looking for some input from those who raise or hunt fallow regularly (like curtis)
i have seen this guy at close range and he has some mass on his antlers and a few weeks ago his neck was all swollen up from the rut and he looked huge.
in these pictures, he looks a little thinner.
my best guess is he is 3 or 4 years old since i recall seeing him 2 years ago and i also see a lot more mass in his antlers than the 2 year old fallow we have now.
he has been hanging out by my feeders for the last month or so and I am planning to take him out as a cull.
mainly because his antlers have no palmation on them and he seems to be of poor antler genetics, although i definitely like his coat color.
we are in a high fence and he was born on the ranch, but i dont want to let him go if he is going to be a dink and not have good genetics to pass on
the last pic is of a mature 6-7 year old male in rut for size comparison