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#525141 - 12/11/07 05:19 PM Re: Shooter? [Re: BSK]
deerlawyer
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first one, pass. second one, faint.
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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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#525564 - 12/11/07 09:52 PM Re: Shooter? [Re: HOOK]
crzy4deer
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UH YEAH!
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#525657 - 12/12/07 12:40 AM Re: Shooter? [Re: crzy4deer]
BoonerBucks
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If I could, I would!
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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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