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13" or greater? #8020934 10/23/20 03:35 PM
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Does he make it. Big bodies deer.

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Nyet - let him grow...


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Re: 13" or greater? [Re: Dalroo] #8020955 10/23/20 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Dalroo
Nyet - let him grow...


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Re: 13" or greater? [Re: ELKMTB] #8020985 10/23/20 04:07 PM
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He's be a fine deer to watch around the feeder. I enjoy watching them any bit as much as hunting. Maybe next year, I wouldn't take him this year.


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Re: 13" or greater? [Re: Dalroo] #8021008 10/23/20 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Dalroo
Nyet - let him grow...


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Re: 13" or greater? [Re: ELKMTB] #8021022 10/23/20 04:27 PM
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To close for me to take a shot.


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Re: 13" or greater? [Re: ELKMTB] #8021177 10/23/20 06:21 PM
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Too close to call and he looks to be only 3 to me.

Good one to let go another year and exactly what the antler restrictions were put in place to do. up


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Re: 13" or greater? [Re: ILUVBIGBUCKS] #8021187 10/23/20 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by ILUVBIGBUCKS
Too close to call and he looks to be only 3 to me.

Good one to let go another year and exactly what the antler restrictions were put in place to do. up

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Re: 13" or greater? [Re: ELKMTB] #8021263 10/23/20 07:38 PM
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Perhaps the best rule of thumb is that if you feel you might need to ask someone else what they think, it's probably best to give it a pass.

Now I'll be honest and say that I've killed deer only to suffer later from a bad case of "ground shrinkage", which is why I carry a small, 3-ft tape measure in my bag. Thankfully, I've never killed one that didn't pass the minimum. IMO, it's not letting your mind get drawn too much into the mass of the antlers and assume that just because he has antlers that appear thick and heavy, he's automatically mean he's a legal shooter.

I got quite nervous when I first walked up to the downed buck in the photo below. The inside spread turned out to be just 14 inches.

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He would still be less than 13" no matter what size body he has.


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Re: 13" or greater? [Re: Stompy] #8021618 10/24/20 12:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Stompy
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Nyet - let him grow...


Exactly. Looks kinda' young to me. Could be a great deer in a couple of years.


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Re: 13" or greater? [Re: ELKMTB] #8022929 10/25/20 01:13 PM
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Young deer, will be a dandy in a couple years

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No he doesn't make it and not worth the chance.
Believe it when I say there are better deer just by looking at that one!
You have to be patient, and you will see!

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No. Not there yet.


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Re: 13" or greater? [Re: dkershen] #8023198 10/25/20 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by dkershen
No. Not there yet.

Re: 13" or greater? [Re: ELKMTB] #8028109 10/28/20 10:14 PM
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I doubt he'll make it the season before someone drops him. Walking around a lot during the daytime hours.

I passed on one last year this same width (even with the ears) and someone else took him. He made dead even 13"

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Re: 13" or greater? [Re: ELKMTB] #8028675 10/29/20 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by ELKMTB
I doubt he'll make it the season before someone drops him. Walking around a lot during the daytime hours.

I passed on one last year this same width (even with the ears) and someone else took him. He made dead even 13"

It happens
But this deer is YOUNG and not 13" inside and exactly what the AR is set up to do.


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Re: 13" or greater? [Re: ELKMTB] #8028764 10/29/20 01:02 PM
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too close for comfort


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Not yet!

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Like they say if you have too ask dont shoot better to be safe than sorry.

Re: 13" or greater? [Re: KWAKZ] #8030094 10/30/20 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by KWAKZ
Young deer, will be a dandy in a couple years


You better believe he will!........His daddy is probably out there nearby!

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Nope, Let him walk.

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