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Old 11-08-2004, 06:54 AM
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Saw a nice deer Friday evening that would have been a shooter for me but it didn't have brow tines. It was only a 6 pointer, but had nice mass, maybe 15-16" spread and nice tine length. Last week I saw a 4 pointer in the same area without brow tines. Is this genetics or can I expect these deer to get brow tines when they mature more?
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Old 11-08-2004, 06:59 AM
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GENETICS... Especially the Bigger one... Take them out of the GENE POOL
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Old 11-08-2004, 09:30 AM
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We have that same problem on one of the properties I hunt. About 50% either don't have brows, or have very small ones.
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Old 11-08-2004, 09:31 AM
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Probably genetics
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Old 11-08-2004, 09:59 AM
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I don't want to use my last buck tag for one of these misfit deer. I wonder if Illinois will issue cull tags that don't count against your 2 bucks a season. I didn't think so.
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Old 11-08-2004, 11:01 AM
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Genetics. Take him out if you get a chance. He sounds like a dominant sized buck and will probably breed does. Would be a nice buck with a bow.
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Old 11-08-2004, 02:38 PM
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I shot a nice buck Saturday that only had one brow tine. For the size of his rack the browtine he does has is small. It was a nice 15 yard shot and he went no more than 20 yards and fell over. It helped get my spirits up since I blew a easy shot at a nice 10 point that morning.
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Old 11-08-2004, 02:47 PM
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I also took one of those 6-pt miss-fits out of our herd. Where the g-1 should be, It was slick as a baby`s but?
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