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Old 12-28-2017, 10:31 PM   #57
Pope & Young
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Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: San Angelo
Hunt In: Irion Co

Originally Posted by lovemylegacy View Post
You are assuming he will always be like that. I understand the "removing a mouth" concept, but if that's all it is, take a doe and let that buck really have no idea how he will turn out.

I mean whats wrong with a 140 class 8? Personally, I would love to shoot one

Knowing your deer herd, how does "Cruiser" or One time bucks figure into that? Every year we get bucks coming through that none of have seen, how do they figure into the whole scheme?
You live in the land of exceptions and not the rule. Sure a junky 6 pt at three year old “may” reach 125” at seven but I don’t know a serious ranch on the planet that want to feed/house bucks 7 years to shoot 120s. Sorry to break it to you but genetics play a role in all living organisms. Even if the junkiest buck on the ranch only breeds 2-3 Doe a year count up the multiples of times he has spread those genetics but age 6 or 7. You can keep the junky stuff till maturity all you want...ranches focused on the top end surely won’t.
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