December 16, 2012 at 8:54am
There is a fine line between deer hunting and the point it becomes managing a herd of woods goats.
Good to be on a 8 or better program, but when you start manipulating genetics, and judging potential, etc, you become a cattle farmer. Lost is the original tradition of deer hunting. Under your program, I would let him go, but I would also be off the beaten path, out of the box stands and in the woods hunting scrapes & rubs.
Just try to draw yourself a line- at what point do you lose the traditional deer hunting feeling and become a cattle farmer, or a Russian genetics scientist.