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#474609 - 10/30/07 03:53 PM Re: What would you do? [Re: ]
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IMHO, that old warhorse is a definite trophy who has certainly spread his genes around. Good luck, whatever your decision.
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#474790 - 10/30/07 06:32 PM Re: What would you do? [Re: ]
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Shoot him...looks like you broke his back and then some how it healed back...Shoot him...
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#474865 - 10/30/07 07:23 PM Re: What would you do? [Re: Stalker]
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 Originally Posted By: Stalker
Shoot him...looks like you broke his back and then some how it healed back...Shoot him...


Old boy is tough, for sure. I let him slide a week or so ago, but given the chance he is out of the population.

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#475584 - 10/31/07 09:39 AM Re: What would you do? [Re: ]
archerx3
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Lostsoul,

Great post! The Good Lord has truely blessed you! Have you thought of taking a kid out to try and harvest this buck. It would make a kids day to take a buck like that! Anyway keep letting the little guys walk......Archerx3

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#475756 - 10/31/07 11:24 AM Re: What would you do? [Re: archerx3]
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It is in S. GA and I don't have kids nor does the guy who hunts with me. And down there kids are a long way away.

If he was more consistent then I would find someone to tag him but he is big and old and I have seen him twice in 4 seasons. Once was when I first shot him, the second was two weeks ago tomorrow. If I see him again I may put him down or I may let him slide, tough decision as I have one tag left in GA and would rather eat it then kill him to some degree.

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#476157 - 10/31/07 04:06 PM Re: What would you do? [Re: ]
W.Seay
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Personally, A 5.5 or 6.5 year old buck is a true trophy no matter what he scores! I would MUCH rather kill a 6.5 year old buck with 110 inches of rack than a 150'' 3.5 year old anyday!

Edited by W.Seay (10/31/07 04:09 PM)
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#476852 - 11/01/07 10:55 AM Re: What would you do? [Re: W.Seay]
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From a management standpoint, there is no "plus or minus" towards taking him out. He is not "harming" the herd by any means (his small antlers are probably due to his injury, hence not genetic) and his presence adds to the dynamics of the herd (keeping the rut tightly timed by his shear pressence).

On the other hand, a fully mature buck is a great buck to harvest, regardless of his antlers. In fact, they are so hard to harvest, I take every one I get the chance to harvest.
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#476855 - 11/01/07 10:58 AM Re: What would you do? [Re: deerchaser007]
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 Originally Posted By: deerchaser007
Maybe BSK will chime in on this one. I don't have any experience with several mature bucks using a specific property at the same time,.. so i don't know how its affects the attitudes amongst them. In my area,..if you had 2 mature bucks (4.5 or older) , you have accomplished something. BUT,.. BSK has several mature bucks on his place and they knock out some does also. He should be able to shed some light.........



Bucks are not territorial; they have a social hierarchy. Numerous older bucks can all inhabitat the same area as long as everyone "knows their place" on the social ladder. This social dominance hierarchy is established in summer, long before the fall rut. The problems (fights) arise when bucks that did not summer together (don't know each other's dominance status) begin to cross paths during the fall as they shift and expand their ranges.
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#476902 - 11/01/07 11:33 AM Re: What would you do? [Re: BSK]
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Good info. BSK and thanks for the time. I would have killed him two weeks ago, but felt like I had my chance and he beat me so I let him pass.
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