I've never seen an animal I've killed before season, so naming one is kind of pointless to me. I did have a couple rams identified that I wanted to find while sheep hunting, but I never really named them, I called them the big rams. I never saw them once season started and the ram I killed just showed up out of nowhere. Naming rams seems to be very popular too.
my wife named this one "bucky". I have watched him trip around my place since he was a baby. I might want to change it to smarty. As soon as the season opens, he sits next to my shop, behind my shop, or in my back yard for a month until the season is over.
With the increased use of radios and waypoints, naming places and targeted animals is a huge deal to avoid confusion and keep everybody on the same page.
My Mom always called them George. Where did that come from?
I've named a few after they were down but not while they're running around. Here is a photo of "Larry" LOL!
Every hunting season you miss is one you can not make up.
I give them names when they are on the wall. My goat is Whitey and my sheep is chocolate.
I did for the first time last season. I hunted a buck for 5 days last year and blew him out of the basin he called home. I normally wouldn't name a buck but he has a 4 inch wide gash that runs from the top of his spine to the bottom of his belly that is scarred over now. It looks like a hatchet wound so I named him the Hatchet Buck. I hope to find him in the same basin this fall!
A bad day in the woods is better than a good day at work.
Shoot the best, Shoot PSE!