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Your Whitetail Buck Preference?


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  1. 1. What your preference?

    • 200 lb Whitetail buck with 100 inches of antler.
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    • 100 lb Whitetail buck with 200 inches of antler.
      23
    • Spike Horn.
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Option three for me is a nice mature dark stained wide, tall and heavy beamed Mule deer buck. I can run a grinder and jerk a lot of meat if need be.

 

There is no harder to find trophy than a big buck mule deer free ranging the mountain ranges in the northern Rockies. 

 

I might shoot another whitetail buck in the right place at the right time. A couple years ago I had a five point (western count) whitetail come within twenty yards while watching a trail an elk herd was using to get to a hay meadow. He was fairly tall and wide but the antlers weren't very heavy. I debated for a good ten minutes while he and I sized each other up. Then as I decided maybe I should shoot him a spike whitetail walked up. Between the two of them I couldn't move a muscle without getting busted. It ended up being an uneventful day for all of us.

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After 20+ years?  I'll take any buck and call it a trophy--to perseverance if nothing else.

If it were up to me I'd shoot yearling deer every time with an occasional "decent" buck just so I still feel manly!  Our yearling deer are usually 100lbs and there isn't a piece of meat on them that n

This is the smallest of the three bucks I shot last year. Got it on public land in MA and they require all bucks to be checked in. Weighed 156# and gross green scored 120.  I do not "get" comment

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Best I could do was 235 lbs dressed with a 178 inch rack I need something bigger for it to be a trophy so if it is brown it is down that is the group I am in

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4 hours ago, WPG Gizmo said:

Best I could do was 235 lbs dressed with a 178 inch rack I need something bigger for it to be a trophy so if it is brown it is down that is the group I am in

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What planet do you live on where a 178 inch rack is not a trophy? And I'll speak for Brad and ask you where a 235 pound dressed buck is not a trophy. .....at least in Maine.

 

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11 hours ago, Felix said:

I'll answer honestly. (Thought that might be a refreshing change)

 

If a 200 inch buck shows up, I'M SHOOTING IT!   That's huge.  I would gladly eat beef the for a whole year for a 200 incher.

Thank you for being honest!😁

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I usually will be all in on this type thread however the only deer I won't shoot at is one of those old long nosed does......  Any other deer presentation would be decided at the moment.

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I voted for the spike, in TX deer is king so to get a place with good genetics you have to pay out the wazoo. I can show you lease adds for deer where they are asking $10K for deer season. Quail hunting ruined me for deer hunting

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The 200 inch without a doubt

That would leave me with 11 more tags for meat down here...

 

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As mentioned this Poll is for kicks and giggles mostly. You can't fully cover all the bases with a Poll directed at people from all over the country. All highly regional like most everything. Regardless, so far The Poll results indicate most like a lot of meat over a lot of bone. So far.

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Wouldn't pass up a trophy, got a few on the wall, but since I have to drag them out myself I much prefer a Spike or Forkhorn. 

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31 minutes ago, WMassGriff said:

Wouldn't pass up a trophy, got a few on the wall, but since I have to drag them out myself I much prefer a Spike or Forkhorn. 

 

That's my take, who is doing the dragging and under what conditions?  I shoot deer because they are tasty.  Antlers from the bucks are sitting on shelves in the garage.

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A venison steak will be digested and flushed the next day but antlers are forever.😛. I love the challenge of hunting for mature bucks.  Besides, we own cattle so usually have plenty in the freezer. If not, there are multiple doe tags available. Honestly  I hate to see people shooting dink bucks on the wife's family ranch. Feels like a missed opportunity to grow a stud buck.  If they just want meat I ask em to shoot some does.

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7 hours ago, kgb said:

 

That's my take, who is doing the dragging and under what conditions?  I shoot deer because they are tasty.  Antlers from the bucks are sitting on shelves in the garage.

You got any 200 inchers collecting dust in the garage?

 

I didn't think so.....

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