I usually start culling reds in late september, but this year I believe there are so many button bucks, spikers, and other cull stags I need to get on with it earlier.
so when do you guys start culling stags? and when do you feel you can accurately judge their cull-ability based on them still being in velvet if done earlier in the summer months, if at all?
not that I'm a dodo, but just to summarise, what other cull 'identifiers' do you look out for, ex. injuries, soiled rear ends, poor condition, meagre, etc. etc.