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  • ken.mcloud
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    Here's an entirely different definition-

    A "good" hunter is one who:
    -> Has fun in the field

    -> Learns about nature both in an educational and a spiritual sense.

    -> Connects with his/her friends and family members while passing the traditions down to future generations.


    ...funny, I don't see 190" racks anywhere on that list...

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  • idahooutdoors
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    I judge good hunters based on the time they spend in the field, their knowledge of the animal they are pursuing, and their knowledge of the terrain. Some of the best hunters I know rarely, if ever even take animlas, they enjoy guiding others into game instead. For me it also depends on the reason a hunter is in the field, are they out just for a week during season just for the kill, or are they out year round because they truely enjoy being in nature.

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  • teufelhunden
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    My definition of a "good" hunter can be entirely different from your definition. To me the best hunters are the best campmates. I could care less if they never kill anything if they are good campmates they are good hunters. To be a "great" hunter you would start by being a good hunter and progress to being consistently successful in the field.

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  • buckhunter
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    I think one shot kills seperate good hunters from bad hunters. Whether it's bow or rifle the guy who takes 3 shots and shoots three deer has my respect.

    Another good quality is the ability to help others. A lot of those trophy hunters keep a lot of secrets but a guy comfortable with his ability would be happy to share with anyone.

    I think to a degree you have to throw in the size of the deer. I have respect for guys that wade through the ocean of medium sized deer to get the one that they want.

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  • vtbluegrass
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    Assuming all "outfitter" killed animals are out of the equation I believe it would be consistency of taking the animals you desire. The ultimate challenge being public land hunting and consistent.

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  • Big O
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    Taylor's right, I feel a "great hunter" is one that consistantly "brings home the bacon". Huge racks/freezer fillers it don't make a difference. If you can do it every year. Year in year out, that's what makes a "Great hunter".

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  • Taylor3535
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    That being said, I don't believe people judge hunters on whether they're good or not. I believe it's more on a scale of whether they are a successful hunter or an unsuccessful one.

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  • Taylor3535
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    In order for one to be a considered a "good" hunter, I believe they have to be consistently successful in the field. Whether their aim is to shoot trophy bucks every year or to fill the freezer with meat, there has to be a complete understanding of the fundamentals of hunting and the outdoors. Many people get lucky every once in a while but if you are consistently successful, you obviously have a greater understanding and knowledge of what you're doing. Once this knowledge is achieved, I believe you can be considered "good".

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  • Some people seem to think that their hunting prowess is judged by scores, inches, pounds, or records. What do you all think? Jus

    Some people seem to think that their hunting prowess is judged by scores, inches, pounds, or records. What do you all think? Just because i shoot a book buck, am i a good hunter? Or if i never do was i a lousy or mediocre hunter? I think not, but am not sure on the pulse of the majority of hunters today. What makes a good, decent or lousy hunter? Must i have trophies on my wall? And must they be bigger than your trophies for me to be a "better" hunter than you? Not suggesting i am.

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