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Old 11-14-2013, 01:09 AM   #101
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Old 11-14-2013, 01:28 AM   #102
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I am guilty of one of those guest mistakes. Here you go:

I have a good friend that got me back into hunting. I had never deer hunted much less with a bow. He talked me into to getting a bow, so I practiced everyday for over a month. He takes me to his lease in Roosevelt. On the trip there, he is telling how hard bow hunting is. He tells me, I will probably miss my first few deer, and I probably won't find it if I did shoot one. So don't get discouraged. He drops me off the first morning, and as day breaks I see a doe coming my way. As I'm focus on the doe, I had a little 8pt & little 6 pt come in behind me. I see the 2 bucks, and thought to myself. Everyone is always talking about 8pt. bucks. So, I settle in & release my arrow. I hit the 8pt and he takes off. I watch him fall about 70 yards away & never move again.

Now I'm busting with excitement. That was the biggest rush I had ever felt. I wait about a hour and my friend comes back to pick me up. I commence to telling the story about me shooting the 8 pointer. He was like, are you sure you hit him? Well I guess we will have to track him! I point over and said he is laying about 70 yards over there. So he is really excited for me. We walk over there. I'm just beaming from the rush. He looks at the deer and proceeded to bust my bubble. I shot a 2 year basket rack 8 pointer. He ask why did I shoot it, and I told him that he didn't tell me what to shoot. He wasn't mad but proceed to teach me about deer hunting & deer management.

Later on than day, I ask him was he mad. He told me that the only one he could be mad at is himself. He told me that he really didn't think I could kill a deer with a bow on my first hunt, so he really wasn't concern about what to tell me to shoot or not to shoot. Lesson Learned for both of us
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Old 11-14-2013, 02:02 AM   #103
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A lease member brought a friend that never deer hunted to shoot a doe. Each member got to shoot 1 doe and 1 buck. He took his friend and set him up at a stand with a lever action 30-30 and 5 bullets and told him he could only shoot a doe (NO HORNS). They heard 5 shots from the area the friend was set up so they went to pick him up and see what happen. They pulled up to him just smiling ear to ear with 5 dead deer (4 doe and 1 yearling buck) laid out. Asked "Why in the hell did you shoot 5 deer?" Because i ran out of bullets or i could of got 1 or 2 more was his response.
hahahahahahahahahaha!!!! thats still got me laughing!!!!
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:43 AM   #104
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Oh Gosh... don't get me started.

Had a guy shoot the wrong deer WHILE I WAS SITTING WITH HIM. 3.5 year old 20" wide 11 pointer vs a 7.5 year old 18" wide 11" tine 160" deer...

I asked him why... he said... "I couldn't find the other deer in the scope"
I really don't see how people like that live with themselves. Seriously.




I've only heard this story, second hand.
Guy was invited to hunt axis does. He ends up shooting 4 or 5 whitetail doe and then doesn't even have a hunting license. Landowner was not happy.


One old guy, here at work has 100 acres outside Junction. He takes a few guys hunting every year. He usually has 1 or 2 deer that he doesn't want shot, other than that, you can shoot a doe or a buck that you're willing to shoulder mount. Last year he took a relatively new employee out there; showed him pictures of the "do not shoot" buck. Guy goes out and shoots that exact buck. Old guy is furious, but is a devout Christian and doesn't say much, but all his actions show that he's MAD. New guy still thinks he did nothing wrong, and didn't mount the deer. New guy will never hunt with old guy again.
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:59 AM   #105
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I would down-right refuse to hunt anywhere that I had to be babysat. A $20K buck? What the heck was you hunting? Unicorn? Sorry just have no experience hunting deer anywhere like that, seems to cheapen it a little IMO, but to each his own.
I would gladly be "babysat"

There would be no doubt about what I could and could not shoot

Of course I would be happy to sit in a stand with a camera and take pictures/video if it meant I would get to see some quality deer.


I would love to have a place to take my kids to shoot a couple of does. No surprise that there are not more people willing to offer with all of the bad experiences that go on.
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:08 AM   #106
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Great thread!

About 20 years ago, two years before I got on my lease and before hogs took over the place, a guy I know was hunting a stand on a highline right of way on the far north end of the lease. The people we lease from have a son that was probably 12 years old at the time and would skin and quarter your deer for you for $20 to earn some money.
Anyway, the guy had a huge, pink hog come out when he was hunting. Easily 250# plus, so he shot it. He drove back to our camp that was right across the dirt road where the boy lived and asked him to come help him load the hog he had killed to bring it back for him to clean.
They get to the hog and the boy says, "that's granny's hog."
His granny lived over a mile away and her hog she was raising and fattening up had gotten out a few days before. No one was mad because they said she should have had a better pen.
He said grain fed "wild" hog meat was delicious.
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:28 AM   #107
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My favorite part about it was that once someone shoots a cow it becomes a prized cow and costs soo much money!! They aren't worth that much if you don't shoot them!!

And idk how you can do that either!

The rancher can charge you what is current market for the bull and the money that could of been made off the bulls services for 2-3 years.
He can charge the same current price for the cow and for the calves she would have had for 2-3 years.

This is why they cost so much when things like this happen from what ive been told by ranchers
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:33 AM   #108
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I know of an oilfield customer ranch that has a Wall of shame in the main lodge. Make the wall and you never get invited back, but everyone else gets to see your screw ups
Great idea!
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:35 AM   #109
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The first year we had red deer on the ranch the owner put them off limits. I had a corporate group here and one of those guys shot "2 really big whitetail does". Turned out to be 2 of those $2000 penalty, red deer they weren't supposed to shoot.
What I still haven't figured out is how you mistake a 300lb+ red deer cow for a whitetail doe?
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:01 AM   #110
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I made a big mistake on one of my first hunts by myself. I guess I was 11 or 12 at the time. We were hunting on a ranch that had a pet doe with a big bell on her neck. During the rut, she was known to drag nice bucks past the hunters.

One evening, I heard the bell getting closer and saw a nice buck chasing a doe towards me. I immediately assumed the doe was the bell deer and prepared for the shot. The buck had his head down and was hot on her trail. He was coming at me and stopped for a second to sniff a spot on the ground. I made a beautiful shot through the top of the neck and dropped him in his tracks.

I was so excited, I could not wait for dad and ran down to claim my prize. As I got closer I started thinking, what is that??? My buck had a nice big bell around his neck and had been chasing a doe without one. Unfortunately, the collar was leather and blended in nicely with his hide. An extreme early lesson in the dangers of assumption. I quickly took off the bell and put it under some rocks. About that time dad arrived and was glowing with pride. I took one look at him, started crying and told him the whole story. Elation to dejection times two.

Weeks later we heard that the neighboring ranch had twin 8 points that had bells on like our doe. Lessons learned.

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Old 11-14-2013, 09:36 AM   #111
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Post up your hunting guest mistake stories if you have them. Another member of this forum had a guest this weekend on whitetail doe patrol but had green light on an axis or blackbuck. No white tail bucks!!

Dude ended up shooting a whitetail with double drops pushing 170.


My most memorable was being invited to a supplier's lease for a hunt along with about 8 others. The rules were that the buck needed to be mature and typical. This was a corporate lease in Leakey area and the land owner didn't want anything with non-typical traits shot. They also were allowed a few axis bucks and these were drawn for between hunts.

First morning I had a middle aged buck main frame 10 walk out in front of me. It was a nice deer but also had triple brows on one side and double on the other along with some small bumps for double drops on either side. In other words the opposite of the 'clean' animal they were looking for.

Deer went down the hill and about 30 minutes later I heard the shot. Guy who shot it changed his story 5 times during the rest of the day and finally settled on "I knew he was big but his head was in a tree and I couldn't really tell what he was."

I figured not identifying the animal before shooting was probably the worst excuse you come up with and the owner of the ranch agreed. She took the horns from him and charged the vendor we were with 7500.00 and was threatening to kick them off the place. Greatest part of the story is the guy who shot the buck and got them in trouble made sure he hung around even after he pretty much got them kicked off the place to see if he would get drawn to hunt an axis.
Can't fix stupid can ya....
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:43 AM   #112
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Great thread!! Keep 'em coming!
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:58 AM   #113
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In 2002 I was invited to hunt a friends Company lease in Coleman Texas. Now, I grew up with this guy and his brother and I were best friends, so all was good. However, his business partner was only an aquaintence. Well, when we got there the business partner explained the rules to us. Doe or 8 point or better, no exceptions. I was cool with that. There was a log book kept so we could see that some good deer had been taken. I was excited to say the least. The next morning it was 18* outside and the wind was howling. I got put in a box blind overlooking a pond and a cut hay field bordered by thick mesquite and scrub oak. 30 minutes after light a big bodied deer jumped the fence 50-60 yards away. I looked at him through the scope and judged him mature. Of course, he only had 7 points. I watched him for the longest time trying to make a tine grow to no avail. Anyway, when I got back I had to write in the book what I saw. That evening I got to sit in a different spot and saw only a 4 point and a basket racked 6 point. I heard a shot from the pond about thirty minutes before dark. When I got back to the house the partner was cleaning the 7 pointer that I passed up. I asked him what about the rules. He told me that the deer was older and needed to go. I was pizzed. Upon further aging the deer was 7.5 years old, of course I knew he was old and even told him about the deer. Sad thing is that I asked to go back to that spot and he put me in a "better" location. Still chaps me to this day. He did my buddy wrong in the business deal too and they are no longer together. I looked in the book when I left and for two years he was the only one to shoot a buck and he had killed five of them.
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:40 AM   #114
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Keep em coming! I love oops stories!
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:16 AM   #115
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I have a story of me making toe right decision...
A buddy of mine invited me to his lease a few years ago, to take a doe or hog. The first morning they put me in a stand and told me that they had gotten pics of a buck with a drop tine. Well, wouldn't you know it, he came in and spent almost 30 minutes in front of me. He was a georgeous 3.5 yr old 15 pt with THREE drop tines! It took lots of will power to only shoot him with my video camera, but I didn't want to upset my buddy.
I showed everyone the video and was congratulated for being true and not shooting him. That evening, his nephew hunted that stand a d shot that buck. I was a little sick inside, knowing that I could have taken him, but knew that I had done right.

That was the first and only drop tine buck that I have ever seen in over 35 years of deer hunting.
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:36 AM   #116
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I guided my brother in law on a management buck near Laredo. We got it on film, and he was pumped to have a nice 6.5 135 inch 10 point. We were allowed two bucks on this ranch so now it was time for me to start focusing on a trophy. I put my b-I-l in a blind and told him to shoot a hog or javelina. I guess I forgot to specify not to shoot another buck as he should of known I only got two bucks. A few minutes later, he calls and stated he has another buck down but only this one was bigger. I asked if he was joking and sure enough it was no joke. He had a beautiful 10 point laying on the ground which about made me throw-up. He asked if I was mad and I said no bc its my fault for letting you hunt by yourself. I also stated that my hunting season was done for the year. He keeps asking when he can go hunting again, but I always have a good excuse ready.

Moral of the story: don't let guest sit by themselves. It's your fault if they mess up.
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:48 AM   #117
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I heard of a guy going hog hunting at night on a place as a guest and he had his gf or something with him and was trying to show off and shot what he thought was a big hog turned out to be the owners prized bull that he had just bought!!
We booked the Deadwood Land and Cattle ranch in Deadwood, TX for kids to hunt. 3 groups of father/sons with one guy going solo. with mommies staying at the big cabin to cook. We were told that the ranch was just going to be us hunting. First evening we here a truck and the ranch managers side by side rolling through the property past 2 of our hunters in plain sight. We then heard 30 rounds from an AR-15 go off. It was upsetting. We all went in without seeing a deer and were talking about the truck and ranch manager driving the roads and all the gun shots. So the men loaded up to go see the ranch manager and he told us he booked a last minute hog hunt with father/son. The father unloaded on a prize winning heifer. We express our disgust with him allowing a hunter in the first place and laugh at what happened. We drove to see and sure enough this guy killed a massive heifer.
The Next day the ranch manager went out hunting near a group of ours and killed two doe in his personal stand that nobody else could hunt. So we decided that place wasn't for us.
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:02 PM   #118
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I had the privilege of tagging along with a friend to his best friend huge ranch. I was told i could shoot a long spike WT, sika, or axis doe and of course hogs. I hunted for 3 days and saw a spike that looked long to me several of the times i was sitting. I even asked the owner about it and he kept insisting it be a long spike. so the last day comes and that spike shows up. i sit there wondering whether to shoot or not and finally i decide that i have passed it up enough times and i still think it meets the land owners requirements. well i get a good shot and the owner finally comes to pick me up and immediately he sees the deer and his expression changes. doesn't say a word about it. i felt so awful, but in my mind thought that I was completely right in my shot. Oh well, i have apologized many times he still doesn't bring it up when we talk. guess i learned my lesson! When in doubt, don't throw one out!
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:09 PM   #119
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Moral of the story: don't let guest sit by themselves. It's your fault if they mess up.
Agree 1000%. The thing I never realized until being burned several times is that 90% of people who come to hunt your lease/ranch just want to pull the release/trigger and kill something.

Also most people have never had the opportunity to look at multiple deer and have choices.

I hunt on some other properties with friends and as much as I may have the green light on management deer and does I would never shoot a deer unless he was specifically shown to me or unless I video taped it and got the go ahead. I've found that this gets you invited back more often.
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:19 PM   #120
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The next time we see a lease available and it says "No guest allowed" we will all know why.
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:32 PM   #121
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Yep heres mine, unfortunatley it was my dad that did it. I was on a lease several years back and tell my dad he can shoot a doe or two and a mature buck if he sees one. I put him on my best stand. I go to pick him up after the evening hunt and he says he shot a doe, with his bow and she ran this way. Couldn't find blood so we decided to come back in the morning. He hunts there again and shoots another doe and she ran the same as the first.

Found both deer. One was 1.5 old 5 pointer and the other was 6pt same age. I was pretty upset with him. There went my two bucks for the year. But at least it was my dad. I can forgive him.
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:57 PM   #122
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I guided my brother in law on a management buck near Laredo. We got it on film, and he was pumped to have a nice 6.5 135 inch 10 point. We were allowed two bucks on this ranch so now it was time for me to start focusing on a trophy. I put my b-I-l in a blind and told him to shoot a hog or javelina. I guess I forgot to specify not to shoot another buck as he should of known I only got two bucks. A few minutes later, he calls and stated he has another buck down but only this one was bigger. I asked if he was joking and sure enough it was no joke. He had a beautiful 10 point laying on the ground which about made me throw-up. He asked if I was mad and I said no bc its my fault for letting you hunt by yourself. I also stated that my hunting season was done for the year. He keeps asking when he can go hunting again, but I always have a good excuse ready.

Moral of the story: don't let guest sit by themselves. It's your fault if they mess up.
I'm going to hunt with you Cody. Can you set me up in one of your blinds? I promise to be just like your BIL!!!!!
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Old 11-14-2013, 01:11 PM   #123
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I was in camp 3 weeks ago with a buddy and some 3 other random dudes. I incorrectly assumed they knew what they were doing. There is a feeder about 40 yards from the front door for "camp deer" - just to watch 'em. One night one of the randoms says "man, look at that 8 point, he's a big one year old". I said "you mean that 10 point?" which was a 3.5 yr old. 5 minutes of watching this buck he finally admits "oh, ha! I didn't see those 2 little horns in the front". I just shook my head. So starting then, I now (correctly) refer to brow tines as "little horns in the front".
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Old 11-14-2013, 01:18 PM   #124
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I would gladly be "babysat"

There would be no doubt about what I could and could not shoot

Of course I would be happy to sit in a stand with a camera and take pictures/video if it meant I would get to see some quality deer.


I would love to have a place to take my kids to shoot a couple of does. No surprise that there are not more people willing to offer with all of the bad experiences that go on.
It just isn't the way we were brought up. I don't mean to knock it, if that is what someone wants to do, have at it. It just isn't for me, I prefer the ole' tried and true going hungry from not getting anything lol But I do love to see those monsters on the gs when ya'll bag em
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Old 11-14-2013, 01:42 PM   #125
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It just isn't the way we were brought up. I don't mean to knock it, if that is what someone wants to do, have at it. It just isn't for me, I prefer the ole' tried and true going hungry from not getting anything lol But I do love to see those monsters on the gs when ya'll bag em
I look at it this way. If I am a guest and hunting somebody else's lease, then I by no means would feel insulted if I had to have somebody in the blind with me for a couple of sits. I would expect that over time I should be able to earn thier trust. I'm a relatively new hunter so I guess I have not developed any sense of pride yet about my abilities.
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Old 11-14-2013, 02:17 PM   #126
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Old 11-14-2013, 02:31 PM   #127
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I had an experience that wasn't so bad as funny. I got invited to my wife's families place in Fowlerton. The rule there is 5.5 years or older 150 class or bigger, or culls and does. They change how many of what can be killed from year to year but pretty cool just to see nice bucks. The first few days I was so nervous to mess up I didn't load my gun. Then the last hunt the guy that leased the whole place asked if he could sit with me. I just started smiling and said heck yeah... He said why are you so happy? I said heck I haven't loaded my rifle all weekend just so I wouldn't mess up. With you in the stand I know for sure what I can and can't kill. I was picked on a little for that, but I seen it as better safe then sorry. I like the idea of being able to hunt for big deer on a place I don't have to pay for.
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Old 11-14-2013, 02:32 PM   #128
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When I hear about mistakes I always think about this thread...

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=113141
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Old 11-14-2013, 02:32 PM   #129
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It just isn't the way we were brought up. I don't mean to knock it, if that is what someone wants to do, have at it. It just isn't for me, I prefer the ole' tried and true going hungry from not getting anything lol But I do love to see those monsters on the gs when ya'll bag em
It takes a long time before someone gets out by themselves on one of my places.

Even then they have specific deer they are allowed to kill... with no "on the fly" options.

It's the only way to have big deer.
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Old 11-14-2013, 02:36 PM   #130
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We have a family member that consistently shoots buck fawns as does. If he texts he's shot more that 1 doe, at least one of them will be a buck fawn.
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Old 11-14-2013, 03:28 PM   #131
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The only mistake i have been a part of resulted from me letting a hunter sit by himself.
I had sat with him in the morning when the target 135" 9 point showed and stayed around for a pretty good while but didn't present a shot.
Knowing that the hunter could identify the buck, that evening I sat another stand. The 9point came back in that evening presenting multiple shot opportunities.
Paul Godsey with Double G was the hunter and never took the shot because he wasn't 100% sure it was the same buck.
So, my not sitting that stand cost Paul a good management buck. I certainly would not have any problem taking Paul again though.
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Old 11-14-2013, 03:48 PM   #132
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I'm going to hunt with you Cody. Can you set me up in one of your blinds? I promise to be just like your BIL!!!!!
Thank god that was not on our current lease. I would have been told to walk. Great lesson learned on a sub-par ranch
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Old 11-14-2013, 04:02 PM   #133
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I know a guy who will, year after year, pass bucks until the end of the year or till he starts talking about wanting to make some sausage. Then the first deer that walks out better be running cause it is going to be shot, especially a buck. I don't know how many little 2.5 year old bucks he has shot. He always says it has a big body. I have talked to him about shooting the spike or 5 pt or under instead of the 8 pt but he will shoot the 8 pt every time. I have tried and tried to teach him how to age our deer but it just doesn't work. I love the guy and at his age (the land owner says he can shoot whatever he wants). He says he wants one to put on the wall but he will not hunt hard enough to accomplish that without pure blind luck (out late in the morning and in well before dark). It is frustrating to say the least.
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Old 11-14-2013, 04:19 PM   #134
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It just isn't the way we were brought up. I don't mean to knock it, if that is what someone wants to do, have at it. It just isn't for me, I prefer the ole' tried and true going hungry from not getting anything lol But I do love to see those monsters on the gs when ya'll bag em
We have a few guys that come to our place regularly. The first three years, myself or someone else always hunted with them. But as time went on and we felt we were able to trust them, we now drop them off and let them sit on their own. They completely understood and were more than ok with it. And they actually appreciated it because they weren't used to aging and judging hill country deer the first few years they were there. But everyone and every situation is different.
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Old 11-14-2013, 04:52 PM   #135
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When I hear about mistakes I always think about this thread...

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=113141
Anybody know how this turned out? Did the guy get prosecuted?
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Old 11-14-2013, 04:58 PM   #136
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Back about 1984 we took a deacon in the church on his first deer hunt in Comanche County. He had got his rifle sighted in and bought a bunch of gear for the trip. When we got ready to go out the first morning I told him I was coming in about 10:00am for breakfast. He insisted he want to stay out till noon. I said no problem. I told him I would pick him up at noon. I took him to a tower blind overlooking a wheat field. I made sure he got up the ladder into the stand and wished him good luck. I went on about my business, hunted the morning hunt, and went back to camp at 10:00am. I never heard any shots from his direction so I waited till straight up noon to go pick the deacon up. When I got to the stand he was trying to come down the ladder but he appeared to be in a lot of pain. When he got completely down he sat on the ground rubbing his knees. He said "Man...this deer hunting is a lot tougher than I ever thought it would be."

You see....we forgot that we had taken the chair out of that tower blind. He had been on his knees for the last 6 hours peering over the window sill. He thought that was the way we all hunted.
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Old 11-14-2013, 04:59 PM   #137
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Back about 1984 we took a deacon in the church on his first deer hunt in Comanche County. He had got his rifle sighted in and bought a bunch of gear for the trip. When we got ready to go out the first morning I told him I was coming in about 10:00am for breakfast. He insisted he want to stay out till noon. I said no problem. I told him I would pick him up at noon. I took him to a tower blind overlooking a wheat field. I made sure he got up the ladder into the stand and wished him good luck. I went on about my business, hunted the morning hunt, and went back to camp at 10:00am. I never heard any shots from his direction so I waited till straight up noon to go pick the deacon up. When I got to the stand he was trying to come down the ladder but he appeared to be in a lot of pain. When he got completely down he sat on the ground rubbing his knees. He said "Man...this deer hunting is a lot tougher than I ever thought it would be."

You see....we forgot that we had taken the chair out of that tower blind. He had been on his knees for the last 6 hours peering over the window sill. He thought that was the way we all hunted.
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Old 11-14-2013, 05:14 PM   #138
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You see....we forgot that we had taken the chair out of that tower blind. He had been on his knees for the last 6 hours peering over the window sill. He thought that was the way we all hunted.
With all the practice they have had, any good deacon shouldn't have any problem spending 6 hours on his knees, right? (I'd be lucky to last 6 minutes in that position!)
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Old 11-14-2013, 05:16 PM   #139
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Back about 1984 we took a deacon in the church on his first deer hunt in Comanche County. He had got his rifle sighted in and bought a bunch of gear for the trip. When we got ready to go out the first morning I told him I was coming in about 10:00am for breakfast. He insisted he want to stay out till noon. I said no problem. I told him I would pick him up at noon. I took him to a tower blind overlooking a wheat field. I made sure he got up the ladder into the stand and wished him good luck. I went on about my business, hunted the morning hunt, and went back to camp at 10:00am. I never heard any shots from his direction so I waited till straight up noon to go pick the deacon up. When I got to the stand he was trying to come down the ladder but he appeared to be in a lot of pain. When he got completely down he sat on the ground rubbing his knees. He said "Man...this deer hunting is a lot tougher than I ever thought it would be."

You see....we forgot that we had taken the chair out of that tower blind. He had been on his knees for the last 6 hours peering over the window sill. He thought that was the way we all hunted.
Haha oh no
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Old 11-14-2013, 05:16 PM   #140
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Back about 1984 we took a deacon in the church on his first deer hunt in Comanche County. He had got his rifle sighted in and bought a bunch of gear for the trip. When we got ready to go out the first morning I told him I was coming in about 10:00am for breakfast. He insisted he want to stay out till noon. I said no problem. I told him I would pick him up at noon. I took him to a tower blind overlooking a wheat field. I made sure he got up the ladder into the stand and wished him good luck. I went on about my business, hunted the morning hunt, and went back to camp at 10:00am. I never heard any shots from his direction so I waited till straight up noon to go pick the deacon up. When I got to the stand he was trying to come down the ladder but he appeared to be in a lot of pain. When he got completely down he sat on the ground rubbing his knees. He said "Man...this deer hunting is a lot tougher than I ever thought it would be."

You see....we forgot that we had taken the chair out of that tower blind. He had been on his knees for the last 6 hours peering over the window sill. He thought that was the way we all hunted.

Oh man you got to feel sorry for the guy..

That reminds me of a story my dad told me about a guy he took out for dinner for his company back in the 80's. It doesn't have to do with hunting but, they went to a seafood place because we lived on the gulf coast and the guy never had any kind of seafood. Well they get some boiled shrimp to eat and after they have had a few my dad asks the guy how he likes the shrimp. the guy replies they are good but they are awe full crunchy. My dad failed to mention you had to peel the shrimp.. haaa.
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Old 11-14-2013, 05:16 PM   #141
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I've had a buddy shoot a nubbin and a 3 year old 11 point deer that was off limits.
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Old 11-14-2013, 05:21 PM   #142
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tagging this!!! some good stories fellas!
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Old 11-14-2013, 05:23 PM   #143
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Now go read one of the landowner bashing threads.
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Old 11-14-2013, 05:57 PM   #144
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Oh man you got to feel sorry for the guy..

That reminds me of a story my dad told me about a guy he took out for dinner for his company back in the 80's. It doesn't have to do with hunting but, they went to a seafood place because we lived on the gulf coast and the guy never had any kind of seafood. Well they get some boiled shrimp to eat and after they have had a few my dad asks the guy how he likes the shrimp. the guy replies they are good but they are awe full crunchy. My dad failed to mention you had to peel the shrimp.. haaa.
Hahaha my cousin's husband did the same thing, except with crawfish tails. He popped the tail off and straight to the mouth. He wasn't a fan.
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Old 11-14-2013, 06:16 PM   #145
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My guests hunt in the blind with me... They do not shoot unless I approve of the shot... Been burned before... never again!
Our guests can only shoot does, pigs and varmints. No bucks. No mistakes.
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:35 PM   #146
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I’ve got a doozy…. I took a friend hunting out at my lease. We had hunted the weekend and had hard luck, the deer weren’t moving much.

So on the last hunt (Sunday morning) I put him in a box blind with a rifle and I go sit in a bow stand. The place we are hunting has limited cellphone service so we had walkie-talkies.
Fast forward to the hunt…I do not see anything come in worth shooting so I just enjoy the hunt. About sunrise I hear a gun shot in his direction. I contemplate calling him on the walkie-talkie, but I realize I left mine in the truck. I finished up my hunt, get out of my stand, get in my truck and head his way.

As I approach the area where he is hunting I see him walking towards me with a scowl on his face kicking rocks as he is walking my way. I pull up and ask what’s up and he replies “nothing dude, you screwed me over….”. I am baffled, and ask what is going on and he replies “I had a deer under my feeder and you screwed me over by hitting the call button on the walkie-talkie and scaring it off, I took a running shot at it was running off, but I missed”….. I ask if we should just go take a quick look for blood and he stops me short and assures me that he missed. Not wanting to be a jerk I took his word for it and we headed back to camp.

So, I am kind of perplexed that he blamed me for ruining his hunt when I didn’t even have my walkie-talkie with me, but I blow it off and give him the benefit of the doubt that he was just ****** because he missed a deer. I didn’t tell him I didn’t have the walkie-talkie with me.

Anyway this dude continues to pity-pout the entire time we are cleaning up camp and packing, and saying things like “it’s gonna be a while until I come out here again…” and basically saying derogatory comments like his weekends are wasted by coming out to hunt at my lease as my guest. At this point I am getting pretty heated, but trying to keep my cool and keep the peace with him. So, being Mr. Nice and trying to lighten up the moment and be a good sport I tell him, hey, since that walkie-talkie screwed you over, do you want to shoot it with your shotgun? Like a 6-year old he gives an ecstatic “Yes” and blows the walkie-talkie into 1,000,000 pieces.

So this whole time I keep second guessing what went on and get a feeling that we need to go and double check for blood. On the drive out I tell him that I am sorry got being OCD, but I want to go make a pass around the feeder and make sure 100% he missed…..so he gives me this look like I am a jerk for second guessing him….but we head towards the spot he was hunting.

I walk up to the feeder and make a 10’ perimeter sweep around the feeder and immediately find blood. At this point I am about to lose it. Anyways, we follow a massive blood trail and find this guy’s deer about 40-50 yards away. It was a doe. NOW, you would think this dude would be remorseful, embarrassed, and ashamed about his behavior and how he was acting….well guess again. The dude acts like nothing happened and is ecstatic about his kill.

I am so mad I can barely think straight. The guy has the guts to ask for me to take pictures and to top it off the dude can’t clean a deer so I do it for him. I was so mad I didn’t know how to react, but gave him a stern lecture about what he did…but it didn’t seem to sink in to him.

It was a really weird deal. I like the guy a lot, but the whole situation really made me question his character. We are still friends but that whole situation really jaded the way I think of him. The funniest/most mind-boggling thing is that he still doesn't have any self-realization to understand what he did and he TO-THIS-DAY brags about the great shot he made on that "running deer".

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Old 11-14-2013, 08:57 PM   #147
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Oh I understand completely what you're saying, but I've heard of people paying a lot more for a bull or cow they shot than what was initially paid

As long as both parties are honest with each other nothing to get too into it over
As a rancher I look at it this way. Say you shoot a black heifer thinking it was a pig. Now on average cows can birth what? 12 calves in their life? Maybe more? Now with today's market a healthy calf brings 750-800 dollars a piece. Times twelve. A cow can get expensive fast.
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:07 PM   #148
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J.B. your story is the perfect illustration of how some guys are just wired different. There have been several guys over the years who were friends but a weekend in the woods with them showed a side of them that changed my opinion. I've had the same change of opinon after one round of golf. Maybe hunting and golf reveal character...
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:14 PM   #149
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J.B. your story is the perfect illustration of how some guys are just wired different. There have been several guys over the years who were friends but a weekend in the woods with them showed a side of them that changed my opinion. I've had the same change of opinon after one round of golf. Maybe hunting and golf reveal character...
truer words are rarely spoken. I agree. It either brings out true colors or some people are just at their worst in these situations.

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Old 11-14-2013, 09:25 PM   #150
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10 yrs ago I took a coworker to my lease,during late doe season,to shoot 3 does in 3 hunts. Evening,morning,evening and leaving ASAP because of 5 he drive home. I gave him a pair of my good binos and told him to check the skull and be dang sure it was a doe.
I told him DO NOT shoot a nubbing buck and shoot 1 deer each hunt or all 3on the first 2 hunts if possible(which it was) but nooooo. He waits until the last evening and I hear 4 shots. Shaking my head I head that direction 1 hr before dark in the jeep to find 3 dead deer. A doe and 2 nubbing bucks.
It went way downhill real quick at that point. It was ugly. It was a long 5 hr ride home for him. We got home really late too.

I'm extremely selective on who I take now and very rarely ever do take anyone anymore.
Some People are just stupid!!!

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