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Re: Other hunters expecting you to tell them where you shot your buck

Unread postby Maverick1 » Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:01 pm

Q1: "Where did you shoot your deer/elk/bear/moose?"
A1: "In the heart/lungs"

Q2: "Where did you kill your deer/elk/bear/moose?"
A2: "In the woods"

Q3: "What state did you shoot your deer/elk/bear/moose?"
A3: "The State of Euphoria"

That usually takes care of it.

The interesting thing is this: the people that know better, know better: they don't even bother asking. The people that don't know any better, don't know any better: they keep asking. It's pretty easy to tell what type of person someone is....

Don't share your success pictures with anyone and you can avoid this type of situation entirely! Don't have any success and it becomes that much easier! :D


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Re: Other hunters expecting you to tell them where you shot your buck

Unread postby Pudster » Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:37 pm

One guy was like "you better keep that spot quiet or you will have company", he seemed to doubt me when I said I would probably never hunt there again. I didnt explain but that is the truth, unless I happen to see the right sign like I picked up on this year.
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Re: Other hunters expecting you to tell them where you shot your buck

Unread postby Grizzlyadam » Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:39 pm

I killed him in a spot that used to have a big buck.
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Re: Other hunters expecting you to tell them where you shot your buck

Unread postby mipubbucks24 » Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:53 pm

Dewey wrote:Loose Lips Sink Ships.

Where did you kill your deer?

In the woods. :whistle:


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I could tell you but I would have to kill you, :lol:
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Re: Other hunters expecting you to tell them where you shot your buck

Unread postby sureshotscott » Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:42 pm

I think the "public or private" question is OK.

But even naming a public parcel is not good. There was even a thread about this with interesting poll results...

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Re: Other hunters expecting you to tell them where you shot your buck

Unread postby Lockdown » Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:29 am

I see it online all the time. Especially for fishing.

Here’s a thought... “If you want to know where the deer or fish are, do what I did and go find them yourself!!”
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Re: Other hunters expecting you to tell them where you shot your buck

Unread postby MsDeltakilla » Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:15 am

Lol. When I get asked where I shot my buck I say right behind the shoulder.

I go by a don’t ask and don’t tell.

However, people from the south live for a good story. We have a piece of public around here famous for giant bucks.. but it’s 40,000 acres of bottomland hardwoods. Everyone loves to say their buck came from that piece... A lot of them do. But regardless, I say no comment when I’m asked
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Re: Other hunters expecting you to tell them where you shot your buck

Unread postby Ghost Hunter » Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:53 am

I danced around question. Never answered.

On lease I hunt they all know not to ask. Boots I have worn out. Time spent, sweating running into briars, snakes, yellowjackets and who knows what else. New guy that does ask. I tell them that I spend way to much time to give away what I have earned over years by doing my home work. I will help them get in some of my old spots that they will see deer. That I hunted when I first started. I tell them if they find a good spot don't share it with anybody unless you want them hunting there.

I tell them that I still put in more time down here walking and seeing what has changed since last hunting season ended every year. I have been hunting there since 1995 and woods change year to year. There are always changes in cover.

Public I hunt will always say I'm new here or haven't been here all year. Ask first in indirectly, so they will be on defense, never ask me.
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Re: Other hunters expecting you to tell them where you shot your buck

Unread postby Trout » Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:00 am

I give one of two answers

1.) A gentleman never tells
2.) I give them an area nowhere near where I'm at, where I have no interest in hunting or fishing

The funniest one is I will use hashtags for state forest areas or WMA's I won't hunt in my Instagram pics and people think thats where I'm actually hunting or fishing :lol:
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Re: Other hunters expecting you to tell them where you shot your buck

Unread postby AR Hunter » Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:20 am

A guy pulled up on me when I was loading up a nice buck on public. It wasn’t a monster by any means, but a buck I was proud to take. He fished me hard for details about where I got it. I tried to remain as tight lipped as possible but he obviously knew the area. Then he was looking at the deer and said, yeah I probably wouldn’t have shot that one. Kind of got under my skin especially when he was trying to nail me down on my spot.
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Re: Other hunters expecting you to tell them where you shot your buck

Unread postby Smitty » Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:33 am

Most people I talk to know I hunt in every direction from my house so when I do have success I’m usually a town or two or three off from what I tell people. But most people I talk too have private stuff to hunt on and my favorite line from them is that’s a nice buck for public land as if big bucks don’t cross property lines haha. I have only heard that line once though so hopefully I get better at putting public land monsters down to hear it some more.
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Re: Other hunters expecting you to tell them where you shot your buck

Unread postby Ahepler2188 » Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:39 am

This drives me nuts as well...however, I will give up a spot or 2 to teach someone new.
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Re: Other hunters expecting you to tell them where you shot your buck

Unread postby Hawthorne » Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:17 am

Maverick1 wrote:Q1: "Where did you shoot your deer/elk/bear/moose?"
A1: "In the heart/lungs"

Q2: "Where did you kill your deer/elk/bear/moose?"
A2: "In the woods"

Q3: "What state did you shoot your deer/elk/bear/moose?"
A3: "The State of Euphoria"

That usually takes care of it.

The interesting thing is this: the people that know better, know better: they don't even bother asking. The people that don't know any better, don't know any better: they keep asking. It's pretty easy to tell what type of person someone is....

Don't share your success pictures with anyone and you can avoid this type of situation entirely! Don't have any success and it becomes that much easier! :D


Haha! I like it. Can I use those answers?
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Re: Other hunters expecting you to tell them where you shot your buck

Unread postby Maverick1 » Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:54 pm

Hawthorne wrote:
Maverick1 wrote:Q1: "Where did you shoot your deer/elk/bear/moose?"
A1: "In the heart/lungs"

Q2: "Where did you kill your deer/elk/bear/moose?"
A2: "In the woods"

Q3: "What state did you shoot your deer/elk/bear/moose?"
A3: "The State of Euphoria"

That usually takes care of it.

The interesting thing is this: the people that know better, know better: they don't even bother asking. The people that don't know any better, don't know any better: they keep asking. It's pretty easy to tell what type of person someone is....

Don't share your success pictures with anyone and you can avoid this type of situation entirely! Don't have any success and it becomes that much easier! :D


Haha! I like it. Can I use those answers?


Sure, have at it!
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Re: Other hunters expecting you to tell them where you shot your buck

Unread postby BigBrutus11 » Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:26 pm

I tell them North, South, East, or West depending on what direction I feel like saying that day


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