Founder Since 1999
You peek over the ridge and this is the glimpse you get of this big bull. You never see him again. Based on what you see, would you return 3 miles into the backcountry to look for him come hunting season?
I do with my 2 cow tags and all the other doe tags I have every year. But when I get a bull tag or I’m hunting for bucks, I try to dig out the best animal my unit and time allows. I think the majority of the hunters out there feel the same wayI've never seen a hunting forum that was more trophy orientated than this one.
Doesn't anybody hunt for meat?
I'm a bit different. I hunt for bulls and bucks for a bit more challenge and because they have more meat than females or young males. Antlers are left on the ground for those who want them.
It's all hunting no matter what the motive is. I remember when I was young I wanted big racks but I could never say it out loud or dad would knock me out. Over the years I got more and more like my dad and racks lost all value for me. I figure my dad is looking down on me now and smiling.