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#6876694 - 09/02/17 07:17 PM Another What Would You Do
DQ Kid Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 02/20/12
Posts: 4635
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
You're hunting an area with decent genetics, 110s-120s with an occasional 130-140 and it's opening and a nice 125", 10pt., 4 yo pops out to the feeder. Do you shut the buck season down there or take a pass and roll the dice? The property you hunt is small and hunting pressure is surrounding you.

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#6876695 - 09/02/17 07:17 PM Re: Another What Would You Do [Re: DQ Kid]
DQ Kid Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 02/20/12
Posts: 4635
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Opening Day

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#6876701 - 09/02/17 07:23 PM Re: Another What Would You Do [Re: DQ Kid]
Outfishdya Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/07/12
Posts: 128
Loc: Lville
passing up deer on opening day will bite you....
I have taken deer opening day and day after 2 of the last 3 seasons. Though I can take 2 bucks, I just watch the rest of the season. I have passed on many nice deer after getting 1 down.

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#6876702 - 09/02/17 07:24 PM Re: Another What Would You Do [Re: DQ Kid]
BOONER Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/26/09
Posts: 5333
Loc: Brownwood,Tx
If he makes you happy then kill him.

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#6876774 - 09/02/17 08:18 PM Re: Another What Would You Do [Re: DQ Kid]
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Registered: 03/27/13
Posts: 1630
Loc: S.E. Louisiana
If a nice 125", 10pt., 4 yo walks by my stand and you don't hear a shot it means I'm dead in the stand. Please notify my wife and call the coroner. If it turns out I was just asleep, please shoot me. grin
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#6876794 - 09/02/17 08:38 PM Re: Another What Would You Do [Re: DQ Kid]
Russ79 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 12/04/09
Posts: 513
Loc: Nacogdoches, Tx
Never pass on the first day what you wouldn't pass on the last day,

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#6876829 - 09/02/17 09:28 PM Re: Another What Would You Do [Re: Russ79]
Sneaky Offline
The "Grouch"

Registered: 10/22/12
Posts: 17864
Loc: Winters
Originally Posted By: Russ79
Never pass on the first day what you wouldn't pass on the last day,


I hear that a lot, and it still doesn't make a lick of sense.
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#6876841 - 09/02/17 09:45 PM Re: Another What Would You Do [Re: DQ Kid]
rickym Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 5644
Loc: texas
Depends, if he has the frame, mass and symmetry I like then you bet your rear end im pulling the trigger! If I don't get excited then I'll likely let him walk, you never know when the monster you've never seen is gonna step out.
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#6876871 - 09/02/17 10:08 PM Re: Another What Would You Do [Re: DQ Kid]
Deerhunter61 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 7491
Loc: DFW
Have you seen a 140 on camera this year? If so I'd pass but if that ten point is the best you've seen and you want him take him.

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#6876913 - 09/02/17 10:41 PM Re: Another What Would You Do [Re: DQ Kid]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 8333
Loc: Lubbock, TX
I've killed better and there might be better in the area? Pass.
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#6877057 - 09/03/17 08:14 AM Re: Another What Would You Do [Re: DQ Kid]
sbushee Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 07/08/15
Posts: 1852
Pass. How are you ever gonna get bigger deer?

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#6877151 - 09/03/17 10:01 AM Re: Another What Would You Do [Re: DQ Kid]
snake oil Online   content
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/10/16
Posts: 343
Why shoot something small when you have already killed one that size?Shoot a doe and let him age.......

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#6877682 - 09/03/17 10:09 PM Re: Another What Would You Do [Re: DQ Kid]
steve_twice Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/07/04
Posts: 253
Depends on how much you plan on hunting that season. For me with a million obligations and only a handful of days to hunt each year, it's a no brainer unless one of our guys has a kid looking for his first buck.

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#6878014 - 09/04/17 11:27 AM Re: Another What Would You Do [Re: DQ Kid]
Bowtech kid Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 08/29/13
Posts: 250
Can't eat them horns

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#6878044 - 09/04/17 12:08 PM Re: Another What Would You Do [Re: DQ Kid]
Bbear Offline
Tracker

Registered: 11/24/13
Posts: 806
Loc: West Texas
Pass. My largest one to date is a 140. So, until something larger comes along, I'm just stacking meat.
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