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Old 09-07-2009, 05:22 PM
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he is 4 but i don't know if i should shoot or let walk
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Old 09-07-2009, 05:28 PM
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its your call ultimatly. but if it was me, with a well managed place and the opportunity to let him grow, i would let him, atleast one more year maybe two and hope for more tine length (which is very possible). but in the end its your call, if he makes you happy like he is then take him! if he was to cross my path i would. but im in a high pressure area where a 3.5 yr old is OLD!!! ha good luck my man!
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:59 PM
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i would try to let him go for at least another year , let him pack on some mass . who knows what a year can do

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Old 09-08-2009, 01:56 PM
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I'd give him another year to gain some mass! If your in an area where you think he would make it!! Good Luck
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Old 09-08-2009, 04:41 PM
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there are some factors that i would have to know before shooting this buck, do you know if there bigger bucks in the area? is it a high pressure piece of property? is this the kind of buck you would like to fill your tag on? etc, sometimes you just "gotta eat that tag" hes a good lookin buck, he would make a great trophy, good luck in whatever you decide to do when he walks by your stand!
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Old 09-08-2009, 05:48 PM
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Well this deer is on a farm that i am hunting for the first time this year. He is that biggest buck that i have a pic of on this farm. The farm is made up of three big thick draws and a 16 acre patch of timber that we are not goin to hunt. I know that the buck is old enough but i just think he might need a year. The bad thing is that he is on a patteren and i might be able to get a crack at him the first night if the wind is right.

But i think i will wait and see what might pop up on this farm. I am hunting fulton co. and there are some gaints around.
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:18 PM
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If you are in it for the score of the deer and you know there is something out there that is bigger score wise then pass. I myself would not hesitate to shoot.
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Old 09-09-2009, 02:51 AM
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4 1/2 years old and is the biggest you have seen there is no garuntee he will get better. Soul search if you would be happy then take him if you have killed bigger then you might want to wait till next year, but don't get caught up in this I need bigger when he might be the best he can be.. Walt
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Old 09-09-2009, 05:52 AM
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You can not kill a 200 incher if there is not one running around. The same goes where Iam hunting I ve got a couple in the 160's trying to hold off for something bigger would be unrealisitc. Especially for the property sizes and pressure. Note, that does not mean there are not bigger bucks there because how many times are you hunting and your like, there goes a deer I dont even have trail cam pics of...but, I know he would look alot better with an arrow in him
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