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#6481240 - 10/04/16 09:07 PM Would You Have Shot Him?
Deerhunter61 Online   content
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 6841
Loc: DFW
Guys,

I saw this buck Sat and Sun morning and passed. I have to say he looks even better from 20 yards away! Really nice buck...so considering it was the first weekend of bow season and you only get to take 1 "trophy" buck would you have shot him? Look how long his main beams are...pretty nice. And in person his mass looks pretty good too. And guys I am looking for what "you" would have done...I am just curious. As for my decision I will explain later why I passed because I do believe that he is a very nice mature buck.










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#6481263 - 10/04/16 09:14 PM Re: Would You Have Shot Him? [Re: Deerhunter61]
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3.5 yo, think you made a good call on opening bow weekend...

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#6481277 - 10/04/16 09:19 PM Re: Would You Have Shot Him? [Re: Deerhunter61]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 7681
Loc: Lubbock, TX
That would likely be a top two-three buck in the area I hunt (lots of small low fence places in Mills county). Without knowing for sure that there were better deer around I would likely shoot him. I've averaged a mature buck every other year since 2008 and this would be the year.

IF I thought he was 5.5, and I'm not sure he is.
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#6481293 - 10/04/16 09:24 PM Re: Would You Have Shot Him? [Re: Deerhunter61]
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I would call him a 5 yr old. He is a nice buck but with no other history on the place and showing mature bucks. I would probably pass on him also.
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#6481299 - 10/04/16 09:28 PM Re: Would You Have Shot Him? [Re: DQ Kid]
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Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
3.5 yo, think you made a good call on opening bow weekend...


Another look at him and he does look 4.5-5, nice buck but would probably pass on him opening bow weekend but maybe not late in rifle season blush

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#6481318 - 10/04/16 09:39 PM Re: Would You Have Shot Him? [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
I would call him a 5 yr old. He is a nice buck but with no other history on the place and showing mature bucks. I would probably pass on him also.


His running buddy has some future potential too. Good looking buck but I would have passed to see what else might be running around. Good luck
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#6481492 - 10/05/16 06:10 AM Re: Would You Have Shot Him? [Re: Deerhunter61]
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grill It would depend on how low my sausage stack is. However not knowing anything else other than 1 buck, I'd shoot a doe and enjoy as much of the season as I could. If I can only shoot 1 buck and then it's over I guess I'll pass on bucks to spend time in the woods. partyon555
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#6481533 - 10/05/16 07:01 AM Re: Would You Have Shot Him? [Re: Deerhunter61]
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#6481534 - 10/05/16 07:05 AM Re: Would You Have Shot Him? [Re: Deerhunter61]
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I would have shot him.Nice bow kill.
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#6481543 - 10/05/16 07:13 AM Re: Would You Have Shot Him? [Re: DQ Kid]
cameron00 Offline
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Registered: 01/08/09
Posts: 8633
Loc: Texas
Gotta know what the rest of the deer in your area look like.

At my place, no chance on God's Green Earth I'd have passed. At some other places I hunt, the opposite.

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#6481589 - 10/05/16 07:58 AM Re: Would You Have Shot Him? [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Depends on how much hunting time I would have during the season. If its limited or uncertain I may have just taken it. If there will be plenty of time I would most likely pass.
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#6481591 - 10/05/16 07:59 AM Re: Would You Have Shot Him? [Re: Deerhunter61]
BenBob Offline
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What county are you hunting?
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#6481616 - 10/05/16 08:08 AM Re: Would You Have Shot Him? [Re: Deerhunter61]
westtexaswatkins Offline
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Registered: 05/31/07
Posts: 7000
Loc: Anton, TX
All depends on what else you are seeing on camera. If bigger deer in the area, then no.

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#6481643 - 10/05/16 08:29 AM Re: Would You Have Shot Him? [Re: Deerhunter61]
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yes
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#6481746 - 10/05/16 09:18 AM Re: Would You Have Shot Him? [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 08/23/16
Posts: 1152
Loc: Cypress, Texas
Just as some guys have said, what do the other "trophy bucks" look like on the place? How much more hunting time do you have for the rest of the year?

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