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#6492227 - 10/12/16 11:11 AM No brow bucks
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What is your opinion of a 6 pt yearling? 3 on beams no brows? I have always considered a yearling with more than 4 points to be a good thing, however watching the deer at 2.5 he was a slightly larger 2.5 yo 6 pt with no brows. I have always considered a no brow deer to be inferior. Thoughts?
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#6492235 - 10/12/16 11:16 AM Re: No brow bucks [Re: redchevy]
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I'd keep him for a 6pt contest.

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#6492240 - 10/12/16 11:18 AM Re: No brow bucks [Re: redchevy]
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Had one a few years ago almost identicle at 3 or 4 he put on some 1/2 to 1 inch long brow tines. Had he presented himself again he would have been shot.
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#6492300 - 10/12/16 11:55 AM Re: No brow bucks [Re: redchevy]
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I think big 6 points are awesome. I'd give him a couple yrs to see what he ends up.
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#6492315 - 10/12/16 12:06 PM Re: No brow bucks [Re: SapperTitan]
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
I think big 6 points are awesome. I'd give him a couple yrs to see what he ends up.

Sure wanted to get this guy a few years ago, but he was never seen in person and never on cams during season or after either. Had a split brow as well.
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#6492374 - 10/12/16 12:47 PM Re: No brow bucks [Re: redchevy]
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No brow tines is a genetic that you do not want in your herd..Plug him quick.....

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#6492565 - 10/12/16 02:29 PM Re: No brow bucks [Re: redchevy]
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What are your opinions on 1 brow bucks? I see a few of those each year on my place near Brady.

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#6492736 - 10/12/16 04:31 PM Re: No brow bucks [Re: redchevy]
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I never shot yearling anythings, especially on a low fence place.



If ou wanna take culls wait till they are at least 3
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#6492737 - 10/12/16 04:31 PM Re: No brow bucks [Re: redchevy]
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4-5 years ago when I took over my friend's ranch SW from Ozona, we brought the Crockett county TPWD Biologist out to survey her ranch and also went on one of the night time spotlight surveys. I had 2-3 previous years game camera pictures (hundreds) from the owner's step-dad that I shared with the biologist too. The biologist said OMGoodness, you need to cull all these nasty antler (freak spike one side with 5 points other 4 y/o, 14 inch main beam with little G1 with 6 on other side, etc.) 4.5+ y/o bucks and any mature bucks that don't have G1s. We have been thinning the nasty antlers and without G1 mature bucks since. These are genetically inferior antler development and will be passed down thru breeding. Not sure about yearling...
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#6492800 - 10/12/16 05:09 PM Re: No brow bucks [Re: redchevy]
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At 2 years and still no brows, the odds are very, very high that he will never have good brows. We fought this problem on a ranch in west Texas for years and never got it under control.
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#6492885 - 10/12/16 06:13 PM Re: No brow bucks [Re: redchevy]
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IMHO, I think it is next to impossible to significant alter genetics on a LF ranch. This is not a popular opinion, but I think it is true. The exceptions to this rule is if you are willing to shoot a LOT of deer, including does - and/or the property/area has a small number of deer.

I agree that no brow are bad genes, but you can shoot every single no brow buck on the property - dozens to hundreds of deer over dozens of years - and still not eliminate or even reduce the trait in new crop bucks. Why? Because the trait may be carried by the does.

Go ahead and shoot em, but don't expect much to change.

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#6492886 - 10/12/16 06:13 PM Re: No brow bucks [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
I think big 6 points are awesome. I'd give him a couple yrs to see what he ends up.

Sure wanted to get this guy a few years ago, but he was never seen in person and never on cams during season or after either. Had a split brow as well.



There's you another dbl throat patch deer, btw.

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#6492904 - 10/12/16 06:32 PM Re: No brow bucks [Re: John Humbert]
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Originally Posted By: John Humbert
IMHO, I think it is next to impossible to significant alter genetics on a LF ranch. This is not a popular opinion, but I think it is true. The exceptions to this rule is if you are willing to shoot a LOT of deer, including does - and/or the property/area has a small number of deer.

I agree that no brow are bad genes, but you can shoot every single no brow buck on the property - dozens to hundreds of deer over dozens of years - and still not eliminate or even reduce the trait in new crop bucks. Why? Because the trait may be carried by the does.

Go ahead and shoot em, but don't expect much to change.
depends on the ranch, lots of factory to figure in.
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#6492918 - 10/12/16 06:39 PM Re: No brow bucks [Re: John Humbert]
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Originally Posted By: John Humbert
IMHO, I think it is next to impossible to significant alter genetics on a LF ranch. This is not a popular opinion, but I think it is true. The exceptions to this rule is if you are willing to shoot a LOT of deer, including does - and/or the property/area has a small number of deer.

I agree that no brow are bad genes, but you can shoot every single no brow buck on the property - dozens to hundreds of deer over dozens of years - and still not eliminate or even reduce the trait in new crop bucks. Why? Because the trait may be carried by the does.

Go ahead and shoot em, but don't expect much to change.

I think it's easier to shoot out a desired trait than to get rid of an undesirable trait.
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#6493239 - 10/12/16 10:01 PM Re: No brow bucks [Re: redchevy]
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rifle If you have the tags. Keep him if you want more that look just like him in the future. One buck is not going to make that much difference either way though in the large scheme of things on a small LF.
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