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#5438984 - 11/23/14 05:02 PM When Is It a Green Light?
DQ Kid Offline
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Registered: 02/20/12
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Loc: Flower Mound, TX
While hunting you see a nice typical 8 or 10 pt.; at what point scorewise/sizewise does he generally have to be for you to go "green light" and drop the hammer?

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#5438993 - 11/23/14 05:07 PM Re: When Is It a Green Light? [Re: DQ Kid]
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Registered: 10/19/12
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Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
You gotta consider where you are. Except for the real blind-luck, usually nocturnal and for some reason you happen to catch him buck, do they really get any bigger in your area? What size is your property? Do the neighbors shoot anything with horns?

I passed up a roman nose, sway belly, hard, thick eight recently. I'm still kicking myself.

Full disclosure: I don't know squat about "scoring" and I doubt I'll ever have any interest in learning.

If your heart rate goes up when you see him, that's a green light.
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#5439009 - 11/23/14 05:18 PM Re: When Is It a Green Light? [Re: DQ Kid]
Gemlin Offline
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Registered: 08/31/11
Posts: 420
Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
While hunting you see a nice typical 8 or 10 pt.; at what point scorewise/sizewise does he generally have to be for you to go "green light" and drop the hammer?


Does it excite YOU enough for YOU to pull the trigger.

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#5439034 - 11/23/14 05:37 PM Re: When Is It a Green Light? [Re: DQ Kid]
Harley7892 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/14
Posts: 174
Loc: Denton
To me it's in the eyes of the hunter (beholder)

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#5439046 - 11/23/14 05:48 PM Re: When Is It a Green Light? [Re: Harley7892]
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Originally Posted By: Harley7892
To me it's in the eyes of the hunter (beholder)


Your choice, if it's legal and you want to shoot it, shoot it. One man's trophy is another's cull. One man's cull is another's trophy. up
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#5439050 - 11/23/14 05:50 PM Re: When Is It a Green Light? [Re: DQ Kid]
4Weight Offline
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Registered: 11/09/11
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Loc: Tarrant Cty and Murray
If I have to think about or contemplate whether to shoot or not, I don't pull the trigger. I should have to go straight to my earplugs and gun.
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#5439057 - 11/23/14 05:53 PM Re: When Is It a Green Light? [Re: DQ Kid]
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First I have to know he's old enough

An 8 that is gonna push 140 is gonna get my attention, same with a 150" or better 10

If I'm in the hill country, I'll take a serious look at any mature buck
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#5439065 - 11/23/14 05:55 PM Re: When Is It a Green Light? [Re: txtrophy85]
DQ Kid Offline
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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
First I have to know he's old enough

An 8 that is gonna push 140 is gonna get my attention, same with a 150" or better 10

If I'm in the hill country, I'll take a serious look at any mature buck


Pretty much my thoughts too assuming maturity; I'll even go 135 or better on an 8. Just curious as to that area for most..

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#5439090 - 11/23/14 06:07 PM Re: When Is It a Green Light? [Re: DQ Kid]
txtrophy85 Offline
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Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
First I have to know he's old enough

An 8 that is gonna push 140 is gonna get my attention, same with a 150" or better 10

If I'm in the hill country, I'll take a serious look at any mature buck


Pretty much my thoughts too assuming maturity; I'll even go 135 or better on an 8. Just curious as to that area for most..



If I know the ranch can produce good deer I'll hold out for a decent buck.

If its a marginal property I'll take any mature one.

As far as location, I know low fence ranches in blanco and mason county where I won't shoot unless the deer is 140" or better. Some places in atascosa I wouldn't shoot unless it was over 160"

There are some places in the golden triangle where I'm wasting my time if I'm looking for something over 130"
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I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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#5439152 - 11/23/14 06:47 PM Re: When Is It a Green Light? [Re: DQ Kid]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
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When I see something that I like. I am not hunting to please others, only me.
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#5439211 - 11/23/14 07:17 PM Re: When Is It a Green Light? [Re: DQ Kid]
davvy Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/30/14
Posts: 102
Loc: Ft Worth
I've taken about 20 mature bucks over 5 states in the past decade. In that time I've gone through progression's in what I'm looking for. At some point I've specifically waited for 12 points, typical, dark horns and so on but I've never shot a buck based on score unless you count my 178" Missouri buck that I saw and thought holy hey! Bang!

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#5439290 - 11/23/14 07:49 PM Re: When Is It a Green Light? [Re: DQ Kid]
crapicat Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/13/13
Posts: 383
Loc: Grandview
DQ, when your pulse quickens...line up for the shot...otherwise, pass on the opportunity...I routinely used to go look over every buck on the property (and some passing through) then decide which one I wanted to pursue afterwards...this process is NOT for the faint of heart...occasionally by "looking at all them first" I would occasionally see "THE ONE" that made my pulse quicken and just take the shot...the benefit to this type of hunting is that it doesn't matter what "STAGE" of hunting maturity you are in, you will take a buck that will satisfy you...Hope this information Helps...

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#5439386 - 11/23/14 08:20 PM Re: When Is It a Green Light? [Re: DQ Kid]
rattler03 Offline
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Registered: 02/22/14
Posts: 769
Loc: Richardson - Archer County
If the buck is mature and doesn't look like he's going to get much better, I'll take him regardless of what he scores as long as he's legal. Of course, if I'm after a bigger buck that I have game camera photos of or have seen already, I'm not going to shoot a different buck under the above situation.

If you're going to be proud of a buck then take him. You're opinion, not somebody else's, is what matters.
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#5439629 - 11/23/14 09:31 PM Re: When Is It a Green Light? [Re: DQ Kid]
10pointers Offline
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Registered: 04/17/07
Posts: 7308
Loc: Pflugerville TX. between a roc...
What the heck is a Roman Nose. I would love to see a picture
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#5439636 - 11/23/14 09:33 PM Re: When Is It a Green Light? [Re: 10pointers]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
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Originally Posted By: 10pointers
What the heck is a Roman Nose. I would love to see a picture

It usually a buck that has had his nose broken a time or two. Causes a hump or Roman nose between his eyes and tip of his nose. Can happen to any age buck but more than likely in an older buck that is mature.
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