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Old 12-31-2008, 08:57 AM
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if season is coming toa close and I need meat, I'm gonna attempt to take. If its early in the season, he walks for sure.
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:18 AM
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I shot a couple in the past, but I don't see me ever shooting another one. I don't need to kill a buck that badly.
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:44 AM
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If the spike is at least 2.5 years old, he's going down if we have a tag for him!
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:06 PM
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I let them walk. Generally, there are plenty of opportunities throughout the season to shoot a doe or quality buck.
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:12 PM
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My first deer was a spike
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Old 12-31-2008, 07:39 PM
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In most cases I don't kill spikes unless I haven't seen/killed any other deer that season. If I've been there since 5am and day light will be gone in a matter of minutes I'll go ahead and kill it.

During rifle season I had to take a leak and I randomly looked over and there one was, starin right at me. It was polite and even waited for me to finish. haha
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Old 12-31-2008, 07:48 PM
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Tender, if it is legal and you want to take the deer then don't hesitate.
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:23 PM
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I let em walk every time.
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:42 PM
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No question...WALK!!! Give the poor guy a chance to mature a little. I'd rather shoot a doe then a spike any day.
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Old 01-01-2009, 12:12 PM
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let em walk
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