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    To shoot a spike or not to shoot a spike

    How many of you would shoot a spike? I know I would take it. What your reasoning if you wouldn't? Not enough meat? Waiting for a "big one"?

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    Re: To shoot a spike or not to shoot a spik

    not for me .dont think its worth taking the life for 30lbs of meat let it grow for a few years

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    Re: To shoot a spike or not to shoot a spik

    Aside from they would great eating ! Yeh in regards to MD I’m always looking for something bigger than what RemingtonJim has on his wall or I’m not shooting it !
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    Re: To shoot a spike or not to shoot a spik

    Fingers crossed this conversation is more civil about this subject than facebook...
    I would typically not take a spike. I'm not opposed to it, but I do enjoy hunting and am always willing to put more time in. Sometimes you run out of time. I did shoot a spike this year and he's delicious. No regrets.

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    Re: To shoot a spike or not to shoot a spik

    I would have no problems with shooting one. The younger the animal the better & more tender the taste in general. (In a group of deer given the option I'll take the one with the smallest antlers.)

    Although I would never shoot a calf moose. It could easily be a female.

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    Re: To shoot a spike or not to shoot a spik

    Im Eating spike roast tomorrow. Amazing eats. I will take a smaller buck or spike after getting more meat in the freezer first. Some years it is only does and spikes to fill the freezer. This year it was a moose, spike buck and doe.

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    Re: To shoot a spike or not to shoot a spik

    It all depends if I have no plan on targeting that species of deer but carrying at tag yes I would. If I plan on investing a good amount of time targeting that species then odds are I would pass

    All depends on my plans for the season

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    Re: To shoot a spike or not to shoot a spik

    Yup, I wouldn’t turn down a nice big buck but at the same time you can’t eat antlers, a spike is just as edible(if not more) than a big stinky 4 point.

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    Re: To shoot a spike or not to shoot a spik

    You can’t shoot the big ones if you shoot the small ones. That being said, I have no problem with guys or gals taking anything legal whether it be spikes, does or “anterless”. Meat in the freezer is meat in the freezer and as mentioned the young ones do taste better.

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    Re: To shoot a spike or not to shoot a spik

    I thought you're referring to Spike moose.
    Spike deer meat is very tender and tasty so would be my choice.

    Here's the rare sighting (from DANA)

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