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Old Jul 4th 2010, 05:51 AM   #1
  Apr 2009
  Defiance Ohio USA
Here are my 3 year old Bucks Thunder Chief and Maxaroo.They both should be over 200 in. this year.

I was thinking about a seman collection this year.

I know there are bigger bucks to buy seman from, but they have a good look to them and should pass it down. Just would like some feed back good or bad I won't get mad.

Maxaroo on top is Maxhoo,Maxin,Max on dam side Hossier Jr Hooser,Buckwheat.

Thunder Chief sire side Rain Dance,Thunderstorm,Thunder,dam side Domno, Dane,4178:7-04 -10 maxroo.

4179:7-4-10 Thunder chief. Chief
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Old Jul 4th 2010, 12:32 PM   #2
  Oct 2009
  Linneus, MO
They look good. I have 3 Maxhoo daughters out of a Maxboson Doe. I don't know much about what he is throwing? Do you know much? Could I get a good picture of your buck? On the semen collecting it is hard to say, if you can sell enough to pay for the collection you will still have some for future use if something happens to him.
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Old Jul 4th 2010, 01:11 PM   #3
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  Apr 2009
  Marquez, TX

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Maxaroo is a good looking buck with pedigree to back it up. I think you should do okay drawing him. More pictures would help. Thunder Chief is a good looking buck as well, but my eye is drawn more to Maxaroo.
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Old Jul 4th 2010, 02:00 PM   #4
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  May 2009
  Chillicothe, Missouri
Both look real good, Got more pixs?
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Old Jul 4th 2010, 06:00 PM   #5
  Jun 2010
  Fredericksburg, Texas
I'm a 200 @ 2yo kinda guy. Both are good lookin deer for sure and have good lines. Nothing wrong with pulling them and using in your ai program for the genetics. On the other end I'm not sure how much market for 200in straws there is, I'd think not much. Best of luck
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Old Jul 6th 2010, 12:52 PM   #6
  Apr 2009
  Defiance Ohio USA

Maxhoo does have some good bucks on the ground, Like mine they are clean just some kicker points. Thats way takes a little longer to get to 200.

Maxhoo @ 3was 209 @ 4 205 I have not seen him this year yet will be going up there in 3 or 4 weeks

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Old Jul 6th 2010, 02:30 PM   #7
  Apr 2009
I am often asked this question. I do not talk people into collecting bucks to increase work for myself.

When first thinking of having semen collected from a buck, do not think about semen sales. The first question should be:

Is this buck a vital part of my present and future breeding program? This is either based on present performance or pedigree.


Can I justify the money and the risk in collecting this buck by what I would lose if he was not available for live service within my breeding program?

These questions get to be a bit of a catch 22 (hey that would be a good name for a buck, a little recognition from the first user would be nice), in that collecting yearlings would be nice in case of losing the buck. But, in reality, most would not have the courage to use the semen unless it was an exceptional yearling, or until they saw the production at a later age.

What I am trying to say is:

Is this buck vital enough to your program to justify the money and risk?

Would you be more comfortable (sleep better at night) knowing that his genetics are preserved in the advent of losing the buck?

Remember, semen sales are possible, and semen trades are also a good way to bring new genetics into your herd.

Hope this helps,

Ray Favero, PhD
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Old Jul 6th 2010, 05:26 PM   #8
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  Apr 2009
  Marquez, TX

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Dibs on "Catch 22"
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Old Jul 6th 2010, 05:51 PM   #9
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I read these forums more than I post and I'm glad to see Dr. Favero sticking out his neck with his opinions and advice. These forums have been such a learning tool for me! Thank you Russell
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