With all of the debate (really Ike debating with 2-3 others) over which animal is "easiest" to get, net P&Y, and off of public land, who's for pulling for the Idyllwide wonder to arrow his first P&Y WT?
I'm pulling for you, brother! Just hope it doesn't gross 143 and net 124 7/8. LOL
I can help ya brother! We just need to plant a couple food plots and throw out some minerals and I think my #1 target for next year is going to make the book. Easy peasy, whitetails are nothing. Oh wait he's on public 5 miles from the nearest farm and we're coming off a rougher winter than the year before. Not looking good. Is there a species where more of the mature animals don't meet the minimum? I highly doubt that one.
Oh snap I used the wrong lingo, I forgot that's what they call a cull buck on the Outdoor Channel
Yea, hope he gets there .. I now have 6 that would qualify if I decided to enter... Ive not had the urge to do so ..... 2 are from State lands and numerous that would just miss the net score from the public lands...but I look at overall/gross score to get an idea of the size .... I wish him luck .....
I'm pulling for every bowsiter to arrow a P&Y whitetail this year! Assuming they have a valid tag for the area they are hunting ;) In a selfish manner I hope everyone gets a ton of big animals - and then post of hunt recaps for me to read and drool over :)
I would pull for ike. But im fat and i would get really tired trying to pull for him. Plus ive never performed CPR on anybody so i prib couldnt help him any. Im heading to my wife's warm bed now.....;^)
I won't be hunting where I shot the 150 in the humerus. That was a limited entry tag. I may hunt it again in 2019, but as long as I don't draw some crazy OIL november sheep tag in the next couple months, I'll be putting in for one of the easier-to-draw Iowa units this year. I have a farm to hunt, but there's only one strip of trees on it so I won't be able to hunt it much and I'll need a north or south wind with anything out of the west messing it up, so I'll probably be on public most of the time.
I'm rooting for you Ike. But, mostly, I hope that you kill a P&Y whitetail quickly so that you can write up a recap and then go back to taking adventurous hunts. I would much rather read about how you fjorded a river, lept across a couple of crevasses, and then picked your way across a steep scree field in order to put your final arrow into a mountain goat before having to fight off a brown bear. A lot of guys here (me included) want to hear more about your Alaskan adventures.
I want to hear about all Ike’s hair raising adventures hunting real big game from a tree! Much more dangerous hanging and sitting tree stands and just traveling around in the lower 48 than up in that frozen wasteland of Alaska!
Will have to keep a close eye on ‘ol Ike next year! He might just end up with a couple of book white tails!
I am pulling for you Ike! The picture is of one of those easy public land hunts that was successful. This area was littered with trucks at the one and only parking access point (232A) and tree stands were every hundred yards or so on the perimeter. An hour walk in the dark and a 3.5 hour drag was hard enough for a 59 year old fat man ;)
Ike, old habits are hard to break. It was long ago that you had to check the whole animal in at a check station. Some states still require that you do. I just thought it was good example of beating the crowd on a heavily hunted public parcel.
Maybe you could get one of those Connecticut guys to take you under their wing. You could do semi live hunt. Just think of all of the possibilities if you killed one there! East of the Mississippi. Actual deer sighting. Shame EmbryOklahoma for his bogus Connecticut semi live post several months ago.