Spikes forever or not?

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by ggodwin, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. ggodwin

    ggodwin 10 pointer

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    Once a spike always a spike. Has this myth been busted or not? I've heard this has been proven false. If anyone has an article or study citing facts, please post a link.

    Thank you!
     
  2. dpowers

    dpowers 6 pointer

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  3. moore82

    moore82 6 pointer

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    My friend had a spike with four white feet show up four years ago on trail cam. Killed him as a four year old this season that scored mid 150... once a spike always a spike NO......
     
  4. ggodwin

    ggodwin 10 pointer

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    Thanks for the information.

    I have tons of spikes and buttons on camera this winter.
     
  5. nthewild

    nthewild 6 pointer

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    As everyone said, this is very far from the truth. If people really believe this, why not "once a 4 pointer, always a 4 pointer"...and so on. Why would it just be the spikes? lol
     
  6. SmokeyBear

    SmokeyBear 8 pointer

    When I first started deer hunting I had a few older hunters tell me that the number of points a buck had was his age lol. They actually believed a 6 pointer was 6 years old an 8 pointer was 8 years old and so forth. I quickly learned that was untrue. The next myth I heard was the once a spike always a spike myth. There are a bunch of myths out there like these that bring back a lot of memories for me from back in the day :cool:
     
  7. Pointpuller

    Pointpuller 8 pointer

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    Here in FL. where I hunt, about 60% of the 1 1/2 year olds are spikes. Less than 5% of the 2 1/2 year olds are spikes. Thats the facts from 100's of weights and jawbones from my area.
     
  8. Daniel Boone

    Daniel Boone 6 pointer

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    My buddy's raised deer several years back. They got one fawn that was a spike as a 1.5 year old. At 2.5 he had a near perfectly symmetrical 10 point rack in mid 120's.
     

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