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#6940969 - 10/31/17 12:31 PM Would you take any of these bucks?
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Out of curiosity, which of these would you take a shot at and why? I don't look at most of these bucks as particularly nice bucks, but two of them seem a bit younger. Pass, shoot, what to do? Also just wanted to get opinions on what was coming in. I'm probably going to end up in a blind by myself and since it's my first hunt Id like to get some veteran opinions in case any of these frequent fliers show up.

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#6941010 - 10/31/17 01:07 PM Re: Would you take any of these bucks? [Re: crozierk]
kdkane1971 Offline
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Registered: 01/30/14
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Where I hunt - pass - don't look to meet the required age criteria

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#6941020 - 10/31/17 01:13 PM Re: Would you take any of these bucks? [Re: crozierk]
Western Offline
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1st one I'd bust just for being a 6
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#6941030 - 10/31/17 01:21 PM Re: Would you take any of these bucks? [Re: Western]
redchevy Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Western
1st one I'd bust just for being a 6


^^^This

Any other pictures of that last one?
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#6941052 - 10/31/17 01:34 PM Re: Would you take any of these bucks? [Re: crozierk]
cjs0134 Offline
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Do the end points on the 2nd buck cross each other?

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#6941057 - 10/31/17 01:37 PM Re: Would you take any of these bucks? [Re: crozierk]
hunting_guy Offline
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Loc: Central Texas
Any of the first three could stand to be killed... the last one I'd let pass for another 2-3 years. Hard to tell from the picture but he looks young. He has potential to be something special.

My opinion.

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#6941066 - 10/31/17 01:44 PM Re: Would you take any of these bucks? [Re: crozierk]
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Registered: 09/28/17
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It all depends on where you hunt. Personally I'd take the last deer. He looks to be the most mature of the bunch (although its hard to tell) and he seems to be a solid symmetrical 10. Where I hunt, I'd kill that last one, but that's just me

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#6941067 - 10/31/17 01:44 PM Re: Would you take any of these bucks? [Re: cjs0134]
Tff caribou Offline
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Originally Posted By: cjs0134
Do the end points on the 2nd buck cross each other?


took me a minute of looking at it, but no. he has a crab claw on the left side.
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#6941070 - 10/31/17 01:44 PM Re: Would you take any of these bucks? [Re: crozierk]
82Ag Offline
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Registered: 12/09/09
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Cull first one. Second and third need some more years. Fourth is tough to tell in pic, but also looks like he could benefit from another year. If I thought he was 5.5 yo, I would consider taking him.

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#6941105 - 10/31/17 02:18 PM Re: Would you take any of these bucks? [Re: crozierk]
crozierk Online   content
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Registered: 05/23/16
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Well I know for a fact at least one of the neighbors is going to take that last buck if he steps out. I lean more towards taking him if I can, but it's more from a "If I dont someone will" mentality. I would like a shot at the first, and I probably would take the second, just because he looks like he is relatively mature. Could be totally wrong, as I don't know a whole lot about aging deer. I am hoping that if I can make some good improvements that in 7 or 8 years these types of deer will be the abnormal vs. the common. Thanks for the input. I know the pics arent great, what would you guesstimate these deer at age wise?

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#6941116 - 10/31/17 02:22 PM Re: Would you take any of these bucks? [Re: crozierk]
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Probably not. At this point it's either gotta be a personal best, a deer for one of my kids, or a deer that just needs to go.

I would consider taking a deer that doesn't meet those requirements if it's super skittish or if it's aggressive and pushes other deer from my area 2cents
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#6941118 - 10/31/17 02:24 PM Re: Would you take any of these bucks? [Re: crozierk]
crozierk Online   content
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Registered: 05/23/16
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Also, that last buck is the only one that I dont have more pictures of. He showed up the one time and thats it. The others I have a couple pictures of, typically it seems like they are around for a couple days and then move on. The third one shows up the most though. Most of them are coming through right before and right after shooting light currently, with the odd pass through between 12 am and 2 am. I only have about two and a half weeks of pictures because I didnt do something correctly when I checked them the first time and so they didnt take any shots between 10/11 and this weekend. The other odd thing is my other camera(maybe a 10 minute walk away) picked up none of these deer ever. No pigs, no coons, no deer or anything except for one morning when a random axis doe and fawn showed up with another exotic type doe. They ate at that feeder, then moved up to the other one. Kind of odd to me but thinking maybe it was just sort of a one off deal. Plenty of sign around both feeders.

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#6941226 - 10/31/17 03:39 PM Re: Would you take any of these bucks? [Re: crozierk]
Bobby Hill Offline
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Registered: 10/31/17
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The 6 in the first picture is a yes, the middle two no based off those pictures, the last one is a yes but would like to see better pictures.

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#6941285 - 10/31/17 04:26 PM Re: Would you take any of these bucks? [Re: crozierk]
Brian C. Offline
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Meeting required AR if applicable all the above. My focus as every year is kids tag first!
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#6941296 - 10/31/17 04:44 PM Re: Would you take any of these bucks? [Re: Western]
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Originally Posted By: Western
1st one I'd bust just for being a 6
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