Why do people get so excited about roe bucks, we shoot deer all yr around.
You can have an equally good hunt or better on does and hinds as you can on bucks and stags!
Keeping antlers from a good hunt is a memorable way to remember but the way some people talk it sounds an animals antler will make up for something they lack between their legs! Bit like crushed Snow Leopard bones and Rhino horns to the Orientals!
A very well known UK auteur and magazine columnist who writes in various shooting/stalking publications once told me he considers trophy hunting and the war-shipping of antlers 'childish' and not compatible with conservation management, however he was not allowed to express his views in his articles as he would be upsetting the advertisers who marked their products through editorial 'reviews' (naturally the products are always very good!) often using images of trophy hunting to seduce and brainwash their target audience.
A few wisdom's:
- Do not be seduced by the marketing-men
- If you can get closer, get closer.
- If you can get more stable, get more stable.
i do look forward to the rut as I think it's an exciting time for stalking however I've never shot a big buck as such but a few half decent ones if I shot a nice one I'd have it on the wall but that hardly makes me a trophy hunter ....
last time I went stalking was a couple of weeks ago and shot 2 does and I get just as excited doe stalking as I do bucks to me time spent in the field is always well spent whatever the quarry
There are no perfect men in this world ..... Only perfect intentions