Antlerless Buck – pass or shoot – take the survey

Most deer hunters are faced with this situation at some time.

Do you fill your bow only buck tag on a buck that has already dropped his antlers?

Spending many sub zero days on stand or in a blind can make for a long sit especially if the wind is howling and deer are hunkered down.

While a lot of hunters only purchase one tag; many deer hunters also purchase numerous tags to seal on a downed deer in a single season.  Ontario has numerous wildlife management units enabling hunters to have up to seven game seals.

How about you?

Last year I posted a podcast on Deer Tag Soup, were you one of those deer hunters who enjoyed a bowl like me?

This year I had two awesome bucks feeding on some Rack Stacker Deer Feed and Fixation Deer Attractant at the back of my property. See Bucks shed antlers early in a previous post.

I have venison in the freezer from our controlled shot gun hunt and was hoping to fill my bow tag with mature trophy buck.

That brings me back to my original question?

Would you fill your tag on an antlerless buck this late in the season?

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About Peter Wood 1192 Articles
As an avid lifelong angler and hunter, Peter’s outdoor knowledge and experiences keep expanding through his hundreds of hours of hunting and fishing podcast interviews with like minded experts. He has received numerous national writing awards. With thousands of outdoor pictures on Ripple Outdoors and many full-length articles with outdoor magazine and video clips you might say that he not only enjoys his outdoor lifestyle, but he’s quite the fanatic! In 2015 he earned fifth overall on the King of the Wood Contest hosted by Canada In The Rough team, pretty good for a baby boomer deer hunter. His buck was also one of the top bucks taken that season. Through Peter’s deer hunting seminars or by attending outdoor trade shows, like the Toronto Sportsmen Show and The SWOC Big Buck Show, he has connected with thousands of like minded people that love hunting and fishing. As a volunteer or member of local and national outdoor groups like QDMA, SWOC, Outdoor Writers of Canada, Archery Trade Show Association he continues to learn and hone his craft. Read his many articles, listen to his podcasts and rifle through thousands of photos on Ripple Outdoors. Discover Peter’s latest posts about outdoor gear, destinations, how to articles and interviews and you’ll be a better angler and hunter for the experience.

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