I can't speak for everyone but for me it's about letting the buck reach it's full potential in regards to antler size. If I kill a 3 year old buck with a nice rack obviously that deer will never grow to what he could have. I like big racks on deer period and in my case I hunt on private land so the odds are greatly increased that the deer will live long enough to grow to a mature size.To each their own… but I don’t understand why the number of birthdays a deer has had, should factor into whether or not you take him. If he appeals to you, then shoot him
No wonder I'm getting old so fast!So there are two years between 2022 and 2023? Must be that new math? This means I've lost a whole year somewhere.