Opinions please, I would like to ask you muley (or anyone concerned) hunters what you would prefer Quantity or Quality and what you think of my assessment of the Muley buck trend.
It has been several years now that the regulations for harvesting a Mule Deer Bucks is 3 point or better. I know this requirement has been to increase the heard numbers. The trend I see happening is, when I am out and about or hunting them (especially in heavily hunted areas) is more and more big-large-mature 2 pointers. I am thinking this requirement is genetically creating these Muley bucks that will never be any bigger then a 2 Point. I am also seeing more and more spikes, all bucks in there first year should be forkies if they are to be large 4 pointer bucks later in life. What I am trying to say is if this trend continues could we possibly get to were there are more mature bucks that can't be harvested then the legal variety, are we ruining or Mule Deer genes.