35 Whelen":1shqtsb9 said:If the ordinary person knew how much phoney BS goes
on in the real world of trophy hunting it would turn your
stomach......... Unfortunately American's top the list in hunting egos. ANYONE that has never fired a rifle with $10,000 can fly into Kansas tomorrow, book a hunt with MidWest Hunting Adventures and shoot a bigger deer than anything most could ever imagine..... Not fair but true. Private leases, mature 5/7 year old monsters.
My next door neighbor shot a massive 15 point double droptine gagger here in his horse pasture a few years back
with his brothers 30/30. He was 45 years old and had NEVER shot a deer in his life........ Not fair but true.
Hunting is a wonderful sport, for me its all about the anticipation and the romance of friends and family at camp, waking up to the smell of woodsmoke and bacon
frying and hoping for fresh tracking snow. I have always been fascinated with big horns since I was a kid. And just
would not shoot smaller bucks....... I have killed 17 in my life that made it over 200lbs, however I went dozens of seasons I "never taged one" but had past up, on decent 8 pointers I
knew were 160/180 lbers. So if your going to "hunt horns"
Get prepared to eat " horn soup" cause your not always going to get em......... I am 19 days after the same buck today, and no closer than I was the first day!
But if I never get him, it wont change one thing.
The coffee will taste the same, the smell of bacon
frying at 4:30 am will never change, the snapp n pop
of split cedar in the old stove, getting the fire going, will sound the same....
It isnt about a 200lber on the tailgate, its alot more than
that. When we came in last nite after dark the new snow on the side of our tracks was so dry it sparkled like a million diamonds, in the headlights. And is a spectacular sight, to anyone.
For those that those that have never seen the diamonds of
hunting life, and believe it too be found in a big set of horns, I wish you well. For you have likely missed the whole reason for hunting?
Well said E! You literally knocked that outta the park!