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Old Oct 16th 2015, 07:04 PM   #16
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  Apr 2014
  Greensburg, IN
We could make the argument that we are at competitive disadvantage to ranches that are seeking out farmers who are selling out their herds for dirt. In addition we could say we are at a competitive disadvantage to the preserves that guarantee success or sell specific bucks before the hunt. Furthermore, I guess we could be at a competitive disadvantage because we aren't going to have 300" +bucks in our preserve. I am relying on the simple natural look of our bucks to satisfy our customers. Typicals are hardy, durable, and grow antlers well on a natural high fiber diet in the preserve.
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Old Oct 16th 2015, 07:54 PM   #17
  Feb 2011
  Pierre SD

Jonathan, just curious, how many acres is your preserve. Are you selling a "up to 200 inch" hunt knowing your bucks are going to be 160-180? Just curious? I have never sold a typical 180 for less then a non-typical 220. I'm pretty sure if I have a preserve and have 160-350 inch bucks all for the same price, the 350 will be the first to hit the dirt if they are both standing in front of the hunter.*More people can afford a $3900 deer hunt as opposed to a $8,000 hunt, not because they would rather shoot a smaller buck. The reason*smaller typical bucks are in demand is because most people don't want to raise an animal for a loss, less people raising them. For the prices that are offered by most preserves for the 150-180 typicals, they simply don't cash flow enough to pay the feed bill. just my opinion.
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