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post #1 of 127 (permalink) Old 01-05-2016, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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What would happen if we were only allowed to shoot spikes and forked bucks for the next 2 years? Wouldn't we have an amazing 2019?

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post #2 of 127 (permalink) Old 01-05-2016, 08:57 PM
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or how about the PGC sell a management buck tag good for spikes and fork horns only?

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post #3 of 127 (permalink) Old 01-05-2016, 10:27 PM
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It would be the best thing for the deer herd,removing the poor gene from the herd we would have a better herd.
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post #4 of 127 (permalink) Old 01-05-2016, 10:30 PM
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What would happen if we were only allowed to shoot spikes and forked bucks for the next 2 years?
Everyone with a love affair for antlers would scream bloody murder and want to string you up for suggesting it. In today's "I want it and I want it now" world, nobody will want to wait for 2019.

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What would happen if we were only allowed to shoot spikes and forked bucks for the next 2 years?
Everyone with a love affair for antlers would scream bloody murder and want to string you up for suggesting it. In today's "I want it and I want it now" world, nobody will want to wait for 2019.
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Distributing, 250,000 buck tags by drawing would be a good way to increase the size and number of bucks as well...unsuccessful applicants would have first shot at doe tags.

Or make the tag that comes with your license either sex...

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Bad idea. I know of a pie bald that had 6 inch spikes , the next year, it was a 6 point with a 16 inch inside spread.. A buck I passed up was a typical looking forkhorn, the next year I killed the same buck which had grown to be an 8 point rack with a 17 inch inside spread, I knew it was the same buck because both sides of its tail were white, this was before AR of course .. I have been a taxidermist for 30 years and one of the largest bucks I have taken in from Pa. was a six point, many others scored higher but this buck was huge very heavy mass, and shaped like the Jordon buck, of all the bucks I have seen over the years it was my favorite, I wish I still had pictures of it. Oh and by the way this was before antler restriction..
I guess if you only care about how a buck scores and getting your name in some book you worry about things like this. Personally I would take that heavy 6 point over a higher scoring but thin antlered 10 point buck.
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It would be the best thing for the deer herd,removing the poor gene from the herd we would have a better herd.
So, you can see a bucks full genetic potential at 18 months old?

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It would be the best thing for the deer herd,removing the poor gene from the herd we would have a better herd.
So, you can see a bucks full genetic potential at 18 months old?
I think westernwishes1 gets the prize for most comical post of the day.

I'd be all for a year or two of doe only but the whole idea of shooting off the 1.5 year old age class of bucks is rather silly.
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I think the management hunts in states like Texas are for 2.5 year olds and above that don't show any potential for getting bigger.

you wouldn't be able to do that on public land here in PA.
I read an article on a buck they named 30-30

it was a fawn that came from a road killed doe, they saved the fawn and gave it to a deer ranch. they swear they never gave it any antler supplements. that deer eventually grew a rack that was over 30 inches wide and 300 B&C thus the name "30-30"

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It would be the best thing for the deer herd,removing the poor gene from the herd we would have a better herd.
Multiple studies have shown that most spikes and fork horns will catch up, antler wise, to other bucks if allowed to get older. That are not lacking anything genetically of they are young deer.

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