Well, we are nearing the end of another gun season and things couldnít be much worse. Those that depend on fresh venison are likely struggling to get the freezer filled. Donít throw in the towel yet, you may still need it to wipe your hands.
Itís sad to me when I hear of hunters only in the trophy taking manor. I may speak of big deer, but when it all boils down, itís about the lean, high quality sustenance provided by a totally renewable resource. One such hunter made this more than obvious to me the other day. As expected, I received some negative feedback about our use of food plots, although Iím not entirely sure they had read the whole column. Either way, it is most huntersí last chance to get one this weekend and there are things you can do to give you a bit of an advantage.
Itís pretty common for people to make assumptions about things they donít understand. Many anti-hunters think people that trophy hunt commonly throw the deer away and only keep the head. Although, it does happen, it is extremely rare and has only been seen once by myself. The likely reason for this happening so unfrequently, probably has to do with other hunters. I wouldnít want to be the guy poaching a deer this way and have a group of hunters find out. Itís likely your hunting camp would be reduced to rubble and ashes or walking up to your truck with four flats the next day. We conscious hunters wonít stand for this kind of stuff and tend to make it totally apparent to an offending party. Iím not saying to do this stuff, as it is all illegal, but thatís just the way country folks tend to handle stuff. I donít know a single hunter that wouldnít be totally disgusted by the sight, or at the person that shot and only beheaded a buck.