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Old 12-18-2014, 10:50 PM   #21
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Even seeing one on camera is pretty dang exciting
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Old 12-18-2014, 10:56 PM   #22
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If it is in Florida that deer isn't legal. That is not a 10" main beam. Just wait till doe weekend and shoot a doe.
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BANG!

I havent found a recipe yet that makes big antlers tender enough to eat. I'm more likely to let a 12pt pass than a spike. The bigger they are, the tougher the meat. Everyone always kills the good breading stock and lets spikes that "might" be good breeders go... Makes NO sense to me... Especially since you cant eat the horns....
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Still, if it's florida, that's not a legal buck, so he'd walk.
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BANG!

I havent found a recipe yet that makes big antlers tender enough to eat. I'm more likely to let a 12pt pass than a spike. The bigger they are, the tougher the meat. Everyone always kills the good breading stock and lets spikes that "might" be good breeders go... Makes NO sense to me... Especially since you cant eat the horns....
Hell that deer is maybe a little over a year old. I deffinetly would take the 12pt over the spike. Give the spike a chance to grow. At a year old you don't know there potential. Granted I have shot spikes before because I can't shoot does with my rifle where I hunt. Now if Florida went to like 2 bucks per license and 3 does and if you wanted to shoot more does buy a tag. After about 4-5 years we probably would be seeing a lot more quality deer running around. Maybe a lot over 100". I would have no problem only shooting 2 bucks and filling my freezer up with does. I mean just look at the quality deer in Alabama now since they changed the regs.

Also make it a lot easier on the dog hunters to.
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Still, if it's florida, that's not a legal buck, so he'd walk.
I thought if a horn broke you were good to go?
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Nope sorry , not a legal buck. Let him grow
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No way. If you shoot the small ones you will never see a big one.
Somebody was on here the other day saying how he has killed 3 bucks this year but had not seen a nice one all year. Duh.
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Hell that deer is maybe a little over a year old. I deffinetly would take the 12pt over the spike. Give the spike a chance to grow. At a year old you don't know there potential. Granted I have shot spikes before because I can't shoot does with my rifle where I hunt. Now if Florida went to like 2 bucks per license and 3 does and if you wanted to shoot more does buy a tag. After about 4-5 years we probably would be seeing a lot more quality deer running around. Maybe a lot over 100". I would have no problem only shooting 2 bucks and filling my freezer up with does. I mean just look at the quality deer in Alabama now since they changed the regs.

Also make it a lot easier on the dog hunters to.
Give it a few more years with the new regs and more and more 100" and better bucks will start showing up...
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The hunting in South Alabama has declined over the last 10 years. Too many does being killed. They're gonna have to restrict the doe killing or things are gonna get bad. Thank goodness Florida doesn't allow many does harvested. I would love to see a 2 buck per year rule and get rid of the 10" main beams so it was actually 3 on one side.
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