WNY Bowhunter

Would you shoot him?

Recommended Posts

IM000194.jpg

This guy has been coming out to feed in the cloverfield every evening. For the past two nights he has come in from the right, meaning that he has passed by my stand at less than 10 yds. It's a little after 7:00PM in this photo and he's broadside @ 20 yds....

Just for the fun of it, I was curious as to how many members on here would take the shot and how many would pass? Personally, I will let this guy walk. He's only 2.5, I've watching him grow since late June and he could be a stud next year.

Edited by WNY Bowhunter

"I'm not from New York. I'm a REDNECK from Western New York!!!"

"It's not a passion. It's an obsession!!!" - Mossy Oak

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i would shoot him . i hunt for meat on my table .

Me too, but that's where filling my DMP's comes in to play. This one will die if she pulls this next weekend...

IM000011.jpg

Edited by WNY Bowhunter
  • Like 1

"I'm not from New York. I'm a REDNECK from Western New York!!!"

"It's not a passion. It's an obsession!!!" - Mossy Oak

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hell yes, I would shoot him, but not if I was practicing QDM....Which I am not.

He has the potential to be a nice buck in a year or two.

I would happily shoot his mother or his sister, tho.. Even if I WAS practicing QDM.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

remember on some of the hunting shows he is a cull only 8pt's just ask lee & tiffiny

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

what's the buck in the back? He looks like a cull buck. If i knew the 8 would be around next year I would pass him but where I hunt, he would not make it, so I'd take him if that makes sense.


The culture I stand for is some times lost in today's society, when in fact society was built on the culture of the hunter. A hunter is more than a predator, a hunter is a provider...a care taker...a leader. I will never make excuses for who I am.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

what's the buck in the back? He looks like a cull buck. If i knew the 8 would be around next year I would pass him but where I hunt, he would not make it, so I'd take him if that makes sense.

The buck in the back is a yearling 6-pt.


"I'm not from New York. I'm a REDNECK from Western New York!!!"

"It's not a passion. It's an obsession!!!" - Mossy Oak

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I had a shot on that deer id kill him his mother his father his children his sister his brother IDC if a deer steps in range and I have a clear shot its going down

Small buck big buck small doe big doe... they all taste magnificent

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

remember on some of the hunting shows he is a cull only 8pt's just ask lee & tiffiny

On some shows (TX and Mexico high fence) 8-pts are seen as "management bucks", but Lee and Tiffany certainly don't waste their precious Iowa tags on culling out 8-pts, they only shoot fully mature 4.5-5.5+ year old deer. This deer is only 2.5, he was a 4-pt last year...

Edited by WNY Bowhunter
  • Like 1

"I'm not from New York. I'm a REDNECK from Western New York!!!"

"It's not a passion. It's an obsession!!!" - Mossy Oak

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would thank God for the experience, shoot his sister and hope to see him next season!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nope.

Funny how so many guys like QDM but would shoot a 2.5. LOL. Amazing to think the DEC said 40%+ of bucks shot last year were this old or older. Sad state of affairs here in NY for male deer.....

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I guess you would have to ask what are his chances of being there next year?? If your neighbors are on the same page as you then he most likely would be real nice next year. you may pass on him and he wanders on the next property and someone takes a real nice buck. Many of us havent seen something like that. Just my thoughts................

Mike


A Country Boy Is All I'll Ever Be.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I guess you would have to ask what are his chances of being there next year?? If your neighbors are on the same page as you then he most likely would be real nice next year. you may pass on him and he wanders on the next property and someone takes a real nice buck. Many of us havent seen something like that. Just my thoughts................

Mike

That's a chance that you have to be willing to take when you pass a young buck. There is basically no QDM being practiced in my hunting area. This guy may get killed on a neighboring property this fall and he may not. He obviously made it through season last year...

Edited by WNY Bowhunter

"I'm not from New York. I'm a REDNECK from Western New York!!!"

"It's not a passion. It's an obsession!!!" - Mossy Oak

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

SImply put- want a big buck? dont shoot a little one......all the truth and insight you need is there. Dead bucks dont grow. His rack was small because he was young.

If you can start to pass bucks like this you will be amazed at how much better your ground gets (of any reasonable size) and the numebr of deer you see. In the mid 90s I wouldve wanted him mounted on the wall- shot a few 2.5s in the early 2000s- now I watch him and his buddies enjoy their adolesecnce- fight, feed frolick and .... and when his old brothers come out I am reassured it is all worthwhile. The area this pic is form is where I hunt and know best....there are lots of does here- there is the meat.......people hide behind excuses and folks who shoot 2.5s do so because they feel they cannot do better. Most areas this si exclusive to a lack of selfcontrol. Just my two cents though...the legality and liberties are in palce for folks to do what theyd like in NY

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

early on in the season? pass. If I was still bow hunting for a buck in December then I would be tempted.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wont't lie i would have shot it without a doubt.But I am still young to hunting maybe 10 years down the road i would let it walk for the right reasons,but right now hed be a goner!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He would walk on my farm. I dont care what they are if not a mature deer then they waik. To many does to worry about meat. Let one buck go and take two does now.You will thank yourself someday!! If you only hunt state land then i would say take what you can but any private land i say let em grow!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

depends on where im hunting.....in NY, YES im shooting that deer 3 minutes into the season on opening day. If im in a different state where bigger bucks are more common, than maybe not.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.