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Cull or let hime Grow #6916696
10/11/17 04:16 PM
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I really like the character of this deer and the mass. He looks young to me but I don't know if it is worth letting him age. Appreciate some thoughts on this one. This is in West Texas so no antler restrictions.



Re: Cull or let hime Grow [Re: Lipan Creep] #6916706
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Tough call. Would be nice to see what he turns into next year either way I'd never call that a cull


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Re: Cull or let hime Grow [Re: Lipan Creep] #6916707
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Not that young in my opinion, but he does have great character. You might give him another year.




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Re: Cull or let hime Grow [Re: Lipan Creep] #6916741
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Let him grow, looks 3 yr old to me and he could be a Jaw dropper next year if puts all that back on plus some.

Re: Cull or let hime Grow [Re: Lipan Creep] #6916743
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I'd shoot, but I think the AR would be an issue where I currently hunt.

Re: Cull or let hime Grow [Re: Lipan Creep] #6916744
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Let him grow

Re: Cull or let hime Grow [Re: Lipan Creep] #6916749
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Really like his character and his beam tips almost touching. He's a middle-aged deer so I would let him go. He won't ever get this big, but I have a 221 I killed that has a 13" inside spread.

Re: Cull or let hime Grow [Re: TooLow] #6916777
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Let him grow


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Re: Cull or let hime Grow [Re: Lipan Creep] #6916800
10/11/17 05:40 PM
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Middle aged deer with potential IMO. He has the traits to be a relatively high scoring deer but won't ever be wide. I like mass and tine length, so I would leave him.


Re: Cull or let hime Grow [Re: Lipan Creep] #6916861
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3.5 - let him go another year or tow

Re: Cull or let hime Grow [Re: kdkane1971] #6916915
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Originally Posted By: kdkane1971
3.5 - let him go another year or tow
agreed

Re: Cull or let hime Grow [Re: Lipan Creep] #6916922
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give him another year.


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Re: Cull or let hime Grow [Re: Lipan Creep] #6916949
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Great looking buck- I love the character let- give him a yr and hopefully he gets a little wider.

Re: Cull or let hime Grow [Re: Lipan Creep] #6916950
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Re: Cull or let hime Grow [Re: Lipan Creep] #6916953
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solid 3yr old... id have to let him see 4 at least so see the direction he heads... bet its gona be a good one

Re: Cull or let hime Grow [Re: Lipan Creep] #6916954
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He would die of old age in an AR county.

Re: Cull or let hime Grow [Re: TexasKC] #6916960
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Originally Posted By: TexasKC
He would die of old age in an AR county.
which is fine with me as long as the overall herd quality keeps improving


Originally Posted by bill oxner
I plowed mules.
Originally Posted by Roll-Tide
I did build a cabin. Aka the brokeback shack.

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Re: Cull or let hime Grow [Re: Lipan Creep] #6916981
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Had one that looked a lot like that a few years back. Watched him at 3 and 4 then he disappeared for two years and another member shot him at 7. He was almost the identical size at 7 that he was at 4. Of course your results may vary...






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Re: Cull or let hime Grow [Re: SapperTitan] #6917000
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He would die of old age in an AR county.
which is fine with me as long as the overall herd quality keeps improving


I agree 100%. We've had our current place for 4 years now and we never see anything but tall narrow racks. I'm no biologist but I honestly think narrow racks are just a genetic thing and no amount of "letting them grow up" will make for wider racks. I know the subject has been argued here before but it's JMO.

Re: Cull or let hime Grow [Re: TexasKC] #6917055
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The problem is that our place is right off the highway and most of the does stay on the other side of the highway so come rut we usually see all our big mature buck laying dead on the highway. They don't usually make it very long. Either they die on the highway or our neighbors shoot them.

Re: Cull or let hime Grow [Re: Lipan Creep] #6917475
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What in the world would make you think that is a cull? Let me show you a deer that looked just like that at 3.5 years old and I killed at 6.5. 8 point main frame with mule deer forks. This buck is low fence non protein feed. He ended up scoring 184 and change. Let that deer go a few more years and you may have a monster on your hands.


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Re: Cull or let hime Grow [Re: Lipan Creep] #6917532
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Re: Cull or let hime Grow [Re: Lipan Creep] #6917608
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I'd definitely give him another year or two. We had a similar buck last year, 12" spread, scored in mid 130s I think, and the ranch managers son hunted my stand and shot him. I'd have passed on him for another year but it was by far the biggest buck this young man had ever shot so it was a good thing.

Re: Cull or let hime Grow [Re: Lipan Creep] #6917698
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Re: Cull or let hime Grow [Re: Lipan Creep] #6917818
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Cool deer give him a few more years......

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