I would like to see all bucks wearing their first set of horns walk free.
A one year old buck is the dumbest deer in the woods.
Give him that one year to age, then he will be harder and harder to kill each year after.
As he ages, he will also get bigger each year after. (some more than others)
You may kill some as a 2 year old bucks, but some will live longer.
I don't care about genetics, because I'm not hunting property that will produce record book deer, nor is that my style of hunting.
I believe that 90% of our properties deer can sport antlres similar to those of Slick's latest kill, and I am happy with that.
Every now and then someone kills what we consider a "Wall Hanger" or two a year.
They roam the lease, but they evade us mostly.
It is the style of hunting I am happy with, and our club does this for the most part.