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Shoot The Spike #6647843
10/24/19 05:15 PM
10/24/19 05:15 PM
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New Mexico
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Chamacat Offline OP
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Yep..Say it loud and say it proud Teddy grin


I can catch them here...I can catch them ANYWHERE
Re: Shoot The Spike [Re: Chamacat] #6647847
10/24/19 05:20 PM
10/24/19 05:20 PM
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potter co. p.a.
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ol Uncle Ted,must agree with it.









Re: Shoot The Spike [Re: Chamacat] #6647891
10/24/19 06:22 PM
10/24/19 06:22 PM
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carolina, Alabama
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I didnt watch the video yet, But i shoot whatever when i feel like it. This "trophy" hunting is gonna be the end of hunting rights for everyone in the end.


"If you're gonna be stupid you better be tough"
Re: Shoot The Spike [Re: Chamacat] #6647904
10/24/19 06:45 PM
10/24/19 06:45 PM
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Tennessee
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Tennessee
Good speech by Uncle Ted. I always take care of my freezer first and I taught my kids growing up to shoot whatever they felt good about, as long as the animal wasn't wasted. Most of us probably graduate to bigger bucks after we've been at it for a while but being out there and participating in the sport is the main thing - most of the commercialized hunting shows in my opinion aren't doing the sport a lot of favors. I took my grandson out for his first deer hunt last year and he kept asking me when the big trophy buck was going to come out like on TV...


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Re: Shoot The Spike [Re: Chamacat] #6647911
10/24/19 06:52 PM
10/24/19 06:52 PM
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Piney va. soon be 19
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preach it ted


John 3/16

ifin your gonna be dumb ya gotta be tough
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Re: Shoot The Spike [Re: Chamacat] #6647914
10/24/19 06:57 PM
10/24/19 06:57 PM
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New Hampshire
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New Hampshire


UNCLE TED !!!!!!!!!


It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
Re: Shoot The Spike [Re: Chamacat] #6647932
10/24/19 07:17 PM
10/24/19 07:17 PM
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PA
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Love Uncle Ted and heís spot on.

Re: Shoot The Spike [Re: Chamacat] #6647977
10/24/19 08:02 PM
10/24/19 08:02 PM
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I would not be eating much venison if I had to wait for big bucks.


To Old
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Re: Shoot The Spike [Re: Chamacat] #6648134
10/24/19 10:21 PM
10/24/19 10:21 PM
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Virginia
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You can debate genetics, kill spikes or not kill spikes, don't shoot a young 8 point, etc.
One thing you cannot debate is a persons choice of killing whatever deer they choose to kill legally.

Re: Shoot The Spike [Re: 52Carl] #6648136
10/24/19 10:23 PM
10/24/19 10:23 PM
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East of the Mason-Dixon Line
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Originally Posted by 52Carl
You can debate genetics, kill spikes or not kill spikes, don't shoot a young 8 point, etc.
One thing you cannot debate is a persons choice of killing whatever deer they choose to kill legally.


True that. If itís legal, kill it if you want or sit and watch it eat.


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Re: Shoot The Spike [Re: Chamacat] #6648183
10/25/19 12:02 AM
10/25/19 12:02 AM
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Northern Nevada, 31 yrs old
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This year is my sons first deer season. I told him I want to find a little dinky buck for him to shoot so he doesnít peak early lol.

In all seriousness, Iíve shot spikes. Smaller bucks. Plenty of them. Sure Iíd like to shoot that big freaky non typical, but hey if itís between a spike and an empty tag, the spike tastes a lot better. Also, I believe that shooting spikes is good for the genetics. A deer that starts as a spike will never be much of a trophy anyways, might as well cull him before he gets a chance to spread his genes.


"I have two guns, one for each of ya."
Re: Shoot The Spike [Re: Chamacat] #6648198
10/25/19 12:44 AM
10/25/19 12:44 AM
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Mi, Mecosta
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Teds right...

Some of my best bowhunting was when I was young and shot any buck...Never had a bad kill..
Some of my worst years were chasing a mature buck..took the fun out of it for me..
Mind you I chased many mature bucks on public hunting grounds and trash farms where many bowhunted..


Years back I was driving down a dirt road and saw a young bowhunter dragging a small buck out of the woods I stopped and ask him if he needed any help, that was the happiest kid around one would have thought he killed a monster...this kid was fuming with joy about his bow kill and I heard the story of how he killed it about 20 times as we loaded the deer up...I'm sure he drove through his local town with his tailgate open to show of his buck...brings back memories...We all want that trophy but be honest we can only kill the best deer in our areas, which might only be a trashy spike or 6..now go to Illinois, Nebraska, Kansas, Ohio, or Iowa well game changer...


Thought I was a good trapper until I started trapping coyotes......
Thought I was a good bowhunter until I targeted mature bucks....
Re: Shoot The Spike [Re: Chamacat] #6648282
10/25/19 07:26 AM
10/25/19 07:26 AM
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lewis county,new york
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I had spike tenderloin for dinner few nights ago, awesome,I prefer to call them 11points.

Re: Shoot The Spike [Re: Chamacat] #6648308
10/25/19 07:49 AM
10/25/19 07:49 AM
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I agree shot what makes you happy. I had a friends son from out of state take a 2 x 2 a week ago and it was his first deer ever. They sent me a picture of him and the buck and the picture said it all. He was the happiest young man that ever lived. LOL


Give me a fish, I will eat for a day. Teach me to fish, I will eat for a lifetime
Re: Shoot The Spike [Re: Chamacat] #6648317
10/25/19 08:06 AM
10/25/19 08:06 AM
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Minnesota
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Re: Shoot The Spike [Re: Chamacat] #6648342
10/25/19 08:52 AM
10/25/19 08:52 AM
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Alpine NY
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I agree with Ted 100%


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Re: Shoot The Spike [Re: Chamacat] #6648394
10/25/19 09:50 AM
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i usually shoot the first legal deer (buck or doe) that I can. I'm out there to put meat in the fridge and enjoy God's great outdoors while I'm at it.

after that, i typically let smaller bucks walk. 1 - they'll grow up to be nice , or 2 - somebody that needs that meat will put it in their freezer, or 3 - some kid looking for his first buck will make that memory.

beyond that, give me all the young does I can find

52Carl is spot on, in that it is not our job to tell somebody what they can/can't shoot within the bounds of the laws


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Re: Shoot The Spike [Re: Chamacat] #6648411
10/25/19 10:11 AM
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I shoot what ever I feel to shoot. But I know a guy who raised a little fawn buck and put a orage6ear tag in him, first set of horns a 4 inch spike this year is his second set and he is a real nice basket 8 point. So I dont say a spike is never going to make much anymore. We will see if he makes it through this season and what he makes next year.

Re: Shoot The Spike [Re: Chamacat] #6648517
10/25/19 01:00 PM
10/25/19 01:00 PM
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So. IL
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So. IL
You can't eat antlers. I fill my freezer first during bow season, if opportunity presents itself. During gun season, I may be a bit more picky if I have shot a few already. I have passed on many small deer, I've also passed on some decent bucks. I like to hunt, so I try not to end season too early.

Re: Shoot The Spike [Re: Chamacat] #6648821
10/25/19 08:40 PM
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I only shoot doe deer and leave the bucks for the kids. Haven't shot a spike in 20 years. When I did, I wasn't very proud of my kill.

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