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Two part question... #7990680 09/28/20 01:52 PM
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This is a very respectable deer by our standards. Not the biggest buck we’ve ever taken, but I think he’s a shooter. I’m not sure I would pass. Question number 1, would you shoot this deer??

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Now, I asked that question I order to ask this one. Would you shoot deer number 1 if your neighbor claims to have this deer on his place??

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Deer #2 appears to be more mature and I would probably hold out for it


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Re: Two part question... [Re: jrfan] #7990715 09/28/20 02:15 PM
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You want to shoot the deer your neighbor says he has on his place?


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Re: Two part question... [Re: hook_n_line] #7990728 09/28/20 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by hook_n_line
You want to shoot the deer your neighbor says he has on his place?


No, I don't want to go to my neighbor's and shoot this deer. I guess I should have been more clear. In 15 years, I have never seen a deer that is even in the same ball park as deer #2 on our place. My guess is that he is a 150"+ deer. Deer number 1 would be lucky to pass 130".


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Re: Two part question... [Re: jrfan] #7990734 09/28/20 02:24 PM
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Re: Two part question... [Re: jrfan] #7990745 09/28/20 02:27 PM
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Got to let them get old to reach their full potential. If you don't have to take a deer wait on the one you want to mature. I shoot does unless I see one I really want.


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Re: Two part question... [Re: jrfan] #7990792 09/28/20 03:00 PM
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Love to see the whole picture of your neighbors deer not just the cropped part, and also out of velvet.


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Re: Two part question... [Re: redchevy] #7990805 09/28/20 03:11 PM
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I don't think those two deer are as far apart score wise as you think they are, but it's hard not to like a wide, framey buck. To answer your questions though:

1. No, probably not, but I've got no problem passing on shooters (especially early season).
2. I probably hold out either way. Both are very nice deer.

Re: Two part question... [Re: jrfan] #7990807 09/28/20 03:14 PM
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Both are nice. I think #1 may score better. Shoot what makes you happy.

Re: Two part question... [Re: jrfan] #7990823 09/28/20 03:36 PM
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I'd shoot whatever deer I wanted to and not give another minute's thought about it.

To answer the questions;
No, I wouldn't shoot either buck, those are good examples of what I'd want to keep around as long as possible to spread their genes, especially the wider older buck.

Re: Two part question... [Re: Booner1] #7990824 09/28/20 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Booner1
Deer #2 appears to be more mature and I would probably hold out for it

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Re: Two part question... [Re: jrfan] #7990827 09/28/20 03:42 PM
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I’d shoot either or, both are mature


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Re: Two part question... [Re: jrfan] #7990844 09/28/20 03:55 PM
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Whichever one gave me an opportunity! Full disclosure I am a meat hunter first antlers are a bonus.

Re: Two part question... [Re: jrfan] #7990848 09/28/20 03:57 PM
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Wow, I am surprised by the responses. Deer #2 just looks like a monster to me, maybe because the pics are in velvet. I would be happy with either, but there is something about #2.


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Re: Two part question... [Re: jrfan] #7990855 09/28/20 04:03 PM
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Both nice and I would shoot either.

Re: Two part question... [Re: jrfan] #7990856 09/28/20 04:04 PM
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I've learned one thing about trail cam pictures. You can't Trust them! I had a deer show up on 2 different cameras and the angle of one made him look nice and the angle of the other made him look small. I sat and watched him in person and he was more on the small side. Velvet just adds to the confusion. 2cents


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1. I'd probably shoot if he gave me a good opportunity
2. I'd still probably shoot #1. Number 2 looks wide but not tall. I like tall. Also, I think Velvet is clouding your judgement.


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Re: Two part question... [Re: jrfan] #7990905 09/28/20 04:53 PM
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Both mature and #1 looks to be a mid-130s deer to me. I'd be ok shooting either, probably #2 if had my choice in field.

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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
I’d shoot either or, both are mature



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Re: Two part question... [Re: jrfan] #7991058 09/28/20 07:01 PM
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Id shoot number 1 over number 2 if they were both in front of me. That is just preference of course.


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No on either one.


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Re: Two part question... [Re: snake oil] #7991095 09/28/20 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by snake oil
No on either one.


Can you elaborate? This is just west of Newcastle. Are you hunting near Graham, seeing bigger deer?


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I would be tickled to shoot either buck if they walked out in front of me. Certainly would not pass one in hopes of seeing the other.

Re: Two part question... [Re: jrfan] #7991240 09/28/20 10:02 PM
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This is why I don't share cam PICS with folks near by me. Causes churn and everyone is going to say "Please don't shoot this buck because......"

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Originally Posted by Chief Dom
This is why I don't share cam PICS with folks near by me. Causes churn and everyone is going to say "Please don't shoot this buck because......"


I wished him luck. I have no reason to ask him not to shoot anything. Knowing him the way I do, if I did ask him not to, he wouldn’t do it. One of the nicest guys I ever met.


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