Sounds like ya need to get Iris lined out:wink:I need it dropped so I can shut down a line of bad genes on my land....I'm tired of watching all the nice racks get wiped out before the rut, and nothing left buy forked antlered deer....somebody shoot them! They never grow eye guards!
They never grow eye guards!
I feel the same way. We see more and more deer missing either one or both eyeguards. I don't remember seeing that 10 to 15 years ago. I also feel it lets the runts do more breeding, just what we don't need. It forces people that would be content just taking a spike or forkhorn for the meat and getting out of the woods to stay longer to harvest a larger buck.I think it is messing up the genes in the deer herd in a lot of areas of Arkansas. It is effectively removing the eye guards around here. :thumb:
Let's see some pics of those deer :biggrin:My problem is with the Timber company lease making 8 pt. 14 in. rules for lease, but not owning the whole area. The lease next to ours is under 3 pt. rule,and younger bucks hop the fence and get harvested after we let them walk.Really don't see the point,I like meat in the freezer, never ate an antler,what do they taste like. I feel and just my opinion mind you, there is always some big deer around,you just don't always see them in daylight without some effort, i.e. hunting thickets,isolate creeks and hollows.Got plenty of pictures of large 10 and 12 pts.,even one 13 with a drop tine,but very few sightings in daylight.I don't have a problem with rules, just would like everyone have same ones. There, I've vented now,feel better now. Thanks.