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Old 09-26-2018, 08:06 PM   #1
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I've got a dilemma. I like this buck, and I know 100% that he's at least 3 yrs old because I've been seeing him every year. He could be over that but body characteristics don't indicate that. He has always been a 8pt, has gotten a little bigger each year but not a lot. Im in a 1 buck co. so Im not sure about taking him. Im guessing 130s? Any thoughts?
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Old 09-26-2018, 08:09 PM   #2
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If you would be happy with him then yes, if not then no.
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Old 09-26-2018, 08:15 PM   #3
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Old 09-26-2018, 08:17 PM   #4
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I agree 100%, just dont want to end the season. Typically we get a lot of roamers in the rut. Its a 1 buck co. Idk.
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Old 09-26-2018, 08:21 PM   #5
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I agree 100%, just dont want to end the season. Typically we get a lot of roamers in the rut. Its a 1 buck co. Idk.
This post came up while I was typing.

In situations like this I let my gut dictate the trophy status and yours seems to be on the fence. That...is the answer to your question. He doesn't seem to be tripping your trigger.

Perhaps you could post a picture.
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Old 09-26-2018, 08:11 PM   #6
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Trying to download pic, having trouble.
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Old 09-26-2018, 08:12 PM   #7
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An honest 130 inch 8 is a good deer that most people would love to shoot.
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Old 09-26-2018, 08:13 PM   #8
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An honest 130 inch 8 is a good deer that most people would love to shoot.
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Old 09-26-2018, 08:29 PM   #9
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An honest 130 inch 8 is a good deer that most people would love to shoot.
Amen. 132 on this one.
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Old 09-26-2018, 08:19 PM   #10
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It takes a lot of bone for an 8 to make 130 in most Texas regions. If he is truly 130 and your not hung up on age then shoot him. IMO, too many people get hung up on age and in reality a 4 year old is trophy age to most of us.

A legit 130 inch 8 is a trophy in 3/4 or more of the state.
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Old 09-26-2018, 08:26 PM   #11
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this thread is worthless without pics.
if I make the decision for you can I come shoot it?
I'll offer a complete package and process and eat it as well.
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Old 09-26-2018, 08:37 PM   #12
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I guess it all depends on if you wanna roll the dice. Have you shot a 130+ 8pt before? Realistic chances of a bigger deer coming through? Ive shot two 8pts over 135 and I dont know that I could pass another one up! Big 8s are just pretty to me.


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Old 09-26-2018, 09:51 PM   #13
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Well a picture would help


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Old 09-26-2018, 10:06 PM   #14
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I've passed on a lot of good opening season deer over the years. I'd say its about a 75-25 percent ratio that I should of shot. A 130 inch 8pt is a good deer, unless you are in a really good area. I will say for me unless it breaks 140 and is mature or is a good cull I won't shoot and I'm in an area where a 140 is not the norm. My feeling is you get to a point to where you pass on good deer and hold your breath that they reach a point to where there is no question when you shoot. To each is their own.
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Old 09-26-2018, 10:12 PM   #15
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Any pictures of this mystery 8pt ?
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Old 09-26-2018, 11:03 PM   #16
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I've tried to upload pic multiple times, wont work.
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Old 09-26-2018, 11:09 PM   #17
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I've tried to upload pic multiple times, wont work.
Send me pics I will post them if you want me to 3256687192
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Old 09-26-2018, 11:20 PM   #18
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Pic sent, thanks.
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Old 09-26-2018, 11:30 PM   #19
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Old 09-26-2018, 11:38 PM   #20
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I’m not convinced that one will see 120”. He will be close to 13” at that.
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Old 09-26-2018, 11:39 PM   #21
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I shot this guy last year. Scored 134 1/8. 7 1/2 years old and well over 200 lbs before the rut.
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Old 09-28-2018, 11:31 PM   #22
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I shot this guy last year. Scored 134 1/8. 7 1/2 years old and well over 200 lbs before the rut.


Dam nice buck holy sheet


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Old 09-26-2018, 11:57 PM   #23
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Looks young and About 120 to me from that one picture is this in Foard county ?
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Old 09-27-2018, 11:00 PM   #24
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Dont shoot that buck


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Old 09-28-2018, 02:47 PM   #25
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Old 09-28-2018, 12:59 PM   #26
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Maybe 120" buck, gets a pass on our place.
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Old 09-28-2018, 01:14 PM   #27
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If he makes you happy, bust him.
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Old 09-28-2018, 01:31 PM   #28
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It's harvest time.
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Old 09-28-2018, 01:48 PM   #29
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That angle doesnt make it look like a shooter to me - but if you're hungry ...
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Old 09-28-2018, 02:21 PM   #30
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Shoot what makes you happy and abide by the rules you have put into place for bucks if y'all have any?
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Old 09-28-2018, 04:38 PM   #31
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Hed get shot on our place. Bigger than anything we saw all last year. Were in central Texas though


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Old 09-28-2018, 10:17 PM   #32
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Don't shoot him and hope a better one will come by. I think you'll be disappointed with him. Looks to me low 120,s
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Old 09-28-2018, 11:44 PM   #33
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If you see him every year I’d wait...
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