Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
Slow Jigger

Do I shoot or wait and hope??

Recommended Posts

Slow Jigger

The area I hunt is light pressured hunting most years. There is a big bruiser still walking around at least a 10 pointer, under the QDM (quality deer managment) umbrella is this one to let go and wait until next year? if he walks by I might take him since it would be my first ever deer.

His brow tines are my main reason I question of letting him go and maybe get another big buck out there for the next year? My hopes are for a doe but.... He is about 15 yards from my ground blind in this picture.

12-19_front_buck_633_AM.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fisherking01

Man that's entirely up to you. Your the one filling your shoes. If you take him Good for you, If you hold out, Good for you. Let him go and you may find something like this [image]http://11-04-07_09041.jpg[/image]

Unfair to say anything but use your own judgement. Took me 25 years to take a buck like this. I killed many smaller bucks and was proud of them in the past, just decided a few years ago that just taking a buck wasn't what I was about anymore.

The buck in your pic would be an extremely nice first buck!

Congratulations on still being out there, that's what hunting is all about! Brent

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Wanderer

Would you feel really excited if you got him? If so, take him if you get the chance.

If the answer is, eh, he's O.K. Then let him go. In the QDM scenarios that get talked about so much, he's a prime one to let grow up.

Like Fisherking01 says, "Good for you" either way! grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Slow Jigger

Any deer is a trophy... As stated before I would rather take a doe and let him grow. His "Daddy" is a massive deer which I have seen twice so either way I have one that will keep me up at night for the next year.

I am hunting weekends or until I am lucky to harvest a deer. A doe or buck to me is a trophy!! I guess I will know IF I see him when I am out there. Hard to pass on him but will see what happens! Would love to see him get a year older. Also would like to see him in-person as well.

Fisher Nice Buck...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
96trigger

Do what you want and be happy but the guy in the picture could use a little more time. He's only going to get better with time. Your kind of at crunch time now, good luck in whatever you decide.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Powerstroke

The brow times area nice, but they match the rest, which means this guy has a lot more potential.

If you really are trying to do QDM, then I would say let him walk.

If you want to take him than you should.

I have never shot a buck with antlers, not even a spike. It haunts me a bit, but I know I will get the chance. I've seen them, it just hasn't been the right scenario. Take a doe, put some meat in the freezer and start looking for those sheds in a couple weeks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
deerslayer5

If the pressure is like you stated,light, let him go you will be glad you did smile.gif I'm interested in what camera you took the picture and what brand is your blind?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LuciandTim

Me...at this point in the season am shooting that deer. That is a nice deer and as a reward for battling the cold am taking it grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
maros91

If you are practicing QDM and the area you hunt is light then let him walk, like previously stated he can only get better BUT like you said this would be your first deer. I'll tell you what that is one heck of a first deer. I have been hunting for 15 years and still have not taken a buck that big. Whatever you do it is a win win situation for ya.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
deerslayer5

Let him walk, if the pressure is light, you will get a better and bigger deer. What type of camera and blind are you using?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Slow Jigger

Well he is still walking although I am having a bit of a problem. The evening before I was heading out I kicked my daughters sock down the stairs, unfourtunately the little block of wood molding, was right there. WHAM! Broken Toe crazy.gif, very hard to walk but hoping to try once more if I can. Otherwise I hope to see him next year!

Camera is a Moultrie I40 and the ground blind is an Ameristep G20. The camera is perfect but the blind needs replacing!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • gunner55
      Good hearing from you, always enjoyed reading of you & Doc's adventures.
    • leech~~
      You start posting where the crappies are on the lake now.  We'll start talking!
    • JTeeth
      Even when the lake trail is marked the oak narrows are sketchey and I avoid it when I can. There can be 24" here and 1/4" there. That being said... There is ice but that's the worst spot on the lake 
    • shaky legs2
      What a difference a few years makes on the volume of posts on this site.  The early 2000’s was filled with numerous posts during the Crappie Boom by colorful characters like Kelly P, Jiggle Stick, the Gamblers and so many others.  Clamping, lead suits, IBOTS, Crappie Highway, and so many other memories.  Some of those memory makers are no longer with us R.I.P.  I don’t come on this site that often anymore but still enjoy Kelly’s wisdom and knowledge concerning the lake and topics related to it.  I try to keep up on happenings through the URL Association newsletter but I miss the old days.  I must be getting old.
    • wolfman-k
      Heading up to Beacon Harbor tomorrow for a couple days. Hopeful for decent weather and hungry fishes!  
    • troutman72
      use caution on the lakes in southern mn  there is a lot of lakes that have one or 2 spots of open water.  with that said where ive fished there has been a solid 5-6 inches as of yesterday  clear, cedar.cannon,elysian, circle.  i would use a spud bar to check if your going where people havent gone yet.
    • Phillip Peck
      keep me posted I'm from ny and planning a trip in February  
    • Rick
      Gotta tell ya. I've been doing a lot of thinking about those dusk into the evening crappie bites under the ice lately. 
    • monstermoose78
      Please stay off blue it is not good ice! Baxter is the only lake I walked but there is a bad spot out and to the left of the access. Where don’t find it. Stay east on Baxter the west is bad
    • monstermoose78
      Call search and rescue cause someone will go in on blue! It’s bad news out there. Baxter is the only lake around you would catch me on and just stay to away from the west side of the lake.