- Jan 5, 2012
Who passes up smaller bulls? I have passed up bulls in the past looking for the magic 300 bull, only to shoot a cow in the last couple days of the season. Anyone else have this problem?
Well said. I completely agree. Especially if you have shot bulls before and big ones before. For me I would rather shoot a cow than a raghorn. I'm not going to mount a 3x4 on the wall so at that point I'm shooting the elk for meat. So might as well let that bull grow up to be big. Most of the fun with bulls is calling them in anyways. Last year I shot 3 does although I passed on 4 different bucks. Why? Because all four bucks were 2 1/2 years old and something I wouldn't put on the wall. So again it was all about the meat. So I had no problem filming my freezer with doe meat. (Plus I had an elk in the ice box)That is a good problem to have. Seriously though ,if you have the either sex option why not shoot a cow at the end of the season. For every rag horn shot is one less bull that will have a chance to make it to its full potential. Granted some bulls will never score well, but neither does a small one. Now me for example. I have yet to get anything with a bow so all that is out the window. At least for my first archery elk/deer..
All your bulls= no. I won't shoot anything smaller than 330 and I have to be confident in that score. I have got a lot of tag soup and it only makes me more motivated. Now in OTC tags I could drop my score down to 280 or a little lower.A couple more I just could not pass on,,, would you?