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I think it is a pretty good idea. I have been reading the post about weather or not to shoot a Spike. I have found that by having antler restrictions we tend to look at the deer a little better then in the past years ago if you saw bone you shot it. Now adays we tend to look a little better at the animal and we can judge everything about it. First we look to make sure the antlers are 3 or more. Then we can also asses any other characteristict's of the animal. before taking the shot. I can tell you I have shot a few deer in the past few years in zone 3 on public land where there is alot of hunting pressure. one 8 point year 1 1/2 year old not a very big rack but it was my first buck with a gun. One 6 point 2 year old deer. one 7 point 2 year old deer. All in all it's up to the hunter to decide what he or she is going to shoot.
 

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I think AR's are great. I live in PA and the whole state is either minimum 3 pts or 4pts on 1 side. It has made the quality of our bucks go up.
 

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I'm all for the 3 point rule but what do you do about bucks like this?

 

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lol Rackmaster that is a peanut lol Those are some tiny spikes.
 

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let it go. it looks like it had a real bad accident but is still alive. that is one where you have to let it go.
 

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I'm all for the 3 point rule but what do you do about bucks like this?
If you are concerned about harvesting mature bucks there is only one thing to do...Let it grow up to be a mature buck...Then and only then will you be able to determine the potential of its rack as a free ranging NJ deer.

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Great point JC
 

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Considering it only has three legs and a big puss sack on it's side I have nooooo problem with letting him go. A little cheese spread with your venison anyone?[tasty]

 
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