There is an article in the latest issue of Quality Whitetails about harvesting 1.5 year old spike bucks. What I got from reading the article is that yearling spike bucks are usually but not always inferior and should not be culled from a deer herd unless someone is practicing QDM on a very large tract of land with excellent deer habitat. In Iowa we are blessed with an abundance of deer food sources, good genetics, and restrictive gun seasons that sometimes give our bucks the time to grow to their potential. I feel that spike yearlings are almost uncommon for most of the 1.5 year olds I see are usually 3x3's or 4x4's, but I lean toward not shooting spike yearlings because I don't like the idea of shooting a buck before you realize it's potential. So what do you guys think ... are spike yearling bucks inferior and should be shot or should we give them time to prove themselves ?