Because we had very few nice bucks and low nutrition I was used to shooting weird rack bucks every year in PA. For those who can maybe manage an area for quality purposes you did the right thing, however, when you factor in predation, auto hits, and normal movements maybe he would have not been around for next year and who ever knows what genetic blend creates the next buck's rack. Remember the spike gene therory, (spell) most cases say given proper nutrition those bucks would have become branch antlered bucks, so who knows. Fact is a harvested buck is a harvested buck and only the shooter can decide if the trigger is used. I've never gotten madd or questioned myself after a harvest, it was simply my decision that led to it. I fully understand your question, but for me any buck is a good buck. I've never had the oppertunity to be selective, wonder what that feels like??
Last edited by Hunting Man; 09-29-2011 at 03:00 PM.