alleyyooper wrote:So what I am seeing here is 90% have the idea a full freezer is a must meaning if it is brown it is down.
I don't think prioritizing meat means "if it's brown its down" in most cases. Seasn runs from mid-September to mid January by me. Usually that affords me the chance to target bigger bucks and meat without a ton of worry I will accomplish about getting meat. I have enough time to hunt and enough understanding of my areas that most years I wouldn't start to truly worry about the meat issue until December. That said, I'l still shoot a yearling buck early once in a while if it feels right. Could be a slam dunk shot and short drag and knowing I have the time to process it that day or the next day, could be the circumstances of the hunt, could be my daughter told me to shoot her a buck.
Anyway, I think those two thoughts can be mutually exclusive.