This should be interesting! LOL LOL LOL three times
NOT TRYING TO STIR ANY $HIT!!!
Response - YA RIGHT! But I'll bite. I have thick skin, never claimed to be perfect, and if anyone expects perfection, I will probably let them down.
DID FOUNDER SCOUT THIS BUCK BEFORE SEASON???
Answer - He did, found it on his 4th scouting trip. Backpacked in 6 miles on that trip, 25 miles total in the two days. Returned home with big sore on heal.
DID FOUNDER PUT A STOCK ON THIS BUCK???
Answer - No. The buck was stupid. Should have left before opening day. 5 big camps within 1200 yards. It's rare to have to "stalk" a deer when rifle hunting anyway. Plus, I shot after many other shots were taken. Sneaking time was over.
WAS FOUNDER WITHIN ETHICS IN THIS SITUATION???
Answer - Public opinion says NO, that I should have let the buck go. I probably should have, regardless whether the other guys could shoot anymore or not. I will have to learn from that.
IS FOUNDER PROUD OF THIS BUCK???
Answer - Somewhat. I still invested many days to scouting and put hundreds of miles on legs to find this deer. I was 10 minutes late, not proud of that, but my little buddy did the best he could. If I had known there would be other people on that knob, I guarantee I would have been there first, even if it meant sleeping there. I should have looked things over the night before, but my head was still hurting from the kick. My bad!
Also, I did hit the buck at 400+ yards, and fatal wound (aimed for spine, bullet dropped low, but the buck wasn't going far). That's a good shot for me. So, I'm proud that I made the shot.
The other guy should have killed the buck. I got it because the other guys just didn't connect, that's not real fun or rewarding. So, that is why I only say somewhat proud.
I GUESS YOU COULD SAY WE ALL GET LUCKY ONCE IN OUR LIVES & GIT-R-DONE WITHOUT MUCH WORK,I'M STILL WAITING FOR THAT DAY I GUESS!!!
Response - A lot of it is luck, but I did walk a lot with that damn pack on my back looking for a big deer to hunt. You have to have luck to get big deer, but a guy can improve on luck with hard work.
WHEN 99% OF ALL HUNTERS GET IN A SITUATION WHERE THERES A 30" BUCK INVOLVED ITS HARD TO SAY WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN???
Response - Most guys replied in the other thread that they would have watched the buck leave. My choice in that time of excitement was to shoot that deer. Like I've said, I felt the other guys were done, empty (jammed), lost the deer. My instict was to shoot that big buck. I'll take the heat.
I'M GONNA TRY AND STAY AWAY FROM THE BIG CROWDS,IT'S HARD TO DO & GOD KNOWS THERE AIN'T NO 30"ERS TO FIGHT OVER WHERE I'LL BE HUNTING!!!
Response - We were 7 miles from the nearest road. It's tough to get further back in than that anywhere in mule deer country. I hunt remote for the same reason, but sometimes there are as many people hunting the Wyoming backcountry as there are on the roads in Utah. Like I said, there were probably 15 guys surrounding that knob, 5 big camps within 1200 yards, plus another 6-7 with a mile.
Ok, so there you go Bobcat.