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This is a deer one of my friends just killed. Being a heavy 6 point he's legal in AR. However, he wouldn't be under the 4X4 slot. His live weight was 180# and his spread was 18 1/2". His age was estimated at 4 1/2. We are skeptical that he was going to improve if he was let walk. Should he have been culled when younger to allow deer with better genes to reproduce?
 

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Unless I was in a 4X4 area, then you betcha I'd have shot him.

Assuming all you say about him was true, then you should have no reason to feel bad about taking him out of the herd. He may have grown another point or two, but that 6 pt. frame would probably always be dominant in him.
 

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This is much the same feeling we had. The deer was harvested from a soybean farm with plenty of hard woods. The deer herd there has plenty of protein. If this is his rack at his age and body weight, we felt he wouldn't grow many more points.
 

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what are you hunting for ? if that buck fits what YOU are hunting for, then shoot. if he doesn't then don't
 

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Every time I draw one of the permit hunts on Hobbs, they do a survey. The last question is always, "Would you approve of a 4 point rule?" This is the reason I always put NO! (I've got a 6 point on my wall thats durn near as big as that one)
 

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Not only would I have shot him, but he would be going onto my wall. That has got to be one of the biggest six pointers that I have ever saw.
 

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The only reason why he wouldn't be on my wall would be buck fever.This why I don't support a 4 point anything rule.:thumb:
 
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