Stiff-arming buck photos
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Contributors to this thread:
WhitetailHtr 18-Dec-17
Dirty D 18-Dec-17
Bou'bound 18-Dec-17
BIG BEAR 18-Dec-17
Jaquomo 18-Dec-17
MnM 18-Dec-17
Scoot 18-Dec-17
WhitetailHtr 18-Dec-17
WhitetailHtr 18-Dec-17
WhitetailHtr 18-Dec-17
pointingdogs 18-Dec-17
TD 18-Dec-17
stick n string 18-Dec-17
TD 18-Dec-17
stick n string 18-Dec-17
Duke 18-Dec-17
WhitetailHtr 18-Dec-17
jjs 18-Dec-17
tradmt 18-Dec-17
Kodiak 18-Dec-17
BIG BEAR 18-Dec-17
cnelk 18-Dec-17
IdyllwildArcher 18-Dec-17
Franklin 18-Dec-17
donnybowhunter 18-Dec-17
wildwilderness 18-Dec-17
GF 18-Dec-17
swampokie 18-Dec-17
Pat Lefemine 18-Dec-17
RJ Hunt 18-Dec-17
APauls 19-Dec-17
BIG BEAR 19-Dec-17
Fuzz 19-Dec-17
Bou'bound 19-Dec-17
GotBowAz 19-Dec-17
BULELK1 19-Dec-17
tobywon 19-Dec-17
ELKMAN 19-Dec-17
Charlie Rehor 19-Dec-17
DEC 19-Dec-17
EmbryOklahoma 19-Dec-17
keepemsharp 19-Dec-17
Bowfreak 19-Dec-17
Bake 19-Dec-17
Elkhorn 19-Dec-17
EmbryOklahoma 19-Dec-17
Sage Buffalo 19-Dec-17
Kodiak 19-Dec-17
Bake 19-Dec-17
bowbender77 19-Dec-17
Jaquomo 19-Dec-17
Brotsky 19-Dec-17
Scrappy 19-Dec-17
Scrappy 19-Dec-17
BIG BEAR 19-Dec-17
From: WhitetailHtr
18-Dec-17
WHY do most hunters feel the need to do this?! It's almost comical.

From: Dirty D
18-Dec-17

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I have no idea, it's really disheartening... :)

From: Bou'bound
18-Dec-17
It makes the deer look bigger. Does it bother you.

From: BIG BEAR
18-Dec-17
I do it all the time with fish... I don't care what anyone thinks.....

From: Jaquomo
18-Dec-17
I always thought it was so fat hunters would look smaller?

From: MnM
18-Dec-17
that deer should weigh in at about 3800 lbs.

From: Scoot
18-Dec-17
Jaq I think it's so skinny deer look fat.

From: WhitetailHtr
18-Dec-17
Doesn't bother me. Just curious, is all.

From: WhitetailHtr
18-Dec-17
Reason I ask is because I just saw a bonafide 190" buck that a guy shot, a guy who has killed a lot of big deer, and he still stiff-armed it?

From: WhitetailHtr
18-Dec-17

From: pointingdogs
18-Dec-17
I'm thinking of making "custom arm extenders". Think that there is a market ;)

From: TD
18-Dec-17
Next you're gonna be against girls with small hands........

18-Dec-17
I dont much get it. But whatever guys do is their deal, i reckon. Some guys you can tell it wasnt their objective, it just turned out that way. Others, just makes ya smile and shake ur head.

Bou, does it bother you when things bother someone else?

From: TD
18-Dec-17

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Too late pointingdogs.......

18-Dec-17
Lol TD....

From: Duke
18-Dec-17
That is hilarious! I agree, nothing worse than a great buck that is stiff-armed!

From: WhitetailHtr
18-Dec-17
Thanks, guys. I always appreciate your sense of humor. I know it was a lame question on my part so I apologize if I offended anyone. The fish finger idea is hilarious.

From: jjs
18-Dec-17
Use to call it doing the catfish. First seen it done on a Virgil Ward advertisement.

From: tradmt
18-Dec-17
So the antlers look bigger. It's called little man syndrome I think.

From: Kodiak
18-Dec-17

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This one's legit, rifle kill though.

From: BIG BEAR
18-Dec-17
That's sweet !!!!!

From: cnelk
18-Dec-17
Stiff arming and manscaping make everything look bigger... if you’re into that :)

18-Dec-17
If you have short arms, it's tough to sit behind an animal without your arms all the way extended sometimes, depending on the angle.

From: Franklin
18-Dec-17
cnelk.....The shorter the grass the taller the tree.... I went on a hunt one time and when they did the picks they tried to get me to "take a few steps back"....I was like NO WAY....needless to say I wasn`t in any brochures.

18-Dec-17
I call It "the Chuck Adams game pose"....he has been doing long arm photos a long time.. I think its ridiculous..

18-Dec-17

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Prehistoric muley
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Prehistoric muley
Another too legit trophy for my kid!

From: GF
18-Dec-17
Irish subspecies...

Yeah, I got ripped on for making the same observation. Some of these guys you’d think they’d need to be careful to make sure that their tag is valid in both the unit where the animal is AND the one where they were sitting for the photo.

I saw one pic of a ram so big you could park a Jeep inside of the curl....

From: swampokie
18-Dec-17
I really wonder why people cant find a better thing to worry about . Wow are we supposed to set our chin on their freakn head? Really??????

From: Pat Lefemine
18-Dec-17
Funny. Agree that I have more important things to worry about.

From: RJ Hunt
18-Dec-17
I do have more important things to worry about but I am not worried. Just laughing at the photos. Think is funny. They need arm extenders to go with the fish fingers.

From: APauls
19-Dec-17
If people don’t pay attention to how they take a photo it’s easy to make the animal appear smaller than it is. So people have figured out how to tastefully get “everything out of the animal” in a photo, and maybe embellish a little.

Then there are those that take those same ideas and just go overboard. I don’t think I go overboard, but I’ve also never been charged with making a big animal look small :)

From: BIG BEAR
19-Dec-17

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Here's how I take pictures of fish.... This is only a 24" pike.... But I have a great photo in my opinion... not gaudy but putting the fish forward makes for a better picture... same with game.... not sitting 10 yards behind the animal... but with the animal a little forward to make it the focus of the picture....

From: Fuzz
19-Dec-17

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Just do it for laughs..

From: Bou'bound
19-Dec-17
The thing that really ruins my month is not the stiff arming but the guys that don't smile in the photo. So very unfortunate. They look like they are getting an enema half the time.

From: GotBowAz
19-Dec-17

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donneybowhunter, you beat me to it, the Chuck Adams long arm. LOL. Call it what you want but the only reason to stiff arm like that is to make the animal look bigger than it is. I like seeing the pictures of all harvests but in most cases the blatant long arming seems a bit much. Im gonna get me an action figure, LOL

From: BULELK1
19-Dec-17
too Funny!!

From: tobywon
19-Dec-17

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I agree its comical, but it doesn't bother me. The secret is small kids with photos. I have to try some of those photos above.

From: ELKMAN
19-Dec-17
Awesome! I need to play more

19-Dec-17
I never understood why guys don’t smile and have that “tough guy” look in trophy photos. Crazy!

From: DEC
19-Dec-17

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Years ago I caught a goby on Lake Erie while fishing for walleye. No choice but to long arm something so small.

19-Dec-17
Next animal I kill, I'm sitting in front of it.

From: keepemsharp
19-Dec-17
Lots of great "Chuck" pix here.

From: Bowfreak
19-Dec-17
Some of those photos are awesome!

From: Bake
19-Dec-17
I don't even notice it too much anymore. Pics are so deceiving sometimes. I just try to look at the deer body and ears to gauge, because the person reference really screws things up.

Elk side pics are the hardest. You have a camera 3 feet from the close antler, and it makes it look HUGE! But they're harder to scale when you try to look at it.

I really don't mind the long-arm pics. You'll always get some pics that look better than others if you're like me and take a LOT of pics. Some of the best composed ones can make the animal look a lot bigger than it is.

Jaquomo had a pic of a nice muley a few years ago where he was kneeling next to it. One of the better trophy pics I've ever seen. I've tried to recreate it, but mine never look that good.

From: Elkhorn
19-Dec-17
I think a little long arming is fine. I like the focus to be on the animal not my ugly mug. But I think it's up to the hunter. I also really like pics of just the animal as it lay, maybe with a gun in it. Personal preference, I really don't care how others take their pictures as long as I can make out the details of the animal.

19-Dec-17
"Jaquomo had a pic of a nice muley a few years ago where he was kneeling next to it. One of the better trophy pics I've ever seen. I've tried to recreate it, but mine never look that good.".... Bake, could it be there was more antler on Jaquomo's? Just a thought. :)

From: Sage Buffalo
19-Dec-17

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Just get a wide angle lens and everything looks like a giant - this bull was a respectable bull from NL but the wide angle makes it look like it's 2x bigger than it really is. :)

From: Kodiak
19-Dec-17

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Cmon man...

From: Bake
19-Dec-17
Embry. . . I'm sure that is part of it. Also, he's lighter than me, but about half a foot taller :)

I won't compare X-rays either

From: bowbender77
19-Dec-17
To quote a world famous political gangster....."WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE ".

From: Jaquomo
19-Dec-17
That x-ray object was related to me "long-arming" it...

From: Brotsky
19-Dec-17
I imagined a picture of a guy in the Heisman pose stiff arming a buck on the way to the end zone when I opened this thread. Let down once again.

From: Scrappy
19-Dec-17
Im the long arm king. Im not even in the picture and made his antlers look huuuge. It's a really cool pic but the more I look at it the more comical the antlers look. They are just huuuge.

From: Scrappy
19-Dec-17

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Ok here is the huuge anltered pic

From: BIG BEAR
19-Dec-17
I like that picture Scrappy.... I would crop it so the deer and the bow fill the frame a little more.... and call it good......

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