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Re: Magic Bucks 2017
« Reply #100 on: January 27, 2018, 04:47:28 PM »
Here is a picture of the "tally" sheet that I started many years ago of my bucks .  Of course back in that day any buck with antlers over 4" were legal and quite frankly I was proud to get it.  Today's management makes us realize that we were taking the future instead of allowing them to mature.

I count 86.  I will allow the season to end this year without adding any more to the tally.
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Re: Magic Bucks 2017
« Reply #101 on: January 27, 2018, 11:45:07 PM »
Those really nice 2.5 yr. olds were hard to pass on until i started to hold out for mature bucks and actually had some luck.   On the other hand tag soup never tastes all that great.  :-\    Which is what i had this year...
Nice buck you got there.

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« Reply #102 on: February 02, 2018, 06:17:08 PM »
Lynn whats your take on spike bucks?  Back in the 70's when I was reading every hunting magazine I could afford, the thought was that a spike buck was an animal with inferior antler producing gene's that would never make a real trophy.  If that is true, our state is saving the deer that need to be put in the freezer and letting them reproduce.  To be honest I havent read the hunting regulations for this year as I have not taken the rifle out of the case, but in some of the past years you were not supposed to legally take a spike.  I thought that with all the deer you have observed, maybe you have seen an identifiable spike that would prove or disprove that theory.  Banjo
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Re: Magic Bucks 2017
« Reply #103 on: February 02, 2018, 07:43:29 PM »
I see ~6 month bucks with spikes which to me is normal and OK.  I doubt that 1 old spikes will ever amount to anything.  I saw 6" spikes this year, one even had a tiny fork right in the top of one antler.  They were clearly 1 year old bucks that should have had a 6-8 point rack. 

I have taken out deer before that were clearly inferior.
 

 
I watched these two bucks their first year and when they showed up the second year with again one deformed antler and not much on the other side, I took them out.
 

  
Same with this character.
 

 
I doubt that this 6 year old buck had ever been anything other than what he was here.
 

 
I also doubt that this year's 5 year old buck had been or ever would have been an 8 point.

I agree with you, an inferior deer is just what he is and needs to be taken out.


 
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« Reply #104 on: February 03, 2018, 04:32:17 AM »
Thanks for the reply and the informative pictures.  Banjo
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« Reply #105 on: February 03, 2018, 05:45:49 AM »
I wish someone could explain that to NY state 

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« Reply #106 on: February 03, 2018, 09:21:41 AM »
Years ago I shot a spike in the adirondacks.
The biologist that aged it for me said 2-1/2 yrs and commented that it was about the poorest specimen he had ever seen.
Of course the food there isnt the best nor the genes it seems in that particular area.
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