For example, a yearling buck with a field-dressed weight of pounds will have an estimated live weight of pounds. Click to add a comment. Yearling male dispersal is an evolutionary strategy to prevent inbreeding. Genetics and Antler Potential Genes are the underlying factors that determine the potential for antler growth in any buck. He travels less, sticking close by the best food sources. A general rule of thumb is to look for a buck whose main beams appear to extend forward as far as the tip of his nose. The big buck burst from cover, a sight to behold.
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This was originally published on October 15, Adam has a theory concerning bucks that do make it to the older-age-classes. She knew to circle downwind and stand in the shadows, checking for any sign of danger. This material should separate from the pedicle before a new set of antlers are grown. Then, using the call only when necessary, what seemed like an eternity --but was only 15 minutes-- this buck appeared and Tony took him down.
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So far, this has been an awesome year in Texas for harvesting trophy class white tail bucks. Typically larger and heavier than the hindquarters, the chest and shoulders of a fully mature buck can be so full and deep as to make the front legs look too short. Adam has a theory concerning bucks that do make it to the older-age-classes. Where the two travel routes pinched together on the east side of the point, I found the best available tree and flagged it. Our biologist examines peak rut dates across the country. The stand was located downwind of a great bedding area with deer-less approach and a potential downwind blocker due to topography.
I left the truck with a partial coating of snow on the ground, a partial roll of orange flagging ribbon in my pocket, and a partial idea of where I wanted my next great morning stand to be. This buck didn't stand a chance between the two of us! Just after getting some light snow, he was able to get 3 shots at the buck. All aimed to put you on the biggest bucks of your life! Losing sight of the buck, Pat radioed "I just saw a 'Monster' - I'm going down to check.