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Old 08-13-2018, 03:10 PM   #1
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Had this little guy showing up on camera last year. There is no mistaking him, since he has a dog collar on. Only saw him once in person, but he was a regular at the feeders. Well this year he is back, and is now a respectable 9 point. Pretty nice jump from last year, I didnít really think he would ever amount to anything, but he surprised me. We named him Bucky and he is off limits to hunt. Just hope the neighbors give him a pass also. Anyway, if youíre missing your pet deer, he can be found at my protein feeder on a regular basis.
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Old 08-13-2018, 03:13 PM   #2
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Awesome example of what spikes can turn into
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Old 08-13-2018, 03:15 PM   #3
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KAS!

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Old 08-13-2018, 03:17 PM   #4
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Pretty neat

Thanks going to suck the older/fatter he gets especially when the rut comes around and that thing is still around his neck and set for a 2 year olds neck size
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Old 08-13-2018, 03:18 PM   #5
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As he gets bigger, do you think that collar will eventually choke him?
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Old 08-13-2018, 03:34 PM   #6
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Not if you ground check him to put him out of his misery!
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Old 08-13-2018, 03:35 PM   #7
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Two things: that’s why I am against killing all spikes. And two, that’s unfortunate about the collar, it’s going to cause him some issues as he gets older/bigger. His skin will eventually graft around the collar, and cause a sore, and probably get infected.
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Old 08-13-2018, 03:48 PM   #8
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When he is a 4.5 yo 160”” you can ground check him and that would make an awesome mount. But would suck for the Taxi
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Old 08-13-2018, 03:52 PM   #9
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He is not a spike in the first picture, looks more like a small six.
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Old 08-13-2018, 03:56 PM   #10
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As he gets bigger, do you think that collar will eventually choke him?
We will address the collar issue next season and put him on the hit list if need be. And, that's not even a given, only saw him once in person last season, so may never get a crack at him. 13" rule in my county, so doubt he makes it anyway this year, it would be close, plus he is a young deer.
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Old 08-13-2018, 03:59 PM   #11
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We had a young buck who we would see with a red bandana tied around his neck. He was a young 8pt we named rags. He was eventually shot at around 3.5 years old. Was cool to see rags roll through the woods.


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Old 08-13-2018, 04:29 PM   #12
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He is not a spike in the first picture, looks more like a small six.
X2 I agree!

A spike can grow into a bigger legal deer. But I will take my chances and play the %'s that a spike will be inferior to a same age 4-6 point
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Old 08-13-2018, 04:29 PM   #13
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We will address the collar issue next season and put him on the hit list if need be. And, that's not even a given, only saw him once in person last season, so may never get a crack at him. 13" rule in my county, so doubt he makes it anyway this year, it would be close, plus he is a young deer.
Look below your post..... 3.5 is a shooter to some hunters
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Old 08-13-2018, 04:37 PM   #14
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He was not a spike his first year, he looks like he has some points maybe 6 point.....Folks seem to not realize there is a difference than a first year spike and a second year spike....Shoot the second year spike, leave the yearling alone...
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Old 08-13-2018, 04:42 PM   #15
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nice buck
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Old 08-13-2018, 04:45 PM   #16
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I would shoot the collar off with one of my fixed blade broadheads if he was on my place. I can come show you how in October. Let me know.
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Old 08-13-2018, 04:56 PM   #17
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Borrow a dart gun, dart him, loosen collar, and set him free.

Seems easy :P
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Old 08-13-2018, 05:10 PM   #18
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I agree let the guy go for a while, dart him and let him be till a yr or 2 more. Pretty cool to see though
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Old 08-13-2018, 05:16 PM   #19
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My guess is that the person who raised him can probably still feed him by hand. I bet they loosen the collar as he matures.
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Old 08-13-2018, 08:33 PM   #20
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Hard to tell for sure but looks like the collar has been loosened between the 2nd and 3rd picture. Tag end looks shorter.
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Old 08-13-2018, 08:34 PM   #21
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Pretty neat

Thanks going to suck the older/fatter he gets especially when the rut comes around and that thing is still around his neck and set for a 2 year olds neck size
My thoughts too----
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Old 08-13-2018, 08:46 PM   #22
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Yep
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Old 08-13-2018, 08:51 PM   #23
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He is mine. I will come get him if you will PM me your location.
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Old 08-15-2018, 09:12 PM   #24
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We had a couple with collars on, on camera after last season as well in llano county.




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Old 08-15-2018, 09:16 PM   #25
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We had one of them walking around a couple years ago. The collar had a name written on it. When to possum cop caught wind of it, the neighbors whose name was on the collar got a not so nice talkin to.
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Old 08-15-2018, 09:30 PM   #26
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Amazing what a healthy supply of protein will produce
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Old 08-15-2018, 09:41 PM   #27
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Looks 3.5 to me
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Old 08-18-2018, 05:02 PM   #28
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Peta!
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Old 08-18-2018, 08:30 PM   #29
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He made a pretty significant jump. Hopefully whoever tagged him is able to adjust the collar as he grows.
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Old 08-18-2018, 08:36 PM   #30
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Pretty cool, hopefully nobody shoots him.
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Old 08-18-2018, 08:42 PM   #31
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Pretty cool to get to see the big jump. It would be really cool to see his jump next year.
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Old 08-24-2018, 05:44 PM   #32
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If he has the collar, he was probably bought as a fawn and bottled raised. If he was bought, he probably has better genetics as few pens are stocked with small bucks.
I would go with the dart gun to get the collar off him. He could be a monster in 3 more years.
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Old 08-24-2018, 07:19 PM   #33
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That would be odd for somebody to pay good money for a deer just to turn it lose. A lot of people in the country keep "pet deer" around that are just wild deer they either raised or tamed and they put collars on them hoping a hunter won't shoot them.
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