Well, for one, we're all primed to hunt and tag two-year-old longbeards or older. We're programmed. The articles we read, the camp conversations, outdoor TV, and so on, all suggest you're lame if you put the smackdown on a shortbeard. Jakes are for young hunters and newbies. Others say: "You can't eat the beard." These are the guys who are happy with a little ol' spikehorn in deer camp. They're just content to be in camp, and have some venison for the freezer. And sometimes they even kill a big buck. Or longbeard.