If you’re a meat hunter, why not kill a mature doe or two? They taste better and are far more wary than a dumb and immature 1.5 year old buck if you are yearning for the challenge. Let bucks mature. It makes the herd healthier and provides a higher challenge as they age. This whole “You can’t eat the horns.” tripe is ignorant in my opinion. If you are hunting to feed yourself, you went wrong at the start. The money invested initially and each year after to have a chance at killing a deer would buy you plenty of commercially raised venison. More than you’d eat in the same period most likely. Just saying.