Mathews Inc.
2019 Meatpoles
Kansas
Contributors to this thread:
Brick 14-Feb-19
Thornton 14-Feb-19
Bodyman 14-Feb-19
KB 14-Feb-19
sitO 14-Feb-19
Brick 14-Feb-19
cherney12 14-Feb-19
Brick 14-Feb-19
Kansan 14-Feb-19
Thornton 14-Feb-19
Matte 14-Feb-19
Bodyman 14-Feb-19
Matte 14-Feb-19
Kansasclipper 14-Feb-19
Slate 14-Feb-19
Bodyman 14-Feb-19
Brick 18-Feb-19
KB 18-Feb-19
t-roy 18-Feb-19
Matte 18-Feb-19
From: Brick
14-Feb-19
This past season, I know there was a lot of confusion over which Meatpole thread was appropriate for the posting of your bowhunting success. I also sense that some of you experience great anguish and feelings of inadequacy when someone else posts photos of a trophy larger than yours. This is often followed by desperate attempts to disqualify, recategorize or otherwise rationalize how your kill is still the bestest.

I'd like to propose a solution in the form of a new meatpole system for 2019.

Step 1: Use archery equipment to kill something legally in the state of Kansas. Step 2: Look through the guide below and choose the category under each feature that best describes your kill. Step 3: Determine the name of the corresponding meatpole using the following convention - for example, mine might look like "Meatpole 2019, Public, Male, Compound, Whitetail, Travel Route, Au Natural". Step 4: Search the forum for a thread by that name. Step 5: If the thread exists, add your kill. If not, create the thread and add your kill.

Features/Categories -------------------------------------------------------------------------

Property: Public, Owner/Tenant, Leased, By Permission

Hunter: Male, Female, Youth, Elderly/Disabled

Equipment: Traditional, Compound, Cross

Species: Whitetail, Muley, Pronghorn, Turkey, Varmint, Other

Stand Location: Baitpile/Feeder, Foodplot, Ag Field, Natural Foodsource, Scrape/Rub, Mock Scrape, Travel Route, Backyard, Other

Stand Type: Treestand, Blind, Au Natural ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Easy, right? If I did my math right, there are only 7,776 possible combinations (but we likely won't need to create a thread for each of these in every calendar year). With this system, you'll be able to compare sizes with the hunters most similar to yourself. You won't have to waste any keystrokes pointing out the perceived advantages that other successful hunters had.

From: Thornton
14-Feb-19
A good idea yet I must point out that the "inadequacy" could very well be caused by said "hunters" realizing their corn piles give them an adavantage that the other real hunters don't utilize.

From: Bodyman
14-Feb-19
THATS GOOD STUFF

From: KB
14-Feb-19
What if you spot and stalk a muley/Whitetail hybrid, meander travel routes that cut through ag fields/natural feed/bedding which takes you by scrapes/rubs, both natural and non, to get to him, and use a Chinese knock-off Rage to kill? All while considering yourself gender neutral. What’s that do to your numbers?

From: sitO
14-Feb-19

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From: Brick
14-Feb-19
KB - Yes, of course. I knew there were probably some situations I hadn't considered. I'd be happy to expand the scheme to include those. The good news is we still have a few months to make adjustments.

sitO - Aren't you being a little Selfish?

From: cherney12
14-Feb-19
What's au natural? You have to be naked?

From: Brick
14-Feb-19
I was thinking of a natural blind or just sitting on the ground. I normally don't get started until mid October, so hunting in the nude had never occurred to me.

From: Kansan
14-Feb-19
You haven't REALLY hunted unless you've done it naked! o_O

From: Thornton
14-Feb-19
I hunted in my underwear opening day last year when I realized there were 60 seed ticks on my pants. I submerged the pants in the creek and commenced hunting until a mosquito took a shot at the beans

From: Matte
14-Feb-19

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Trail cam photos sheesh.

From: Bodyman
14-Feb-19
I hunted with her in SE KS.

From: Matte
14-Feb-19
I don't know that I would let that be public knowledge.

14-Feb-19
She would layeth the smack down on most of you!!!!!! Especially Slate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: Slate
14-Feb-19
Maybe Jeff maybe but definitely your old ass.

From: Bodyman
14-Feb-19
Ryan best thread ever

From: Brick
18-Feb-19
Thanks, Bodyman, but I could never have predicted we'd end up here.

Matte, I'm still trying to figure out what kind of ungulate she's carrying. Help me out.

From: KB
18-Feb-19
Red deer hind in New Zealand would be my guess... If she was American that would’ve made the internet rounds and garnered 73,458 death threats by now.

From: t-roy
18-Feb-19
There’s 2 red hinds in that pic....

From: Matte
18-Feb-19

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