Whats the general consensus on shooting roe bucks early season when still in velvet?
I appreciate some of the SD members have culls to make, but looking at this entirely from a recreational perspective where there is no pressure to reduce numbers.
Do you shoot bucks in velvet? Maybe it isn't an issue for some. . .
Personally I think it's such a waste. The beast has been diverting nutrients to it's growing antlers throughout the most difficult part of the year, I always like to see the finished result before pulling the trigger.
Stalking roe bucks in late spring, early summer is really quite special, and I think shooting a nice clean buck in summer coat and hard antler adds to the enjoyment.
What's everyone elses thoughts?