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#5857588 - 07/31/15 06:47 PM Why you never EVER shoot spikes
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* if you want to raise big bucks (I realize big is a relative term, but big for most folks is 160 or better).


The nubbin was born in mid november last fall so he's a "yearling" and should (based on conventional BS wisdom) be a multi horned buck. He is eating all the protein he can stand. I have another just like him.

There are no other genetics in the pasture he's in. Virtually all mature bucks in this pasture will make 160" - 250" (as evidenced last year by the "cull" 3 yr old 156" straight 8 we shot. The other two deer are 3 and 4 and will add 20 to 30" of antler before they're done this year.

I wish there was some way I could legally mark the two nubbins I have. I'd let them make 6 years old and bet all comers they'd be over 160".

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#5857621 - 07/31/15 07:09 PM Re: Why you never EVER shoot spikes [Re: therancher]
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LF <> HF.
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#5857624 - 07/31/15 07:11 PM Re: Why you never EVER shoot spikes [Re: therancher]
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#5857640 - 07/31/15 07:20 PM Re: Why you never EVER shoot spikes [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
LF <> HF.


Yes
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#5857660 - 07/31/15 07:40 PM Re: Why you never EVER shoot spikes [Re: therancher]
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Holy moly, he jumped from nubbin to stud. grin

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#5857681 - 07/31/15 07:53 PM Re: Why you never EVER shoot spikes [Re: therancher]
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Born in mid-November?

And I call that a nubbing, not a spike
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#5857684 - 07/31/15 07:57 PM Re: Why you never EVER shoot spikes [Re: therancher]
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#5857700 - 07/31/15 08:04 PM Re: Why you never EVER shoot spikes [Re: txshntr]
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Originally Posted By: txshntr
Born in mid-November?

And I call that a nubbing, not a spike

And you would be wrong. He is still last years model and still going to be of breeding age when he gets hardened spikettes this Sept.
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#5857734 - 07/31/15 08:19 PM Re: Why you never EVER shoot spikes [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Originally Posted By: txshntr
Born in mid-November?

And I call that a nubbing, not a spike

And you would be wrong. He is still last years model and still going to be of breeding age when he gets hardened spikettes this Sept.


Take him to school and spank his a$$!
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#5857739 - 07/31/15 08:21 PM Re: Why you never EVER shoot spikes [Re: therancher]
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#5857747 - 07/31/15 08:25 PM Re: Why you never EVER shoot spikes [Re: therancher]
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Originally Posted By: therancher
I wish there was some way I could legally mark the two nubbins I have.



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#5857752 - 07/31/15 08:28 PM Re: Why you never EVER shoot spikes [Re: txshntr]
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Originally Posted By: txshntr
Born in mid-November?

And I call that a nubbing, not a spike


Yep. Had 4 fawns drop in nov. I've owned ranches in Sanderson, big lake, Sonora, uvalde, and mountain home. I've never had a ranch that didn't have fawns born in October. These are the first born in November.

And I called him a nubbin too in the opening post. But stx is right. He'll be hard horned in the fall. But, he won't breed many. And if he does it'll be ok. He's destined for greatness. wink
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#5857770 - 07/31/15 08:37 PM Re: Why you never EVER shoot spikes [Re: therancher]
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Wanna take some bets on what this one turned into this year? grin
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#5857795 - 07/31/15 08:50 PM Re: Why you never EVER shoot spikes [Re: therancher]
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#5857796 - 07/31/15 08:50 PM Re: Why you never EVER shoot spikes [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Originally Posted By: txshntr
Born in mid-November?

And I call that a nubbing, not a spike

And you would be wrong. He is still last years model and still going to be of breeding age when he gets hardened spikettes this Sept.


Makes sense.

Never seen or heard of one dropping in November. Sure changes the 1/2 on all the ages grin

We will have a few with spots still in October, but only seen one in 20 years that had them into November.
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