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I'm 10 minutes from new Egypt speedway.

He was out there again this morning. I was so tempted to just shoot it but I refuse to be a "poacher".
 


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That thing is too small to even bother with.... I would be ashamed to try to hunt such a small buck. Let him get another 2-3 years on him at least... Barely even a buck by Ohio standards.... Is gun or box season even open still?
 

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Just yell “It’s coming right for us” before you shoot it, then it’s self defense.... Dont you watch South Park?
 
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That thing is too small to even bother with.... I would be ashamed to try to hunt such a small buck. Let him get another 2-3 years on him at least... Barely even a buck by Ohio standards.... Is gun or box season even open still?
Same here, I suppose out east they have slimmer pickings though.

If you want it for eating go for the doe behind it. Those antlers are not worth killing for and he has had his butt kicked for the last two months by every buck that is bigger than him so he is going to be really really lean.
 

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They don't get much bigger around here. There's too damn many and not enough food. They are like rats.
 

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It's still too small..... Not worth it.... Plus doe's have better meat anyway. I'm sure there's some roadkill laying around if you want to make jerky that bad.
 

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When I first moved to Oklahoma back in 2002, was visiting the then step brother. We were inside his mobile home on 25 acres, when a deer walked across his front yard no more than maybe 200 feet away. The window was already opened, he reached and grabbed a rifle and shot the critter right there. I'd never seen that one done before.
 

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Shooting a little buck that small is just pure un-sportsman like..... It's not REAL hunting when you can snipe them at a few hundred yards... REAL hunters would rather stalk their prey and get close enough to hit them with a rock before they shoot.... Or is that just me wanting to see how stealthy I can be in the woods? I don't think hunting with a high power rifle is fair, especially a dang herbivore.... Yes it would be fun to say I got a deer from a mile away but what's the point in that? You still have to go to it after you shoot and good chance it's not gonna be where you shot it. Good luck tracing your steps from 300 yards away in the brush where everything looks the same. Either way.... leave the little ones alone... Let them grow... You'd be surprised what just a few years can do to a buck's antlers.
 

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Probably just you. Creeper.







In all sincerity I usually handgun hunt for similar reasons. Nice days I'll take the numbers matching scoped 91/30 (it likes exercise, and I like excuses to shoot it).

You and I do live in Appalachia, though. Much different territory versus out west. Here, a lever action or a short muzzleloader is your best friend. Out in 85's territory, 300yds is up close and personal.
 

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Come on now, that wasn't even clever. I'm insulted by the lack of any effort in that. Go stand in the corner and think about what you've done.
 

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Shooting a little buck that small is just pure un-sportsman like..... It's not REAL hunting when you can snipe them at a few hundred yards... REAL hunters would rather stalk their prey and get close enough to hit them with a rock before they shoot.... Or is that just me wanting to see how stealthy I can be in the woods? I don't think hunting with a high power rifle is fair, especially a dang herbivore.... Yes it would be fun to say I got a deer from a mile away but what's the point in that? You still have to go to it after you shoot and good chance it's not gonna be where you shot it. Good luck tracing your steps from 300 yards away in the brush where everything looks the same. Either way.... leave the little ones alone... Let them grow... You'd be surprised what just a few years can do to a buck's antlers.
In high school, when Extreme Sports were all the rage me and my one buddy came up with Extreme Deer Hunting.

Basically you only get a large buck knife and you have to have the ear tag in BEFORE you kill it.
 

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You and I do live in Appalachia, though. Much different territory versus out west. Here, a lever action or a short muzzleloader is your best friend. Out in 85's territory, 300yds is up close and personal.
300yds is about max on one of those fancy muzzleloaders.

We can only hunt deer with those, shotguns with slugs, straight wall pistol rounds and bows.

No long reaching guns for us...

My dad and brother have been out in Wyoming chasing antelope, it takes a lot of work to get within 300yds of them. If they see anything spooky they light the afterburner and run to Montana.
 

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I only hunt with rocks.
 

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I only hunt with rocks.
I do too.

I use a tube pressurized by an explosion to throw them very fast for great distances.
 


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