Bowhunting Talk about the passion that is bowhunting. Share in the stories, pictures, tips, tactics and learn how to be a better bowhunter.

Cull buck?

Old 08-19-2008, 08:22 AM
  #1  
Fork Horn
Thread Starter
 
PYbuckhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Wisconsin \
Posts: 217
Default Cull buck?

The question I have for everyone is, would you personally cull this buck out of the herd? It's obvious that he is at least a 2 year old, and looks like he will never get bigger than a 7 point (but I'll never know if I shoot him). I personally have put him on my hit list, IMO he has inferior antler genetics.
This buck is in a very good area, and I have my eye on some that are alot larger. Where I hunt here in Wisconsin, we can shoot as many bucks as we earn. Shoot a doe, get a buck tag, so my season would not be over if I shot him.
Would you shoot him, as a cull buck if you had more than 1 tag? Or if you had only 1 tag, would you shoot a cull buck....... When youknew there were bigger ones in the area?


PYbuckhunter is offline  
Old 08-19-2008, 08:25 AM
  #2  
Giant Nontypical
 
txjourneyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: One mile east of West Podunk Tx
Posts: 5,973
Default RE: Cull buck?

Thats not a cull for me, its a trophy.
txjourneyman is offline  
Old 08-19-2008, 08:28 AM
  #3  
Dominant Buck
 
GMMAT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location:
Posts: 21,043
Default RE: Cull buck?

I'd shoot that deer.....but not because he has "inferior genetics". I'd shoot him for his trophy value, to ME.

I dislike the term "cull buck". As far as I know.....a whitetail's antler potential isn't known until at least his 3rd set of hard antlers. By the time they grow thos, though........he's a trophy in most people's book on age alone. He's mature.

Good luck if you decide to take him, though.
GMMAT is offline  
Old 08-19-2008, 08:31 AM
  #4  
Nontypical Buck
 
NCRemington700's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: SOUTH Carolina--I've moved!
Posts: 2,760
Default RE: Cull buck?

Here, in SC, that's not a cull...that's one for the wall.

Where you are...I still might give him another year. He could still turn in to a great buck.
NCRemington700 is offline  
Old 08-19-2008, 08:33 AM
  #5  
Giant Nontypical
 
HuntingBry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Phoenixville, PA USA
Posts: 5,541
Default RE: Cull buck?

I don't know dude if he's only 2.5 this fall, which I agree that is what he looks to be, he's got some really good beam length and awesome G2s for a 2.5. I'd let him walk if I were in your shoes to see what he turns out as a 3.5. If he gets another G3 you get all of your H scores and he'll have towering G2s and great brows. He'd probably gross close to 140".

FWIW, I'd have a hard time letting him walk in PA.
HuntingBry is offline  
Old 08-19-2008, 08:35 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 267
Default RE: Cull buck?

That is definatly a cull buck! I would have no problem putting my buck tag on him!
bowtech.tribute is offline  
Old 08-19-2008, 08:42 AM
  #7  
Giant Nontypical
 
Schultzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Central Minnesota
Posts: 9,445
Default RE: Cull buck?

Would you shoot him, as a cull buck if you had more than 1 tag? Nope. If he's a 2.5 year old like you say I would see what he looks like the following year 1st.

Or if you had only 1 tag, would you shoot a cull buck....... When youknew there were bigger ones in the area? Nope.
Schultzy is offline  
Old 08-19-2008, 08:48 AM
  #8  
 
_Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Wisconsin and Canada
Posts: 2,415
Default RE: Cull buck?

ORIGINAL: GMMAT


I dislike the term "cull buck". As far as I know.....a whitetail's antler potential isn't known until at least his 3rd set of hard antlers. By the time they grow thos, though........he's a trophy in most people's book on age alone. He's mature.
Right on Jeff.

The term "cull buck" is the lamest term and idea I have ever heard of in the whitetail world. Does anyone actually think they'll get the genetics out of the herd by killing one buck? You better start finding his sisters too and get rid of them.

IMHO Texas ranches came up the the term "cull" and "management" bucks to find a way to make some money on the less desireable bucks. Most everybody wants a "trophy" buck, but won't pay for it. So they came up with "management" buck, dropped the price and now people will pay to shoot them.

Want to determine a true trophy? Let's look at their teeth.
_Dan is offline  
Old 08-19-2008, 09:10 AM
  #9  
Nontypical Buck
 
kickin_buck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 1,559
Default RE: Cull buck?

At 2.5, I think that deer has plenty of potential. He may never be more than a 7, but he is a 7 with great length and in a year or two, should have great mass. If you have bigger boys running around, focus on them and let this guy get another year or two. I think he is a great looking buck with tons of character.
kickin_buck is offline  
Old 08-19-2008, 09:14 AM
  #10  
Nontypical Buck
 
drhntr178's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location:
Posts: 1,118
Default RE: Cull buck?

ORIGINAL: _Dan

ORIGINAL: GMMAT


I dislike the term "cull buck". As far as I know.....a whitetail's antler potential isn't known until at least his 3rd set of hard antlers. By the time they grow thos, though........he's a trophy in most people's book on age alone. He's mature.
Right on Jeff.

The term "cull buck" is the lamest term and idea I have ever heard of in the whitetail world. Does anyone actually think they'll get the genetics out of the herd by killing one buck? You better start finding his sisters too and get rid of them.

IMHO Texas ranches came up the the term "cull" and "management" bucks to find a way to make some money on the less desireable bucks. Most everybody wants a "trophy" buck, but won't pay for it. So they came up with "management" buck, dropped the price and now people will pay to shoot them.

Want to determine a true trophy? Let's look at their teeth.
X3

Let him grow. You'll probably be pleasantly surprised with results
drhntr178 is offline  

Quick Reply: Cull buck?


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.