To shoot or not to shoot????

motrapper

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3.5 Year Old What are your thought's

Problem is these pics are taken less than 100yds from a gravel road.

next year he could add 30 to 50 inches so most of the dilemma is he's at 150 now
 

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If you’re happy with him shoot him . That’s my opinion. He could add quite a few inches if he makes it to next year . But with that being said he also could get hit by a car on said road and either die or get hurt bad enough that it stunts his horn growth. Or not sure exactly where you’re at he could get caught by a predator or pack of predators.
So my opinion is if he makes you happy and you like the way he looks go get him
 

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Like above, if he makes you happy, then shoot him. He's an awesome deer. Having said that, there's no was I'd shoot him, as he has incredible potential. Main frame 14 points are rare and he would really put on some length and mass in the next year or two.
 

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It is really hard to pass this one up unless you have a "Closed Area" which you don't. There are many things that can happen to this guy by next year, definitely take him, if you can wait until after the rut so he passes his genes on.
 

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Our Rut in Nebraska is in line with rifle season unfortunately give or take 1 week.
But in 50 plus years we have never had a 7x7 and as far as 6x6's not even 5 in that time hell we get excited for a 5x5.
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The camera pics are of the tall 5x5 just 1 year ago
like the water Buffalo pic LOL
 

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motrapper

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Looks like mass and width...i will guess he grew to 163"
Yes it is crazy from year 1.5 to 2,5 to 3,5 then there bodies are done and we have seen freaky growth from 3.5 to 4.5 when the muscle and bones are not in first order for the nutrition.
But the Genetics' have to be their in the first place
 
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