What would you shoot??

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What would you shoot??

Postby spottedskunk » Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:39 pm

So you believe in QDM, but you got a 150 class 3 1/2 year old on your radar, but you also have a 130 class buck that is 6 1/2 years old. You know the younger buck goes higher on the scoring chart, but yet, that old buck has always got around you, do you go after old timer, you would you perfer the younger buck, then gamble on letting the older buck either die off in winter or let someone else shoot it???

What do you do in this situation??

I believe in harvesting the oldest buck. Old bucks in my opinion are so fun to hunt, I could care less about score, but yet a big old buck that is 180 is an extra bonus.

Old bucks being killed are a dimed a dozen, so what would you do??

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RE: What would you shoot??

Postby Goose » Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:42 pm

Id be happy with either one[;)]

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RE: What would you shoot??

Postby Haywood » Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:56 pm

I have to agree with Goose. It would take a lot of determination to hold off on a 150 class 3 1/2 year that a neighbor wouldn't let walk.

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RE: What would you shoot??

Postby willseyville » Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:23 pm

the big doe they're both chaseing[:D] i would shoot either one of them and be happy with it[:)]wayne

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RE: What would you shoot??

Postby tnt1960 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:06 am

I would take the first one to walk past my stand. I`m a meat hunter, so they both taste the same.
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RE: What would you shoot??

Postby msbadger » Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:08 am

Ihad a good 8 and a big 10 come in...the 8 gave the best shot and I took it....what ever one gives me the best shot

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RE: What would you shoot??

Postby DeanoZ » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:56 am

I would be happy with either one!

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RE: What would you shoot??

Postby ranwin33 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:58 am

Like most others, I'd be happy with either one, so whichever walks by first.
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RE: What would you shoot??

Postby 69Viking » Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:23 am

I would take the first to walk by since they are both mature deer. Now, if they both showed at the same time I would take the bigger bodied of the two which I assume would be the older buck in most cases. I'm not a trophy hunter and put more priority on the amount of meat that will go into my freezer.

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RE: What would you shoot??

Postby buckhunter21 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:25 am

Well, since this is a which one question, and I had to pick one, I'd pick the older buck.  Yes, he is probably quite a bit smarter, so harder to hunt, and it also because he's older looks like he may be going down-hill with his antler development (could be a bad year too).  Also, gives the 3.5 hopefully another year....So, that's my answer, BUT, I'd be happy with either! [:D]


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