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Shooter or not?

Old 10-15-2006, 05:17 PM
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in a heartbeat
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Old 10-15-2006, 06:06 PM
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Not in Illinois. Let him walk. Next year he will probably be a shooter.
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Old 10-15-2006, 07:59 PM
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That is a mature deer.i dont think he will be any better,take em
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Old 10-15-2006, 08:17 PM
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looks like a shooter to me
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Old 10-15-2006, 10:43 PM
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I would let him walkif it was a good chance he would live to next year! Otherwise take him hes a nice deer.
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Old 10-17-2006, 12:55 AM
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I would normally take him, but here in Texas, most of our counties have gone to a 13" minimum(unless it is a spike) inside spread. That means the inside spread has to be outside of the ears, in alert position. I know it will help in the long run, but now I have to get the buck to look towards me before I can estimate his spread to decide if I want to shoot or not. I'm sure there will be some who kill a buck, and get fined for it being an inch to narrow. Hope it's not me[&:]
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Old 10-17-2006, 07:52 AM
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I'd let him go, but after 4 years of letting nice little 7-8 pointers go, I have yet to see the benefits the following year. Oh well maybe this year. I am starting to get some of my neighbors to come around. I think when they start letting them pass I"should" see some results.
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Old 10-17-2006, 09:04 AM
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Normally, if I have to question myself I let them go another year. The problem I have now is there has been a lot of trespassing going on. Only one of my neighbors hunts but he is new to the sport and I think he would take anything that walks in front of him. I was like that when I first started 25 years ago. The deer in my avatar was my first one. I guess I will know if he walks in frot of me this year.
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Old 10-17-2006, 01:46 PM
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Always look at the body to tell if he is mature.
Horns can be real nice, but ask yourself beforeevery hunt!

Managed land Or Not
I wouldKeep him around for breeding,I love theG-2 fork
He looks to be3 His head shape and colors and body will tell you this.
If it was me I would take him after rut next year.

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Old 10-18-2006, 11:00 PM
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That is a tough question if no one else is gonna take him this year i would let him walk and see what his is like next year or maybe the year after, i might just have to take him in bow season but if it was rifle he would pry live to see another day.
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