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#525150 - 12/11/07 05:28 PM Re: Shooter? [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
W.Seay
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The 6 point looks to be 3 1/2 years old, so I would let him pass until next season. In my book, once a buck reaches 4 1/2 or older I consider him a trophy no matter what he scores. Now if I am Paying $4000.00 or $5000.00 for an out of state trophy hunt, then I am waiting for a buck that will score a minimum of 150 inches.

Edited by W.Seay (12/11/07 05:37 PM)
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#525156 - 12/11/07 05:31 PM Re: Shooter? [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
W.Seay
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Wow! That second buck looks like he is a 5 1/2 year old, I would not hesitate to kill him! Did anyone ever get him?

Edited by W.Seay (12/11/07 05:43 PM)
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#525176 - 12/11/07 05:44 PM Re: Shooter? [Re: W.Seay]
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"sheetrock"
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BSK,
Is that your "mighty midget" buck that was killed a few years ago???

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#525219 - 12/11/07 06:24 PM Re: Shooter? [Re: CBU93]
deerchaser007
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I'd kill either........
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#525305 - 12/11/07 07:17 PM Re: Shooter? [Re: BSK]
Camp
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Looking at his face he still has a "young" appearance and his stomach hasn't started sagging any yet. I'd say you were right to passs on him based on age (2.5-3.5). (If that's what you chose) Another year or 2 and he might be a big 8 or he may just have a heavier massed 6. My son shot a massive 4 point with a 17' spread he thought was 6 point that was aged by TWRA at 1.5 years. It looked similar without the brow tines. I would never have shot it but it was my sons largest yet at that time so good for the young hunter. I suppose all is relative. If you haven't gotten anything that big yet, nothing wrong with taking him now, he's still very nice, but if you have patience and are willing to accept that you may never get another shot at him, you might have an opportunity at him when he's even bigger.
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#525312 - 12/11/07 07:23 PM Re: Shooter? [Re: Camp]
HOOK
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HOW DARE THUS TEMPT ME WITH THINE SECOND PHOTO!!!!
Thous't maketh me druel like a slobbering fool!

YES! YES! I sayest to thee! The beast would die!!!
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#525657 - 12/12/07 12:40 AM Re: Shooter? [Re: ]
BoonerBucks
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#525746 - 12/12/07 07:26 AM Re: Shooter? [Re: CBU93]
BSK
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 Originally Posted By: CBU93
BSK,
Is that your "mighty midget" buck that was killed a few years ago???


No, that 3 1/2 year-old 6-point is a buck from this year, and the 4 1/2 year-old is a buck from 2003 that we never saw. he was a rut range-shifter. He showed up during the rut, we photographed him a couple of times over 2 weeks of the peak of the rut, and then he was gone. But man, he's a good one! That will keep you hunting!

Here's the 6-pointer in the summer. Just goes to show how much bucks change in body conformation from the summer to the rut:

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#525942 - 12/12/07 10:03 AM Re: Shooter? [Re: BSK]
Chris Tripp
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Registered: 10/20/05
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Brian, he looks 3.5, maybe 4.5, definately mature
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#526048 - 12/12/07 11:29 AM Re: Shooter? [Re: HOOK]
HunterHaas
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I'd take(or put an appreciative friend on him and save the tag) the first one out of the gene pool. No room for "big six's" on the farm. If he had gone 8 or 10 and been on the small side he would get a pass to grow. I dont think he has the genetics to go big. I want the fork horns not the spikes, the 8's not the six's out there swimming in the gene pool. I have never seen a six grow into a monster. Maybe its just the ridge I hunt? The Hanson Buck could have been a six at one point for all I know. My honey hole is almost ten years into a strict qdm program, and I get to hunt about every day of the season, so I know my situation is more improved than most. Its all relative to where your hunting I suppose. It's true he will get bigger, but I dont like the six's on the farms I chase the heavy horn. They are more harm than good in the long run. I have seen several 6's just go on to be old big 6's? Not much development between seasons. I would of course try to put a arrow through the big boy. They would both get the muzzy from HunterHaas. Just for diffrent reasons. Both nice deer.
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