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Should I?????

Posted By: Concho

Should I????? - 12/22/14 02:27 AM

I haven't seen many good bucks this season.....bow hunting only.


Posted By: stxranchman

Re: Should I????? - 12/22/14 02:32 AM

I would have already and posted the after pics on here. cheers
Posted By: MikeC

Re: Should I????? - 12/22/14 03:16 AM

Yes sir grill
Posted By: dogcatcher

Re: Should I????? - 12/22/14 03:18 AM

rifle
Posted By: SniperRAB

Re: Should I????? - 12/22/14 01:19 PM

Originally Posted By: stxranchman
I would have already and posted the after pics on here. cheers


rofl
Posted By: landsurveyor

Re: Should I????? - 12/22/14 01:52 PM

Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
rifle
Posted By: Concho

Re: Should I????? - 12/22/14 03:22 PM

All my whitetail bucks, well the mature bucks are only coming in after dark.....I have them on game camera photos, but haven't seen them during the daylight hours.
Posted By: chital_shikari

Re: Should I????? - 12/22/14 03:58 PM

Originally Posted By: SniperRAB
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
I would have already and posted the after pics on here. cheers


rofl
X2 on both posts roflmao
Posted By: Bucks&Ducks

Re: Should I????? - 12/22/14 04:27 PM

I don't shoot young bucks just to shoot. If I need meat, then I shoot does. That's just me though. I like big antlers and you can't get big antlers if you shoot them while they have little antlers. And you've already admitted that you are having trouble seeing bucks. I think you answered your own question.
Posted By: Concho

Re: Should I????? - 12/22/14 05:52 PM

probably just shoot me a doe for meat.....and wait on a good buck.
Posted By: postoak

Re: Should I????? - 12/22/14 05:55 PM

Originally Posted By: Bucks&Ducks
I don't shoot young bucks just to shoot. If I need meat, then I shoot does. That's just me though. I like big antlers and you can't get big antlers if you shoot them while they have little antlers.

Actually, you can. If you have plenty of deer, shooting yearling bucks for venison means you've allowed an older buck to get even older. ARs were necessary in certain counties because hunting pressure was so high that almost no bucks were surviving past yearling age.
Posted By: Bucks&Ducks

Re: Should I????? - 12/22/14 06:58 PM

Originally Posted By: postoak
Originally Posted By: Bucks&Ducks
I don't shoot young bucks just to shoot. If I need meat, then I shoot does. That's just me though. I like big antlers and you can't get big antlers if you shoot them while they have little antlers.

Actually, you can. If you have plenty of deer, shooting yearling bucks for venison means you've allowed an older buck to get even older. ARs were necessary in certain counties because hunting pressure was so high that almost no bucks were surviving past yearling age.

Wow. So you let your better bucks grow up to breed and maximize their antler growth, but then shoot the yearling bucks that were potentially their offspring? Great management plan. And who said you can't let both the yearling buck and older buck survive, as long as your keep your buck to doe ratio in check? I'm pretty sure nobody is forcing you to shoot one or the other.
Posted By: postoak

Re: Should I????? - 12/22/14 07:07 PM

If you've got plenty of bucks, what does it hurt?
Posted By: Bucks&Ducks

Re: Should I????? - 12/22/14 07:19 PM

If he's got "plenty of bucks" then he would have seen them by now. That's obviously not the situation he's in. And if he's got "plenty of bucks" then why not shoot the 3.5 - 4.5 year old cull 6s, 7s, and 8s? Not yearlings. That's Deer Mgmt 101.
Posted By: 8pointdrop

Re: Should I????? - 12/22/14 07:35 PM

Why all the "management" talk over an axis?? roflmao
Posted By: Bucks&Ducks

Re: Should I????? - 12/22/14 07:38 PM

It's the same thing whether it's whitetail or axis. People act like they have to kill a buck every single year. They end up killing something that's too young and would have been nice next year, like the axis in question. Let him grow up. Otherwise, there's a good chance you will be posting the same thing about not seeing anything good next year again.
Posted By: 8pointdrop

Re: Should I????? - 12/22/14 07:40 PM

I'd smoke that axis concho and not care what anyone thought about it.
Posted By: Red Bone 936

Re: Should I????? - 12/22/14 07:45 PM

I'd smoke that axis to! The other stuff being talk about renewable resource. JINGLE BAM !!!!
Posted By: aggiehunter03

Re: Should I????? - 12/22/14 07:51 PM

Originally Posted By: 8pointdrop
I'd smoke that axis concho and not care what anyone thought about it.


Same here.
Posted By: postoak

Re: Should I????? - 12/22/14 09:45 PM

Why the Axis?
Posted By: Concho

Re: Should I????? - 12/22/14 09:48 PM

I have seen a little spike and a five point whitetail, but that Axis meat just keeps calling me.....man that is just plain good.
Posted By: Choctaw

Re: Should I????? - 12/22/14 09:49 PM

Originally Posted By: Bucks&Ducks
It's the same thing whether it's whitetail or axis. People act like they have to kill a buck every single year. They end up killing something that's too young and would have been nice next year, like the axis in question. Let him grow up. Otherwise, there's a good chance you will be posting the same thing about not seeing anything good next year again.


Thanks for the lecture, professor. We're all too dumb to understand this stuff. I sure am glad you came along. rolleyes
Posted By: postoak

Re: Should I????? - 12/22/14 09:50 PM

I thought that might be your reason. I find the Axis to be a little blah compared to venison.
Posted By: Concho

Re: Should I????? - 12/22/14 09:52 PM

Originally Posted By: postoak
I thought that might be your reason. I find the Axis to be a little blah compared to venison.


I passed on an Axis doe last week because she looked to be about ready to give birth, got there this weekend and she has been hit by a car and killed......dang shame.
Posted By: Bucks&Ducks

Re: Should I????? - 12/22/14 10:28 PM

Originally Posted By: Choctaw
Originally Posted By: Bucks&Ducks
It's the same thing whether it's whitetail or axis. People act like they have to kill a buck every single year. They end up killing something that's too young and would have been nice next year, like the axis in question. Let him grow up. Otherwise, there's a good chance you will be posting the same thing about not seeing anything good next year again.


Thanks for the lecture, professor. We're all too dumb to understand this stuff. I sure am glad you came along. rolleyes

I wouldn't say "all". But there are quite a few. grin
Posted By: Choctaw

Re: Should I????? - 12/22/14 11:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Bucks&Ducks
Originally Posted By: Choctaw
Originally Posted By: Bucks&Ducks
It's the same thing whether it's whitetail or axis. People act like they have to kill a buck every single year. They end up killing something that's too young and would have been nice next year, like the axis in question. Let him grow up. Otherwise, there's a good chance you will be posting the same thing about not seeing anything good next year again.


Thanks for the lecture, professor. We're all too dumb to understand this stuff. I sure am glad you came along. rolleyes

I wouldn't say "all". But there are quite a few. grin


Well played. up
Posted By: Stub

Re: Should I????? - 12/22/14 11:38 PM

If it feels good, do it up
Posted By: wild1tx

Re: Should I????? - 12/23/14 04:17 PM

I would zap that in a heart beat!
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