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#5414420 - 11/11/14 08:18 PM Would you have shot this buck (I did)?
cameron00 Offline
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Registered: 01/08/09
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Loc: Texas
Have a bunch of spikes running around and this was a very wet year for us. The big bucks were BIG this year. Saw one today that almost made me fall out of my tree stand.

So I planned on using my spike tag. This guy was in front of me this morning with another "spike" that also had 1 forked side. What you see isn't a broken tine, his left side is just that short. Weird because his right side is actually about average for 1.5 bucks in my area. Most of them start off as little fork horns.

Anyhow, he's not a spike on both sides, but his side that is is really bad. I could have held out for a true double sided spike but took this guy this a.m.

Thoughts on this beautiful buck?

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#5414426 - 11/11/14 08:22 PM Re: Would you have shot this buck (I did)? [Re: cameron00]
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If that's is what I wanted then yes, I'd shoot it. It's a legal harvest. It'll be good meat in the freezer. Some argue not to shoot young or small, others prefer them. To each his own. Congratulations on a good harvest.
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#5414434 - 11/11/14 08:24 PM Re: Would you have shot this buck (I did)? [Re: cameron00]
Luke27 Offline
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Registered: 12/12/13
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Loc: Sweetwater, Texas
He'll eat good

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#5414435 - 11/11/14 08:24 PM Re: Would you have shot this buck (I did)? [Re: Luke27]
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Originally Posted By: Luke27
He'll eat good


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#5414439 - 11/11/14 08:25 PM Re: Would you have shot this buck (I did)? [Re: cameron00]
stxranchman Offline
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I would not have shot that buck if there are other true spikes around.
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#5414440 - 11/11/14 08:25 PM Re: Would you have shot this buck (I did)? [Re: cameron00]
wetduck Offline
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yep he will make a nice morning BM, i would have shot him in the head tho

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#5414543 - 11/11/14 09:00 PM Re: Would you have shot this buck (I did)? [Re: cameron00]
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No. But I agree he will eat good. up
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#5414570 - 11/11/14 09:09 PM Re: Would you have shot this buck (I did)? [Re: cameron00]
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He had to go... don't want him running around

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#5414599 - 11/11/14 09:18 PM Re: Would you have shot this buck (I did)? [Re: cameron00]
338ultra Offline
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no
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#5414670 - 11/11/14 09:46 PM Re: Would you have shot this buck (I did)? [Re: cameron00]
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I would have taken him.
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#5414860 - 11/11/14 11:40 PM Re: Would you have shot this buck (I did)? [Re: cameron00]
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I've got one very similar to yours but both sides are single spikes. I've been contemplating shooting him but can't decide if he's 1.5 or 2.5. I think he's 2.5 because I have a smaller one with 3" spikes that I know is 1.5. The bigger bodied uneven spike has one about 6-7" long and one 2" long so I gave my FIL the green light on him instead of a doe at Thanksgiving....
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#5414867 - 11/11/14 11:49 PM Re: Would you have shot this buck (I did)? [Re: cameron00]
txshntr Offline
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No, but only because I have plenty of other bucks that need to die worse than that one. I am covered in ugly this year bang
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#5414873 - 11/12/14 12:05 AM Re: Would you have shot this buck (I did)? [Re: txshntr]
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Registered: 04/17/07
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Loc: Pflugerville TX. between a roc...
I would

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#5414932 - 11/12/14 04:44 AM Re: Would you have shot this buck (I did)? [Re: cameron00]
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probably, especially at the property I'm hunting right now

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#5415017 - 11/12/14 06:37 AM Re: Would you have shot this buck (I did)? [Re: txshntr]
cameron00 Offline
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Originally Posted By: txshntr
No, but only because I have plenty of other bucks that need to die worse than that one. I am covered in ugly this year bang



Yeah, I have more than my fair share too. This guy wasn't the worst, but I haven't gotten pictures of some of the other offenders in awhile, and this guy is on my property all day, every day.

Highly populated area. Still see lots of young bucks and a few big ones every now and then to mix in with the zillions of does.

I don't think I'm going to miss him. I do think I'm going to eat him though.

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