You Just Seen a 160...

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Re: You Just Seen a 160...

Unread postby gatorbait42 » Sat May 17, 2014 1:23 am

I'm shooting the 145". Life is to busy to wait on something that may or may never happen. Besides what is shooting that 160" or bigger gonna do for you?

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Re: You Just Seen a 160...

Unread postby Edcyclopedia » Sat May 17, 2014 1:49 am

Spysar wrote:Now I see why people don't shoot big bucks. Almost everyone was content with the smaller buck.......If you want to be a big buck killer, your taking yourself out of the game shooting the smaller one....

You GOTTA take the chance and wait for the big one, or your NEVER gonna be a big buck serial killer....


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Re: You Just Seen a 160...

Unread postby john1984 » Sat May 17, 2014 1:50 am

I'll take what I can get.

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Re: You Just Seen a 160...

Unread postby headgear » Sat May 17, 2014 2:18 am

160 public land deer are pretty rare, what if I was hallucinating? Still I would be happy to take a 140 and to be honest I'm happy to take a 120 on the land I hunt. When I feel like I am ready to chase only the largest of the bucks I will do so, until then I won't worry about it too much.
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Re: You Just Seen a 160...

Unread postby MOBIGBUCKS » Sat May 17, 2014 2:25 am

I wouldn't call a 145 inch buck average...I'd probably shoot the 145 if I had another state to hunt. In a one buck state, I might pass the 145 if I had a decent possibility of taking that 165 inch buck. It all boils down to variables and what you are willing to accept as a happy outcome.
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Re: You Just Seen a 160...

Unread postby ozzz » Sat May 17, 2014 4:39 am

At this point in the game Id likely shoot the 145. Hopefully someday I have more of that size plus or minus on the wall that I can really hole out for the 160 caliber deer.
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Re: You Just Seen a 160...

Unread postby TallTines » Sat May 17, 2014 4:45 am

If I know I can kill the 160 I would pass the on the 140
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Re: You Just Seen a 160...

Unread postby BassBoysLLP » Sat May 17, 2014 4:45 am

History says I pass the 145 and not harvest the 165 :doh:

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Re: You Just Seen a 160...

Unread postby headgear » Sat May 17, 2014 8:32 am

BassBoysLLP wrote:History says I pass the 145 and not harvest the 165 :doh:

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Re: You Just Seen a 160...

Unread postby Bucky » Sat May 17, 2014 8:59 am

Just like fishn.... go BIG or go home!
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Re: You Just Seen a 160...

Unread postby ozzz » Sat May 17, 2014 9:02 am

TallTines wrote:If I know I can kill the 160 I would pass the on the 140



Well no kidding.
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Re: You Just Seen a 160...

Unread postby BassBoysLLP » Sat May 17, 2014 9:05 am

ozzz wrote:
TallTines wrote:If I know I can kill the 160 I would pass the on the 140




Well no kidding.


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Re: You Just Seen a 160...

Unread postby yungbuck » Sat May 17, 2014 1:28 pm

I'd be very happy with either considering my green horns

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Re: You Just Seen a 160...

Unread postby UntouchableNess » Sat May 17, 2014 2:32 pm

I can make lots of claims.

Like that if it's early in the season, I could pass on the smaller hoping to get on the bigger.

This is getting somewhat easier as the seasons go by, but there are still moments of weakness. ;)
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Re: You Just Seen a 160...

Unread postby Bigb » Sat May 17, 2014 4:37 pm

A couple variables here. If I have two buck tags (Illinois, Wisconsin, etc) and I don't have one filled this year, you bet I shoot and don't think twice. Unless you killed 10 or more 140" bucks, I doubt any sane person would pass a 140". IF I had already shot a 130" to 145" that year and another 140" pops out I probably would pass since I've already been graced by the hunting gods. Hold out that second tag for the 160"


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