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Offline Goshawk

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Re: 2021 Blacktail- The wind storm buck
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2021, 08:38:53 PM »
Good for you!
I'm often disappointed when I read about hunters taking spikes, 2pts, or immature bucks then complain about their small size.  If everyone would show a little restraint and hunt for a mature buck only, there would be a lot more toads gracing the walls and a lot more meat in the freezers.
 
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Re: 2021 Blacktail- The wind storm buck
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2021, 08:51:21 PM »
Nicely done and those goats are so cool  :tup:

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Re: 2021 Blacktail- The wind storm buck
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2021, 08:42:20 AM »
Cool story, best part is the pack goats!

Those goats have seen some adventures, I'll have to add ore about them when I have time.  They did close to 500 miles in the backcountry with me this year

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Re: 2021 Blacktail- The wind storm buck
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2021, 08:50:00 AM »
Good for you!
I'm often disappointed when I read about hunters taking spikes, 2pts, or immature bucks then complain about their small size.  If everyone would show a little restraint and hunt for a mature buck only, there would be a lot more toads gracing the walls and a lot more meat in the freezers.
 

I get your point, and I always do my best to hold out for a mature buck.  With current deer numbers in this state I really can't blame someone for just trying to fill a tag on a legal animal.  I think its just good to assume areas that have more hunting pressure will have a younger age class of deer.  I hunt some pretty remote country that actually doesn't have very many deer at all, when I'm in those areas its big buck or nothing, I won't shoot a young one in those areas.  When I'm hunting with my wife or kids closer to roads, shorter hikes, more pressured areas, ect were whacking the first buck and no shame in doing so.  Lots of newer hunters out there and guys who simply don't have the time to be be passing animals, I won't knock anyone for the animals they choose to take.

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Re: 2021 Blacktail- The wind storm buck
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2021, 09:12:24 AM »
Biggest Blacktail I have taken was at ~ 7:00 PM on October 25, 2014
It doesn't surprise me one bit, I have seen more big blacktail bucks (by far) in weather like that than in any other weather scenario.   

When I'm after a nice buck this is what I am hoping for.  FWIW, I saw five different really decent bucks, nothing really outstanding, but better blacktails than most hunters will ever take, out enjoying the stormy weather with their lady friends on Sunday evening.  Rutting hard and this weather pattern is everything I could possibly ask for.  It doesn't hurt that I thoroughly enjoy being out hunting when the weather is like that anyway.   

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Re: 2021 Blacktail- The wind storm buck
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2021, 12:42:08 PM »
Love it! just reorient the pics! :tup:
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Re: 2021 Blacktail- The wind storm buck
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2021, 12:04:23 PM »
Great job Skagit! Nice buck :tup:
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Re: 2021 Blacktail- The wind storm buck
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2021, 06:27:52 PM »
Wow another heavy BT congrats


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Re: 2021 Blacktail- The wind storm buck
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2021, 08:11:53 PM »
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