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#5994187 - 10/25/15 08:19 PM Would you Rather
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Harvest a nice mature buck each year or a brute trophy every 5-10 years? This scenario is assuming LF, free-range, hunting pressure around you where nice bucks are fairly frequent but trophies are rarely seen. Thanks for playing..

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#5994193 - 10/25/15 08:22 PM Re: Would you Rather [Re: DQ Kid]
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All depends...


I would say for the hypothetical that it would be the nice mature buck each year.
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#5994195 - 10/25/15 08:23 PM Re: Would you Rather [Re: DQ Kid]
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Define Nice mature buck


and Brute Trophy
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#5994199 - 10/25/15 08:24 PM Re: Would you Rather [Re: DQ Kid]
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Buck each year
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#5994202 - 10/25/15 08:25 PM Re: Would you Rather [Re: DQ Kid]
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Nice Mature buck being a 4.5+ yo and 130-145" typical, 170" non-typical, Trophy being 6+, 150"+, typical or 200"+ non-typical.

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#5994208 - 10/25/15 08:27 PM Re: Would you Rather [Re: DQ Kid]
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Nice buck every year. But a monster once or twice in a lifetime would be nice.
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#5994212 - 10/25/15 08:28 PM Re: Would you Rather [Re: DQ Kid]
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DQ, for me, in an AR county, might as well get a nice rack if I can only take 2 bucks. I want meat, but when we are like this I would rather take one that has a little something to him and have meat. If that makes sense?

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#5994213 - 10/25/15 08:28 PM Re: Would you Rather [Re: DQ Kid]
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I'd shoot the mature buck every year


btw there is a big difference between a 150" typical and a 200" non typical


I would not call a 150" typical deer a brute.
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I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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#5994215 - 10/25/15 08:28 PM Re: Would you Rather [Re: DQ Kid]
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Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
Nice Mature buck being a 4.5+ yo and 130-145" typical, 170" non-typical, Trophy being 6+, 150"+, typical or 200"+ non-typical.


I will take a 170" NT every year for $1 Bob!!!
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#5994238 - 10/25/15 08:38 PM Re: Would you Rather [Re: txtrophy85]
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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
I'd shoot the mature buck every year


btw there is a big difference between a 150" typical and a 200" non typical


I would not call a 150" typical deer a brute.


Fair enough, I had a big 150", 8 pt. typical in mind, not a 12 pt and for a 200" non-typical, that's still a pretty good buck either way..

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#5994240 - 10/25/15 08:39 PM Re: Would you Rather [Re: DQ Kid]
Dude Lebowski Offline
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Registered: 01/04/11
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Loc: Spring, TX
I have been hunting the same place for 5 years and have not taken a trophy deer. Plenty of cull bucks and does but no trophy yet. I think this will be my year. I have a lot of patience and prefer to watch them grow as much as possible. My idea of a trophy deer and others ideas may be totally different. I feel a true trophy for me is a fully mature buck that has reached his maximum potential. I really do not have to worry about my neighbors much where I hunt at. confused2 I have watched the same deer since 2011.
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#5994244 - 10/25/15 08:41 PM Re: Would you Rather [Re: txtrophy85]
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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85


I would not call a 150" typical deer a brute.


Many people would though. All about perspective and not truly something that could be defined in general IMO.
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#5994250 - 10/25/15 08:43 PM Re: Would you Rather [Re: txshntr]
Dude Lebowski Offline
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Originally Posted By: txshntr
Originally Posted By: txtrophy85


I would not call a 150" typical deer a brute.


Many people would though. All about perspective and not truly something that could be defined in general IMO.

This is so true!
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#5994262 - 10/25/15 08:49 PM Re: Would you Rather [Re: SapperTitan]
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Nice buck every year. But a monster once or twice in a lifetime would be nice.


And as for the above, I'm one of those people as my "biggest buck" is still a spike.
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#5994263 - 10/25/15 08:49 PM Re: Would you Rather [Re: DQ Kid]
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In my younger years I would have said the mature buck every year. But over the years I've taken my share of nice (but not outstanding) bucks.

Not to say I won't ever shoot another buck, but my bucket list has 4 animals on it and one of them is an outstanding east TX whitetail from my place.

Mostly though, I am coming to appreciate just being out there where they live.....


Edited by Nogalus Prairie (10/25/15 08:51 PM)
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Originally Posted By: REALKILLER
That's the way I hunt don't know many that do. If a deer gets buy me I will try to run him down. Ive killed a bunch that way.



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