What's a public land trophy to you?

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Re: What's a public land trophy to you?

Unread postby Schultzy » Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:41 am

Public Land Beast wrote:Just curious what everyone's standards are on public land?
All depends on what state, how many days of hunting, how much season I have left.


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Re: What's a public land trophy to you?

Unread postby Slider1005 » Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:25 am

Arrowbender wrote:Sage advice Bridge,
Slider, remember that a spiker is more than likely the same age as a 6 pointer. If you want to kill your 1st buck, kill the first one that gives you a good opportunity.
At this stage of your bowhunting career you need to kill, so kill as many legal deer as you can. Every kill is a life lesson and will prepare you for all future opportunity. This really can't be emphasized enough.
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Thanks AB, Yea I was just telling my buddy the other day that no matter what I shoot it will be a trophy to me. I have shot a few with the gun, but nothing with the bow. If I shoot a doe with my bow I will be as excited and taking pics like I shot a booner :D
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Re: What's a public land trophy to you?

Unread postby PLB » Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:11 am

Slider1005 wrote:
Arrowbender wrote:Sage advice Bridge,
Slider, remember that a spiker is more than likely the same age as a 6 pointer. If you want to kill your 1st buck, kill the first one that gives you a good opportunity.
At this stage of your bowhunting career you need to kill, so kill as many legal deer as you can. Every kill is a life lesson and will prepare you for all future opportunity. This really can't be emphasized enough.
Good Luck !


Thanks AB, Yea I was just telling my buddy the other day that no matter what I shoot it will be a trophy to me. I have shot a few with the gun, but nothing with the bow. If I shoot a doe with my bow I will be as excited and taking pics like I shot a booner :D

That's awesome! Good Luck :D
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Re: What's a public land trophy to you?

Unread postby T-Panic » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:09 am

Singing Bridge wrote:
Slider1005 wrote:For me it would be anything. I would love to shoot a mature buck, but I will take a smaller one to get my first with the bow. I refuse to shoot a spiker, but if it's six or bigger i'm letting loose. Sorry guys I got to start somewhere.


Slider, don't get caught up in worrying about how big your buck is or think about being embarassed by it- every buck taken with a bow is a trophy in my opinion. Take your bow and go get your buck, I will be as fired up for you as I will be for any 150 incher posted on this forum!!! ;)


I agree!! A trophy is in the eye of the beholder!! Especially when it comes to archery!!
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Re: What's a public land trophy to you?

Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Fri May 16, 2014 3:14 pm

Bump

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Re: What's a public land trophy to you?

Unread postby hunter_mike » Fri May 16, 2014 3:19 pm

to me right now, any buck 2.5 year old and older would get slain, celebrated and rack nailed to the wall.
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Re: What's a public land trophy to you?

Unread postby Dewey » Fri May 16, 2014 3:41 pm

Dewey wrote:I would say at least a 3 1/2 year old. Usually I hold out for something that is at least 130".

In the past I went as long as 5 years without a buck because of this. I am O.K. with this since I have shot enough smaller bucks and really don't feel the need to shoot them anymore. If I need some meat I just shoot some does.

My views have really changed since 2010! :shock:

Back when I posted this big bucks were running around everywhere it seemed. Now I am not setting a size limit but just trying to kill a good buck that represents the area I am hunting well. Been seeing plenty of good bucks lately but nothing near the average size back when this thread was started.

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Re: What's a public land trophy to you?

Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Fri May 16, 2014 4:05 pm

No real size/age limitations for me. I will usually pass 1 and 2 y.o, but if I have a 2 y.o get out of a bed I setup on I will probably whack him.......maybe.

Whatever trips my trigger. Usually I see so few good bucks it is not a hard decision to make.

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Re: What's a public land trophy to you?

Unread postby P&YBuck1 » Fri May 16, 2014 4:28 pm

I believe any buck shot is a trophy to the beholder.

For me I think anything in the 125 inch or higher is definitely a public land trophy.

My opinion is based on state of Wisconsin areas I can hunt.
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Re: What's a public land trophy to you?

Unread postby whitetail007 » Fri May 16, 2014 10:47 pm

I would say any deer off public is a trophy.
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Re: What's a public land trophy to you?

Unread postby oldrank » Sat May 17, 2014 1:15 am

100 in or better for me....

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Re: What's a public land trophy to you?

Unread postby john1984 » Sat May 17, 2014 1:54 am

As of right now any 2.5 year old

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Re: What's a public land trophy to you?

Unread postby wiscbowhntr » Sat May 17, 2014 2:17 am

If I am excited when the animal is coming in it is a trophy to me. These days that would most likely make it a 3.5yr old.
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Re: What's a public land trophy to you?

Unread postby headgear » Sat May 17, 2014 2:23 am

Still happy to take something around 120 and 3.5 year of age on public land. The good new for me (or bad) is there aren't a whole lot 2 year old that get close to that number in the bigwoods so usually when I see something decent it is an older buck that I am very happy to take. Anything larger is gravy.
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Re: What's a public land trophy to you?

Unread postby keb » Sat May 17, 2014 3:07 am

One that required me to work hard for and makes me smile inside when I think of the hunt

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