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  • Would you Shoot

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    My questions for all you deer slayers is would you shoot this deer. I'm wondering if it is bad genetics and needs to be taken out of the herd or if you think it could have been damaged while the antler was forming and would be a nice deer next year?
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    looks good
    There are alot of deer in lee county with bad genitics,but in the end its your call I don,t think I would think twice .
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    BIGGER MASS
    He looks to have bigger mass and larger body size than the deer with what I think is perfect horns.good luck with either one your able to take looks like you have a fine place to hunt.Good luck sat and I would be in the woods all I could right now,in my area I have seen a nice one but can never get a clean shot.
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    Buck
    Like the other guys said it is totally up to you but to me he appears to be a mature buck(at least 3.5). I would not hesitate to shoot him. If he was injured most likely his rack will always have some type of deformity...He may get bigger but it will likely be messed up....I say he is mature though and I would take but it is up to you man....
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    Your right duplin!
    Looks as if he is favoring his back leg. Seems as if he has scar on back of ham. Left leg usually affects right antler.
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    Deformed
    I'm guessing this Buck has a injury? He's standing on flat ground and it looks like he has been slammed in the rear? Shame your Cam wasn't on Video and you could have seen how he walked....He has a Nice Body but only time will tell I guess...If you see him walking...You can get a better idea as to shoot or not but either way...Good Luck!!!!
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    not sure
    Touch to know for sure but I would def. make an educated guess in saying that he isn't any more than 3.5 years old. I the defect is due to injury and that side fills out like the other next year AND prob. bigger, you could certainly make the arguement he's worth givin another year...tough to pass up though
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    GOOD ONE
    Just looks like some early velvet injury. Will recover next year. 3.5 year old for sure.
    CREEK
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    chootem
    i'd lay him down. i think he may have been injured as well. can't say for sure. we have been managing our land for 4 yrs now and there's no way i would let him walk. prime candidate for a management buck for sure. but thats a call that in the end is all yours my friend......
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    Don't shoot
    I say let him go so he can grow. Might be missing a testicle. Who knows
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