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#5443800 - 11/25/14 10:52 PM Please I need your help asap
sunsetroosters Offline
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Registered: 10/11/12
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Oki need y'all's help and asap, IM AT THE LEASE. This buck just showed up and I got a important question for you guys. I was thinking about letting him walk and he is the second biggest deer we have seen on cam on this lease and my dad thinks I'm crazy. The biggest deer on the lease I took last year, which was a low 130s 8point. FOR YOU GUYS WITH EXPERIENCE IN THIS AREA please help lol. How old do you guys think this buck is and at what age do they usually pop. Like when do they usually make that mature buck jump in alter size if they are going to? He was a 10 last year but only a nine this year and I'm trying to decide what to do,smh


This is 2013

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#5443803 - 11/25/14 10:56 PM Re: Please I need your help asap [Re: sunsetroosters]
sunsetroosters Offline
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2013 last year


2014 this year a couple of days ago




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#5443808 - 11/25/14 11:02 PM Re: Please I need your help asap [Re: sunsetroosters]
SaltyDawg88 Offline
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Registered: 06/03/10
Posts: 193
Loc: Bartlett, TX
Drop Him!

*** Edit ***

Seeing as he is a older mature buck and could be in decline due to only being a 9pt this year, I would harvest him in a heart beat!


Edited by SaltyDawg88 (11/25/14 11:05 PM)
Edit Reason: additional info added.
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#5443809 - 11/25/14 11:02 PM Re: Please I need your help asap [Re: sunsetroosters]
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Registered: 02/22/14
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Loc: Richardson - Archer County
His hair is all fluffed up, so he looks really big bodied. Even with that, his head is very square, neck and front shoulder are huge and his legs look pretty short. I'd guess he's 5.5 in this photo, so that'd make him 6.5 now. I'd think he's at his prime and may start to decline next year. Shoot him.

Disclaimer - I'm not nearly as good as some of the guys on here at aging or scoring, so I'd put more weight in their opinions.
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#5443811 - 11/25/14 11:03 PM Re: Please I need your help asap [Re: sunsetroosters]
BOBO the Clown Offline
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Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 41084
Loc: Metroplex
Kill him he is 7.5 years old and this will most likely be his best year

Scared knees dead give away

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#5443813 - 11/25/14 11:04 PM Re: Please I need your help asap [Re: sunsetroosters]
txtrophy85 Offline
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that deer is mature.


go ahead and shoot him
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#5443815 - 11/25/14 11:04 PM Re: Please I need your help asap [Re: rattler03]
rattler03 Online   content
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Registered: 02/22/14
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Loc: Richardson - Archer County
Originally Posted By: rattler03
His hair is all fluffed up, so he looks really big bodied. Even with that, his head is very square, neck and front shoulder are huge and his legs look pretty short. I'd guess he's 5.5 in this photo, so that'd make him 6.5 now. I'd think he's at his prime and may start to decline next year. Shoot him.

Disclaimer - I'm not nearly as good as some of the guys on here at aging or scoring, so I'd put more weight in their opinions.


Sorry, computer only showed the first photo when I posted this. bang But, yeah, he's old and I'd drop him.
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#5443819 - 11/25/14 11:06 PM Re: Please I need your help asap [Re: sunsetroosters]
sunsetroosters Offline
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There is rumors of 150-160s in this area and in the 2013 pics it was super cold and that has something to do with his appearance of being huge.

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#5443821 - 11/25/14 11:09 PM Re: Please I need your help asap [Re: sunsetroosters]
Hunter_812 Offline
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Registered: 11/15/11
Posts: 685
Loc: Nolan TX
What county are you in?

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#5443832 - 11/25/14 11:15 PM Re: Please I need your help asap [Re: sunsetroosters]
SheepHunter Online   content
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Registered: 12/28/12
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Loc: East Texas
Originally Posted By: sunsetroosters
There is rumors of 150-160s in this area and in the 2013 pics it was super cold and that has something to do with his appearance of being huge.


If he does not float your boat then wait on the 150-160 woot

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#5443836 - 11/25/14 11:18 PM Re: Please I need your help asap [Re: sunsetroosters]
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#5443892 - 11/26/14 04:40 AM Re: Please I need your help asap [Re: sunsetroosters]
sunsetroosters Offline
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Registered: 10/11/12
Posts: 823
I'm not 100% sure that he didn't break that G4 off on that one side this year.... I think he is a nice buck and I'm fine with taking him I just don't wanna shoot him if he's at that point where he might gain 20 inches I'm one year. At what age do you guys normally see them pop????? And I was thinking he was 4.5 last year but I'm not the best at aging deer, just going off of comparison of what the guys on here say. If he's 7.5, I got a deer that must be 10 lol, I'll see if I can find pics of him, he has roles on his neck lol

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#5443912 - 11/26/14 05:44 AM Re: Please I need your help asap [Re: sunsetroosters]
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Loc: Corsicana
You are way overthinking this deal. He is mature. You have said he is big for your area. If you like him, shoot him.
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#5443931 - 11/26/14 06:20 AM Re: Please I need your help asap [Re: sunsetroosters]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
Click...boom...take pictures.... grill.... drink7...post pictures on THF.. cheers

You can't kill a rumor..IME rumors ground shrink very badly. If you like him, kill him since he is post mature. up
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#5443955 - 11/26/14 06:51 AM Re: Please I need your help asap [Re: stxranchman]
Texican Online   content
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Click...boom...take pictures.... grill.... drink7...post pictures on THF.. cheers

You can't kill a rumor..IME rumors ground shrink very badly. If you like him, kill him since he is post mature. up


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