Well I may have mispoken a bit in my first post...nothing is "proven" to be set in stone fact. "Why didn't you shoot them"? From there, Buffy conducted her relationship with Spike—which was mostly sexual, at first—in secret. They may, on average, grow smaller antlers (debatable) but most of them will become at least branch antlered bucks if allowed to live. Rules and Announcements. Hope that's not the case cause I have around 15 small bucks on my place that go from a 1 point, to a spike, 3 point, and several 4 points with a lot of junk on them. This year he is almost exactly the same. He was able to get photos of one buck with every rack he ever wore starting with his spikes. RE: once a spike always a spike? How can listeners get in touch with you to learn about your wildlife services? 12/9/14 @ 5:09 PM. James Kroll did this study back in the late 80's by taking a spike that was captured, and let him grow for the next 5 years. They may, on average, grow smaller antlers (debatable) but most of them will become at least branch antlered bucks if allowed to live. “A lot of people believe that a spike will have a spike rack throughout its life, but the research says that’s simply not true. your own Pins on Pinterest Flintlock talk. It was a spike for the first picture and grew into a 170 class buck. The little spike grew into a booner, just proving that it is usually caused by a lack of minerals and nutition. It will interesting in seeing what he is next year. I'm not a believer in "Once a spike, ALWAYS a spike" but in this case it might be true. It just can't be blamed on poor genetics. 46 members in the QDM community. Article by Deer & Deer Hunting. of late. 99% of them are 1-2 1/2 year old bucks with 12+ inches of antler growth. I have posted a link to an article. SHARE. By huntadmin - October 18, 2017. 6. Once a Spike, always a Spike. Jan 20, 2007 #5. But if you see a Spike on a 5.5 or 6.5 year old body, more than likely he may always be a Spike? I saw that article also. By huntadmin - October 27, 2016. The pedicles provide the structural base for the future development of antlers. Welcome! That is, one side looks pretty much like the other. Inlines & Percussions Talk . 0 0. I ask because we have a goofy buck … Once a Spike, Always a Spike: It's Deer Hunting's Big Myth. In the individual ,or the habitat. I have seen it 1st hand on the deer farm at LSU. So my dad wants venison on the table and my last 3 times out i could have shot these 3 different spikes and i keep passing because i NEVER shoot small bucks, but my dad said once a spike, always a spike and then i just saw a post where a guy shot a spike and he said that same spike … Herd density, quality of habitat, amount of rain, mast conditions the previous year, is the doe mother a yearling with her first fawn. Macy, thank you for answering these critical questions we hunters face every season. This article may have been shared before here so forgive me if it has. ive heard over the years once a spike always a spike. Field Gear and Gadgets . Archery Hunting. Buffy's relationship with Spike began gradually in Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 5, but didn't culminate in anything substantial until season 6, when the two shared a kiss after the acclaimed musical episode, "Once More With Feeling". Some spikes are just late born fawns from the previous year, usually birthed by yearlings, conceived during the second or third rut. spikes; Uncategorized; Once a Spike, Always a Spike: Deer Hunting’s Big Myth. Some spikes are genetically inferior but even those don't necessarily remain spikes in following years. Others say that a spike is your 1st year buck/bull then the next year a fork, then so on..and so on...continuing to a trophy racked animal. Back when a hunter’s only question was “Does he have horns,” we filled lots of tags with spikes … So before I start smoking spikes, I’m focusing my efforts on running down the number of mouths my environment has to support. Twitter. Unicoidawg Moderator. I have killed 2 spikes this year, both are mature deer (3-4 year). Jan 20, 2007 #6. Let me know what Yall think! Noted deer authority Charles Alzheimer once raised a spike on his N.Y. farm at six years old it was a Massive twelve pointer! It's anyone's guess why that upsurd or ridiculous rumor started (once a spike always a spike). On deer farms, they get young buck spikes, even with a 180 class father. Charles Alsheimer did a very interesting piece on a very unique piece of ground in upstate New York. Log into your account. Spikes are almost always young bucks wearing their first set of antlers. Metroplex. Yes , the odd buck will be a spike more than once , but are not common unless something is really way out of whack. LINK This photographer was able to follow the journey of this buck throughout his life and show his growth over the years. It’s easy to say “Once a spike, always a spike,” but people who live and breathe this stuff will tell you, it’s not quite that simple when deciding whether to cull spikes off your hunting property. In the latest issue of Deer and Deer Hunting they had a pic of the same buck for 12 years. NOYDB BANNED. New Hunters and Need Help with the Hunt. Back to top. Facebook. Posts: 48,623. we have a 3 point rule state wide, so it's not even legal to kill them anyways. 801. Posts: 47,284. SUBSCRIBE SUBSCRIBE ADD TO FAV ORTIES. Bear and Elk Hunting Forum. White-tailed deer tend to grow antlers that are fairly well-balanced. Once a Spike, Always a Spike: It's Deer Hunting's Big Myth White-tailed deer tend to grow antlers that are fairly well-balanced. /r/QDM: News, resources, and discussion about creating better habitats and healthier wildlife. ORIGINAL POST. 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