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Old 10-05-2017, 12:08 AM   #51
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I'd of smacked him
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Old 10-07-2017, 06:30 PM   #52
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I don't understand some of you guys, why would you pass on that deer. Boogles my mind
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Old 10-07-2017, 06:33 PM   #53
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I don't understand some of you guys, why would you pass on that deer. Boogles my mind
Cause you’ll never kill a 150-160 class buck if you shoot em when they’re 130-140. That buck has the potential explode next year.
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Old 10-07-2017, 06:37 PM   #54
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4 or 5 let's see what he does next year
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Old 10-07-2017, 07:52 PM   #55
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Young enough to pass.
Good decision.
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Old 10-07-2017, 08:16 PM   #56
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I see a mature deer. He's neck isn't really swollen yet but his brisket and head say 5.5 or older.
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Old 10-08-2017, 06:02 PM   #57
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He looks 5.5 to me. I hope you have a lot of land so he doesn't wonder off to the wrong property. Not gonna lie, I probably would not pass on that deer unless I knew 100% that he would survive.

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I don't understand some of you guys, why would you pass on that deer. Boogles my mind
Depends on the situation. If you have 2,000 acres or like minded lease mates/neighbors you let those deer go and they turn into absolute giants and also get several more years to breed does.

Small tract of land turns me into your mindset. Less than 7-800 acres and I'm smoking that buck.
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Old 10-08-2017, 07:51 PM   #58
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I see a 5.5 year old buck
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:11 AM   #59
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Cause you’ll never kill a 150-160 class buck if you shoot em when they’re 130-140. That buck has the potential explode next year.
You guys that ask why not shoot this is why. If you don't care about that then shoot depends on what is important to you. I will say it is tough to watch a pretty deer like that walk but if you do that a couple years you will be amazed at the difference. Even in high pressure areas it helps Ya not so good neighbors might get them but there will be some that slip through the cracks and you will be thankful one day. Its an investment it will pay off later down the road. I speak from experience have been in that well If i don't shoot him someone else will but havent done that in years and our deer pop has changed dramatically and we are in a pretty high pressure area. Only 300 acres with some smaller places around us with different leasers every year. Still frustrating but our patience has paid off.
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:47 AM   #60
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You guys that ask why not shoot this is why. If you don't care about that then shoot depends on what is important to you. I will say it is tough to watch a pretty deer like that walk but if you do that a couple years you will be amazed at the difference. Even in high pressure areas it helps Ya not so good neighbors might get them but there will be some that slip through the cracks and you will be thankful one day. Its an investment it will pay off later down the road. I speak from experience have been in that well If i don't shoot him someone else will but havent done that in years and our deer pop has changed dramatically and we are in a pretty high pressure area. Only 300 acres with some smaller places around us with different leasers every year. Still frustrating but our patience has paid off.
We have 360 in Oklahoma surrounded by small places that some of the locals have told me they shoot 5 young buck s a year each. But we have only shot one buck on it in the last 5 yrs. and every year we have at least 1-2 mature shooters to hunt. It's all about self control.
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:59 AM   #61
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That could be a special buck in the making there. I'm seeing 4.5 as well. Great looking buck though!
Agree
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Old 10-15-2017, 06:07 PM   #62
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Well I have passed him up three different times now. It keeps getting harder, but I have had this one come by but the 11 pt will not let him come in. Still early on the new place but liking what I am seeing. Any guesses on age of this one




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Old 10-15-2017, 10:03 PM   #63
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5.5
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Old 10-15-2017, 10:17 PM   #64
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Cause you’ll never kill a 150-160 class buck if you shoot em when they’re 130-140. That buck has the potential explode next year.
I understand all that, but! When given the oppurtunity, thou must seize it!
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Old 10-15-2017, 10:22 PM   #65
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Well I have passed him up three different times now. It keeps getting harder...


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I have a buck exactly like this...each time I pass him, get harder to let him walk. But I know he will get better next year,...and...I have a bigger buck on camera than him.

Good luck! Nice pictures btw.
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Old 10-15-2017, 11:15 PM   #66
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I think both are 4.5
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Old 10-15-2017, 11:45 PM   #67
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I think you made the right call but that's just me. Good luck this year and the years to come.
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Old 10-15-2017, 11:51 PM   #68
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That's a great picture!
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Old 10-16-2017, 12:05 AM   #69
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Good looking buck. Big summer body, short curvy nose , somewhere around 5 years.
Deer in my area never get this big. He would had an arrow in him.
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Old 10-16-2017, 08:42 PM   #70
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Great pass you will really like him in 3 yrs, he is 3.5
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Old 10-16-2017, 10:19 PM   #71
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5.5, nose is getting short.
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Old 10-17-2017, 09:15 AM   #72
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We have 360 in Oklahoma surrounded by small places that some of the locals have told me they shoot 5 young buck s a year each. But we have only shot one buck on it in the last 5 yrs. and every year we have at least 1-2 mature shooters to hunt. It's all about self control.
It is about self control for sure, but most have the attitude if i don't shoot it someone else will. unfortunately.
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Old 10-17-2017, 09:18 AM   #73
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He gone!!!!!
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Old 10-17-2017, 09:23 AM   #74
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Love that forked 2 on his left side and the little crab claw on the right beam. Great looking deer! I think he is either a healthy 3.5 y.o. or a 4.5 y.o. Second picture makes him look a little more 4.5, but other two pictures make him look more 3.5 to me.
My first thoughts as well. Looks a little too sleek for any older than 4.5 to me...
Could be super special next year or even 2 more years. Beast!
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Old 10-17-2017, 09:30 AM   #75
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However old he is, you have a beautiful place to hunt with some really good bucks.

Congrats on that.
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Old 10-17-2017, 01:51 PM   #76
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good looking deer
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