is this a legal buck
Posted 11 August 2011 - 06:47 AM
Posted 11 August 2011 - 08:44 AM
Posted 11 August 2011 - 09:45 AM
Posted 11 August 2011 - 10:38 AM
Posted 11 August 2011 - 10:47 AM
Unless it gets eaten first.
Legal.I've been picking this youngster up on one of my cameras out in the field, maybe in a year or two.
Posted 11 August 2011 - 11:20 AM
Posted 11 August 2011 - 12:17 PM
Posted 11 August 2011 - 03:12 PM
Posted 11 August 2011 - 04:56 PM
One rifle, one planet. Holland's 375
Posted 06 November 2011 - 07:39 PM
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Posted 30 December 2011 - 11:24 PM
Posted 30 December 2011 - 11:49 PM
This is actually one of the problems we face. While rack size is partly determined by age, it is also partly determined by genetics. So the more big rack bucks get killed, the fewer reproduce and make more big racks, while the bucks that have smaller racks slide for more years and produce more bucks with genetically smaller racks for their age.
It may be legal but I would let it grow up a little more. There isnt going to be any 3x3 or 4x4 if everyone shoots those
Posted 31 December 2011 - 11:44 AM
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 12:01 AM
If this state wanted to manage deer they would have to have at least one season of does and spikes only.The ratio of does to bucks is over 9 to 1, it should be 6 to 4 or less. Or 55% does 45% bucks. Any spike should be harvested regardless of age. They are genetically inferior and should be culled.
The first year I hunted deer was 1957. The last three days of the B tag season (the Sierra before X zones) does and fawns were legal. Hunters killed hundreds of does and some hunters would throw out a smaller one if they came across a bigger one. The waste was unbelievable and the deer heard in Modoc county took many years to recover. Not sure of the impact on other areas but I'm sure the problem was similar. The state never held another doe or either sex hunt in the general season from that season forward with the exception of a few special late season doe hunts. Counties have the right to veto proposed doe hunts and do so with regularity.
I agree that there should be doe hunts but killing spikes will reduce the buck to doe ration even farther. Minerals in the diet have as much to do with horn size as genetics. The deer herd is where brothers, sisters and cousins marry.
Posted 09 June 2012 - 07:25 AM
There are better ways.
Diet has everything to do with horn growth. Genetics determine what they will grow into. If you take a four and a half year old spike and feed him the best diet possible for one year, he will be a five and a half year old spike with maximum growth.
If you take a 5x5 and give him a poor diet he will still be a multi point buck, probably a 5x5.
I hunted FHL for fifteen years and I have seen spikes die of old age. Good years and bad they were always spikes.
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