Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19
  1. #1
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    North of 60!
    Posts
    598
    Thanks
    21
    Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Naming big game animals?

    What do you think about the concept of naming big game animals?

    I personally think it is stupid, but we are not the only nation that does it. It is getting more popular in Europe as well.

    Here in the south Pacific as far as I can see it is pretty limited. Thank goodness.

    I think it turns in the animal into a Disneyesque version of it'self.

    From the hunting shows, forums and magazines it seems to be a big deal.

  2. #2
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Reno Nv
    Posts
    7,234
    Thanks
    2,602
    Thanked 1,560 Times in 1,089 Posts
    Congratulations
    699
    Congratulated 706 Times in 116 Posts
    Not sure if it matters to me. I see a lot of the white tail hunting shows do it a lot. Like the Crush. I've on occasion have "named" different bucks while hunting in different areas so when discussing the the hunt and stragities with hunting partners we are all on the same page with wich buck we are talking about. I think it makes it easier at times. We don't name them people names like big George or little Larry but more like the white horned 4x4 or the tall 3x3.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Dolores, Colorado
    Posts
    4,927
    Thanks
    1,248
    Thanked 1,830 Times in 1,061 Posts
    Congratulations
    255
    Congratulated 309 Times in 83 Posts
    I like to name the........Call them DEAD or BAGGED or STEAKS & ROASTS!!!!!
    Colorado Cowboy
    Cowboy Action Shooter; Endowment Life Member-NRA, NRA certified Range Safety Officer, Pistol Instructor, Rifle Instructor, RMEF, Boone & Crockett Club.
    The Original Rocket Scientist-Retired
    "My Father always considered a walk in the mountains as the equivalent of church going."
    Aldous Huxley

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    North Dakota
    Posts
    1,098
    Thanks
    64
    Thanked 186 Times in 137 Posts
    Congratulations
    32
    Congratulated 33 Times in 11 Posts
    At times it drives me nuts and like IKIC said, it is mostly on whitetail shows. To me, when a guy names a deer and has 100 pictures of it and knows when and where it will be all the time, it is basically reducing that animal to a pet.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Blue Springs, MO
    Posts
    1,531
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked 377 Times in 275 Posts
    Congratulations
    16
    Congratulated 87 Times in 22 Posts
    We never named them until a few years ago, the first picture we got of certain big buck was of him backing into the camera. We got a real nice close up. Named him Nice Nutz.

    We name maybe one every other year or so.. Only if they have very distinctive features.. Like goalpost, the buck with the giant browtines, or Boris the blade, the buck with bladed tines.
    My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Laramie WY
    Posts
    881
    Thanks
    147
    Thanked 191 Times in 141 Posts
    Congratulations
    5
    Congratulated 67 Times in 10 Posts
    When I was growing up. My family would go out hunting for deer, my mom always said we were looking for "George". That was what she called all trophy Mule Deer.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    1,455
    Thanks
    238
    Thanked 751 Times in 377 Posts
    Congratulations
    81
    Congratulated 55 Times in 14 Posts
    It's just easier to name them because then your buddies know instantly which animal you're talking about instead of going through an explanation like, "that big mulie with the drop tine that we saw up on so and so ridge the end of last year."

    My buddies and I also name our stands for the same reason. We've got 20 stands and its easier to say, "I'm going to sit in Cattle Gate tonight."

  8. #8
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Reno Nv
    Posts
    7,234
    Thanks
    2,602
    Thanked 1,560 Times in 1,089 Posts
    Congratulations
    699
    Congratulated 706 Times in 116 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by hoshour View Post
    It's just easier to name them because then your buddies know instantly which animal you're talking about instead of going through an explanation like, "that big mulie with the drop tine that we saw up on so and so ridge the end of last year."

    My buddies and I also name our stands for the same reason. We've got 20 stands and its easier to say, "I'm going to sit in Cattle Gate tonight."


    We always name our spotting areas. Usually when someone kills a buck there that persons name is in it. "Carins Canyon" Randy's Ridge and so on. Same reason everyone knows exactly where your talking about.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Bend, Orygun
    Posts
    1,093
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 328 Times in 251 Posts
    Congratulations
    2
    Congratulated 4 Times in 4 Posts
    We name our "locations" also. Never named a game animal. If I see one enough times that he's familial he better be dead.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Kingwood, TX
    Posts
    2,430
    Thanks
    164
    Thanked 423 Times in 312 Posts
    Congratulations
    155
    Congratulated 84 Times in 13 Posts

    I've got a few whitetail named, but one has had its name for 5 yrs and the name has been changed...originally gimpy, then he quit limping, then no brow, then he grew brows. Another is called gumby because he's older than dirt and has to gum his food. Then there's a doe named whitey, she's got white piebald-like splotches all over her. If gumby would move during daylight hours I would have shot him 3 seasons ago.

    I'm not naming game out West that I might watch a cpl weeks.

 

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 57
    Last Post: 03-31-2014, 09:47 PM
  2. Game Bags for Elk
    By Brady in forum Elk
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 09-14-2013, 07:12 PM
  3. game camera????
    By sdcowboy in forum Other
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 03-23-2013, 05:48 PM
  4. Animals & Fish That You Have Harvested With A Bow & Arrow
    By N.Y.ArcheryMadMan in forum Bowhunting
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 06-14-2012, 02:53 PM
  5. Respect the Animals and the Landowners
    By RayleighsDad in forum General Hunting
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-16-2011, 10:01 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •