Last day buck??

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Last day buck??

Postby spottedskunk » Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:43 pm

Would you take a lesser buck, that isn't a quailty buck, cause its the last day or would you eat your tag and go after that big buck next season, rather than shoot a lesser buck that can turn into something great??

If your a big buck hunter, would you eat your tag, rather than shoot a buck that isn't a trophy just to say "yeah I got a buck this year".

I rather eat a tag salad, than to kill a buck that is to young or not on my hit list.

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RE: Last day buck??

Postby Haywood » Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:59 pm

Yes I would hold off on a young buck the last day of the season. If he had made it that far through the season there is a great chance he would be around next year to grow a better set of antlers

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RE: Last day buck??

Postby ranwin33 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:03 am

Depends upon what the "lesser" buck is.
 
It always bothers me when people start saying things like "lesser buck" or "isn't a quality buck".  These are pretty subjective qualities, so one man's trophy may be something else another man wouldn't shoot.   And what makes a buck not a quality buck?
 
I'd rather here you say would you shoot a young deer with a small rack cause it's the last day of the season or would you eat your tag, then defining deer as lesser or low quality.
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RE: Last day buck??

Postby 69Viking » Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:30 am

I have to agree with what is a "lesser" buck?

Now as to whether I would shoot it depends. If I've gone through the season without scoring ANY deer meat for the freezer I'm going to shoot anything that is 2+ years old. Nothing says if I let that buck go he's going to be back the next year and ultimately I need meat for the freezer. It's not about trophy hunting for me so my decision would not be based on that.

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RE: Last day buck??

Postby buckhunter21 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:31 am

If the buck wasn't up to what I want to shoot and what I have planned for that particular property, I'd let it walk.  It's not like I'm starving...There are things called grocery stores.  Just being out there would be enough for me!
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RE: Last day buck??

Postby DeanoZ » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:32 am

Happened to me...had a forkhorn jump out of a bush the last minute of the last day of winter bow..I had  already shot a doe and did not need more meat...I let him walk and was just happy to see him!

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RE: Last day buck??

Postby DeerCamp » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:46 am

Its tough to say.. Im in it for the meat, and if I havent shot at least a doe..That buck's gonna be pretty tempting..no matter the rack size... However if I have meat from a doe..Id pass on him.. ehh I guess after thinking about it,Id pass on him.. lol it was tough to make up my mind on that one, I just love the tastey meat.
"If I pull the hammer and shoot this young buck, he's dead. But if I pass on him, the next hunter might not shoot so straight."

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RE: Last day buck??

Postby spottedskunk » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:50 am

The lesser buck in my opinion is what is not on my hit list, or is under the 3 year old range. I like to hunt for old bucks, I could careless about the score, if one is lower in score, but is a very old deer, then I would shoot him. I'm not trying to get everyone's underwear in a knot here, but I like to hunt for big bucks.

Its all about the eyes of the beholder. If you think its a trophy by all means go ahead and take him.

In my opinion a old buck in the 4-5 years old is a different kind of deer. Don't make many mistakes.

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RE: Last day buck??

Postby Goose » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:28 pm

ORIGINAL: ranwin33

Depends upon what the "lesser" buck is.

It always bothers me when people start saying things like "lesser buck" or "isn't a quality buck".  These are pretty subjective qualities, so one man's trophy may be something else another man wouldn't shoot.   And what makes a buck not a quality buck?

I'd rather here you say would you shoot a young deer with a small rack cause it's the last day of the season or would you eat your tag, then defining deer as lesser or low quality.



Agree 100 percent!
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RE: Last day buck??

Postby spottedskunk » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:37 pm

ORIGINAL: Goose

ORIGINAL: ranwin33

Depends upon what the "lesser" buck is.

It always bothers me when people start saying things like "lesser buck" or "isn't a quality buck".  These are pretty subjective qualities, so one man's trophy may be something else another man wouldn't shoot.   And what makes a buck not a quality buck?

I'd rather here you say would you shoot a young deer with a small rack cause it's the last day of the season or would you eat your tag, then defining deer as lesser or low quality.



Agree 100 percent!



My opinion of a lesser buck might not be what you call a lesser buck. I would be proud of anyone to kill a button buck, would I, no but that is my opinion and the way I want to hunt. I am not going to pass on judgement on how others might hunt. Sorry I didn't address it better in my first post.

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