Originally Posted by KoruptTaco
why would you take a 4pt? next year that could have been a wall hanger.. especially if he was already large bodied
I've been letting the nice 4pts and 6pts walk ever since i killed my 7pt but the 4pt i was referring to had a really deformed rack and he had outgrown his rack by far. Trying to keep the better genes in the area because based on all of the rest of the deer I've seen on the farm this 4pt was not going to make a wall hanger because he was already about a 3yr old deer. I've seen two different spikes less than a year old with 10-12" tines already this year out there so i know that the bucks will be there over the next couple of years.
I am a firm believer in managing your hunting grounds and that is what i'm doing by shooting the oldest deer whether its a buck or a doe.
I'm still going to do a European mount with the 4pt just like i did with the 7pt simply because i can't afford to have one mounted, plus i like the rustic look better anyways.