View Poll Results: Do you shoot Roe Bucks in their first Year?

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  • No

    9 15.00%
  • Yes, but only if under pressure to reduce numbers

    13 21.67%
  • Yes, but only during the doe season on welfare grounds

    10 16.67%
  • Yes, as soon as I can tell they are a buck!

    28 46.67%
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Thread: Culling Button Bucks (Roe)

  1. #1

    Culling Button Bucks (Roe)

    Do you cull Roe Bucks (button bucks) in their first year/season? I know there is welfare issue relating to herd species but I'm being Roe specific here.

  2. #2
    ... its an anonymous vote by the way so no excuse not to vote.


    I don't mind saying I choose not to shoot them in their first year.

  3. #3
    No, but even if I wanted to I would not get the chance as whoever shoots the adjoining land to me seems to be intent on removing all the deer.
    Last edited by rick6point5; 10-09-2014 at 22:15.

  4. #4
    Yes 60% of your cull should be youngsters.

  5. #5
    Depends if the freezer is empty.

    K

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by bogtrotter View Post
    Yes 60% of your cull should be youngsters.
    I've never had a problem achieving this.
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    [QUOTE=Tackleberry270;844774]I've never had a problem achieving this.[/QUOT



    Never suggested you did , but whats the difference between culling a button buck and a yearling, both fit the cull plan as youngsters.

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    I voted yes and unlesss a young buck shows me that he is something rather special then he is removed. Like the chap in the picture who grew to this size in his first spring away from is mother.


  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by 6pointer View Post
    I voted yes and unlesss a young buck shows me that he is something rather special then he is removed. Like the chap in the picture who grew to this size in his first spring away from is mother.
    But by then he was in his second year. You have no way of telling this in the first 5 or 6 months of its life?
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  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Tackleberry270 View Post
    But by then he was in his second year. You have no way of telling this in the first 5 or 6 months of its life?
    I have aid it before and I will say it again , antlers change so much from year to year, and are unreliable in regards which animals to cull , cull 60% young (yearlings or younger) 20% middle aged and 20% old if it features in your cull plan age wise
    then the antlers its carrying should play no part in it.

    Now if you have a small area and only a handful of bucks to cull then maybe you can be a bit more selective , but even if you do its going to be at best a guess.

    Stick religiously to these percentages and antler quality will take care of itself.

    Trying to select by antler size has been proven, to be ineffective, unreliable and very old hat.

    Don't take my word for it read what some of the experts have to say on the subject, Richard Prior for one.

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