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O.K. kids...time for another vote.


How many of you agree that the OBR is, at the very least, partly responsible for the increase in the number of mature bucks being harvested statewide??


Who thinks that it is because of a general upswing in the "QDM" (and similar) practices by individuals statewide??


Also, let's, as a side vote, see how long you think this thread will last before it is closed...

Place your votes ladies...:grouphug:
 

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If we just voted without comments the thread might last a while...with comments not very long! :bash:


Question 1 : Yes, OBR working and responsible for upswing.

Question 2: QDM only partially responsible, not as big of impact as OBR.

Question 3: See first statement above. :bash:
 

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Ladies????

Hmmm, do I vote or not? I'm no lady. ;)

I vote yes to both. I think the OBR is helping increase the age structure of the bucks in our state. I also think that the general public is becoming better educated about QDM and its benefits, due to magazine articles and hunting shows. I also don't think that these are not the only two factors involved, but I think each factor is a plus, i.e. every little bit helps.
 

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1. OBR is definitly working, no questions asked.

2. QDM cant hurt, but is not the main reason deer are getting bigger.

3. This post will be shut down when ever CutNShoot gets out of bed and reads it.
 

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1. OBR is working!

2. QDM can help (but I hunt state ground, try to tell this to any Tom, Dick, or Harry that has his 12 gauge a blarin'!):bash:

3. Momma watches The Young and the Restless, I read this forum...same result!:coco:
 

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I have hunted for 5 years on state land that is landlocked. I have seen several nice bucks that ya'll would say would be shooters, but have not been in the right stand at the right time. I have scouted and been on the ready during early archery, but never quite close enough (you know, the typical "it came in to 50 yards but not one inch closer") and then you see it during opening weekend on the run and you hear a gunshot on the next property...:banghead3

I am just glad that I enjoy sitting in the woods without any cares but enjoying nature....
 

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Both working

I agree that : 1)OBR is the predominant reason that my buddy and I have been seeing more and older bucks the last few years on the farm we hunt.

2) QDM is also helping our situation, but not as much as OBR because most of the hunters surrounding our area do not practice QDM.

3) The only way to correct the other people not practicing QDM is for more restrictions or shortening the gun season and moving out of the rut, I swear to God it is man, I'll say it right to your face.
 

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Dean Weimer....I knew that name rang a bell...I just returned from my library (bathroom) where I read daily...sometimes up to three times. Im a hefty reader. And I always read old and new magazines. I just read the story on the "Harvey Wallhanger" again. Nice article Dean.
Instead of arguing about the OBR and QDM, you should just refer your "arguie" to that article.

Keep up the good work,
maybe someday you'll be as good as Bayou Bill Scifres
 

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OOOOHHHHH GREAT! Now he's gonna' get the "big head". :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:
 

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It is never my aim to cut off any good discussions. In the last week or so there have been a number of overly hostile exchanges. Many of the sportsmen that have joined the Indiana Sportsman have done so because they have appreciated the relatively positive tone on the board. Many are choosing to post here rather than post on some other sites that have a great deal of negative conflict. We have had some internal discussions between Steve and the moderators that have reinforced our desire to stick to the policies we all agreed to when we became members.

I hope you all can have fun, get your ideas tested, learn some cool stuff about our sport and hook up with some new folks that can expand your enjoyment of the outdoors.
 

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Thanks Bo, I met Bill at the Indy Show two years ago and I was very impressed by this "little old man". I don't mean any disrespect by the previous statement. It was a thrill to finally meet Bill. I just listened to him and took it all in.


Perhaps one day I'll be that good...


As far as The Harvey Wallhanger...I've referred people to that article a million times, but noone ever does go back to it. For those of you who might be interested in reading this article again, or for the first time, go to northamericanwhitetail.com and look under Trophy Bucks. You'll see Harvey Wallhanger listed there. Actually it starts as Shaun Harvey's Indiana Blackpowder buck.


I try to keep fun loving stuff on here, but then people come on and want to challenge you. Sometimes it seems as though you're being attacked and so the natural tendancy is to retaliate. I think if people met face to face it would be different. Perhaps less animosity...


I've always thought that libraries had a strange smell...
3 times a day Bo????
 

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QDM, first, then the OBR.

I believe the OBR has helped by taking away a buck from bow hunters that might have arrowed a smaller buck to fill the freezer and wait until the rut and gun to trophy hunt. Now the exact number is unknown, but I beleive it is not that high, but every buck helps
 
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