After I estimate a buck to be 3.5 or older, the green light goes on and the range is hot. I would take the first lethal shot at either buck.
Now to play along with the spirit of the question. If both bucks were facing each other, broadside at 20 yards and I was certain that the 130" was older than the 150", I'd shoot the 130".
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??
Old bucks being killed are a dimed a dozen,
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