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Old 08-28-2011, 10:30 PM   #1
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Default Monster buck...but it makes me sad!

This is supposedly from a deer farm in Leonard, worth a million bucks. For some reason I just didn't like seeing this big guy. He just seems unnatural and it's almost like he knows it. Honestly, do you think that the genetics are getting out of hand?
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:34 PM   #2
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I agree but I would shoot him!
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:37 PM   #3
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IMO the deer breeding industry has for most parts became a (you know what) measuring contest where it's who can grow the biggest deer at the youngest age. We all love big deer, but what this image and many others out there depicts just isnt close to being natural. Yes it bothers me that this is what's it's coming to especially because I am in the wildlife management field.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:38 PM   #4
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I've got mixed emotions about deer like that... If I saw him in te wild that would be a way different story but something about him being in a pen just doesn't do it for me.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:39 PM   #5
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It's sad to see that but it's amazing to see the potential bucks have if the genes are right
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:41 PM   #6
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Messing with genetics and altering them to accomplish deer like this is wrong IMO.


I would further comment on this but there's no need in ruffling feathers...
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:41 PM   #7
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What a shame!
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:42 PM   #8
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Not my style, thats all ill say.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:48 PM   #9
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I'd rather see a big typical in a low fence while not using a rage. Hehe. Sorry had to. Lol
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:49 PM   #10
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I hate what hunting has turned into...
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:49 PM   #11
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:49 PM   #12
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I'm not trying to ruffle feathers either and don't get me wrong...if he walked out in front if me, an arrow would be flung in a heartbeat. I know people are doing this for a living and the research that has come from it has probably helped the whitetail population more than I will ever understand. This picture just caught me off guard.


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Old 08-28-2011, 10:50 PM   #13
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Saw it on another forum and I still dont like it. And a lot of people did say if they saw it in the wild that most would shoot it but thats the point, you would never see anything like that in the wild.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:51 PM   #14
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Well its not good or bad IMO, it does look unnatural but think about how many of these huge breeder bucks now have their genes floating around the state of Texas in the wild from deer that jumped the fence or got out a hole in it. I look at it like ranching or raising horses, they breed them to be genetically superior and this deer is the outcome of just that. Some say its wrong while others say its ok but regardless its a product of supply and demand in the state, everyone wants larger and larger deer however some dont want to see how that comes about though. No one would bat an eye if this deer cruised under their stand this fall but to see it in a pen is a different story. I always go back to my favorite motto, To Each Their Own
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:00 PM   #15
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You said it. Supply and demand. At least they could breed them to have bigger bodies and necks to hold up that heavy rack.
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:05 PM   #16
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Like the trash but that is unreal. It is a shame that money gets in the way of everything beautiful.
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:07 PM   #17
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Not even the same animal that I hunt. Its a whole different species as far as Im concerned.
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:09 PM   #18
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Its always about the dollar.
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:25 PM   #19
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Something about deer and stock trailers that just ain't right. That's all I got.
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:26 PM   #20
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Something about deer and stock trailers that just ain't right. That's all I got.
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:29 PM   #21
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IDK about that..
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:29 PM   #22
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Not even the same animal that I hunt. Its a whole different species as far as Im concerned.
Well said.
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:36 PM   #23
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Its not even a nice-looking deer, total freak of (non)nature.
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:36 PM   #24
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I am wondering if you put him in the wild to fend for himself, have to compete with other bucks for does to breed, eat natural food, no protein, ect, what the rack he would grow would be like. I bet it would not be like that.
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:38 PM   #25
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I'd rather see a big typical in a low fence while not using a rage. Hehe. Sorry had to. Lol
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me too!
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:40 PM   #26
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I am wondering if you put him in the wild to fend for himself, have to compete with other bucks for does to breed, eat natural food, no protein, ect, what the rack he would grow would be like. I bet it would not be like that.
Absolutely not. That's hormones and steroids and probably some genetics but look in hunting magazines from 15-20 years ago. Deer like that did not exist. It's all man made.

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Old 08-28-2011, 11:41 PM   #27
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I am wondering if you put him in the wild to fend for himself, have to compete with other bucks for does to breed, eat natural food, no protein, ect, what the rack he would grow would be like. I bet it would not be like that.
Nope, genes wont do that much without proper nutrition. These bucks have a protein buffet year round
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:56 PM   #28
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He just seems unnatural ...
Because it is. I'd be embarresed to have a deer like that on my wall knowing how he got that way.
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:07 AM   #29
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Well its not good or bad IMO, it does look unnatural but think about how many of these huge breeder bucks now have their genes floating around the state of Texas in the wild from deer that jumped the fence or got out a hole in it. I look at it like ranching or raising horses, they breed them to be genetically superior and this deer is the outcome of just that. Some say its wrong while others say its ok but regardless its a product of supply and demand in the state, everyone wants larger and larger deer however some dont want to see how that comes about though. No one would bat an eye if this deer cruised under their stand this fall but to see it in a pen is a different story. I always go back to my favorite motto, To Each Their Own
This is how I see it. How many of you have a favorite dog that is by your side everyday? Dogs are bred and manipulated till ideal results are reached.

What we're seeing in deer breeding is the exact same thing.
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:11 AM   #30
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It's waay too much IMO. I prefer them el natural.
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:28 AM   #31
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To me, that's just not right, but, I am a bit of a traditionalist.
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:31 AM   #32
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That deer has the look on his face kinda like my dog after we get him shaved, a little embarrassed.
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:41 AM   #33
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Give me a mature free roamin' 8 pt over that thing any day.
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:08 AM   #34
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It just looks too unnatural
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:39 AM   #35
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Is their such a thing as to much horn?
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Old 08-29-2011, 02:32 AM   #36
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Is their such a thing as to much horn?
Not if it was natural and wild
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:35 AM   #37
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Looks like its on steroids.... I DONT LIKE IT!!!!!!
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Old 08-29-2011, 05:05 AM   #38
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Looks like its on steroids.... I DONT LIKE IT!!!!!!
That buck in your profile is a monster
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Old 08-29-2011, 05:15 AM   #39
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Didn't that buck die last year from a blood infection or something??? Somebody refresh my memory.
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:05 AM   #40
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Didn't that buck die last year from a blood infection or something??? Somebody refresh my memory.
That was Sudden Impact which was a 406"two year old.You can see pictures of him and other monsters they are raising on their websiteWWW.farmingforwildlife.com.
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:10 AM   #41
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I can't even afford to look at that deer. Makes me feel like I owe money to look at him.
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:36 AM   #42
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Not my cup of tea.
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:41 AM   #43
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Because it is. I'd be embarresed to have a deer like that on my wall knowing how he got that way.


^^^I'm with you.

I kind of feel sorry for the deer.

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Old 08-29-2011, 06:44 AM   #44
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I'd shoot him. He's a freak of man, but a nicely placed tornado would make him the hunt of a lifetime if he was to get out of his compound.
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:52 AM   #45
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If I saw him in the wild, yes, I'd probably shoot. I'd probably get it euro mounted, but it's just ugly. I think a good typical 8 point looks way better, and I'd be happier with that. I like 'em born and raised wild.
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:54 AM   #46
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Ya think???, thats friggin retarted. I'd rather have a skinny E.Tx 6 on my wall than that mutated mongeloid
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:09 AM   #47
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It's waay too much IMO. I prefer them el natural.
Same here.
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:21 AM   #48
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Messing with genetics and altering them to accomplish deer like this is wrong IMO.


I would further comment on this but there's no need in ruffling feathers...

I agree!
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:24 AM   #49
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Give me a mature free roamin' 8 pt over that thing any day.
Yes sir....
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:24 AM   #50
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