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Old 12-04-2008, 07:13 PM
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I would probably shoot him.
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:31 PM
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he's no shooter
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:51 PM
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Its all about what you feel like doing based on your desires and the land you have to manage. If you want that buck..Go get'em!

Smoke'em and make some of preacher tonys jerky.
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:43 PM
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If he's your biggest then tak'em. You can always set the bar higher for next yr. But this buck won't be ther if you do. Its a hard choice to make. I had tom do the same thing this yr. Hard choice. Good luck
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Old 12-05-2008, 06:31 AM
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around here... i'd put a hole in him...

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Old 12-05-2008, 07:54 AM
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ORIGINAL: MartinJaguarArcher

Yeah, I just don't want to be like the rest of these trigger happy hunters in my area that kill anything that moves. At the same time this deer would be the biggest buck I have ever encountered. After all, I only have the rights to hunt 40 acres that is surrounded by 100+ acres in which, you can hear gun shots going off all year long. I have only killed two does in my entire hunting career and might decide to just take one of the many does in the area. I am more interested in the meat anyhow. It would be nice to see a buck grow to the size of what most of you guys are harvesting.
As someone that has only harvested 2 does in their hunting career, I would never begrudge you for taking that small buck. I did it all the time when I was younger (not sure you actual age, but figure hunting age is limited with only 2 harvested deer). I have shot probably 8 or 9 bucks with basket racks just like his and was proud of them. However, I never got a chance to see many nice deer in the 100+ inch range.

With that being said, we had one year were it was so wet, farmers were unable to get corn out until late December after deer season was over. Very few deer in our county were harvested. All those little basket racks made it through and since then we have a nice staple of 2.5 to 3.5 year old deer taken each year (one buck rule helps too). Seeing those nicer deer on what you could say is a regular basis makes it so much easier to let the little ones walk.
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Old 12-05-2008, 07:11 PM
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nicely put stabnslab!!! i get tore up just by a doe pr spike coming under me.... sumtimes its good to hold off but if your in an area where you dont think your gonna get many chances.... i take whatever would come threw unless it was a year old doe, fawn or button buck.. bice buck tho... i would try to shoot em!!
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