You Just Seen a 160...

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Re: You Just Seen a 160...

Unread postby magicman54494 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:16 pm

I would shoot the 145. Chances at a deer like that don't come very often for me.


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Re: You Just Seen a 160...

Unread postby chad » Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:29 pm

I'm shooting the deer I have within range Unless I'm on a property that it's considered smaller and there's been 150's and 160's running around
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Re: You Just Seen a 160...

Unread postby lungbuster » Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:15 pm

If it's on video I am shooting the 145, things don't come together as easy when trying to video the hunt and a 145 is big enough to make me happy, unless he is a stud 2.5 year old, then he would get a pass.
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Re: You Just Seen a 160...

Unread postby buck_junkie » Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:21 pm

ready...aim...fire on the 145
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Re: You Just Seen a 160...

Unread postby tim » Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:50 am

depends completely on what they look like.
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Re: You Just Seen a 160...

Unread postby RUTIN » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:32 am

If the 145" is a 3.5yr old then he gets the pass card, if hes a 145" 5.5yr old hes gettin nailed! I like to hunt based off age and relationship with the deer. If the deers a 165" 3.5 and the 145" is 5.5yrs old and they're standing at 20 & 23 yards, as hard as it is im smoking the 5.5 year old assuming its a property i can manage. Public land or land thats hunted by alot of people and you cant manage as well, anything 145" or better is getting some air mail!
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Re: You Just Seen a 160...

Unread postby wibowhntr » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:26 am

That's a pretty tough question. I would like to say I would pass on the 145" but I guess it would take the actual situation for me to make my decision :)
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Re: You Just Seen a 160...

Unread postby Wrinkleneck » Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:04 am

The 145" would be bigger than my biggest buck, so I would put my arrow thru him and hope the bigger buck makes it thru till next fall.
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Re: You Just Seen a 160...

Unread postby AC Rider » Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:21 am

It's hard to come by a 145" here in MN. I'd take the smaller one. You know what they say about a hand and a bush?
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Re: You Just Seen a 160...

Unread postby DevinJD2007 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:25 am

Like alot of other people have said it depends on where I'm hunting and how much time I have left to hunt that particular buck. If I know he was a buck that had traveled in from a couple properties down and probably won't have another chance I'd take the 145".
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Re: You Just Seen a 160...

Unread postby Spysar » Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:53 am

AC Rider wrote:It's hard to come by a 145" here in MN. I'd take the smaller one. You know what they say about a hand and a bush?


A hand and a bush??? :lol: :lol: :lol:


I thought it was a bird in the hand.... :roll:
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Re: You Just Seen a 160...

Unread postby PLB » Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:26 am

Im whackin the 145 if hes mature ;)
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Re: You Just Seen a 160...

Unread postby James » Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:42 pm

So situational for me. It depends so much on how I am feeling with the situation and what went into it. Not that it was the same situation but last year I had already shot a nice buck in MN so I was going to be very picky in Wisconsin. When the 10 pointer I shot first came in to my rattling I wasn't sure I was going to shoot him. I was sizing everything up on his rack, mainly looking at his G4's and then I noticed the one broken. Ultimately his massive body and indicated age class along with antler mass sealed it for me. I think I spent more time sizing up his rack than I did any other buck I have shot but I couldn't tell you within 10" on either side I would have thought he scored while I was in my tree.

It could really go either way for me, I could see passing or shooting the 145", really would depend on the moment.
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Re: You Just Seen a 160...

Unread postby str8shooter » Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:39 pm

RUTIN wrote:If the 145" is a 3.5yr old then he gets the pass card, if hes a 145" 5.5yr old hes gettin nailed! I like to hunt based off age and relationship with the deer. If the deers a 165" 3.5 and the 145" is 5.5yrs old and they're standing at 20 & 23 yards, as hard as it is im smoking the 5.5 year old assuming its a property i can manage. Public land or land thats hunted by alot of people and you cant manage as well, anything 145" or better is getting some air mail!



I'm in the same boat as Rutin. The only other factor that would come into play would be: do I recognize the 160" or is he just passing through. Random buck sightings during the rut are fun but you can't always count on that buck being in the same section by the next day.
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Re: You Just Seen a 160...

Unread postby Spysar » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:17 am

It seems most would go for the 145". I don't know if I could shoot a 145 after just seeing a 165". I mean normally I'd drop a 145 in a second, but if I just saw a deer that was 20" bigger I'd have to take a chance at least, and wait on the bigger one.

Now if that day was over with, and I didn't get anything cause the plan backfired, you better believe I'm shooting the next 145 I see!
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