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#7031895 - 01/09/18 05:48 PM The Perils of Culling From the "Bottom"
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We shoot a few 2-3 year old culls each year. This deer was a 6 point with a little fishook off his main beam his first yr. (2015) No tine length at all. Last year his frame appeared to almost double in size, he added one tine and his drop was about 2 inches. But still didn't have a tine over 4 inches. He scored about 100. This year, when I saw the below August photo of him in velvet, I put him on our hit list figuring he would never be much. No one has seen him since, but we just got some photos of him from the past couple weeks. Holy cow was I wrong on this one! Note: this deer is 3 1/2 so don't ever base your age decisions solely on a Roman nose. up







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#7031901 - 01/09/18 05:50 PM Re: The Perils of Culling From the "Bottom" [Re: fouzman]
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Holy moly! That's a helluva deer! Cool pics. Thanks for sharing that!
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#7031904 - 01/09/18 05:52 PM Re: The Perils of Culling From the "Bottom" [Re: fouzman]
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Holy cow he's half Elk...
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#7031908 - 01/09/18 05:54 PM Re: The Perils of Culling From the "Bottom" [Re: fouzman]
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Great sequence! He's a cool character, glad you were wrong on him. cheers

That's why we don't cull until they reach maturity. But we don't have any carrying capacity issues where we hunt, so alot depends on where your hunting and habitat numbers I'm sure. Thanks for sharing.
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#7032021 - 01/09/18 07:13 PM Re: The Perils of Culling From the "Bottom" [Re: fouzman]
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#7032026 - 01/09/18 07:18 PM Re: The Perils of Culling From the "Bottom" [Re: fouzman]
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thats legit!!
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#7032074 - 01/09/18 07:47 PM Re: The Perils of Culling From the "Bottom" [Re: fouzman]
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For those of you still hunting, our bucks are all showing up in their core areas. Lots of deer we haven't seen all season are right back where they were in Sept/Oct.

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#7032094 - 01/09/18 07:58 PM Re: The Perils of Culling From the "Bottom" [Re: fouzman]
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Nice Buck fouzman, I have also noticed the Big Bucks are out and about now!

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#7032176 - 01/09/18 09:06 PM Re: The Perils of Culling From the "Bottom" [Re: fouzman]
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Sooooo......don't shoot spikes...... bolt
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#7032190 - 01/09/18 09:14 PM Re: The Perils of Culling From the "Bottom" [Re: fouzman]
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Wow! I need to show this to my group for sure.

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#7032227 - 01/09/18 09:42 PM Re: The Perils of Culling From the "Bottom" [Re: fouzman]
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Great pics where's the ones of it on the ground?
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#7032419 - 01/10/18 06:55 AM Re: The Perils of Culling From the "Bottom" [Re: fouzman]
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
We shoot a few 2-3 year old culls each year. This deer was a 6 point with a little fishook off his main beam his first yr. (2015) No tine length at all.


In other words, he had two branched antlers his first year and did not qualify as a spike, correct?
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#7032487 - 01/10/18 07:52 AM Re: The Perils of Culling From the "Bottom" [Re: fouzman]
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Correct, Dan.

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#7032488 - 01/10/18 07:53 AM Re: The Perils of Culling From the "Bottom" [Re: Buck25-06]
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Originally Posted By: Buck25-06
Great pics where's the ones of it on the ground?


Those won't come for at least another 3 years.

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#7032491 - 01/10/18 07:57 AM Re: The Perils of Culling From the "Bottom" [Re: fouzman]
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Incredible buck! Would never in a million years judge him to be 3.5 yo.

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