I don't think I really have a # to put on what is/ or isn't a shooter buck. It's all up to the individual and the situation. I like to shoot large bucks like anyone else but I don't want to get distanced from the fact that it is still deer hunting and thats what I love. I respect all that set a # for themselves as well though.
Last season I shot a 131'' buck w/ archery equip. that meant more to me than some of my larger bucks. It all depends on the situation and what your after. My largest buck w/ a bow is 174'' and if I wait and keep trying to top that I'm afraid I'll be waiting a long time.
I try to manage my little slice of heaven for mature deer. So I try and keep my harvest criteria of 4 1/2 year old deer which in my neck of the woulds equates to 130 inch plus deer. I actually enjoy the heck out of shooting my fair share of does, a buck is just icing on the cake.
Missouri Whitetails - Your Missouri Hunting Resource
A forum community dedicated to Missouri Hunting enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about safety, gear, tackle, tips, tricks, optics, hunting, gunsmithing, reviews, reports, accessories, classifieds, and more!