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Is it unethical to shoot spike-horns? I watch the hunting shows and watch these guys sit in their stands watching bucks walk by their stands all day long and listen to them preaching about its only ethical to shoot mature bucks. I've shot several does along with some nice bucks in the Hermon/Carmel area where I grew up, but spent the past three seasons in the Big Woods of Aroostook county and the first two seasons I never got to fire a shot. Finally I got my first Big Woods buck this year on Thanksgiving day which was a spikehorn weighing 132lbs and had 12 inch spikes. Are we supposed to wait for the big boys or can we put some venison in the freezer? The law book says the horns have to be 3 inches or longer...