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Would you take any of these bucks? #6940969
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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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Where I hunt - pass - don't look to meet the required age criteria

Re: Would you take any of these bucks? [Re: crozierk] #6941020
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1st one I'd bust just for being a 6


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Re: Would you take any of these bucks? [Re: Western] #6941030
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Originally Posted By: Western
1st one I'd bust just for being a 6


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Any other pictures of that last one?


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Re: Would you take any of these bucks? [Re: crozierk] #6941052
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Do the end points on the 2nd buck cross each other?

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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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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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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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Re: Would you take any of these bucks? [Re: crozierk] #6941070
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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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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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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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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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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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Re: Would you take any of these bucks? [Re: Western] #6941296
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Originally Posted By: Western
1st one I'd bust just for being a 6


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Re: Would you take any of these bucks? [Re: crozierk] #6941326
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1st deer looks like he could be 1.5. Depending on his age and quality against his peers in your area, he probably gets a pass. I would pass on the others as well unless they are notably deficient against their peers. If I thought the 10 was 5.5 or older he would get serious consideration but leaving him as a stud is a thought too.




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Re: Would you take any of these bucks? [Re: crozierk] #6941337
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see my biggest problem is that currently, these deer are all I have to compare to each other. let me upload the pics I have, maybe yall can help me decide which pictures are of what deer

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Re: Would you take any of these bucks? [Re: crozierk] #6941941
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You have a lot of nice bucks! It's hard to say on the 6pt-he has length and width, just not # of tines. Our bucks typically don't develop more than 8 until 4.5 or 5.5. He could easily add more points next year.

What are your hunting goals, and how much do you get to hunt?




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Nope, I would even call the 6 a cull. He's still young. None of those deer are mature in my book

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Quitshootingyoungbucks, this is a property owned by my inlaws. It is fairly small, do I don't know that culling vs not will have a major impact on the deer herd in the area. This is my first hunting season, so I really just want to start to build my skills and enjoy some time outside. I will probably get to hunt once a day every week or every other week. If I take a buck this year, cool! If I get a doe, cool! If I don't get anything, thats cool as well. I'm just kinda breaking into the sport, so to speak.

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Originally Posted By: D'hanis
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
Yep. Looks older than the others. That's about what a mature buck looks like on our place. Not great, but good enough.


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Last one looks really nice but not quite sure. Cull the six for sure

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Originally Posted By: crozierk
Quitshootingyoungbucks, this is a property owned by my inlaws. It is fairly small, do I don't know that culling vs not will have a major impact on the deer herd in the area. This is my first hunting season, so I really just want to start to build my skills and enjoy some time outside. I will probably get to hunt once a day every week or every other week. If I take a buck this year, cool! If I get a doe, cool! If I don't get anything, thats cool as well. I'm just kinda breaking into the sport, so to speak.


Your attitude is awesome! Since it's a small place, I wouldn't worry about culling. Just enjoy your hunting, and if you see one you really like, shoot it! You'll get your best chances for bucks during the rut, so focus on that time if you can. Good luck, and post pics when you get one.




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