Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > General Hunting Forums > Whitetail Deer Hunting
Cull buck or let live for another season >

Cull buck or let live for another season

Whitetail Deer Hunting Gain a better understanding of the World's most popular big game animal and the techniques that will help you become a better deer hunter.

Cull buck or let live for another season

Old 11-22-2013, 07:32 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 2

Thanks for your thoughts. I think we will let him pass this season. Our sights are on a big mature ten pt in that same bottom. We are in West Ga along the Chattahoochee River so meat kills are never a problem.
gerswin is offline  
Old 11-22-2013, 09:38 AM
Nontypical Buck
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: North Idaho
Posts: 1,071

well you may let him pass but doesn't mean the next guy will...I had a couple nice bucks on my game cam...they didn't stick around my property and went down the road...to some others property and both got shot...that's the reality of hunting. Although a little disappointed I didn't get one of them...im glad someone did.

If its not fenced in on your property its really not worth saying its a cull buck or not. because someone will shoot it for meat regardless.

I hunt to put meat in the freezer first...
Wilcam47 is offline  
Old 11-22-2013, 02:16 PM
Giant Nontypical
salukipv1's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: IL
Posts: 6,575

What state are you in?

Is he 1.5yo? 2.5yo?

a few things to notice...
no brow tines.
1 antler? was the other broken off? or just not there?
even if the other side was matching, he'd tech only be a fork... ie 4pt, some big 1.5yo around here will have 8-10pts,

to each their own, currently we're trying to remove smaller/inferior bucks.

In my eyes on our property we hunt, a 2.5yo should be a 10pt, at the very minimum an 8pt.

Makes sense to me that you'd rather have your 2.5yo 10pts breeding does vs. taking them and leaving inferior bucks to breed those does.

One thing I read that kind of rang a bell, was deer breeders aren't buying 1.5yo spikes, forks etc... when 8-10pts are available.
salukipv1 is offline  
Old 11-22-2013, 02:56 PM
Typical Buck
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 595

Its simple, if you want the meat shoot him. if you want to shoot mature deer well then let him grow up. He would get a free pass on my property till the end of the season and an empty freezer.
WNYhunter is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.