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Old 09-27-2022, 12:29 PM   #1
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Thumbs up 3 shooters - which one would you shoot?!

In just a few more days, most won't be able to sleep in anticipation of the next sunrise on opening morning! In preparation for all the fun.......here's your scenario:

Its opening morning, break of dawn....and the bucks start showing up one at a time. All of a sudden you have multiple shooters (heavyweight with double drops, giant mainframe typ 10 and super WIDE big 8) all within range and plenty of light.

All monster bucks in every respect, which (ONE) would shoot and why?

P.S. This is completely hypothetical and for amusement purposes only. We all know this was a drought year

So, which would your arrow be pointing at? If someone does end up shooting something like this....you darn well better post it up!

Here is some eye candy to help you decide:
Buck #1 Heavy weight with double drops
Buck #2 Giant typical mainframe 10
Buck #3 Superwide BIG 8
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Old 09-27-2022, 12:30 PM   #2
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1,2 and 3
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Old 09-27-2022, 12:33 PM   #3
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#2, its a typical and doesn't look freakish.
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Old 09-27-2022, 12:33 PM   #4
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Since Iíve never killed big deer, Iíll probably shoot none of them after I die from a massive heart attack in the blind with a smile on my face.

Another option is Iím a two buck county with no restrictions so maybe I line up two of them with one arrow?

I would be torn. Severely. Iíve never killed a 10, a deer with a drop, or a super wide deer, so any of them would be a deer of a lifetime for me.


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Old 09-27-2022, 12:35 PM   #5
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That is tough. Big 8 points are by far my favorite, and although I don't really like the look of #1, I think I'd have to go with him due to the double drops.
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Old 09-27-2022, 12:36 PM   #6
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All are amazing deer that I would be over the moon to see, much less arrow…but, to me #1 and #3 are super unique…I honestly think #3 is the most “Texas” deer of the 3…plus, I love a big 8!
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Old 09-27-2022, 12:37 PM   #7
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#1! Because out of the three which I'd probably never see again by themselves the rest of my life, I'm by far the least likely to see the drop tine buck again based on how its gone the last thirty years. If I squint hard enough I can talk myself into at least a decent chance at a poor man's #2 or #3 in the foreseeable future.

Cool post to get some insight on how others see things. Trophies are what you make of them!
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Old 09-27-2022, 12:37 PM   #8
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Numero 2


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Old 09-27-2022, 12:38 PM   #9
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Old 09-27-2022, 12:39 PM   #10
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Numero uno !
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Old 09-27-2022, 12:41 PM   #11
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1 with 3 a close second
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Old 09-27-2022, 12:41 PM   #12
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Either the drop tine because I haven't seen one in the wild, or the 10 because I haven't shot one. Any of them would be great.
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Old 09-27-2022, 12:46 PM   #13
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I would choose - #1
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Old 09-27-2022, 12:47 PM   #14
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I read too much TTHA magazine as a kid. I'd shoot at the double drops
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Old 09-27-2022, 12:47 PM   #15
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The first one that showed up.
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Old 09-27-2022, 12:48 PM   #16
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#2....
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Old 09-27-2022, 12:53 PM   #17
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#1 all day. Been deer hunting for 45 years, killed a ton of deer, but have never seen a drop tine buck in the woods on a low fence place.
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Old 09-27-2022, 12:56 PM   #18
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Door #1 Bob
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Old 09-27-2022, 12:56 PM   #19
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Numero uno. I like them gnarly
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Old 09-27-2022, 12:58 PM   #20
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Old 09-27-2022, 12:58 PM   #21
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Old 09-27-2022, 12:58 PM   #22
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Give ‘em another year
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Old 09-27-2022, 12:59 PM   #23
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#1 for me.
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Old 09-27-2022, 01:01 PM   #24
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#1 for sure.

I've killed a really nice 10
Don't care for the looks of the super wide, laid back tines deer. Don't get me wrong, I'd shoot him in a heartbeat, but given the choice, he's #3 every time.

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Old 09-27-2022, 01:01 PM   #25
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Double drop


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Old 09-27-2022, 01:01 PM   #26
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I would have to go with #2
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Old 09-27-2022, 01:02 PM   #27
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Old 09-27-2022, 01:03 PM   #28
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One.

Never got a drop tine. We did have a young 8 with a 2" drop one year near eden but we let it go, and never saw the deer again. It may have scored 120 so i'm not upset about passing.
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Old 09-27-2022, 01:05 PM   #29
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For mass #1 bragging rights
For character #2 beauty
For uniqueness #3 just being different

Depends on my mood that day but probably #3
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Old 09-27-2022, 01:06 PM   #30
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Low Fence:
#1
#3
#2

High Fence:
#3
#2
#1
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Old 09-27-2022, 01:08 PM   #31
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#1 for sure. I want a double drop deer very badly.
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Old 09-27-2022, 01:10 PM   #32
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Old 09-27-2022, 01:13 PM   #33
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1>>>>>>>>>>>>3>>>>>>>2
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Old 09-27-2022, 01:13 PM   #34
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1 for the double drops
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Old 09-27-2022, 01:14 PM   #35
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This is fun. I think #2, I’m pretty boring in my deer selection!
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Old 09-27-2022, 01:15 PM   #36
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Numero uno
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Old 09-27-2022, 01:17 PM   #37
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Low fence = #1 without a doubt for me
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Old 09-27-2022, 01:19 PM   #38
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1 no doubt. Although a wide buck does get my juices flowing. Especially when he's looking away from you.
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Old 09-27-2022, 01:22 PM   #39
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#2 please
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Old 09-27-2022, 01:22 PM   #40
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1 for the drops
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Old 09-27-2022, 01:23 PM   #41
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Old 09-27-2022, 01:26 PM   #42
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1>2>3 in that order
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Old 09-27-2022, 01:41 PM   #43
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Quote:
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1>2>3 in that order
Agree.

#1 Because I love the mass and the drop tines. He carries that mass all the way through also. #2 second because those G2's are SICK!!! #3 third because I love a wide 8 but he has weak brow tines.
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Old 09-27-2022, 01:44 PM   #44
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dos
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Old 09-27-2022, 01:46 PM   #45
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I'd have shot the 3yo 8pt that came in 5 minutes before them!
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Old 09-27-2022, 01:48 PM   #46
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Old 09-27-2022, 01:48 PM   #47
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Door #1 Bob
Beat me to it.

#1, more for the mass, but the drops don't hurt.
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Old 09-27-2022, 01:48 PM   #48
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Old 09-27-2022, 01:51 PM   #49
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Old 09-27-2022, 01:53 PM   #50
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Man deer #2 looks proud, nice mount. I think I'd shoot the drunk/stroke deer #1 first though, that rack is just super appealing to me.
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