Point Restriction on Deer

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Point Restriction on Deer

As the opening weekend of deer season is coming to an end i have seen a lot of people that just want to be done hunting and shooting anything with antlers which really bugs me especially when the same people do this year after year and then complain they never see any big bucks. I doubt that it will happen in ND anytime soon but the thought of putting point restriction on tags might help grow bigger deer as well as help out with the low population of deer we are experiencing. I was just wondering what other people thought about this since i pass lots of bucks already this weekend up to a smaller 5x5 but never know when they cross the road the guys that drive around and road hunt won't shoot them.

huntemup
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You have got to be kidding. Shoot whatever deer you want and be happy with it.  Let others shoot what they want.

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Alot of the city folk dont have the time or money to spend days looking for deer. So they shoot the first deer they see.(not saying nothing bad about city folk) Heard many people say that over the years. If i could get a damn tag i would hunt 16.5 days.

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Coming from a guy who hunts for meat and to enjoy a great pastime i love let everyone shoot what they want. Its in the eye of the beholder

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You can't eat the horns! I think the vast majority of folks hunt deer because they want the meat for the table and the smaller, younger bucks just seem to taste better.

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I totally disagree with you. Again you see that people here  think you need to shoot a huge deer. A trophy is what ever you want it to be, this can change day by day, hunt by hunt depending on the circumstances. Some people prefer to hunt just for the fun of sport and others like to fill the freezer. While others prefer to trophy hunt. The bottom line is as long as its ethical it who cares.

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I agree with BH1527.  Everyone has their own reasons for hunting and have their own expectations and levels of experience.  When the've pulled the trigger they've chosen their trophy and as long as they are happy I'd say they had a successful hunt. 

With that said, I say let them shoot the first deer that comes along so we can get the rif raff out of the way.  When it comes to hunting, I've never been a fan of large crowds. 

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No way on antler restrictions. Hunting has become to caught up with "score". Sick of it.

Go hunt, be happy with what you have and what you get.

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I.M.predator Said:

With that said, I say let them shoot the first deer that comes along so we can get the rif raff out of the way.  When it comes to hunting, I've never been a fan of large crowds. 

 

Thats one reason why bowhunting is so much better, we dont have large crowds.

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So when someone shoots a 4x4 with broken brow tines they just leave them in the field to rot instead of getting a fine? Sounds like a good plan

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I dont think we need to make  a legal matter out of it, instead i think we just need to use better common sense. I believe that to many people shoot to young of Bucks. Just because you have a buck tag doesnt mean you should fill it by all means. Its a privelage to most to get a buck tag and when you have one dont you want the best possible chances to get a big buck. By killing deer that are two maybe three years old your taking your chances greatly down. I would rather make deer tag soup than kill a young buck. I am not a trophy hunter in any way being the biggest buck i have killed went just over 160. I just feel we should let the younger deer live and if you dont get the one your after this year, well then you will be that much more pumped up for next year to roll around, the buck you were after will be bigger and so will the rest of the deer.

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