What is a trophy to you?

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by preachnhunt, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. Iceman35

    Iceman35 12 pointer

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    Um, how do you know how good or bad their eyesight and olfactory sense are? What's the difference in both between a 4 year old and a 7 year old deer?
     
  2. rockhousehunter

    rockhousehunter 6 pointer

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    Hahahahahaha
     
  3. KYBOY

    KYBOY 12 pointer

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    Whatever makes happy. Ive been blessed to kill a 180" class typical 10 point. Everytime,even after a year when I look up at him I cant believe it..
    Even at that killing that buck wasn't my most fun deer hunt.
    I stalked a big fat doe, on the ground for around an hour on public land.. Going from tree to tree, on my belly and beating that old doe with a bow on her own terf was my most fun hunt..She was a trophy to me.
     
  4. littletom

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    At this moment a buck4-5 years old.
     
  5. Scoony

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    A trophy to me is the memories of the hunt, and more importantly, a delicious, savory, and healthy meal prepared from the harvested animal. The primary purpose that I hunt is putting food on the table. I enjoy processing the meat, and making specialized cut such as bone in chops, or different sausages and brats. When I plate a perfectly grilled bacon wrapped backstrap, thats the trophy for me.
     
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  6. bondhu

    bondhu 10 pointer

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    Damn, all these years I never knew that memory's and trophy's have the same meaning:rolleyes:
     
  7. bondhu

    bondhu 10 pointer

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    But this is the age of participation trophy's. Wow:)
     
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  8. wv67

    wv67 6 pointer

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    Trophy’s I guess would be a critter you go head to head with and win regardless of size ... An old gobbler no one could call , a certain deer Buck or Doe that’s my definition ...
     
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  9. JR PORTER

    JR PORTER 6 pointer

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    Wish my grandfather could have seen all we have today, all we had to hunt in E KY was squirrel, rabbit, grouse, and groundhogs. Would love to see his reaction to seeing a bear, big buck or a big tom gobbling! I spent a lot of time with my grandfather hunting and fishing really miss that time nearly 60 years ago! I remember the first time I got to carry a gun while we squirrel hunted, I was probably 8 or 9 yrs old. I took my Dads 20 gauge Winchester 37. He spotted a squirrel in a big beech tree and got me in position to shoot it. When he saw it run out on a limb he said there it is shoot it, I said I don't see it he moved me around to a different spot and when he saw it he told me again to shoot it, I said I still don't see it, he said there it is shoot. Again I didn't see it but I aimed and pulled the trigger, after the limbs and leaves fell down he said ,HUH! You missed it. ------ Never did tell him I never even seen it!
     
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  10. BucksandFish

    BucksandFish 6 pointer

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    You accomplished something a lot of us haven't and that's a true trophy. You introduced someone to like deer and then she introduced the whole family to eating deer. Great job
     
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  11. Mxcmxc

    Mxcmxc 6 pointer

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    Any deer i take is a trophy to me. over the years that had changed some as in what I choose to take. I take trophy does for meat. And bucks that are at least 4.5 years old by my best estimate.
     
  12. supergoat80

    supergoat80 8 pointer

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    I really like the stuff you post but this is one of my favorites. I don’t even take a gun on opening weekend most of the time anymore I go for the memories anymore. The young guys are the important ones. I have a brother that’s just like your second son but he’s happy doing it. Going there with him and the rest of the guys is better than a booner.
     
  13. RVtech24

    RVtech24 12 pointer

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    Size doesn't matter to me...as long as it fits between my potatoes and green beans.:)
     
  14. msu_hunter

    msu_hunter 6 pointer

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    As long as i have to work for it, it really doesnt matter to me. Walking in the woods and shooting one on accident just isnt as satisfying to me.
     
  15. Coot_Meurer

    Coot_Meurer 10 pointer

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    For me, a trophy is all about the hunt! I have some just average heads from England/Scotland that I revere because of the hunt. I also have some whitetail racks from my youth that are respectable, and they are on a shelf in a box. I also shot an elk on a game farm (just for the meat) and threw the head away, because the sport was akin to shooting a steer at a feeder.

    Same thing with all my bird mounts. Each one has a great hunt story to go with it, that makes it a trophy.

    Now, that all being said, I doubt I would ever mount a spike no matter how challenging the hunt, but neither would I mount a 2000 point TX game farm whitetail if all I did was show up and sit in a box over a feeder.
     

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