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#5892590 - 08/23/15 09:27 PM Age and spread on this RRC buck?
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#5892841 - 08/24/15 07:25 AM Re: Age and spread on this RRC buck? [Re: robbyreneeward]
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With no brows age wouldn't matter to me. For a six he ain't too bad looking, shoot that sucker then measure width.

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#5892983 - 08/24/15 09:13 AM Re: Age and spread on this RRC buck? [Re: 8pointdrop]
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Originally Posted By: 8pointdrop
With no brows age wouldn't matter to me. For a six he ain't too bad looking, shoot that sucker then measure width.


Can you explain?
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#5892986 - 08/24/15 09:15 AM Re: Age and spread on this RRC buck? [Re: robbyreneeward]
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nice slick six. where in rrc do you hunt? ive hunted there for 30 years

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#5892988 - 08/24/15 09:17 AM Re: Age and spread on this RRC buck? [Re: robbyreneeward]
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Originally Posted By: robbyreneeward
Originally Posted By: 8pointdrop
With no brows age wouldn't matter to me. For a six he ain't too bad looking, shoot that sucker then measure width.


Can you explain?


Typically deer with missing brow tines don't develop into as nice a deer as their counterparts that that have brow tines, seen as a cull like some view spikes etc.
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#5892992 - 08/24/15 09:18 AM Re: Age and spread on this RRC buck? [Re: Bbcat78]
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Originally Posted By: Bbcat78
nice slick six. where in rrc do you hunt? ive hunted there for 30 years


Between johntown and cuthand east of Bogata
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#5892995 - 08/24/15 09:19 AM Re: Age and spread on this RRC buck? [Re: robbyreneeward]
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good country. i would take that deer but thats just me. do you have bucks of better quality on cam?

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#5892997 - 08/24/15 09:20 AM Re: Age and spread on this RRC buck? [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Originally Posted By: robbyreneeward
Originally Posted By: 8pointdrop
With no brows age wouldn't matter to me. For a six he ain't too bad looking, shoot that sucker then measure width.


Can you explain?


Typically deer with missing brow tines don't develop into as nice a deer as their counterparts that that have brow tines, seen as a cull like some view spikes etc.



So does this deer need to be shot? I'd hate to take him young if he'd be bigger next year. Just don't know what to do with him. Hopefully bigger deer show up on camera between now and the bow opener. But this deer has been on all 3 cameras we have out on our property so he frequents the place often
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#5893001 - 08/24/15 09:21 AM Re: Age and spread on this RRC buck? [Re: Bbcat78]
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Originally Posted By: Bbcat78
good country. i would take that deer but thats just me. do you have bucks of better quality on cam?


Not yet. This is the best looking deer so far and he best year of velvet pics we've gotten ever and we've only had cameras out 10 days or so
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#5893003 - 08/24/15 09:21 AM Re: Age and spread on this RRC buck? [Re: robbyreneeward]
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time will tell. been on place long?

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#5893024 - 08/24/15 09:33 AM Re: Age and spread on this RRC buck? [Re: robbyreneeward]
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Originally Posted By: robbyreneeward
Originally Posted By: redchevy
Originally Posted By: robbyreneeward
Originally Posted By: 8pointdrop
With no brows age wouldn't matter to me. For a six he ain't too bad looking, shoot that sucker then measure width.


Can you explain?


Typically deer with missing brow tines don't develop into as nice a deer as their counterparts that that have brow tines, seen as a cull like some view spikes etc.



So does this deer need to be shot? I'd hate to take him young if he'd be bigger next year. Just don't know what to do with him. Hopefully bigger deer show up on camera between now and the bow opener. But this deer has been on all 3 cameras we have out on our property so he frequents the place often

Don't let my definition of a cull change how you look at this buck. If you like him take him, if you want him to stay that's ok too. No brows at my place typically don't ever grow them or they get really weak brows at 5/6, so I cull them to allow my better deer to breed and eat.

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#5893029 - 08/24/15 09:35 AM Re: Age and spread on this RRC buck? [Re: robbyreneeward]
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Time will tell if you let him grow, shoot him and never know.

Have seen some that never grew brow tines and others that had them some years and had brows other years
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#5893082 - 08/24/15 10:11 AM Re: Age and spread on this RRC buck? [Re: Bbcat78]
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Originally Posted By: Bbcat78
time will tell. been on place long?


Been in my wife's family for 22 years. I've been married for 8 years so that's how long I've been hunting out there.
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#5893135 - 08/24/15 10:37 AM Re: Age and spread on this RRC buck? [Re: robbyreneeward]
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I have never seen a middle-aged buck without brow tines develop them later in life. That deer is 3 or 4 years old and about 16 6/8" inside spread. He would have been dead at my place if he had no brows his second year. I zoomed in on the little buck in the background and couldn't see any brows on him either, even though the camera angle is no good.

It's a genetic trait that you don't want in your deer herd. I use that term lightly not knowing, acreage, fencing, neighbors, etc. It may be a quite prevalent trait that you can't do much about.

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#5893142 - 08/24/15 10:41 AM Re: Age and spread on this RRC buck? [Re: robbyreneeward]
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Couple years ago we had 3 bucks that were slick 6's with no brows. One got shot as a 6 that year and was smaller antlerwise compared to same age bucks. The other two eluded us. The next year one was a carbon copy of the year before but slightly bigger and the other grew browtines, but they were so short I doubt they wouldn't make an inch each. My wife shot the one that was still a 6 as her first buck and the one that started his brow tines we let walk as he had pretty exceptional tine length for our place. We will see what he made of himself this year with all the good eats and a little more time.

Typically we shoot them as culls if its at least their second set of antlers.


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