Some think that once a spike, always a spike. your username. I saw that article also. Anyone have any idea? 0 0. Metroplex. of late. Noted deer authority Charles Alzheimer once raised a spike on his N.Y. farm at six years old it was a Massive twelve pointer! The Product Owner allocates a little bit of the team’s capacity now, ahead of when the story needs to be delivered, so that when the story comes into the sprint, the team knows what to do. Rules and Announcements. 669. Hope that's not the case cause I have around 15 small bucks on my place that go from a 1 point, to a spike, 3 point, and several 4 points with a lot of junk on them. 6. “The ‘once a spike, always a spike’ maxim should be dead, but unfortunately it’s not,” said Lindsay Thomas of the Quality Deer Management Association. The pedicles provide the structural base for the future development of antlers. I have seen it 1st hand on the deer farm at LSU. They may, on average, grow smaller antlers (debatable) but most of them will become at least branch antlered bucks if allowed to live. But the OP's question was: "once a spike ALWAYS as spike, T or F??" ok what has people thinking that a spike is once a spike and always will be a spike or small buck if you belive it its not true A focus on Quality … Let's get this debate started! Ammo … Some spikes are just late born fawns from the previous year, usually birthed by yearlings, conceived during the second or third rut. That is, one side looks pretty much like the other. Buffy's relationship with Spike began gradually in Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 5, but didn't culminate in anything substantial until season 6, when the two shared a kiss after the acclaimed musical episode, "Once More With Feeling". Back when a hunter’s only question was “Does he have horns,” we filled lots of tags with spikes … /r/QDM: News, resources, and discussion about creating better habitats and healthier wildlife. So before I start smoking spikes, I’m focusing my efforts on running down the number of mouths my environment has to support. I told him that as part of our management program there are regulations on the antler size of bucks that you can take. The spikes that show up on your land likely wasn't born on your land, they probably came from a few miles away when their doe mother pushed them away. He was able to get photos of one buck with every rack he ever wore starting with his spikes. A spike as an investment the Product Owner makes to figure out what needs to be built and how the team is going to build it — in advance of actually building it. SUBSCRIBE SUBSCRIBE ADD TO FAV ORTIES. This poor and somewhat embarrassing photo dug out of my ancient archives supports the point of this column. SHARE. From there, Buffy conducted her relationship with Spike—which was mostly sexual, at first—in secret. Flintlock talk. Facebook. I have posted a link to an article. Inlines & Percussions Talk . Twitter. It was a spike for the first picture and grew into a 170 class buck. Welcome! The answer to that is CLEARLY and DEFINITIVELY" NO! It just can't be blamed on poor genetics. Tools of the Trade . Once a Spike Always a Spike? Once a spike not always a spike....I'll try and find the issue and post it.... Unicoidawg Click to expand... i hope you can find the issue,love to read it.thanks . They may, on average, grow smaller antlers (debatable) but most of them will become at least branch antlered bucks if allowed to live. How can listeners get in touch with you to learn about your wildlife services? Not always but if they do not catch up that would or is a rarity. Charles Alsheimer did a very interesting piece on a very unique piece of ground in upstate New York. Discover (and save!) Jan 20, 2007 #6. This article may have been shared before here so forgive me if it has. The little spike grew into a booner, just proving that it is usually caused by a lack of minerals and nutition. Spikes are almost always young bucks wearing their first set of antlers. Re: Once a Spike always a Spike?? "Yeah, but once a spike, always a spike," he said. He asked what I had been seeing and I mentioned I had seen about 3 spikes. New Hunters and Need Help with the Hunt. Last year we got a pic of this spike still in velvet around October 10 (date on the pic is wrong). James Kroll did this study back in the late 80's by taking a spike that was captured, and let him grow for the next 5 years. Yearling spikes are not a concern. Can someone answer that question for me from the biology standpoint? Log into your account. Discussion in 'Crossbow Hunting Room' started by warthog67, Nov 6, 2008. warthog67 Guest. Can culling bucks with a spike on one side "get them out of the gene pool" or is this just one of deer hunting's long-held and untrue myths? SHARE. So my dad wants venison on the table and my last 3 times out i could have shot these 3 different spikes and i keep passing because i NEVER shoot small bucks, but my dad said once a spike, always a spike and then i just saw a post where a guy shot a spike and he said that same spike … True or false? In the latest issue of Deer and Deer Hunting they had a pic of the same buck for 12 years. This year he is almost exactly the same. It will interesting in seeing what he is next year. Yes , the odd buck will be a spike more than once , but are not common unless something is really way out of whack. I ask because we have a goofy buck … 46 members in the QDM community. Great Article. Article by Deer & Deer Hunting. Archery Hunting. LINK This photographer was able to follow the journey of this buck throughout his life and show his growth over the years. Messages: 112 Likes Received: 6. Re: Once a Spike always a Spike?? Let me know what Yall think! Turkey Hunting. Or expected to throw spikes the following year. Macy, thank you for answering these critical questions we hunters face every season. Field Gear and Gadgets . Oct 5, 2017 - This Pin was discovered by Linda Alcorn. Most always they do catch up, so if they do not they are the exception not the rule. Once a Spike, Always a Spike: It's Deer Hunting's Big Myth. It’s easy to say “Once a spike, always a spike,” but people who live and breathe this stuff will tell you, it’s not quite that simple when deciding whether to cull spikes off your hunting property. 99% of them are 1-2 1/2 year old bucks with 12+ inches of antler growth. On deer farms, they get young buck spikes, even with a 180 class father. That is, one side looks pretty much like the other. Well I may have mispoken a bit in my first post...nothing is "proven" to be set in stone fact. It's anyone's guess why that upsurd or ridiculous rumor started (once a spike always a spike). I have killed 2 spikes this year, both are mature deer (3-4 year). Really? Once a spike always a spike? 801. Posts: 48,623. There is always some different factors, but for the most part, it is caused by a lack of nutrition. ive heard over the years once a spike always a spike. Everything Deer. we have a 3 point rule state wide, so it's not even legal to kill them anyways. Facebook. I'm not a believer in "Once a spike, ALWAYS a spike" but in this case it might be true. Big Game Hunting. Hunters are better informed these days but there is still a lot of misunderstanding about spike bucks. Unicoidawg Moderator. There's so many factors that determine why a spike is a spike. The answer to that is CLEARLY and DEFINITIVELY" NO! In the individual ,or the habitat. I'm on several hunting pages on Facebook and now that most of the bucks are done growing I'm seeing more and more posts about if they need to cull big spikes. Sponsors . Forum Rules, Suggestions, Troubleshooting. Jan 20, 2007 #5. “Once a spike, always a spike.” Hardly. Herd density, quality of habitat, amount of rain, mast conditions the previous year, is the doe mother a yearling with her first fawn. Jan 20, 2007 #5. Metroplex. Posts: 47,284. Where did the notion of "once a spike, always a spike" come from? Article from deeranddeerhunting.com. spikes; Uncategorized; Once a Spike, Always a Spike: Deer Hunting’s Big Myth. [Re: Leonardo] #6390739 08/01/16 09:48 PM: Joined: Apr 2007. Bear and Elk Hunting Forum. By huntadmin - October 18, 2017. I have heard that, but I was just wondering if it is true. spikes; Uncategorized; Once a Spike, Always a Spike: Deer Hunting’s Big Myth. Back to top. Antler size has more to do with stress levels and nutrition in the 1st 2 years than it does with genetics. I have heard old timers ask us to shoot the spikes off of their property while hunting as to remove the small bucks from their gene pool on their land. I was talking to a friend the other day about how our seasons were going. RE: once a spike always a spike? Once a Spike, Always a Spike Posted by Shepherd88 on 3/16/15 at 9:44 am. It is old school mentality that a spike will always be a spike, just like you should NEVER kill a doe. 0. But the OP's question was: "once a spike ALWAYS as spike, T or F??" White-tailed deer tend to grow antlers that are fairly well-balanced. Twitter. Everybody has heard the old line,”once a spike, always a spike.” It’s been proven time and time again to be a myth but some things die hard. “A lot of people believe that a spike will have a spike rack throughout its life, but the research says that’s simply not true. White-tailed deer tend to grow antlers that are fairly well-balanced. I have been told that a spike is a sign of poor genetics and that the formulation of antlers will not change over that deer's life. Jan 20, 2007 #6. [Re: Leonardo] #6390739 08/01/16 09:48 PM: Joined: Apr 2007. Don't know of such a regular occurrence around Mi. By huntadmin - October 27, 2016. Others say that a spike is your 1st year buck/bull then the next year a fork, then so on..and so on...continuing to a trophy racked animal. 12/9/14 @ 5:09 PM. your own Pins on Pinterest General Board. 0. Once a Spike, always a Spike. True or false? Some spikes are genetically inferior but even those don't necessarily remain spikes in following years. New Members . It was once commonly believed that, “Once a spike, always a spike.” But research indicates that this isn’t necessarily true. Once a Spike, Always a Spike: It's Deer Hunting's Big Myth your password ORIGINAL POST. 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