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Old 11-23-2019, 09:17 AM   #1
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Default Help!! Which deer to shoot!? Culling...

The ranch I hunt on has a lot of younger dinky deer. We are almost overrun with them, and the land owner wants us to take out a good bit of mouths to feed.

My question is... which deer would y’all rather shoot...a spike with one little spike that is probably 1.5-2 years old or a 7pt that doesn’t has an okay rack as far as hill country deer go, but won’t be anything impressive?

They are both here right now and I I’m about to let an arrow fly!

Advice!!?
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Old 11-23-2019, 09:21 AM   #2
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Old 11-23-2019, 09:21 AM   #3
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On a side note...check out this nice up an comer. Hopefully he stick around for another year or two!

And the spike I mentioned is the one in this pic. Can’t get a pic of the 7 right now
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Old 11-23-2019, 09:22 AM   #4
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How old is 7pt?


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Old 11-23-2019, 09:22 AM   #5
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The 7 if he is old.
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Old 11-23-2019, 09:22 AM   #6
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How old is the 7 point you think?
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Old 11-23-2019, 09:23 AM   #7
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Spike looks like a yearling
Let him walk.


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Old 11-23-2019, 09:23 AM   #8
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Old 11-23-2019, 09:23 AM   #9
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Hill country 7s are a epidemic.....spike could grow into something.

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Old 11-23-2019, 09:23 AM   #10
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Maybe 3.5, but that may be pushing it
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Old 11-23-2019, 09:25 AM   #11
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The ranch I hunt on has a lot of younger dinky deer. We are almost overrun with them, and the land owner wants us to take out a good bit of mouths to feed.

My question is... which deer would y’all rather shoot...a spike with one little spike that is probably 1.5-2 years old or a 7pt that doesn’t has an okay rack as far as hill country deer go, but won’t be anything impressive?

They are both here right now and I I’m about to let an arrow fly!

Advice!!?
My son was going to shoot an unimpressive 7 a few years ago for his first deer. Could not get a shot. I shot him the next year at right at 135 8 point with 12" g2's
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Old 11-23-2019, 09:25 AM   #12
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Ha! A triple post. Agree with Landrover. Send it
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Old 11-23-2019, 09:26 AM   #13
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Poke that 7 pointer!
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Old 11-23-2019, 09:30 AM   #14
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Slick 7 has a hole in him!

Going to give him a few minutes.

The only place I get service Here on the ranch is here in the blind and one little spot back at camp. I’ll try to upload the LDP if I can.

Thanks fellas!
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Old 11-23-2019, 09:31 AM   #15
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Cool! Congrats in for pics
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Old 11-23-2019, 09:35 AM   #16
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Good deal. Slick 7??? Heck he would have been dead at first light.

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Old 11-23-2019, 09:52 AM   #17
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Ah yea in for pics. Congrats!
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Old 11-23-2019, 10:04 AM   #18
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Hill country 7s are a epidemic.....spike could grow into something.

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Like a funky 7 point...
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Old 11-23-2019, 10:16 AM   #19
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Low fence? If they are both young I wouldn’t shoot either


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Old 11-23-2019, 10:18 AM   #20
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Old 11-23-2019, 10:21 AM   #21
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Still have some service a little outside the blind. More deer showed up after the shot so I had to wait longer than expected.

We have blood though! About 2 yards from where I shot him
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Old 11-23-2019, 10:32 AM   #22
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He dead
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Old 11-23-2019, 10:45 AM   #23
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If the game is removing mouths, it doesnt matter. None of us know what the future holds for either deer. So the first one that offers a great shot gets it. I do like the fact that you are actually putting some thought to it though. So many "trophy" hunt their "culls" which is the exact opposite of what they should be doing.
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Old 11-23-2019, 10:48 AM   #24
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Old 11-23-2019, 10:52 AM   #25
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Like another 7 point
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Old 11-23-2019, 02:31 PM   #26
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I guess you Shoot the 7? I hope so.
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Old 11-23-2019, 02:38 PM   #27
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LDP’s?
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Old 11-23-2019, 02:45 PM   #28
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Isn't it called "skimming" now?
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Old 11-23-2019, 03:02 PM   #29
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Old 11-23-2019, 04:06 PM   #30
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The ranch I hunt on has a lot of younger dinky deer. We are almost overrun with them, and the land owner wants us to take out a good bit of mouths to feed.

My question is... which deer would y’all rather shoot...a spike with one little spike that is probably 1.5-2 years old or a 7pt that doesn’t has an okay rack as far as hill country deer go, but won’t be anything impressive?
Spike isn’t 1.5-2. It’s either 1.5 or 2.5. And that spike is just 1.5. It’s doubtful you will ever see a 2.5 year old spike. In your situation I’d shoot the 7 depending on age.


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Old 11-23-2019, 04:14 PM   #31
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Great job shooting that 7pt. Now if the goal is to remove mouths please shoot the next three female deer you see.
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Old 11-23-2019, 04:49 PM   #32
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It’s probably just me but if the deer in the background is the 7 Point you’re talking about them that’s definitely the one because he looks like a fairly wide 8 point to me.

Could very well just be the picture angle or my old eyes but I swear i’m counting 8.
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Old 11-23-2019, 04:57 PM   #33
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Great job shooting that 7pt. Now if the goal is to remove mouths please shoot the next three female deer you see.
Exactly!!! I trying to thwack 32 of those heifers!!!

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Old 11-23-2019, 05:06 PM   #34
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Great blood.
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Old 11-23-2019, 05:27 PM   #35
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If the game is removing mouths, it doesnt matter. None of us know what the future holds for either deer. So the first one that offers a great shot gets it. I do like the fact that you are actually putting some thought to it though. So many "trophy" hunt their "culls" which is the exact opposite of what they should be doing.
Slow clap sir... slow clap....
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Old 11-23-2019, 05:29 PM   #36
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Old 11-23-2019, 07:21 PM   #37
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He doesn't have cell service, apparently. That's what he said anyway.
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