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#5930743 - 09/15/15 10:11 PM Management or Cull
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Our lease rules state:

Trophy: 5.5 or older with at least 9 points

Management Buck: 5.5 8 point

Cull Buck: 4.5 with 7 points or fewer

I have never "managed" a deer herd with a group of hunters before so this is all new. Seems there isn't much difference in a management and cull buck?


Edited by titan2232 (09/15/15 10:12 PM)
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#5930769 - 09/15/15 10:30 PM Re: Management or Cull [Re: titan2232]
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Cull=Bad genetics as in 7pt uneven number of points on sides

Management= Mature buck not meeting the standard as in 5 1/2 yr old 8 pt scoring 120
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#5930779 - 09/15/15 10:35 PM Re: Management or Cull [Re: titan2232]
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One of the largest bodied bucks seen on the property. I'd take him as a trophy and be perfectly fine with it.



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#5930786 - 09/15/15 10:39 PM Re: Management or Cull [Re: titan2232]
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Trophy is definitely in the eye of the beholder but you have to separate yourself and your opinion from what the lease is capable of. Even though you think a 130 10 point is a trophy a true trophy in the opinion of the ranch owner or lease manager may be 150 10 point. Rules are rules but as long as you end up happy its worth it.
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#5930796 - 09/15/15 10:46 PM Re: Management or Cull [Re: titan2232]
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are you saying this because of his almost one inch brow making him a 7 and you get three buck tags? grin
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#5930802 - 09/15/15 10:49 PM Re: Management or Cull [Re: titan2232]
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I like just setting an age standard across the board and running with it..

I shoot anything over 4 here. but my trigger finger gets itchy
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#5930825 - 09/15/15 11:03 PM Re: Management or Cull [Re: Navasot]
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
I like just setting an age standard across the board and running with it..

I shoot anything over 4 here. but my trigger finger gets itchy

So does mine. Lol
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#5931020 - 09/16/15 07:59 AM Re: Management or Cull [Re: titan2232]
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So what is a 5.5 YO 10 point that scores 106, short stuby tines and 15 inches of spread?

I think those standards/guidelines need some help. Also like you said management and cull may as well be one in the same.
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#5931022 - 09/16/15 07:59 AM Re: Management or Cull [Re: titan2232]
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Does and hogs know just how to ease my trigger finger. rifle
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#5931212 - 09/16/15 09:19 AM Re: Management or Cull [Re: titan2232]
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Management, mature, maybe going down hill or just don't make the grade or standard set.
Cull, young, could be as young as 2.5 but shows no pontentialto make the minimum goals set for your heard.
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#5931296 - 09/16/15 10:08 AM Re: Management or Cull [Re: titan2232]
don k Offline
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You all must be really good at aging to be able to guess a deers age while alive.
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#5931302 - 09/16/15 10:10 AM Re: Management or Cull [Re: don k]
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Originally Posted By: don k
You all must be really good at aging to be able to guess a deers age while alive.
cheers
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#5931313 - 09/16/15 10:14 AM Re: Management or Cull [Re: titan2232]
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In my world, there is no such thing as a "management buck". The deer either fits the program or he is a cull. The term "management hunts" came about so landowners could charge more for bigger culls.

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#5931505 - 09/16/15 12:01 PM Re: Management or Cull [Re: don k]
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Originally Posted By: don k
You all must be really good at aging to be able to guess a deers age while alive.

You can't tell me that you can't look at your deer and tell the 1 and 2 yr olds from the 4+ yr old bucks. You have way too much experience with animals for me to believe that.

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#5931510 - 09/16/15 12:03 PM Re: Management or Cull [Re: fouzman]
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
In my world, there is no such thing as a "management buck". The deer either fits the program or he is a cull. The term "management hunts" came about so landowners could charge more for bigger culls.

Yep. Younger deer that don't fit the mold are all in the same group, they need to go. I don't care what we call them, I prefer dead.

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