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Tristate
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Dec-08-16, 
09:30 AM (MST)
"Side topic of the "Rut Hunting" thread"

Didn't want to curve the rut thread too far off topic but that thread does raise some interesting ideas.

Here is my question. I would really like to see a response from Founder too.

Lets say hypothetically there were 5,000 bucks in a unit and the annual tag allotment for bucks in that unit were 50 would yall still care whether the hunt was during the rut? Would you care if there was a specific closed season at all? Would you care if spotlighting were legal in that unit? Would you care if the hunter used a laser weapon which could kill a deer %100 of the time at distances up to 2 miles?

There isn't a wrong answer here. Just an analysis of what we sportsman are and the motives for our rules.

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Side topic...  Zeke      Dec-08-16   3 
  RE: Side topic...  2_Point      Dec-08-16   4 
   RE: Side topic...  huntindad4      Dec-08-16   5 
    RE: Side topic...  HiMtnHntr      Dec-08-16   6 
     RE: Side topic...  DW      Dec-08-16   7 
 RE: Side topic...  Ruby1      Dec-08-16   8 
  RE: Side topic...  elkassassin      Dec-09-16   9 
   RE: Side topic...  notags2      Dec-10-16   10 
 RE: Side topic...  shotgunjim      Dec-11-16   11 
 RE: Side topic...  pufftuffly      Dec-13-16   12 

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Zeke
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Dec-08-16, 
11:06 AM (MST)
3. "RE: Side topic of the "Rut Hunting" thread"

LAST EDITED ON Dec-08-16 AT 11:07 AM (MST)

The advantage of the rut sounds fun. We, as sportsmen, gravitate toward tags that are during the rut. If the tag numbers were small enough, a rut hunt wouldn't deplete the resource too much so it would be okay to me.

Rut hunt to me sounds like a trophy hunt so....
The problem is further restriction on opportunity with rut hunts. Some guys want trophy hunts and they're willing to wait years for the chance while some guys want opportunity. Both are right and correct with what they want and even here on MM it's hard to find few who agree all the time.

I'm not too excited about legalizing all the other stuff you mentioned. My opinion is, our "advantage" should only go so far. Where the line is, I cannot say but I know when something is over it.

Zeke

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2_Point
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Dec-08-16, 
01:16 PM (MST)
4. "RE: Side topic of the "Rut Hunting" thread"

Nope, it wouldn't matter when those 50 bucks were killed if there were only 50 tags given all year. Now, if those 5000 bucks had already been hunted by 10,000 hunters and they are what is leftover from that hunt, then it sounds unreasonable to shoot the best remaining 50 during the rut or winter.

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huntindad4
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Dec-08-16, 
03:20 PM (MST)
5. "RE: Side topic of the "Rut Hunting" thread"

Excellent response 2_point. I agree.

If only 50 are coming off of the unit, period. Well then it really doesn't matter how it happens. From a management perspective.

Bill

People who work for a living are quickly being
overwhelmed by people who vote for a living.

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HiMtnHntr
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Dec-08-16, 
04:49 PM (MST)
6. "RE: Side topic of the "Rut Hunting" thread"

Absolutely I would care, because to sustain hunting as an activity we must show decent respect to the animal and land. Lots of folks have that screwed up these days.

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DW
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Dec-08-16, 
06:22 PM (MST)
7. "RE: Side topic of the "Rut Hunting" thread"

You're forgetting economics fellas, which I'm guessin is one of tri's angles on this.

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Ruby1
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Dec-08-16, 
08:12 PM (MST)
8. "RE: Side topic of the "Rut Hunting" thread"

It's a fine line between opportunity, quality bucks, and funding for fish and game agencies.

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elkassassin
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Dec-09-16, 
00:03 AM (MST)
9. "RE: Side topic of the "Rut Hunting" thread"

So?

Show me a Place here in TARDville where there's only a 1% Kill Rate?

Deer = Money!

There Ain't No Other Way the DWR looks at them!

If there were such a Place You'd have the Opportunists all over it!

She put a Big F.U. in My Future,Ya She's got a
way with Words

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notags2
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Dec-10-16, 
08:36 AM (MST)
10. "RE: Side topic of the "Rut Hunting" thread"

I agree with zeke s post.

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shotgunjim
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Dec-11-16, 
08:42 PM (MST)
11. "RE: Side topic of the "Rut Hunting" thread"

what a stupid thread.

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pufftuffly
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Dec-13-16, 
04:28 PM (MST)
12. "RE: Side topic of the "Rut Hunting" thread"

There was a sheep with her head stuck in the fence and the Texas fan said "We TexASSans never pass up an opportunity like this!" And he gets out and has his way with the sheep. Then he says to the Texas A&M fan, "Your turn"... And the A&M fan bends over and sticks his head in the fence.

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