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Scott M

Would you pass it up?

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Got off early, headed for home, wife was stuck, car wouldn't turn on....long story short we replaced the battery in a couple hours of trying some things with a shorthanded group of inadequate tools.

Long story longer, called up a buddy, he sat on my stand, passed up an 8 pointer. I was a little shocked. I've been waiting for a deer like that but havent had many chances to go out. Missed mine tonight but gotta put priorities right.

Would you have passed a deer like that?

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Depends on the size and the time of the year. I hunt all three seasons and alot. When i feel the need to shoot one I take a doe, i seem to get a buck every year. I try to take a big mature deer, otherwise i would let them walk, because the time I shoot the small one, si the time the big one comes by. I settle for a nice one or none, because I can shoot does and fawns to eat.

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Depends.

This early in the season yes, I'd pass him up. If it's late in the season, I've hunted hard, and am still empty handed, I'd take him.

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Depends on the size:

8 pointer with a 12 inch spread, I'm always passing.

8 pointer with a 21 inch spread, I'm shooting.

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Many things to consider. Early season yes, and if he had very little mass and wasn't very wide then yes.

Now, if it was the biggest buck I had ever seen and had never harvested one that big then I would probably pull the trigger.

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If he scores 125 or better I am shooting. Anything smaller than that I and letting it walk at this time of year. Once the gun seasons are over I might settle on something smaller. It also depends on how many antlerless deer I have shot in MN & WI. I won't shot a small buck just to put meat in my freezer.

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