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#3061210 - 12/03/12 12:30 PM shooter or no ?
southernhunter
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#3061214 - 12/03/12 12:31 PM Re: shooter or no ? [Re: southernhunter]
southernhunter
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#3061216 - 12/03/12 12:33 PM Re: shooter or no ? [Re: southernhunter]
southernhunter
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#3061230 - 12/03/12 12:39 PM Re: shooter or no ? [Re: southernhunter]
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What's your definition of a shooter?
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#3061234 - 12/03/12 12:42 PM Re: shooter or no ? [Re: BSK]
RAFI
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yes if you want to
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#3061247 - 12/03/12 12:56 PM Re: shooter or no ? [Re: RAFI]
southernhunter
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i was just asking in general . how old do you think he is ?? when he showed up about 2 weeks ago i started seeing alot of rubs on tress 4 inches or bigger.id really have to see him in person before i could make the choice to shoot or let him walk .
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#3061256 - 12/03/12 01:05 PM Re: shooter or no ? [Re: southernhunter]
cecil30-30
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in my book he is.
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#3061273 - 12/03/12 01:26 PM Re: shooter or no ? [Re: cecil30-30]
Hollar Hunter
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If he makes you happy shoot em. I personally think he's 3.5 so I would let him walk one more year...
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#3061306 - 12/03/12 01:57 PM Re: shooter or no ? [Re: Hollar Hunter]
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He looks 3 1/2 to me, and I'm always shooting a 3 1/2+ year-old.
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#3061332 - 12/03/12 02:06 PM Re: shooter or no ? [Re: BSK]
southernhunter
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we was trying to guess how wide his rack was , i said 16''. some of the other guys said 18" . what would you guess ?? .
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#3061344 - 12/03/12 02:11 PM Re: shooter or no ? [Re: southernhunter]
woodchuckc
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I would say no wider than 16", and I would also guess he's 3 1/2.
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#3061431 - 12/03/12 03:24 PM Re: shooter or no ? [Re: woodchuckc]
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15-16" wide.
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#3061444 - 12/03/12 03:33 PM Re: shooter or no ? [Re: BSK]
BirdDog123
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looks like a mature buck to me! if you see him this year shoot him if not, hopefully you seee him next year
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#3061458 - 12/03/12 03:41 PM Re: shooter or no ? [Re: southernhunter]
Dbllunger
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He looks mature to me (at least 3.5) so that qualifies as a shooter
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#3061490 - 12/03/12 03:56 PM Re: shooter or no ? [Re: Dbllunger]
whistlinwingman
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x2 on the 3.5 y .o. And I shoot 3.5 +
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#3061523 - 12/03/12 04:20 PM Re: shooter or no ? [Re: BSK]
southernhunter
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I had him in front of my blind Saturday morning but it was 10 mins till shooting light, I could see him in the moon light with my high power binoculars , but not with my low power rifle scope , doubt I will see him again all his scrapes have dryed up in the last week , but I will let y'all know if I do , thanks for the replys
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#3061678 - 12/03/12 05:54 PM Re: shooter or no ? [Re: southernhunter]
geezer
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Hes nice and it would be hard to pass on him but......IF he was to make it another year he may gain some mass, looks like he is headed in a good direction.
Id probably shoot him though!

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#3061781 - 12/03/12 06:44 PM Re: shooter or no ? [Re: southernhunter]
redblood
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certainly not 18". 15.5" woukld be my guess
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#3061933 - 12/03/12 07:47 PM Re: shooter or no ? [Re: redblood]
Mike Belt
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I can gurantee you they look alot bigger walking away than they do coming headon. Nice buck but not as big as he looks from behind. Still, if he suits you that's all that matters.
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#3061951 - 12/03/12 07:53 PM Re: shooter or no ? [Re: Mike Belt]
Andy S.
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 Originally Posted By: Mike Belt
I can gurantee you they look alot bigger walking away than they do coming headon. Nice buck but not as big as he looks from behind. Still, if he suits you that's all that matters.
Exactly.
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#3062021 - 12/03/12 08:13 PM Re: shooter or no ? [Re: southernhunter]
Harvester
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Absolutely, my goal is to shoot one a year with a 15" spread regardless of age. That one makes it.
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#3062677 - 12/04/12 09:33 AM Re: shooter or no ? [Re: southernhunter]
SALTMAN
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Looks like about even with the ears , that would be about 16 . If you had to think about it, prob let him walk another year and hope a neighbor or a car doesn,t alter that !
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#3062694 - 12/04/12 09:43 AM Re: shooter or no ? [Re: SALTMAN]
BlountArrow
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For me, he's close because I'd want to be sure he's mature. I guess I'd have to see a different angle to better guess and maybe see him live and in-person and then decide. I'd hunt him for sure.
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#3064904 - 12/05/12 02:55 PM Re: shooter or no ? [Re: southernhunter]
easy45
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3.5, and for me it depends on what farm I'm hunting, Chester county yes, fayette county no
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#3064977 - 12/05/12 03:46 PM Re: shooter or no ? [Re: BSK]
REM7
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
He looks 3 1/2 to me, and I'm always shooting a 3 1/2+ year-old.



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#3065690 - 12/06/12 07:06 AM Re: shooter or no ? [Re: REM7]
Eric Kilby
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considering ive never had the pleasure of shooting a buck of any sort i would probably crap myself if that one walked in front of me .. It would also be a hard to better than a buck like that in my neck of the woods...
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#3066611 - 12/06/12 05:29 PM Re: shooter or no ? [Re: Eric Kilby]
southernhunter
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I pulled the sd card again today , I am going to post a pic later see if y'all think its the same deer .
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#3066836 - 12/06/12 07:27 PM Re: shooter or no ? [Re: southernhunter]
tickweed
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nice deer
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#3070968 - 12/09/12 02:33 PM Re: shooter or no ? [Re: southernhunter]
DeadEyeShooter
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let him walk and get him next year
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#3071024 - 12/09/12 03:04 PM Re: shooter or no ? [Re: DeadEyeShooter]
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