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

Unread postby brancher147 » Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:41 pm

I don’t share info or pictures with many but when I do it’s usually a general area or mountain range but no specifics. But I really don’t worry about it too much because most people will not or physically cannot go where I go.


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

Unread postby Bowonly » Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:03 am

Pudster wrote: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.



That scenario plays out for me as well. Guys poke for info by asking "You hunt here (names a specific access spot) right?" Then they think you're lying when you say that you hunt every end of 4 counties.

Most hunters a stuck on having "A" good spot.
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Re: Other hunters expecting you to tell them where you shot your buck

Unread postby Bonecrusher101 » Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:10 am

Hey man I’m glad you brought this up, I’ve been meaning to ask you “where’d you kill that buck?”
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Re: Other hunters expecting you to tell them where you shot your buck

Unread postby RiverBottoms » Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:24 am

I hate this question, and the fact that some people are either oblivious or indignant that they are asking a dumb question. Often times I end up giving a general name or roughly where I shot a deer. I need to get better at lying. Agree with a previous post, most people want to have a single hunting spot that they count on. It's hard for some friends to understand that I have dozens, and with real time scouting many of those may not be worth a darn in a given year. Not worth explaining all the details of the beast mindset in my book, so I try to avoid this question at all costs.
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Re: Other hunters expecting you to tell them where you shot your buck

Unread postby jmaas07 » Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:54 am

Its rude to ask someone that question..they deserve a bs answer
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Re: Other hunters expecting you to tell them where you shot your buck

Unread postby Dewey » Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:41 am

jmaas07 wrote:Its rude to ask someone that question..they deserve a bs answer

My thoughts exactly.
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Re: Other hunters expecting you to tell them where you shot your buck

Unread postby Jphill87 » Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:52 am

I have offered to take people with me but so far nobody has wanted to hoof it 3 miles.
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Re: Other hunters expecting you to tell them where you shot your buck

Unread postby MichiganMike » Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:12 pm

brancher147 wrote:I don’t share info or pictures with many but when I do it’s usually a general area or mountain range but no specifics. But I really don’t worry about it too much because most people will not or physically cannot go where I go.

Same here. I just keep it vague and don't give too many details. If they pry, I'll joke and say "If I tell you Ill have to shoot you, and if I don't tell you, Ill shoot you anyway for asking" haha. But yeah Im really not that worried either, very rare its in an easy access spot (though Ive had it happen)- usually its a mile or so of thick nasty to get to.
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Re: Other hunters expecting you to tell them where you shot your buck

Unread postby Maverick1 » Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:08 pm

The most obnoxious experience I had in this regard was shooting a buck mid-day on some public land. It was quite a ways back off the road and instead of dragging it out I quartered and backpacked it out, which took two trips (between my stand, sticks, backpack, meat and antlers). Not a big deal, done it plenty of times with elk, just takes some time.

Packed out the first load in a light rain mid-afternoon. Packed out the second load and the rain picked up quite a bit. Not a complete downpour but I was pretty soaked and it was about 38 degrees out. (I like these adventures!).

I arrived back at the vehicle about two hours after dark, to find an idling truck park next to my vehicle. As I approached my vehicle wearing my pack frame and antlers strapped to it, a guy jumps out and has a flashlight blasting on me, and he says “I want to see how big your buck is!”

What a d!ck move. Turns out he also followed me in to see where i had recovered it and had the meat hanging up - In the rain - to get an idea of where I had hunted that day. And then he waited until after dark for a couple of hours to see what is was?! SMH.

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Asking unintelligent/unimportant questions about where you hunt or where you have had success says more about their abilities than anything else.

Asking intelligent questions - about important things such as terrain, access, setups, thermals, food sources, hunting pressure, funnels, etc. - shows knowledge or a genuine interest in learning and improving. I’m more than happy to have those types of conversations!
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Re: Other hunters expecting you to tell them where you shot your buck

Unread postby Dewey » Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:07 pm

Good post Maverick. I know all about those obnoxious experiences and have had a number over the years. Good point about wanting to help people who genuinely want to learn. I have no problem giving those guys info or tips to help them out. The ones fishing for free intel and don’t want to work for it are the problem and I can tell who they are with a very brief conversation.
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Re: Other hunters expecting you to tell them where you shot your buck

Unread postby Wlog » Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:03 am

A friend and I were talking one day about an area both of us regularly hunt. I mentioned to him that it seemed like there were a lot more hunters there than in past years. He agreed and we weren’t sure the reason for it. Then one day I show up there to hunt and there was a young guy in the parking lot who pulled in right after me. He told me another guy told him he shot a 160” buck and there was one with it that was just as big. There it was! The reason more guys were there this year.
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Re: Other hunters expecting you to tell them where you shot your buck

Unread postby A5BLASTER » Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:48 am

Outside of my very very small circle of family and friends.

I dont tell anyone spit, I will straight up bold face lie my but off before willing give anyone any correct info.

True its public land and everyone has as much right to hunt it as I do. But I'm not going too make it easy on someone.
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Re: Other hunters expecting you to tell them where you shot your buck

Unread postby Country » Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:27 am

Unfortunately, when people ask me where I shot a deer, more often than not, the answer is either, "I spine shot him" or "I gut shot him."
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Re: Other hunters expecting you to tell them where you shot your buck

Unread postby fenderbender62 » Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:49 am

When they ask just tell them what your hunting guide fee is...
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Re: Other hunters expecting you to tell them where you shot your buck

Unread postby Chad Gus 715 » Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:59 pm

I don't tell people where my good out of state public land spots or areas are, especially the ones that i know i can find multiple mature bucks on whenever i go there. Local stuff I'm not so secretive about
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