LAST EDITED ON Dec-24-03 AT 12:38 PM (MST)
LAST EDITED ON Dec-24-03 AT 12:18 PM (MST)
When you can wade thru the pig barn w/o pluggin your nose, and getting all upset. You'll find that most of us "passionate", mule deer guys, really aren't all that bad... You make very valid points. All of which we've heard time and time again. At least if you've been around any of these sites, fore more than a month.
If you'll read thru the whitetail vs. mule deer thread. That'll give you an idea of how I feel about the subject anyway. I'm not downplaying the cunning of a 4 y/o whitetail buck, just the way most easterners (Texans fall into that category as well);), shouldn't stereotype a 4 y/o or older mule deer buck as I've heard, time and time again. Both animals have gotten to that age fore a reason.
As far as stalking. I don't think either species is tough at all to get in on, when given the right conditions and circumstance. I don't have a vast hunting history, w/ whities. But I do have enough experience to share my view.
I can't remember off hand, if you were one of the one's that got all uptight, w/ what I had to say! Honestly, I didn't think everybody would get all uptight the way they did. Then again. I hadn't spent enough time on there to figure out that it was frequented by a bunch of stiffs in the first place. I made the post on a friday. In which, I was totally, planning on making it a hunting based post. Until your buddy jumped on there, came up w/ his thesis, that I must be some kind of evil do'er... Was computerless, until monday, at which point King detective mod boyee' had already banned me, neglecting any opportunity I might have had to set things straight.
Honestly, I think there could be some great discussion, about "Who really is", some of the better deer hunters in America. But it didn't go that way. And, I'm not necessarily stating that "we", mule deer fanatics, are at the top of the food chain. Towards the end of the last posts, that I saw on there anyway! A KentuckyTeacher posted, in a well thought out manner, which is what I honestly expected to here from a bunch of "Professional", whitetail supporters. Ya, I did go against the grain. But Chrimanee'. Show a lil backbone...
I guess all that said. The only one I had any sort of beef w/, was your wonderboyee', you know who he is... In my opinion, that was way lower, a blow than I had even thought of taking on anybody on that site... How professional is that? He claims he didn't right out call me. But it was his conclusion, so it's the same thing, IMO...
At least I woke that convent up!!!
To answer your question. I have archery whity hunted. IMO, it's the same thing as elk hunting w/ a bow. Except, they don't bugle to locate...
Aaaand. It's nice to see a few easterners are finally smartening up to the fact, that treestand hunting is fore girls!!!;>)