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[quote=591733]Idk how it is in other states but in Va and Wv you can shoot one buck in bow one buck in Gun and one buck in muzz and im not a 100% but i think you can buy extra buck tags. Witch is not the best how is it in other states? And also if i am not correct on the tag thing please correct me.[/quote] Virginia is divided into 2 sections, WEST of the blue ridge and East of the blue ridge. I live West of the blue ridge. In the Western part, it is 2 antlered deer per year which can be taken in any season you choose. Both can be with a bow, both can be with a muzzleloader, or both can be with a rifle. Each county has its own specific laws regarding does and doe days. I don't know what part you are in. If that buck were on my hunting ground, he is 100% shooter. Hard to tell from one pic, but he's either 3.5 or 4.5. I'm leaning toward 4.5. Bowhunter TV had a good show on two weeks ago talking about the "100 inch Booner". They were specifically talking about hunting the best animals your area has to offer, and how many areas in the whitetail range just simply do not carry true B&C bucks. Some areas, a 100" deer is the equivalent to a 170" deer. Their point was, you're not going to be a happy hunter if you spend a lifetime, or even a season hunting something that doesn't exist. I think Virginia is kinda in between. I've hunted my area all my life, hunted since I was 7 years old, and I'm now 35. I've never killed or seen a Booner, nor do I know of any being killed in my immediate or surrounding hunting area. My "Booner" status would start at about 135" for my area, as 135 to maybe 150 and 4.5 to the seldomly occasional 5.5 year old deer is the best it has to offer. P&Y status would start about 110". Myself and the guys I hunt with do make every effort to allow the bucks to get to 3.5, and try to talk to neighbors about allowing them to get to 3.5. With some, it has helped, with others its hopeless, but who am I to tell someone what to shoot and what not to shoot. If I were you, I would examine these same things, and decide what your area has to offer and set your goals around that. If I could harvest a 110+ buck that is 3.5 years old every year, with an occasional "booner" every 4 or 5 years, I will be one satisfied hunter.
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