New visitors to my stand

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by Txbluecatman, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. Txbluecatman

    Txbluecatman Member

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    Okay fellow's here it goes. I got these two bucks that have started to show up at the blind during legal shooting time. The 7 point looks a little young still. What are your thoughts on the big 9 point. Which one should be taken off the place, from a management perspective? In the county I hunt we are only allowed one spike and one buck over 13" spread.

    PS: sorry for the bad game cam angle I had a coon get on top of the turkey feeder and move it around.
     

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  2. Txbluecatman

    Txbluecatman Member

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    Heres one more pic for you
     

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  3. Paraguayguy

    Paraguayguy New Member

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    If you can talk your hunting buddies into not shooting them,, I'd crack some does and let both walk for another year or two.
     
  4. ladyfish50

    ladyfish50 New Member

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    The 7pt looks wide enough, but man, the length on the 9pts G-2's & G-3's is pretty impressive.
    Glad I don't have to make that decision!!!:wink:
     
  5. bnewsom71

    bnewsom71 New Member

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    Its hard to judge a management buck without getting a full body pic with color. (If you are looking at age and antler grow) So I will pass on givin ya my opinion on this one. They are both nice lookin' bucks though!! Enjoy your hunts!
     
  6. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Great looking deer, go with the 9 and let the other grow
     
  7. Bigbluefisherman

    Bigbluefisherman New Member

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    I would let them both grow another year, and see what they do next year! Nice Deer Though!
     
  8. Angler2007

    Angler2007 New Member

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    I wouldn't shoot either one. Shoot some does!
     
  9. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    For management leave them both till another year unles you have neighbors that will kill them if they get a chance. Can't eat those horns. Both look like they have some good possabilities of growing bigger.
     
  10. wylie catter

    wylie catter Member

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    I'll tell the truth I'd shoot the bigger one for sure if I saw it. And if it didn't come out before the season was about over I'd shoot the other one.

    My luck if I let those bucks walk they would get hit by a car next summer.
    Or they'd walk through the wrong pastor and old farmer brown would shoot them.:smile2:
     
  11. Mi11er

    Mi11er New Member

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    I would let them walk, But it is easy to make that decision at the computer:wink:
     
  12. on_the_fly

    on_the_fly New Member

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    I agree -- it is very easy to make a decision over the computer or from a trail cam pic. I myself have said one thing from a pic and did different in the woods.
    but you do have factors at hand.
    -your own judgement !!
    -other hunting pressure
    -you time/ ability to hunt

    Myself I probably would harvest the 9 pointer but thats me. but I also know that no matter how long you boil those horns they dont even get chewy:sad2:
     
  13. jlingle

    jlingle New Member

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    Let them both go. Give them another year or two and you'll be amazed what happens to them.
     
  14. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Management wise, if i could control who shot what,,,I would let both walk. I think they are 21/2 year old bucks. If i just needed meat, i would pick a barren doe and kill the bucks next year.
     
  15. Txbluecatman

    Txbluecatman Member

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    More pics of the 7 point
     

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  16. Jacksmooth

    Jacksmooth Member

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    West Virginia
    Im shooting one or the other. Where I hunt if I didnt they wouldnt be there next year. If I hunted a area where I could let them walk I would. BTW they are nice bucks! Thanks for sharing!
     
  17. Txbluecatman

    Txbluecatman Member

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    heres another pic of the 9 point. I think Im gonna harvest the 9 point before the neighbors do, but I'll let the 7 grow a bit. I was able to harvest a couple of doe's during archery season for the freezer. Now I'm looking at maybe taking a buck. Thanks for the replies.
     

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  18. lance

    lance New Member

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    Meat shoot doe's. If you want them to get bigger wait . As far as production of offspring you are helping others more than yourself (admirable) . Here is why ... The offspring that are bucks will be pushed out by the mother . It has been documented that young bucks will relocate as close as a mile and have been radio collared to move as far as 60 miles !!! If I can find the article again I will post it. But.... if you are hunting an enclosure of any sorts they won't go any further than that . I am not suggesting anyone does or does not hunt them so take the enclosure thing with a grain of salt not rustling any feathers .
     
  19. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    None of those bucks are old enough to be culled. I would guess none are over 3 1/2 years-old; most likely they are only 2 1/2.
     
  20. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    I would shoot the first one in range. no does here and forks or better,five day season,Its a no brainer here.:cool2: