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Watch This Buck's Growth and Decline As He Lives to be 12 Years Old

This spike turns into a Boone and Crockett buck and is a prime example of why hunters encourage others to pass young deer...

Whitetails are amazing animals. True survivors and warriors of the woods that very rarely get the credit they deserve. People spend tons of time, money and resources chasing the elusive animals every year. Because its easy? No, because they're incredibly intelligent animals that provide a great challenge.

As you probably know, hunters are very passionate about the pursuit of mature bucks. And management plays a big role in being able to get opportunities at mature deer. This video does an incredible job showcasing just how beneficial it can be to pass young deer.

Watch what this spike grows into once it reaches full maturity.

Seeing this deer survive for 12 years shows just how tough these animals are and much passing up a young deer could pay off in the long run.

This is definitely a neat video to watch, regardless of whether or not you're a trophy hunter.

NEXT: THIS IS WHY YOU DON'T STICK YOUR HEAD INTO A BOW AT FULL DRAW

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Watch This Buck's Growth and Decline As He Lives to be 12 Years Old