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#5430151 - 11/18/14 07:49 PM Age??? shooter???
breal Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/10/14
Posts: 69
Loc: Van Zandt Texas
Does this buck need to be shot?? Will it get any bigger??? Runnels county.

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#5430153 - 11/18/14 07:51 PM Re: Age??? shooter??? [Re: breal]
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Obie Juan Kenobi

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52093
If you like him kill him. Most bucks get a little better every year. Some make really good jumps at the right age and in the right rainfall year. Some stay the same from one year to the next. welcome
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#5430160 - 11/18/14 07:54 PM Re: Age??? shooter??? [Re: breal]
Jkd106 Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/20/13
Posts: 1465
Loc: Fannin and Hall
I'm gonna say 4 yo, back not completely flat, rump is defined. Can't tell from the angle on his chest. Shooter is totally up to you .
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#5430162 - 11/18/14 07:55 PM Re: Age??? shooter??? [Re: breal]
Chafro Offline
Tracker

Registered: 09/12/10
Posts: 539
Hard with only this angle, look to be 4.5-5.5.

Normally they will grow from those ages to next year,,, but the rain will take and important roll there.

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#5430200 - 11/18/14 08:12 PM Re: Age??? shooter??? [Re: breal]
breal Offline
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Registered: 11/10/14
Posts: 69
Loc: Van Zandt Texas
We are trying hard to manages the heard and develop trophy deer. It may not be a lot but we feed 6,000lbs of protein from Mid January - May.2nd year of doing it. Starting to see some better deer. I was hoping this guy would get bigger next year. A ton of young bucks on the place. We are basically shooting culls.

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#5430258 - 11/18/14 08:33 PM Re: Age??? shooter??? [Re: breal]
esnow74 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/09/12
Posts: 284
Loc: Ellis County, TX
If you can afford it, try keeping protein available through September. if you like him or have better quality in the same age class then shoot him.

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#5430435 - 11/18/14 09:48 PM Re: Age??? shooter??? [Re: breal]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 8145
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Pass
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#5430466 - 11/18/14 10:18 PM Re: Age??? shooter??? [Re: breal]
rvanicek Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 11/16/14
Posts: 5
Loc: Gonzales, Texas
really nice deer. what part of Runnels county do you hunt?

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#5430476 - 11/18/14 10:27 PM Re: Age??? shooter??? [Re: breal]
breal Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/10/14
Posts: 69
Loc: Van Zandt Texas
Just outside of Talpa. Hopefully the rain won't mess us up this weekend. Heading out Thursday.

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#5430479 - 11/18/14 10:30 PM Re: Age??? shooter??? [Re: breal]
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T-Rex Arms

Registered: 09/24/10
Posts: 34920
Loc: Mansfield, Texas
He is a nice buck. If you are trying to manage the herd, I would let him go another year in that area and see what he does, especially if you have other bucks that need to die worse than him. If you like him, whack him.

For what it is worth, I don't hunt that far from there and we have a lot of 8's that hit that level and don't seem to change much as they get older.
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#5430482 - 11/18/14 10:34 PM Re: Age??? shooter??? [Re: breal]
breal Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/10/14
Posts: 69
Loc: Van Zandt Texas
We have three on the place that are good bucks. Just a ton of basket 8's and 6's.

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#5431123 - 11/19/14 10:23 AM Re: Age??? shooter??? [Re: breal]
rvanicek Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 11/16/14
Posts: 5
Loc: Gonzales, Texas
I grew up in that area. That area has been know to have some good deer from time to time.

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#5431151 - 11/19/14 10:35 AM Re: Age??? shooter??? [Re: breal]
WTGuide Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 07/04/08
Posts: 3840
Loc: Hondo, TX
Shooter
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