Just turn on YouTube saw Keith Warren shooting giant bucks at legend ranch.What a joke.I would consider someone shooting a spike on state land more of a trophy than the monsters they shoot.Anyone else agree
One year, the farmer I worked for picked a ~125" for me, and let me chase it around one of his 40ac preserves. It took me about three weekends to get him, spot-and-stalk with my bow. I remember feeling no real excitement walking up on him. That, juxtaposed with the elation I got taking a 1.5 year-old six-point on my U.P. property on the 16th, is telling...I helped out on a cull a couple years ago at a ranch that a friend of mines boss owned. It was just shooting, not anything you could remotely call hunting. We would go out and shoot 5 bring them in and process them then go shoot 5 more. We did that all day for two days, by the end off it I didn't even want to see a deer.
That Warren guy is a joke and ranch hunting is a joke. Deer shooting for guys who don't have the skills to do it fair chase.Just turn on YouTube saw Keith Warren shooting giant bucks at legend ranch.What a joke.I would consider someone shooting a spike on state land more of a trophy than the monsters they shoot.Anyone else agree
I keep telling a guy at work that raises beef cows that he should let people "hunt" them. The Super G ranch used to do Bison or Beefalo hunts. Pay for your animal walk into the pen and shootHeck yeah! If I'm hunting a fenced ranch, I want to shoot about a 1200 lb steer! Now that would be some fine eating!
There's a couple ranches by our cabin up north - mostly deer but one of them has elk and I've seen Scottish Highland cattle at the other.Heck yeah! If I'm hunting a fenced ranch, I want to shoot about a 1200 lb steer! Now that would be some fine eating!
I'd be in for culling a doe too, but most of us would normally call it a cow. LolThere's a couple ranches by our cabin up north - mostly deer but one of them has elk and I've seen Scottish Highland cattle at the other.
Along with all the natural browse, there's food plots, and feeders filled with various grain. Neighbor works for one of the owners of the ranch and has gotten some cull does in the past. Another neighbor is good friends with the owner and brings his friends from the UP down to help with the doe culling - mighty fine eating.
I agree 100%. I always say that it is not really "Hunting", but I have nothing against "Shopping with Projectiles"!I used to work on a deer ranch in WI when I was in HS. I ran a dump truck for the ranch owner, picking up cull potatoes for the deer. I did a little "guiding," and so I interacted with several clients over a few years. I had some good and bad experiences, but my cumulative experience left me torn, for two reasons:
1. Some of these guys don't have the time to scout, plant food plots, build blinds, and hunt. But, they do have the money, and want to experience something that approaches hunting during the 3-5 days they can get away from their six-figure jobs. This doesn't describe all of them--I could tell you some stories--but most of them are good-hearted people who understand what they are doing is not real hunting, and they don't pretend it is.
2. They are allies in the battle against the true adversaries...the anti-hunters, who view us as equivalent.
I don't think it's hunting, but I don't begrudge a man or woman spending his or her money on a legal activity that brings him or her joy.