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Jul-08-17, 
09:41 AM (MST)
"Will this one be a taker buck?"

LAST EDITED ON Jul-08-17 AT 09:48 AM (MST)

Saw this buck the other day. Looks nice. I'm thinking he'll grow another 5 inches maybe on back forks and 3-4 on fronts. 28 inches wide.....??? What you all say?

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 RE: Will this ...  kickerbuck      Jul-08-17   1 
  RE: Will this ...  Founder      Jul-08-17   2 
   RE: Will this ...  kickerbuck      Jul-08-17   4 
    RE: Will this ...  Founder      Jul-08-17   5 
     RE: Will this ...  boomer      Jul-08-17   6 
 RE: Will this ...  Soj51hopefu...      Jul-08-17   3 
  RE: Will this ...  elkassassin      Jul-08-17   7 
   RE: Will this ...  Stonefly      Jul-09-17   10 
 RE: Will this ...  manny53      Jul-08-17   8 
  RE: Will this ...  Stubaby      Jul-08-17   9 
   RE: Will this ...  HalfAce      Jul-09-17   11 
    RE: Will this ...  nripepi      Jul-09-17   12 
     RE: Will this ...  PleaseDear      Jul-10-17   13 
      RE: Will this ...  Tristate      Jul-10-17   14 
       RE: Will this ...  ICMDEER      Jul-10-17   16 
 RE: Will this ...  Buckhunter1      Jul-10-17   15 
  RE: Will this ...  RoadlessHun...      Jul-11-17   17 
   RE: Will this ...  Gator      Jul-11-17   18 
    RE: Will this ...  ICMDEER      Jul-12-17   19 
     RE: Will this ...  Founder      Jul-12-17   20 
      RE: Will this ...  ICMDEER      Jul-16-17   21 
       RE: Will this ...  Founder      Jul-16-17   22 
        RE: Will this ...  Homer      Jul-16-17   23 

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kickerbuck
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Jul-08-17, 
09:47 AM (MST)
1. "RE: Will this one be a taker buck?"

I think most guys would shoot him. Brian are you seeing decent deer numbers overall or is it as bad as expected after the winter?

Thanks,

Dean

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Jul-08-17, 
09:52 AM (MST)
2. "RE: Will this one be a taker buck?"

In the same area, same number of days ..... last year I saw about 45 bucks, this year I was at about 50. While I was there it felt like I wasn't seeing as many as in years past, but when I got home I checked numbers from last year and that was it.

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Jul-08-17, 
10:27 AM (MST)
4. "RE: Will this one be a taker buck?"

Good deal! Are you seeing any does with new fawns or last summers fawns?

Thanks

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Jul-08-17, 
11:19 AM (MST)
5. "RE: Will this one be a taker buck?"

I didn't see any fawns, but usually don't anyway. The does and fawns stay in the trees down low for the most part. When I see does with fawns it's usually later in the summer when the fawns are a bit bigger and they venture from the timber more.
I did see a few yearling bucks though. Most of the yearlings are probably still with their mothers.

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Jul-08-17, 
05:00 PM (MST)
6. "RE: Will this one be a taker buck?"

I just returned from a two night scouting trip. As Founder mentioned, you usually don't see does when you are up high looking for bucks. I saw 5 does, one had 2 fawns, and I saw another with a fawn, the other 3 didn't have any fawns. Saw quite a few yearling bucks. Just my experience.

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Soj51hopefull
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Jul-08-17, 
10:24 AM (MST)
3. "RE: Will this one be a taker buck?"

Shooter

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Jul-08-17, 
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7. "RE: Will this one be a taker buck?"

Somebody Shoot Him & Get Him Out of the Gene Pool!

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Ain't no machine pickin out my Queen cause it may not have all the facts!
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Jul-09-17, 
07:45 AM (MST)
10. "RE: Will this one be a taker buck?"

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Bess, Iv used that exact same phrase directed at certain people in the sportsmans political thread........
Nice buck brian, wouldn't shoot him this year ( I have no Deer tag) let him grow till I draw a tag then ,yup shooter

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Jul-08-17, 
05:50 PM (MST)
8. "RE: Will this one be a taker buck?"

i say you killed enough monsters the GPS would be in order bout now you can send it to my email...

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Jul-08-17, 
08:29 PM (MST)
9. "RE: Will this one be a taker buck?"

If that was Wyoming and I'm guessing it was then no way is that a shooter.

Too little mass and the forks definitely aren't and won't be deep enough.

To each their own tho....


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Jul-09-17, 
11:37 AM (MST)
11. "RE: Will this one be a taker buck?"

I like the way he's coming along, seems to have good main beams that curl in giving a little extra length. If he grows 5 inches in the back forks and 3 in the front, then ide have a hard time passing. But may be very willing to shoot a buck like this if I saw him on my last day after a long hunt. Thanks for sharing.

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Jul-09-17, 
08:02 PM (MST)
12. "RE: Will this one be a taker buck?"

I think he gets into the 170s, but won't get to 180 unless he puts 20 more inches on which he possibly could! Cool buck the way he lays out. Not sure if he is a shooter, close for sure.

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Jul-10-17, 
03:23 AM (MST)
13. "RE: Will this one be a taker buck?"

I too have seen pretty much the same amount of deer this year as last year.

I am hopeful to fill my G tag with a nice velvet bow buck.

I get under 40 yards and yea, I would arrow him.

Robb

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Jul-10-17, 
07:14 AM (MST)
14. "RE: Will this one be a taker buck?"

Let him go. You will do better. As usual thanks for sharing.

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Jul-10-17, 
08:16 PM (MST)
16. "RE: Will this one be a taker buck?"

He has potential but he's not a no-brainer shooter. But in all honesty, I'd probably shoot him.

Glad to hear the positive reports.

Thanks for the pic and the news.

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Jul-10-17, 
08:12 PM (MST)
15. "RE: Will this one be a taker buck?"

That's great you guys r seeing deer numbers and some yearlings as well...Sat on my points this year...I'm goin next..one last time. Bh1

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Jul-11-17, 
06:35 AM (MST)
17. "RE: Will this one be a taker buck?"

I might shot him late in the season, but my wife and boy would be shooting away any time of the season.

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Jul-11-17, 
09:57 AM (MST)
18. "RE: Will this one be a taker buck?"

If he hits that 170 mark, he wouldn't make it into the next year, If he doesn't get any longer in tines, he wouldn't be a shooter way back in there.

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Jul-12-17, 
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19. "RE: Will this one be a taker buck?"

Founder, was this the best buck you saw? And of the 50 you saw, what percentage were 4+ year old bucks?

Just curious as to the quality. If you saw more bucks than last year, was the quality comparable?

Thanks for any further update.

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Jul-12-17, 
06:04 PM (MST)
20. "RE: Will this one be a taker buck?"

I can't say how old the bucks I saw were. I believe it's hard to know, because I think many of the 18-20 inch 3x4's running around are mature deer.....4-7 years old. Some of course are 2-3 year old deer.
Compared to last year, I saw much better bucks last year. But I think they all got shot, and not replaced. I know for certain 3 of the 4 best I saw last year in that spot were killed.


>Founder, was this the best buck
>you saw? And of
>the 50 you saw, what
>percentage were 4+ year old
>bucks?
>
>Just curious as to the quality.
>If you saw more bucks
>than last year, was the
>quality comparable?
>
>Thanks for any further update.


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Jul-16-17, 
04:09 PM (MST)
21. "RE: Will this one be a taker buck?"

Thanks Founder. The update is appreciated. Hope some of those 3X4's make it through and become 2018 studs.

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Jul-16-17, 
08:52 PM (MST)
22. "RE: Will this one be a taker buck?"

I'm guessing most of them will survive hunts and return next year looking the same as this year. That's my guess.......

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Jul-16-17, 
09:38 PM (MST)
23. "RE: Will this one be a taker buck?"

well....when you sell the location info....they get shot.


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