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#5867757 - 08/07/15 10:13 AM Help Age This Animal Please
Dirt Offline
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Registered: 09/16/10
Posts: 358
Loc: Round Rock TX
Hunting a small place SE of Taylor, we don't have an a lot of deer.
We have antler restrictions, if I recall it must be 13" inside spread and this one
meets the branch requirements. He looks like a mature animal but if he's only 4.5
we'd rather wait him out. These animals have had excellent food available.
If he's a 5 year old then we'd like to put him on the "OK to take" list.
He's with another buck and the other one is certainly at least a year younger.
Still waiting to see if two great bucks we let walk last year made it.
Game cam runs year round, no bucks showed up until the start of this week.
Can some of you more skilled persons provide an age opinion please?

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#5867785 - 08/07/15 10:25 AM Re: Help Age This Animal Please [Re: Dirt]
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Registered: 02/20/12
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Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Think you're good bud, I see 5+...

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#5867807 - 08/07/15 10:36 AM Re: Help Age This Animal Please [Re: Dirt]
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Hollywood

Registered: 09/22/11
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Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Id say 4.5 max maybe 3. time will tell
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#5867811 - 08/07/15 10:39 AM Re: Help Age This Animal Please [Re: Dirt]
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Im with Nav, early season bucks are tuff, but from that pic he doesn't look overly mature to me, 3 or 4. I agree with you back deer looks younger.
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#5867815 - 08/07/15 10:39 AM Re: Help Age This Animal Please [Re: Dirt]
Txhunter65 Offline
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Registered: 02/13/15
Posts: 718
Loc: Waxahachie, TX
4.5 maybe 5.5. More pics would help.

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#5867818 - 08/07/15 10:41 AM Re: Help Age This Animal Please [Re: DQ Kid]
Dirt Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/16/10
Posts: 358
Loc: Round Rock TX
Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
Think you're good bud, I see 5+...


Thanks for the input. He won't go in my freezer but maybe someone would like him.
This one first showed up in late August last year. We let him walk to see how he
might look this year. This one another bruiser ten pointer we hope will return.

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#5867830 - 08/07/15 10:45 AM Re: Help Age This Animal Please [Re: redchevy]
Dirt Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/16/10
Posts: 358
Loc: Round Rock TX
Originally Posted By: redchevy
Im with Nav, early season bucks are tuff, but from that pic he doesn't look overly mature to me, 3 or 4. I agree with you back deer looks younger.


Good to see another opinion. I have several more pics of him from last night.
If it's possible he'd be better next year, we'd prefer to let him walk.

Cheers
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#5867831 - 08/07/15 10:46 AM Re: Help Age This Animal Please [Re: Dirt]
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Hollywood

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 27408
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Originally Posted By: Dirt
Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
Think you're good bud, I see 5+...


Thanks for the input. He won't go in my freezer but maybe someone would like him.
This one first showed up in late August last year. We let him walk to see how he
might look this year. This one another bruiser ten pointer we hope will return.



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#5867842 - 08/07/15 10:51 AM Re: Help Age This Animal Please [Re: Dirt]
redchevy Offline
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Loc: Texas
Me too I would have shot that deer. looks mature to me.
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#5867875 - 08/07/15 11:11 AM Re: Help Age This Animal Please [Re: Dirt]
rickym Offline
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Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 5483
Loc: texas
I say 4.5 and letting him walk another year definitely won't hurt
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#5867920 - 08/07/15 11:37 AM Re: Help Age This Animal Please [Re: Dirt]
Erathkid Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
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Loc: Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
The buck you let walk was a HOSS, definitely mature. Hope you get another chance. FWIW, I would not have let him walk.
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#5867976 - 08/07/15 12:04 PM Re: Help Age This Animal Please [Re: rickym]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
Originally Posted By: rickym
I say 4.5 and letting him walk another year definitely won't hurt


My feelings.

Without more pictures of the 11ptr, it's hard to say, but if I'd seen him and evaluated him to be 5.5 he'd be dead. Should be a great one if he's still around.
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