Big Bucks in ND

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Big Bucks in ND

I read alot in outdoor magazines you ever notice that ND is never talked about for big bucks. I think our state is very competitive with the talked about big buck state like Kansas and Iowa. What do you guys think?

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SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! Lets keep our state an unknown>

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That's because we don't have any big bucks. The big buck contests are won every year by farm raised deer and forgeries like sota and buckseye.

Big bucks willonly bring more Texas like conditions in the pay-for-hunt arena. So I suggest if you see one, you quickly shoot, shovel, and shut up.

“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.” ~ Mark Twain

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good, I'd hate to see more non-resident bowhunters invading our state.

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I hope ND does not get a title of being a big buck state. I like our little secret. gotta wonder with all big deer in the photo gallery if any one from out of state will take notice

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droptine,

Please go see the "New Photo Gallery Pics" thread for what our future will be if the big bucks magazines take an interest in ND.

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I appreciate the way deer hunting is in our state right now. This is not the state to travel to for a trophy buck, getting trophies here is like the odds in the lottery. I probably will never get a trophy, but I do enjoy the deer hunting as it is in our state.

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Just curious what do you guys consider a trophy 150 160 170?

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50 lbs or bigger and at least 3 inch antlers for a buck. Anything over 40 lbs and 4 inch ears for a doe.

Like they said, we have little deer in ND...

You can't aim a duck to death.

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pepe I like all deer I have a photo album with all the deer we shoot, does and bucks alike. Nothing better than drinking a beer with the buddies looking at the pics, and reminicing about the hunts we have had. To be a mount it has to be 140 or better.

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Our state is more about opportunity to harvest a deer not to produce big bucks. That is how it is and will be in the future too.

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My wife shot that the Gross is around 140 net is low 130s.
Does a guy mount it? To most people its a toss up, even the wife.

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what do you guys think about these guys that get buck tags, for there wife,dad,and mom and shoot all 3 that are in the 130 to 150 class? I think its bs!! I think we need to as sportsman.to start turning these guys in!! its not funny there taking a trophy from you, your son or nephew or niece. I think this ploblem happens all over, and its needs attention "ASAP" ! I hope I'am not the only one that feels this way because these guys are not sportsmen they are gamehogs!!!!!!!!!!!!

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TIM, DELETE THIS THREAD AS FAST AS YOU CAN!! WHAT ARE YOU PEOPLE TRYING TO DO?!?! DID YOU NOT GET THE MEMO ABOUT SHUTTING THE HECK UP ABOUT OUR DEER POPULATION?!?! DELETE THIS THREAD! DELETE THIS THREAD! DELETE THIS THREAD!

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Just trying to start a topic. These guys that think they are great hunters and sportsman. Why do there gut deer in ditchs buy public roads,driveways of vacant farms? Then in the same breath can't figure out why there is so much posted land. There are thousand miles of fields and trees were nobody see this but hunters walking. I wish there was a fine for this stupid ploblem. I as a hunters safty instuctor seen another instructor from a diffrent town gutting a deer in a ditch. i said what are you doing he looked at me funny, I replied do you teach hunters safty? He said yes I said do we teach are students this? I got in my pickup and drove away, when I drove buy later they was no gut pile. the fact of the matter is a deer isn't that heavy to loadand gut away from public roads and vis versa!!!!!!!

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walkwithwispers, I agree with you why let out the news we have enuff out of state hunters the way it is. The way I see it,its only getting worse!!! Because it seems were need to raise are prices but are Gameandfish dept. Keeps taking care of these guys, and other n.d. guys see $$ signs and keeping selling land. This paid hunting should be illegal these guys don't own the wildlife and i stress wildlife!! I don't want to see are kids having to pay to hunt its not about that!!!!!!!

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300,

I gut them where they fall as a golden rule. Then again, I don't think I have ever had one fall in the ditch yet. More often than not they are a half mile or better away from a trail. But much of that is personal preference on my part.

As far as witnessing/knowing people who put in for three buck tags in the name of the kids and wife? Seriously, do you teach the hunters in training to call the authorities when they witness an illegal act, or do you just tell them to vent on FBO?

Seems to me that the latter is far less preferred.

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Well, i have actually been seeing more and more about north dakota in many hunting magazines... and to be honest it scares the h*ll out of me... i agree, we don't want it all getting spoiled.... so lets just keep quiet :D at least the deer are smart though, for the most part :)

 

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allen I'am not venting just wondering if this go's on other places to. I see guys drive out get the deer then haul or drag to road or ditch and then gut. I do turn these guys in that shoot three deer because PARTY HUNTING IS ILLEGAL IN N.D. most people party hunt but whats the point. Besides its against the law to shoot any deer but the tags you have!!!!! And no bs guys really do put there wife in for tags and mom amd dads and they don't hunt.

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Seems to me a gutted deer would be a much easier drag. Despite my love of hiking to see what's around the next corner, my laziness gets the better of me after I tag the deer and reflect on where the nearest road lies. :)

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Winter, winter, winter, winter, winter, winter, winter, winter, winter, winter....

Should I write more winters?  They are the reason we have a wildlife boom in this state.  Folks with guiding businesses, etc will be in for a rude awakening when mother nature turns back to the "normal" side.  Just you wait and see.  Maybe not this year or the next but it will unleash her fury!

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Tim, are you kidding me? With global warming tightening its grip we maybe have 10 yrs max before we all burn up and the world ends. Until Al Gore changes his view I'm planning for the worst scenario.

"The only enemy of guns is rust and politicians."

"The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry."

William F. Buckley, Jr.
"Unarmed helplessness is for sheep and the French."  Ted Nugent

"The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it."
 -Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
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I agree with Tim, winters.

One normal one, and bye bye buckies.

Also, ND does NOT have big bucks. A 140-150 buck in ND is by far a ONCE IN A LIFETIME animal. Not so in kansas, iowa, etc.
Go to kansas and shoot a 140 buck youll get laughed at. Now if some people would let those 120's slide (a very common size right now with our mild winters) we could have some decent bucks. But with a 80 some percent success rate, thats not going to happen.
ND deer hunting is about quantity, not quality. Its been that way for a long time, and will continue to be like that for a long time.

Also, ND is not the only place with a population problem, some southern states allow 2-3-4 deer on ONE TAG!

Our trophy deer hunting is no secret, its relatively non-existent.

Ohhhhh, I bet I just opened a big ole can-o-worms.

Im not bashing ND or anything guys, but come on, ya, theres some decent deer shot every year, and a couple real dandies. But not what there could be with some self-imposed "hunter" management.

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lead4ever,
let the 120's go and shoot what?

The arrogance of the present is to forget the wisdom of the past.

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Yep, one or two normal winters, especially if the CRP programs dies and the salad days of big deer and the current numbers of deer will be over. A lot of us will be hoping to draw even a doe tag like not so many years ago. Maybe there will be less emphasis on how big a deer's rack is, and more on the quality and camaraderie of the hunt, especially if we could get rid of the outdoor channels and some of these big buck magazines. My opinion only....

Till then, tell all the out of staters that a double-digit class-buck in ND is a big one! LOL! Actually, I doubt that ND is much of a buck hunter's destination. I'd bet that most out of state hunters are family and friends that return to ND to hunt with family and buddies. These guys aren't the hard core buck B & C number worshipers that go to Texas or Saskatchewan or Alberta to get "The Big One!"

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North Daktoa Administrative Code

20.1-03-11.2. Hunting outfitters - White-tailed deer licenses - Fees. The governor shall make one-half of the antlered white-tailed deer licenses and permits allocated to nonresidents under subsection 4 of section 20.1-03-11, up to a maximum of one hundred licenses, available to hunting outfitters licensed in this state. A hunting outfitter may not purchase or obtain more than five white-tailed deer licenses under this section in any one year.
A hunting outfitter shall pay the fee required for a white-tailed deer license sold to outfitters and provided by them to nonresidents for each license purchased under this section. A hunting outfitter may provide to nonresidents, for compensation, big game guiding and outfitting services
and one white-tailed deer license per nonresident as provided in this section to hunt white-tailed deer in the manner, at the places, and during the times the governor prescribes by proclamation.

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buzzardbait

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too many road hunters for the bucks to get big in ND there are a few places remote but they are hard to get permission for. but worth the effort at the spring brandings and fall round-ups
more people should try asking in the spring than the day before season or opening morning

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there are 140 plus deer in ND and lots of them, if a guy can hunt for 10 days in a row or more, and hunt hard not just drive around in the pickup. takes alot of time and hard hunting but it can be done. but then again all deer are trophies (never found an antler yet that I can eat)

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holmsvc,

exactly....

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holmsvc and Jiffy,

exactly, a doe taste just as good a a 115 class buck...

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i just dont know about you nodak boys. theres big bucks in almost every state you just dont here about them or see them or get a chance to shoot them.

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lots of black ,brownish beer,with goggles

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300 saum, where do you teach "Hunters Safty"?

You can't aim a duck to death.

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theres no way that ND is not good for big bucks its juss u got to hunt them they dont walk to you.