texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
jbratcher, Bethani55, DusterMullet, mmenchaca, spatola911
67467 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 104,261
bill oxner 74,655
stxranchman 56,727
SnakeWrangler 54,016
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,451
BMD 41,091
Gravytrain 40,860
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics588,669
Posts11,094,749
Members82,467
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
Would you shoot scenario? #6024950 11/12/15 01:46 PM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 855
J
jsplinter Offline OP
Tracker
OP Offline
Tracker
J
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 855
If you hunted on 10 acres with people hunting around you would you harvest this buck, assuming once seen in the day you can confirm he is legal. To me he looks like a young buck from the size of his body. I also cant get him to come out during the day, either right before or after dark everyday.



Re: Would you shoot scenario? [Re: jsplinter] #6024964 11/12/15 01:50 PM
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 6,315
D
DQ Kid Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
D
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 6,315
Splinter, honestly only you are able to make that call. You know your deer population, your expectations from your excursions out there and your neighbors propensities. For me no, I'd probably not shoot him as I've shot many larger and older ones in my 40 years of hunting but I certainly shot some not even as good as him early on. If you like him and he makes you happy, by all means harvest him. FYI, I think he's a 3-3.5 yo from the blurry picture.

Re: Would you shoot scenario? [Re: jsplinter] #6024968 11/12/15 01:51 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 6,712
H
hook_n_line Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
H
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 6,712
I would catch him, saw one side off and hope somebody still doesn't shoot him.


Sometimes it's hard being me! But somebody has to do it.
Re: Would you shoot scenario? [Re: jsplinter] #6024975 11/12/15 01:53 PM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 569
J
jmh004 Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
J
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 569
I've heard people say that if you shoot a young buck because your neighbors will shoot it, then you are that neighbor. That being said, I understand your point of view. I live in Copperas Cove and work in Lampasas, and on my way to Lampasas today, I saw bucks chasing does all over the place.

Re: Would you shoot scenario? [Re: jsplinter] #6024978 11/12/15 01:53 PM
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 15,749
T
TEXASLEFTY Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
T
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 15,749
I know I am going to get blasted but yes, if that was the only buck coming around. Where I hunt you better get them before the rut is over or you probably will not shoot a buck that year. There are no woods to stalk in so walking a turn row is useless. You hear a bunch of people on here give stern advice but on 10 acres take what you can get.


Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.
Re: Would you shoot scenario? [Re: jsplinter] #6024985 11/12/15 01:58 PM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 855
J
jsplinter Offline OP
Tracker
OP Offline
Tracker
J
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 855
Thanks all, I am still undecided. I probably will not shoot it but if he walks in front of my son I will let him gte it for his first buck. I was worried he would be gone after opening weekend but very happy to still see him on the camera. Im starting to think he is hiding out in creek bed during the day and coming to eat at night.


Re: Would you shoot scenario? [Re: jsplinter] #6024993 11/12/15 01:59 PM
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 8,614
R
rickym Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
R
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 8,614
I think he's about 3.5 but he's got a lot of body


See y’all around the campfire.

Originally Posted by Grizz
Wingshooting is like sex for me - I love doing it but I'm just not that good at it.

Re: Would you shoot scenario? [Re: jsplinter] #6025004 11/12/15 02:04 PM
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 12,877
T
TexFlip Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
T
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 12,877
Looks young to me so no. I would shot a fat doe if there are any.

Re: Would you shoot scenario? [Re: jsplinter] #6025006 11/12/15 02:04 PM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 569
J
jmh004 Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
J
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 569
I know a lot of people hunt that area, but you will be surprised with the kind of bucks you will see. Trust me, I've lived in this area my whole life. People are getting more selective with the deer they shoot around there.

Re: Would you shoot scenario? [Re: jsplinter] #6025091 11/12/15 02:43 PM
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 5,294
8
8pointdrop Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
8
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 5,294
I won't shoot a young one with potential ever, no matter the circumstances. Just don't get me excited like a mature or old buck.

With that said I will congratulate anyone that kills a deer that makes them happy. Had a similar situation as you last year on my place. Nice 11 point 3 yr old that I thought stayed pretty much lives on my section and never left, let him walk knowing he would be great. The neighbor's wife got him opening morning on their place. She was ecstatic, her first buck and a good one!! Seeing her all excited about him made me happy for her.

Re: Would you shoot scenario? [Re: 8pointdrop] #6025104 11/12/15 02:47 PM
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 6,315
D
DQ Kid Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
D
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 6,315
Originally Posted By: 8pointdrop
I won't shoot a young one with potential ever, no matter the circumstances. Just don't get me excited like a mature or old buck.

With that said I will congratulate anyone that kills a deer that makes them happy. Had a similar situation as you last year on my place. Nice 11 point 3 yr old that I thought stayed pretty much lives on my section and never left, let him walk knowing he would be great. The neighbor's wife got him opening morning on their place. She was ecstatic, her first buck and a good one!! Seeing her all excited about him made me happy for her.


Yes, plenty of TX's bucks to go around for all to enjoy, that's how I see it at least..

Re: Would you shoot scenario? [Re: jsplinter] #6025108 11/12/15 02:48 PM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 27,887
N
Navasot Offline
Hollywood
Offline
Hollywood
N
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 27,887
Hes young but if you like him and hes legal take him! Its your right to do so and if I was your neighbor id hope you would call me so I could come check him out or help with any cleaning.. you don't owe your neighbors anything they are hunting just like you

Re: Would you shoot scenario? [Re: jsplinter] #6025109 11/12/15 02:50 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 34,444
R
redchevy Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
R
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 34,444
Shoot what makes you happy. If he makes you happy shoot him, it don't matter what we think up


It's hell eatin em live
Re: Would you shoot scenario? [Re: 8pointdrop] #6025111 11/12/15 02:51 PM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 855
J
jsplinter Offline OP
Tracker
OP Offline
Tracker
J
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 855
Originally Posted By: 8pointdrop
I won't shoot a young one with potential ever, no matter the circumstances. Just don't get me excited like a mature or old buck.

With that said I will congratulate anyone that kills a deer that makes them happy. Had a similar situation as you last year on my place. Nice 11 point 3 yr old that I thought stayed pretty much lives on my section and never left, let him walk knowing he would be great. The neighbor's wife got him opening morning on their place. She was ecstatic, her first buck and a good one!! Seeing her all excited about him made me happy for her.

Thats a good point. i showed the picture to one of the guys at my work and he thought it was only a couple years old too. His thoughts on it line up with all of yours. Like I said I think I will pass on it myself and if my son can take a shot then I will let him. Another good point that was brought up about letting him wait another year or two is that he will breed and his good genetics will make the population all that much better.

Last edited by jsplinter; 11/12/15 02:52 PM.

Re: Would you shoot scenario? [Re: jsplinter] #6025158 11/12/15 03:13 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 56,727
S
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi
Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi
S
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 56,727
Go txshntr on him rifle grin Nothing wrong with shooting what you like. I might not like it but it does not mean you should not shoot it.


[Linked Image]
Re: Would you shoot scenario? [Re: jsplinter] #6025202 11/12/15 03:31 PM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 12,522
Q
QuitShootinYoungBucks Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
Q
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 12,522
If he's already getting smart about when to show up, you could pass and hope that he dodges the neighbors too.


[Linked Image]

https://web.archive.org/web/20170223065011/http:/www.rrdvegas.com/silencer-cleaning.html
Re: Would you shoot scenario? [Re: jsplinter] #6025247 11/12/15 03:47 PM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 3,549
R
rtp Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
R
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 3,549
For me personally, no way. If he makes you come out of your seat and grab our weapon when you see him then by all means go for it and I will be in line to shake your hand and congratulate you.


Let'em grow old
Re: Would you shoot scenario? [Re: jsplinter] #6027018 11/13/15 12:56 PM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 13,232
D
don k Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
D
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 13,232
I would not shoot him and let my neighbors take him if that would make you feel good.

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3