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Do you let this buck walk this year?

Old 08-26-2009, 10:52 AM
Nontypical Buck
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If you haven't shot or seen anything bigger than he get's it. If you have than let him walk he will be a stud next year.
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:01 AM
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That's a real good one where I hunt...no way I'm letting him pass. If I was in an area where that was just an avg decent buck...it would probably be different. Good luck.
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:09 AM
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I would take him for sure. All this practice and preparation there is no way I'd let him walk if he presented a good shot!!!!!
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:10 AM
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AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! NO!!! Not in my woods!!

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Old 08-26-2009, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by HuntingBry View Post
Well, I can't tell you how to practice management on your property, but that guy doesn't get a pass from me anywhere I hunt.

Good luck with whichever route you choose.
I will agree with Bry on this one. Around here (SE Pa.) that buck doesn't get a pass.

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Old 08-26-2009, 03:53 PM
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Not a chance.

Life (hunting) is much easier when you don't care if a deer lives beyond the next/current season.
Hunt the bucks that exist NOW, don't worry about the ones that may or may not exist NEXT year.
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Old 08-26-2009, 04:28 PM
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I would let him go.

Good luck

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Old 08-26-2009, 05:10 PM
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I got to the point that passing on 1.5 yeear olds is a non issue. Passed up my first 2.5 year old 2 seasons ago. Not sure I have progressed to the point that I could pass up a 3.5.
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:05 PM
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I let one go about that size last year, second weekend of the season. I kicked myself in the arse at the end of the season
while eating tag soup, oh well thats hunting besides if he made
it he will be even bigger.
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:37 PM
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Where im from not to many people let any deer walk they are so few and far between... never mind a brute like that.
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