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Old 12-29-2017, 03:12 PM   #64
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Originally Posted by lovemylegacy View Post
Predict the future you can just by looking at a bucks headgear?...I don't believe that for a minute.

Well, to answer your question, I don't know, that's why we are having this discussion. We have a "scrub" 6 point (your terms), but he has a monster of a body. His antlers are fairly large, so he is exhibiting some characteristics in his body size that are attractive. I just think it is very narrow thinking when you judge a buck by antlers only.

If you have a secret on how to pattern Cruisers, I would like to know it. Your secret will be safe with me.
The area I have on my lease is a "doorway" into that area and I get cruisers coming through. One long tined 8 ended up staying over from last year...he is probably 4-5. Well I haven't seen him since early Nov.

You want long tails, sort em that way.

Some deer cruise around all year (very hard to pattern and smallest population)... some deer are homebodies(easy)... some deer summer in one place and winter in another...(easy)... some deer move summer homes every year but winter in the same place...(easy if you are winter)... etc etc..

Depending on your acreage size, you just need to focus time when and where he started showing up last year. If his range moved, and you don't have access, well thats the way the cookie crumbles.
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