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Cull Buck or Not???

Old 09-27-2005, 04:55 PM
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Cull him this season (if given a chance) or not?
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If you have other bucks in this age class with better headgear, you probably don't want this buck breeding and spreading his "no browtines" gene.

I personally don't like bucks with little to no browtines as that takes 2-12+ inches off the B&C score, and that's tough to recover from.

Having said all that, I'm sure he'll taste great and his horns may work well for rattlin' horns.
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Old 09-27-2005, 05:38 PM
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Thanks for all of the feedback guys. I just checked my camera a couple of days ago and got another pic of him without velvet. It seems that he actually had 3 points on one side (the third blended in with the main beam in the velvet pic). I am guessing this guy is fairly old? Look at that body...any guesses on his age??


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Old 09-27-2005, 10:28 PM
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I am guessing this guy is fairly old? Look at that body...any guesses on his age??
I'll be the first and take a chance on his age. This is a much better pic. He's not a 1 year old buck, but I don't think he's a mature buck. He lacks the mass to his neck, a sagging belly, and his horns have no mass. Certainly no older than 3 years old. Probably 2 years old.

I am the last person to shoot a young buck, but if you have bucks in this age class with browtines, why let this one breed? His antlers show no sign of injury to explain his lack of browtines. He is genetically inferior and easily identifiable. If you harvest him, pull his jawbone and let us know how he ages.
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Old 09-28-2005, 07:44 PM
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Besides just looking at the body, take a look at the buck's face. That's no two year old deer. My guess would be 3 1/2.
Take him.
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Old 09-28-2005, 09:07 PM
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Sway back, fat belly, long(ish) nose, I'm gonna say 3.5+
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Old 09-30-2005, 06:24 AM
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Take him!
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Old 09-30-2005, 01:21 PM
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Yes, he is a cull for sure!! Take him out....
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