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Old 10-27-2013, 09:50 AM
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He took a 13 point a couple weeks ago...weighed in at 245 pounds. He's bit by the big rack bug.
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:01 PM
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I can appreciate the lofty goals but points? That I don't get.

Ive got a 150 inch 14 point on my wall right next to a 165 inch 10 point. Ive got buddy that has a 160 14 point on the wall right next to a 180 inch 11 point.

If I'm on a good farm and just shot a big deer I'm passing the deer in the picture but its because I want bigger not because I want more points.

I don't even count points before I shoot.

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Old 10-27-2013, 01:54 PM
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I hear ya, in his defense he's got 130 acres backed up to 4000 acres in Kentucky and he works hard and spends lots of cash on his feed plots. He has cameras on all his plots ad he's seen the deer he wants....being very patient.

Here's a pick of the 13 pointer he took a few weeks ago!
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by dougvarrieur View Post
I hear ya, in his defense he's got 130 acres backed up to 4000 acres in Kentucky and he works hard and spends lots of cash on his feed plots. He has cameras on all his plots ad he's seen the deer he wants....being very patient.

Here's a pick of the 13 pointer he took a few weeks ago!
I get everything but the points part. Nothing wrong with waiting, I do the same thing regularly.

So if that deer doesn't have the 3 extras on the brow tines he is letting it walk?

Not interested in booner bucks unless they have 14 points?
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Old 10-27-2013, 04:24 PM
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I admire his ability to live up to his own expectations. I have no idea how he came to these standards, but wish him the best of luck. I would have let him walk, especially if I had an expectation of a much larger deer.
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by NebBuckHunter View Post
I would have shot. 14 pt and up is a lofty goal, but to each their own.
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:06 AM
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The only way I would have passed is if I had scouted that stand knowing that there was a 14 pt in the area and had pictures of him, otherwise he may not shoot a deer for 20 years with that rule.

That deer would have been down in a flash if it were me, but does your buddy have pictures of this 14 pt? Has he spotted him near his stand? If he is hunting A deer that he is aware of, I hope he nails him, otherwise I would question his sanity.
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:20 AM
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have a lot of time yet to sit, sit, sit, and wait.
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:31 AM
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If he's seen a 14 point he hasn't told me about it. His attitude is to grow his herd by leaving the buck population intact. Ive seen him pass on 8 and 9 point bucks on a continued basis.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by dougvarrieur View Post
So I woke up this morning and turned on my phone. My buddy sent me this picture of a nice 9 point buck from 22 yards he let walk last night. When I asked him why..... simple he said, 14 point and up.

Me, I would have taken the shot when he lined up....

What would you have done?
Coming from someone who has shot a 14-point buck ( see here: http://www.huntingnet.com/forum/whit...oint-buck.html ), my opinion on this matter is: BANG.

Simply put, I would have shot...
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