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Shoot or pass? #5327887 09/26/14 06:00 PM
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New to bow hunting, and rookie at deer hunting in general and am trying to get a better understanding of the "management" mentality. Would you guys take this buck tomorrow if presented the opportunity? And why?



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Re: Shoot or pass? [Re: fishingWOT] #5327922 09/26/14 06:22 PM
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Yes... because I was bow hunting... yes because hes prolly 3 and a decent 8... yes because I was new to bow hunting... yes because hes coming to a feeder during day light... I could do this all day...

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That's a decision you gota make though... if you need a lot of bucks and wanting to get strict on management then get you some doe...and he will be bigger next year... if he makes it to then... BUT really hes a pretty decent buck to take with a bow for the first time... you should see the dink I shot when I was 13 for my first bow kill ... he could have been a giant 180 ten and I would have been just as excited...

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If you hunt a place where you do not have to worry about neighbors killing him I would pass. But if he is coming to your feeder during the day and you have close neightbors he is gong to their feeder too so I would drop him.


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If it would be your first time to kill with a bow I say shoot the first legal deer that walks by

Re: Shoot or pass? [Re: fishingWOT] #5328001 09/26/14 07:11 PM
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I am all for management and letting deer grow, but dude...whack em if you like em!!!! New to hunting, new to shooting a bow, go out and enjoy it. Plenty of time to learn and manage. That one deer isn't going to make or break the quality of your herd.


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Originally Posted By: txshntr
I am all for management and letting deer grow, but dude...whack em if you like em!!!! New to hunting, new to shooting a bow, go out and enjoy it. Plenty of time to learn and manage. That one deer isn't going to make or break the quality of your herd.



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Re: Shoot or pass? [Re: txshntr] #5328269 09/26/14 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted By: txshntr
I am all for management and letting deer grow, but dude...whack em if you like em!!!! New to hunting, new to shooting a bow, go out and enjoy it. Plenty of time to learn and manage. That one deer isn't going to make or break the quality of your herd.


Thanks man, pretty much what I was leaning towards. He's a gorgeous buck, and hopefully he'll walk in front of my bow in the morning! Thanks for the replies everyone

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I am all for management and letting deer grow, but dude...whack em if you like em!!!! New to hunting, new to shooting a bow, go out and enjoy it. Plenty of time to learn and manage. That one deer isn't going to make or break the quality of your herd.


Thanks man, pretty much what I was leaning towards. He's a gorgeous buck, and hopefully he'll walk in front of my bow in the morning! Thanks for the replies everyone


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Absolutely! @txshntr

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If you like him, take the shot!


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I would pass and wait for the freak rack in the next pic. It is more mature and has great character. You can also use it for your spike since it has one unbranched antler. JMO.


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I would pass and wait for the freak rack in the next pic. It is more mature and has great character. You can also use it for your spike since it has one unbranched antler. JMO.
woah, I hadn't looked at the other picture. What a toad!


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Originally Posted By: Navasot
Yes... because I was bow hunting... yes because hes prolly 3 and a decent 8... yes because I was new to bow hunting... yes because hes coming to a feeder during day light... I could do this all day...


And you'd still be right all day long. Here's another; we could make it a "keep it going" thread happy3

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Absolutely shoot him for all the reasons stated above..and good luck.

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Yeah I want that spike! Different location though and that's the only time I've seen him

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I would in your situation. For myself no but that is because I've killed a couple and my sights are set a little higher now. Early in my bowhunting career that would have been a monster and I wouldn't have cared what "management" called for. I would have slung an arrow.


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I agree with everyone else...Choot em, choot em.

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If any legal dear presents a shot for you, My advice is to shoot before hyperventilation sets in...


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That's a great looking deer but the bottom line is the only person that needs to be happy with your decision to take any animal is you. Good luck to you!


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Thanks everyone! Thats more or less the mindset I was going with, but wanted to engage some dialoge so I can learn. I saw him a couple times opening weekend but never within bow range and havent seen him since, still have not taken a deer but I'll be back out there this Thursday! Havent gotten anything with my boy yet and am already addicted.

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