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#5439318 - 11/23/14 08:01 PM My first droptine buck....
stxranchman Offline
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and he is a bang 5 point with no browtines and narrow to boot. I think the droptine is actually an injury but with his narrow spread he gets a pass so hopefully I will be able to track him for the next couple of years. He showed up about a month ago and is now jumping into feed pens. So if he stays around maybe he will eat protein.




Thinking this 6 point and this little buck might be related.



Had this young buck that I knew was around but had only seen him 2 times at a blind and it was to dark to get any pics. Finally showed up this morning and acted like he owned the place. He was very aggressive and run a 3yr old buck off so I am not sure about his age now. I thought he might be a 2 yr old in the TC pics at night of him and when he was around the house this summer.




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#5439319 - 11/23/14 08:02 PM Re: My first droptine buck.... [Re: stxranchman]
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He then decided he would run off another buck that appeared to be about his same size and age. He postured up and walked at him then run him off.







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#5439320 - 11/23/14 08:02 PM Re: My first droptine buck.... [Re: stxranchman]
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Had another buck show up that had been gone for a couple of weeks also. He has been in a fight and broke off part of his mainbeam.

This young buck showed also yesterday evening.


And finally this young buck eating the secret leaf that makes them grow.

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#5439424 - 11/23/14 08:31 PM Re: My first droptine buck.... [Re: stxranchman]
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Those 2 in your first post could be related. Unless no brow tines is common in your area. Great photos.
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#5439438 - 11/23/14 08:35 PM Re: My first droptine buck.... [Re: stxranchman]
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I have one to trade for that one.

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#5439470 - 11/23/14 08:40 PM Re: My first droptine buck.... [Re: txbobcat]
stxranchman Offline
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Originally Posted By: Michael W.
Those 2 in your first post could be related. Unless no brow tines is common in your area. Great photos.

The only two that are 2yrs old or older that I have seen this year so far.
Originally Posted By: txbobcat
I have one to trade for that one.

I think I will keep what I got...well I don't have a choice on the droptine since he won't make AR's for a while. He might get to be as old as the buck you posted someday too. hammer
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#5439545 - 11/23/14 09:03 PM Re: My first droptine buck.... [Re: stxranchman]
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Ranch man if you could shoot another would you cull the one with no brows or keep him because of the drop

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#5439550 - 11/23/14 09:05 PM Re: My first droptine buck.... [Re: joedav31]
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Originally Posted By: joedav31
Ranch man if you could shoot another would you cull the one with no brows or keep him because of the drop

I would shoot the older 6 point first.
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#5439563 - 11/23/14 09:10 PM Re: My first droptine buck.... [Re: stxranchman]
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Most definitely, if you were mld3 and could shoot him would u consider him a cull tho ??? Or does he get a free pass for having a drop? Just curious if that small drop would save him from being a prime target to be culled

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#5439581 - 11/23/14 09:17 PM Re: My first droptine buck.... [Re: joedav31]
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Originally Posted By: joedav31
Most definitely, if you were mld3 and could shoot him would u consider him a cull tho ??? Or does he get a free pass for having a drop? Just curious if that small drop would save him from being a prime target to be culled

I would have shot both as yearling spikes if I were on MLD and had this place when they were born. grin
But yes on both due to lack of browtines due at there age if under MLD. Droptine in this case is more than likely an injury. I have culled a couple of bucks that had droptines in the past.
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#5439582 - 11/23/14 09:17 PM Re: My first droptine buck.... [Re: stxranchman]
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What's your guess on total number of bucks you have coming and going?

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#5439586 - 11/23/14 09:19 PM Re: My first droptine buck.... [Re: cameron00]
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Originally Posted By: cameron00
What's your guess on total number of bucks you have coming and going?

With 3 new ones on TC 2 nights ago, I think 33 now.


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#5439790 - 11/23/14 10:27 PM Re: My first droptine buck.... [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Originally Posted By: cameron00
What's your guess on total number of bucks you have coming and going?

With 3 new ones on TC 2 nights ago, I think 33 now.

scared That's a bunch of bucks.

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#5439991 - 11/24/14 06:02 AM Re: My first droptine buck.... [Re: stxranchman]
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Nice photos STX, looks like you need a few more tags.........Of the management variety grin
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#5440022 - 11/24/14 06:47 AM Re: My first droptine buck.... [Re: stxranchman]
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up An amazing bunch of young bucks!
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