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Old 10-02-2019, 03:52 PM   #1
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Default Remember that Big 8 that got my attention?

Remember how I said 8s don't really excite me, but this one sure has my attention? Well, this "Big Boy 8" sure seems to like my feed pen. He's hanging out a lot there, often 2-6 hours at night, coming around about every 2-3 days. This particular night he was there for 8 hours.





Much to my opening day surprise, he came in about 5 minutes before my husband pulled up to pick Pistol and I up. It was his first pre night fall visit in over a month. He was about to turn broadside when my husband drove up, just like I asked him to do. Totally my bad. I knew there would be a lot of deer in the area and I thought for sure I'd be shooting a doe and that it would be too dark at 7:30. I totally missed the boat on all of that.

Oh well, it was just opening day and I've got until January.
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Old 10-02-2019, 03:53 PM   #2
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The other buck in the first photo has 4 on one side and is a spike on the other. Three other bucks look just like him. They will all be removed asap.
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Old 10-02-2019, 04:00 PM   #3
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good mature cull. Shoot him
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Old 10-02-2019, 04:03 PM   #4
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Nice deer. Trashy on his base.
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Old 10-02-2019, 05:02 PM   #5
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I like him!
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Old 10-02-2019, 05:09 PM   #6
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The other buck in the first photo has 4 on one side and is a spike on the other. Three other bucks look just like him. They will all be removed asap.
Why?
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Old 10-02-2019, 05:56 PM   #7
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Great 8!! Love big 8's for sure. Be careful taking out those others. We had a couple bucks last year that were wonky like that and have grown something good this year. Plus those seem young, won't hurt to leave them. One buck last year had a screwed up side with basically a brow and a spike and this year he is a whopper. Sometimes they hurt their antlers during the growth period or get an injury on their body and it screws them up but it isn't always permanent.
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Old 10-02-2019, 06:00 PM   #8
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I've pretty much been persuaded to the nutrition>genetics side.

It just sucks that protein is so expensive...
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Old 10-02-2019, 06:12 PM   #9
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I’m not seeing pics
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Old 10-02-2019, 06:22 PM   #10
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good luck with the 8 point. Text your ride when you are ready to be picked up.
I would not be shooting those little deer until I saw a third set of horns.
Course I get to shoot lots of pigs !
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Old 10-03-2019, 12:29 PM   #11
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I don't normally advocate shooting little bucks but I've seen the daddy of those little bucks. On year 2, they will have 2-3 x 1-2" points on the spike side and be tall on the non-spike side. On year 3 they will be a little bigger, but the spike side will go straight up. Year 4 - same thing. They will never be legal. The widest they will ever get is 10".

Now I have 4 years of those dang bucks running around reproducing. Most of our little bucks have 4-6 points and are very even on both sides.

And as far as that 8 being a good "cull" buck? Ouch! Maybe where you are but where I'm at that's a nice buck.
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Old 10-03-2019, 12:31 PM   #12
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These are our normal 2 year olds.

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Old 10-03-2019, 12:32 PM   #13
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Here's the single spike daddy.

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Old 10-03-2019, 12:42 PM   #14
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You know your deer and I am not a biologist.
But I think young deer, especially late born, twin fawns deserve a chance to see
What they can do. Our lease has few mature bucks, so we want them all to reach another age class and possibly blossom.

Good luck on that 8
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Old 10-04-2019, 08:59 AM   #15
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Good luck!

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