A poll of sorts

Discussion in 'Bowhunting Talk' started by tacklebox, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. tacklebox

    tacklebox Grizzled Veteran

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    I am curious..... how many of you fellas, would pass on a 180 class deer in hopes of seeing him break 200 next year???????? Last year the deer in question was a 150 class. This year he will be dang close to 180 gross. For the sake or argument you already have a 180 on your wall that looks an awful lot just like him. :p

    So who would take the gamble????????
     
  2. dmen

    dmen Die Hard Bowhunter

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    No gambling here. I will not pass a 150 at this stage of my life. Even if I already had a 180.
     
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    BJE80 Legendary Woodsman

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    No. Not happening. Not even thinking of passing. Shoot!
     
  4. Jacob1

    Jacob1 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I would take him! I could always come take him for you. Just let me know.
     
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    patinthehat Die Hard Bowhunter

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    shoot all the way.
     
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    Wesley Lofton Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Well considering I hope to shoot a 140-150 ish 2 1/2-3 1/2 year old who could possibly blow up next year, the 180 would be no contest. Dead deer if he crosses my path.
     
  7. tacklebox

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    The thing is... I have said for years after killing many 130's&140's and a couple 150's that my ultimate goal would be a 180. Well last year I fulfilled that dream. 200" bucks don't just appear, if I were to let him walk this year I would have a very real chance of killing an absolute giant. Don't get me wrong, I still get jacked over 130" deer. I'm just sayin.....
     
  8. Doublelung1977

    Doublelung1977 Weekend Warrior

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    200" bucks can appear. 4 years ago in huntly,il guys shot a 200" and dnr aged it 2 1/2 years old. Then by me 3 years ago i had a world record 10 point running on the ground i hunt. Almost got him one year than the next year i missed him by a day. The sheds are on this website. I believe its in a deer genetics if it will blow up fast or not.
     
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    Doublelung1977 Weekend Warrior

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    Oh.... No i wouldnt pass a 150.
     
  10. tacklebox

    tacklebox Grizzled Veteran

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    That would defeat the purpose now wouldn't it? But thank you for the kind offer.
     
  11. tacklebox

    tacklebox Grizzled Veteran

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    True it can happen but my point is sometimes you have to make a tough call to watch a big buck reach his full potential. This is my delima
     
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    Pass on a 180??? Hell no
     
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    tacklebox Grizzled Veteran

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    I am starting to think I would rather shoot a 150 this year and let the 180 grow. Kinda my point.
     
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    tacklebox Grizzled Veteran

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    I know it does sound crazy
     
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    Doublelung1977 Weekend Warrior

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    Sorry after rambling i forgot the origanal topic;) no i wouldnt pass a 180":tu:
     
  16. Jacob1

    Jacob1 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    If a 200 is what your looking for then I say wait it out. You may just get what your looking for!
     
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    Treestandsniper Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I would shoot and then text the entire planet.
     
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    I would never pass a 180" but I probably would never pass on him at 150 either.

    But if you want to get a 200" deer then you'll have to pass on some big ones. If he made it to 180" there's a good chance he will make it another year. A lot of things could happen though, but that's the chance you have to take.
     
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    If I already had a 180' deer on the wall and the following year I had a chance at another 180 tht looked a lot like him and had low pressure in the area I would pass him. I would hope he would hit 200' and in the meantime I would look for a buck with a lot of character that would please me for the year.
     
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    Depends on how big the area you hunt is. If you know no one else anywhere near is gonna have a crack at him, then you can wait. I have never even seen a 130" deer in my life, so you can bet I would do my best to get an arrow in him.
     

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