As a lot of y'all know. I'm not an advocate of very strict "only shoot deer ____ big" rules but Jesus. We have multiple like this shot every season. We take about 20-25 deer off of our 2000acres a year and the majority of the bucks are about this size or a little older.
I'm a fan of shooting a buck you're proud of but working towards shooting mature deer.
I love the lease but as soon as I can afford a place of my own (dad's lease) I'm finding another place.
I wouldn't worry too much if some people let those walk. But they don't. Anything with legal horns is shot. If it was either somewhere like where you and I hunt our a rare occurrence that this size would be shot, i'd have no problems
Read the post above. I don't hunt there so I don't know. If that deer was killed at my place and people were talking down on the man who shot it I'd be ready to kick some ass. That's a good buck where I hunt.
What I'm saying is that most of the deer's genes come from the doe, but people completely neglect that when talking about managing deer. That line of genetics isn't all piled up on the ground right there. They're still in the woods.