How many would pass on this 8 pt?

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by Nehunter, Nov 17, 2020.

Would you pass if a bigger one is around?

Poll closed Nov 24, 2020.
  1. Yes, he needs another Year anyways

    25 vote(s)
    40.3%
  2. Nope, he's in the bed of my truck!

    37 vote(s)
    59.7%
  1. Nehunter

    Nehunter Fawn

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    Dixon, KY
    I thought I was going to regret passing up this 8 pt, but his bigger brother came by 10 minutes later.

     
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  2. theprofessor

    theprofessor 6 pointer

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    Well, in this clip it didn't look like you had a great shot, but to your original question:

    I would have shot that buck in a hot second.
     
  3. Nock

    Nock 12 pointer

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    He would’ve died. Unless I was holding out for something.
     
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  4. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

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    I'd likely have shot him at the 0:13 mark.....having said that, it depends on the property I'm hunting. Most of my farms don't have deer like that. I'd put him at 3 1/2, but that's based on a short video. 3 1/2 is usually enough for me, regardless of headgear. If I thought he was 2 1/2, guaranteed pass.
     
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  5. Unless ,I had bigger on camera,had killed alot that is bigger,or if my property,which is handy and keep eye on it,and good neighbors with same plan as me,If one of those are no,I would have shot
     
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  6. kyhunter99

    kyhunter99 12 pointer

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    Still in the kitchen Ky
    Meat tastes the same! And the bright side to shooting a 2nd best buck is your monarch gets to breed the does that the 2nd best wont get to now that he has been turned into vittles.

    This also comes from someone who hasnt shot a deer yet with a bow.
     
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  7. I will have to look at on computer,bigger screen,sunlight,cant see it real good,glare and small screen
     
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  8. huntindawoods

    huntindawoods 12 pointer

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    Never left the woods on foot, I’d stuck him. He’d be riding with me home, lol.
    Hope you get the one your after, I say I’d shot him but like someone else already said, sometimes it’s hard to shoot one that’s nice if you have one just a little bit better. Good luck
     
  9. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    I would have flung an arrow......now show us the big brother footage.
     
  10. Matt Sanders

    Matt Sanders Fawn

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    Oct 23, 2020
    Kentucky
    I would have shot him, especially with a bow as Ive never killed one with a bow yet.
     
  11. rockhousehunter

    rockhousehunter 10 pointer

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    West Liberty, Ky
    Sure Mr. Lakosky, I’d pass that with a bow. I’ve got at least 14 larger bucks than that baby. That’s how I roll..........;)
     
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  12. Ezelkyhunter

    Ezelkyhunter 8 pointer

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    Nov 28, 2013
    Deer looked mature to me. 3.5 or above he would be in trouble coming by me.

    I realize deer get bigger a lot of times at 4.5, 5.5, etc. but unless I someday get 800 acres to manage I can’t convince myself letting deer pass substantially helps. That being said I try and control what I can and let young bucks walk but I do it believing it likely has little to no effect.
     
  13. Low Bird

    Low Bird 6 pointer

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    ol man kelsey's crick
    Pass... good call.
     
  14. captfire

    captfire 6 pointer

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    i would have smoked him . meat in the freezer
     
  15. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    I'd pass because he wouldn't get mounted. I want one of @Chilly does on steroids for the freezer.
     
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