Re: Deer Hunting on TV
Well, I guess I see it different. I ranch in South Texas, and am oriented to raising bigger antlers and healthier deer. I go sit in a blind, or my favorite, a tripod and watch the animals. They are not generally afraid of blinds, or a vehicle, because we shoot sparingly and accurately. We can and do hunt over corn, and can make more informed decisions about a kill. The ranch is high fenced to control both trespassers and deer numbers. Our habitat is such that if we don't control the numbers, they all suffer. There was a time 15 years ago, that we needed to take 80-100 deer off the place every year. By Texas Parks and Wildlife standards we had to leave them lay. What a waste, but that was the law. When hunting now, we hunt the inferior buck and leave the best to breed. When they attain an age beyond the breeding age, we can take them out to allow younger, more desirable bucks to breed. So our hunt requires the hunter to be an accurate scorer on the hoof, as well as being able to age on the hoof. My son at 12 could match up with the best biologists at aging on the hoof.
There was a time back in the 60's that any deer sighting was a good thing, and we shot any buck that came out, but times and objectives have changed.
"Beware the Prophet seeking profit", Dennis Miller on Algore
Last edited by kingchip; 12-01-2009 at 05:17 PM..