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Old 01-26-2008, 11:34 PM
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3 1/2 old at least 125" if its real late in the year. Would like it to be 140" early and through the rut.
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Old 01-28-2008, 06:22 PM
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All depends where Iím hunting and whatís in the area. In Wisconsin any decent size (body) will fill the freezer. The area I hunt there has big body little basket rack bucks and hunted very hard in gun season. The place I hunted in Illinois this year I was holding out for a nice buck 125+ because I know that they are there. I have no problem shooting a doe at ether place there are to many of them, and I know enough people that want them.
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Old 01-28-2008, 10:34 PM
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I normally look for at least a 3 1/2 year old or older with a nice rack. Last year was my first year bow hunting. I have this thing about breaking in new equipment, so I took a young deer with my bow during the general firearm season. It was the last day I could hunt due to other commitments and I wanted some meat. Next year the big boy is mine. SRM out!
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Old 01-29-2008, 08:57 AM
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I like to take mature 3.5+yr old or older (Try to field judge age) with aminimum 8 points. Although if I saw an old cowhorn, 6pt, or 7 pt I'd probably take him out of the gene pool. I try to make sure they are good healthy, mature bucks. I won't shoot a buck that I can see has not matured. A 3.5 yr old with less than 8 pts should be culled.
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:14 AM
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I try to go for a good buck, one that I would mount, hope for 130" or better. As for does, I shoot the one that snort, stomp thier feet or just look like trouble makers, take the *** out of the herd.

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Old 01-29-2008, 07:30 PM
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I'm not picky.
Any buck will do.
If I'm in an area with more mature bucks I pass on the small ones.
If I'm in an area with only small bucks sighted and on trail cams, I'll probably take whatever comes out for the freezer.
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One that's within range.
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Old 02-06-2008, 03:09 PM
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Old 02-06-2008, 03:23 PM
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What do you look for in a deer? For me it depends on the deer in my area for the year. Or what mood I am in the day of the hunt.
Most times it is what is available in my area. When it gets near the end of the year sometimes I need to just fill the freezer.
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:20 PM
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I Would Like To Shot A P & Y Someday So I'm Thinking A 125"

But I Have Shot Smaller, Now I've Been Waiting For That P&y
I've Gone 4 Years With Out Shooting A Buck In Archery Season Now
Still Waiting For A 125
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