that I would never even contemplate such a dastardly deed.

As for you Brent.....she said to remind you what your mama taught you.......ladies first!
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Old October 27, 2011, 05:43 AM   #24
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You should be ashamed of yourself, Hogdogs. For crying out loud, it's HUNTING season. At least get some camo sweats or PJs to snooze in, so you don't have the britches/no britches dilemma.

My only question about the shot itself is 'Which pistol am I gonna use?'
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Old October 27, 2011, 07:30 AM   #25
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It's easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission. Let it rip!!
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