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Old 08-13-2019, 07:57 PM   #1
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This was taken off a game camera about a month ago on my east Tx lease on the north side of Sam Rayburn. Several of us put him at 2 and by hunting season he’ll be 2.5 (sorry, I had to do it). There is only one person on the lease that will shoot him if he sees him but everybody else is going to give him a pass for a couple of years. What do y’all think. The last picture is who we think might be his dad. Picture taken in same area.
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Old 08-13-2019, 08:09 PM   #2
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What do I think? I think that if everyone agrees to let it walk, then whichever of your lease members shoots that deer as a 2 year old ought to find another place to hunt. The genes a deer like that would spread could change a place for years if managed well. Great young deer.
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Old 08-13-2019, 08:25 PM   #3
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I'm with Curt. I'd love to let him live for a few years and spread those genes. I know that our close group would agree but I doubt he'd survive beyond that.
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Old 08-13-2019, 08:34 PM   #4
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Any mgmt minded hunter would let that deer walk, and if there’s 1 brown and down in the group then it probably won’t last long because if he shoots that deer somebody will be mad.


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Old 08-13-2019, 08:44 PM   #5
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That will be a GREAT deer when he's mature.
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Old 08-13-2019, 08:48 PM   #6
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I’d say some certain someone on the lease needs to find a new place to hunt!
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Old 08-13-2019, 08:51 PM   #7
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Awesome young buck. What did the one killed score he looks like a beast
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Old 08-13-2019, 08:56 PM   #8
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Awesome young buck. What did the one killed score he looks like a beast
Not exactly sure what he scored but he was a toad. I’ll post more pictures of him
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Old 08-13-2019, 08:57 PM   #9
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:04 PM   #10
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He looks less than 13" to me.
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:06 PM   #11
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That is a STUD young buck!
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:11 PM   #12
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Pappy been working out !
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:13 PM   #13
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He looks less than 13" to me.
16” and some change
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:14 PM   #14
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That’s a good looking buck, I think y’all have him a little younger than he is but the decision to let him walk is a good one regardless. Those are some genes you want to get out there for sure.


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Old 08-13-2019, 09:24 PM   #15
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16” and some change
The 2 year old?????
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:34 PM   #16
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The 2 year old?????
Gotcha, we are 15” on our lease anyways
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:35 PM   #17
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That dude is a BEAST


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Old 08-13-2019, 09:39 PM   #18
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Gotcha, we are 15” on our lease anyways
Then he "should" be safe this year if he stays on your lease.
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:42 PM   #19
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I doubt the young deer is legal
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:47 PM   #20
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Couple more years and he will be a stud for sure, cool double drops.
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:18 PM   #21
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Wow
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:38 PM   #22
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Nice youngster, no way he’s 15”. The other one is a absolute stud!
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:39 PM   #23
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Give the one guy his money back and send him on his way. If he's not on the program with the rest of the hunters send him packing. Great up and comer
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:23 PM   #24
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I sure hope he lives for your sake...but being a double drop tine young buck in East TX is a dangerous existence!
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:34 PM   #25
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Unless he’s the lease manager, I wouldn’t have someone on the lease that wouldn’t respect everyone else’s wishes to let a young stud like that grow a little and hopefully breed a lot.
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Old 08-14-2019, 06:53 AM   #26
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Man what a big bodied bruiser!!!!!!!!!

I agree on sending the guy packing that wants shoot that youngster..
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:45 AM   #27
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Give the one guy his money back and send him on his way. If he's not on the program with the rest of the hunters send him packing. Great up and comer


I am 100% on board with leaving that deer alone for a couple/few years...it would be a shame not to spread those genes.

I would be a bit upset about 1 guy not agreeing with all the other members, but if he does shoot it is he breaking any of the rules in place when he signed on the lease?



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Old 08-14-2019, 07:53 AM   #28
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Great deer.

I think he's a little older than y'all think.
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:02 AM   #29
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What do I think? I think that if everyone agrees to let it walk, then whichever of your lease members shoots that deer as a 2 year old ought to find another place to hunt. The genes a deer like that would spread could change a place for years if managed well. Great young deer.
This was exactly my first thought as I read the post. Thinking on it a little more, the lease boss could make this deer off limits. If anyone objected to that then I would send them packing right now before they had a chance to shoot it.
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:51 AM   #30
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I really hope that deer doesn't get shot, he could be something really special.
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Old 08-14-2019, 10:24 AM   #31
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Great deer.

I think he's a little older than y'all think.

I agree with Chance.....I have the Deer at least 4yr old
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Old 08-14-2019, 10:53 AM   #32
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1- That deer is older than 2
2- If the guy that wants to shoot him isn't breaking any rules leave him alone
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Old 08-14-2019, 11:03 AM   #33
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Both great deer, love that dead one, what a pig
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Old 08-14-2019, 11:15 AM   #34
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I'm guessing him at 3yo. Either way would agree to let walk and reassess next year.
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Old 08-14-2019, 01:27 PM   #35
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Looks 2-3 to me. I agree with everyone else in hoping he makes it a couple more years.
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Old 08-14-2019, 02:03 PM   #36
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Probably a 3 yr old but a great deer. Hope he makes it through. Make the lease manager make it mandatory for certain deer to be put on the no shoot list in the future. Works for us.


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Old 08-14-2019, 07:58 PM   #37
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He looks young, might be worth a pass
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:10 PM   #38
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He is a beauty. Worth letting him go
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