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#5860664 - 08/03/15 08:03 AM Son of a...
LarryCopper Offline
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Registered: 11/16/07
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Yesterday a fellow lease member posted up a pic of the "cull buck" that his son took last season while nobody else was around. This is not an AR county (it's hill country) and we were told to take spikes and "inferior bucks" by the land owner. Is it wrong of me to get a little PO'd about this one? What if I was told at the time it was it had no spread and looked like an antelope?

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#5860679 - 08/03/15 08:11 AM Re: Son of a... [Re: LarryCopper]
phantom Offline
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If you have rules and the rules are not followed then you have the right to be upset. This could be an opportunity to educate him on what a yearling looks like and try to make it a positive. We put up game camera picks at our lease and have a sort of hit list of culls and that seems to help some.
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#5860689 - 08/03/15 08:16 AM Re: Son of a... [Re: LarryCopper]
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LarryCopper I'm going to intentionally dodge your question. However, speaking for me, I would not have taken that yearling, and if I were with my son or daughter, I would have had them pass on it also.
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#5860693 - 08/03/15 08:17 AM Re: Son of a... [Re: phantom]
rifleman Offline
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In his defense it does kind of resemble the antelope look.

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#5860704 - 08/03/15 08:29 AM Re: Son of a... [Re: rifleman]
LarryCopper Offline
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Originally Posted By: rifleman
In his defense it does kind of resemble the antelope look.


We meant the rack, not the skinny long face and body! clap
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#5860824 - 08/03/15 09:44 AM Re: Son of a... [Re: LarryCopper]
rifleman Offline
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I take it the claim for it being inferior was due to no brow tines?

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#5860858 - 08/03/15 09:59 AM Re: Son of a... [Re: LarryCopper]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Good looking yearling buck there, should definitely not have been shot. If those are the guidelines, and they were expressed to the group that clearly, then I wouldn't be happy about this harvest.
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#5860918 - 08/03/15 10:32 AM Re: Son of a... [Re: LarryCopper]
dgilbert Offline
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Should not have been shot, JMO.

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#5860930 - 08/03/15 10:40 AM Re: Son of a... [Re: LarryCopper]
lsbrim Offline
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WOW! That buck is a giant! I bet he tasted pretty good.......

I'd be pissed!

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#5860945 - 08/03/15 10:47 AM Re: Son of a... [Re: LarryCopper]
don k Online   content
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If the kid is allowed to shoot a deer what would you prefer him to take? The largest Buck on the lease or that one?
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#5860948 - 08/03/15 10:48 AM Re: Son of a... [Re: LarryCopper]
Red Cloud Offline
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In my humble opinion this young buck could have had potential. The guy with the fake mustache should not have taken this deer.
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#5860951 - 08/03/15 10:50 AM Re: Son of a... [Re: LarryCopper]
Tru2lifetaxidermy Offline
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Registered: 01/25/15
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I would bring it up to the lease manager. That's his/her job to deal with situations like this. It's not worth getting involved bit of damn sure want that guy off the lease this year

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#5860980 - 08/03/15 11:07 AM Re: Son of a... [Re: LarryCopper]
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Registered: 09/16/07
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Loc: Valley View, TX
I'd FIRST get after him for having muzzle pointing at himself in a pic . . . wife
Wouldn't want anybody like that around me anywhere anytime . . . .

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#5860992 - 08/03/15 11:09 AM Re: Son of a... [Re: LarryCopper]
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Wow...

Just had to shoot I guess...Lotta Does need killin
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#5861010 - 08/03/15 11:17 AM Re: Son of a... [Re: LarryCopper]
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Loc: Texas
All kids need to get a first deer. I don't much care if that deer is a 1.5 YO 10 pt or a 6 year old cow horn spike or something in the middle. If they are hunting on a place with a management program in place it should fall within the requirements of a management plan.

Places should have management plans that say kill "inferior" bucks without detailing what constitutes inferior bucks. Assuming everyone agrees on that is just putting a big pile of Dog carp in the middle of the walking trail.

I have hunted with my dad and brother for about 25 years and we still differ on opinions about deer we have until we all sit down and hash it out.
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