I'm not very impressed with farm raised genetic freaks. I've told my friends I have no interest in ever going to a pen to shoot farm raised "live stock". I would be much more satisfied to hunt free range wild does.
10-4 Mike. I would be way happier shooting a 140-150 class buck that somehow made it to 4-5 years old around here by clawing and scratching his way through life than one of these farm deer. And, I can guarantee that when one of us do connect with a good buck out here there will be SOMETHING in him...a .22 slug, a broad head or other ordinance.
Those bucks are just not even right. Poor Ba$tards. Raised to be shot by some Jamuck from a big city with lots of money. Disservice to the sport.
I am almost amazed they have the strength to lift their heads under the weight of some of those antlers. In the wild some of those racks would seem to be detrimental in getting through the woods, jumping a fence etc. Certainly impressive to see but likewise I would have no interest at all in taking a pen raised deer.
I wonder how much money the deer farm collects for selling a shot of "buck juice" from one of these genetic freaks?
High-fence trophy whitetail "hunting" has gotten to be a huge industry for very wealthy individuals who don't have the skills, experience and time to hunt like most of us. Some of these high-fence places show videos of trophy bucks in advance of the "hunt" for their customers to select exactly which buck they desire to shoot. The cost of a "hunt" for a 200" class farm buck, often times no more than a day or two, can be purchased for $25,000 to $30,000. Being a man of limited means, I can't possibly understand or relate to stuff like this.
Mike.. The "buck Juice" is no better than any other "bucks Juice"... These deer are force fed steroids and high protein diets. The deer in the wild just will not get access to this kind of food on a daily basics....