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Livestock has been crossbred, linebred, inbred and outcrossed for millenia. How do you feel about this subject when it comes to

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  • rudyglove27
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    Agreed with rjbedrock answer above and A + 1 for you sir!!!

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  • 16gapheasantphiend
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    NO,NO,NO Bad idea, whitetails are already over-populated enough and inbreeding to the extent of causing genetic damage! Big racks are neat and all, but I am a meat hunter a doe in the freezer is a s good as a buck in the freezer, antlers are a BOUNUS and letting nature dictate rack growth is the best way, hasn't nature done pretty good so far? if we mess around here we lose part of the chance and question of shooting a trophy animal, Luck of the draw is part of the apeal for me, if we cross that line, why don't we just have a lab whip up ""Super Buck" and then clone him? then everybody is guranteed the buck of their dreams Now where's the fun in that?????????

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  • willkillsdeer
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    amen

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  • steve182
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    No, we should not mess with mother-nature. I have read that in Buffalo County, WI that outfitters in the area let a few big breeders into the wild to boost genetics. Anyone else hear that? If so that's weak. Greed. I know deer farms suffer escapes all the time, thereby spreading artificial genes into the herd. I think we need to leave'm alone, let nature take care of business.

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  • 60256
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    No

    Nate

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  • shane
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    Whitetail deer antlers are one of the greatest biological marvels. They are one of the fastest growing tissues on the planet, and it didn't take some guy in a white coat to get them that way.

    so, HELL NO.

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  • buckeye
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    No, they are just fine the way they are. If we start doing that there will be asteriks in our record books too.

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  • Golfing Sportsman
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    No, we shouldn't because we prize the white tail as a wild creature and when we breed it to meet our designs it isn't really wild anymore. It becomes like the Holstein, or the Thoroughbred, or the latest round-up ready corn. Living things that are not found anywhere in nature. When we mess with life we make it better for US but if you put it back into nature it is weaker, more susceptible to disease and less able to compete and survive.

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  • wallofsam
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    No I don't think we should be playing with mother nature. I also don't think to highly of high fence pay to hunt ranches either. How can you take any pride in shooting a caged animal?

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  • MLH
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    Not a fan with wild animals. But it is a high profit business, so will likely continue. It definitely raises a few eyebrows when a huge racked breeding buck brings high bucks ($$$). These aren't supposed to be released into the wild but a few escape and others have been purposely released.

    When animals are threatened or endangered or reintroduced we look at that differently. But is it? Kind of a gray matter.

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  • buckhunter
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    Nope. Just let them be.

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  • hjohn429
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    Hell no! I think we should let the deer do it themselves (in the wild.)

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  • pumakitchen
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    No. As long as your eating the meat, I don't mind people caring about the antlers, but the best thing about the anlters is they are natural, and created by God. There are already to many high fence facilites that mess with the genetics, we just need to leave it alone.

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  • ishawooa
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    We certainly have performed all of the above in purebred horses ever since someone devised a halter and a leadrope to hold them. I don't know about deer except that in one small in the south years ago, and I assume still today, there existed a herd of spotted deer with a few solid white ones. I never killed a tobiano buck but do have a friend there who did. He tanned the hide and it is very attractive on his law office wall. As far as I know it was never determined how these genetics came about. I know this narative varies somewhat from your question but it does provide imput regarding that sometimes Mother Nature performs the unexpected. I guess I vote for bigger antlers but then I like to trophy hunt. I had much rather see a doe hit the ground than people going around shooting small bucks just to say they did it.

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  • usmcturkey
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    I do not think we should touch them. They are a natural life form that we pursue and love. rjbedrock is right there is to much placed on the antlers of deer. Getting a deer with a high score is few and far between. If you change that then everyone will be shooting world class bucks.

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