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#5895375 - 08/25/15 12:59 PM Educated Opinions Needed please
Deerhunter61 Offline
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Guys,

Here are a couple of pics of the same little buck. I'd like to know age, score and potential please.

He's a main frame 10 with split brow tines.




Thanks,

Mel

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#5895383 - 08/25/15 01:02 PM Re: Educated Opinions Needed please [Re: Deerhunter61]
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that deer looks young, probably 2.5. He's got the potential to be a real stud in a few years.
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#5895407 - 08/25/15 01:16 PM Re: Educated Opinions Needed please [Re: Deerhunter61]
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looks at least 3 to me. More/better pictures will help get you a better answer if you have them.
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#5895423 - 08/25/15 01:22 PM Re: Educated Opinions Needed please [Re: Deerhunter61]
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I'd say 2.5
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#5895428 - 08/25/15 01:25 PM Re: Educated Opinions Needed please [Re: redchevy]
Deerhunter61 Offline
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
looks at least 3 to me. More/better pictures will help get you a better answer if you have them.


Those are all I have...my guess was that it's 115-120 2 1/2 years. Potentially 140, maybe during a great year, 5 yrs+ 150.

Thoughts? Am I crazy?

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#5895431 - 08/25/15 01:26 PM Re: Educated Opinions Needed please [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Age: Young - 2 1/2 probably
Score: not much now.
Potential: high
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#5895432 - 08/25/15 01:26 PM Re: Educated Opinions Needed please [Re: Deerhunter61]
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#5895439 - 08/25/15 01:30 PM Re: Educated Opinions Needed please [Re: Deerhunter61]
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That deer in the top pic behind the feed pen/small mesquite doesn't resemble a 2.5 yo to me.
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#5895441 - 08/25/15 01:31 PM Re: Educated Opinions Needed please [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Originally Posted By: Deerhunter61
Originally Posted By: redchevy
looks at least 3 to me. More/better pictures will help get you a better answer if you have them.


Those are all I have...my guess was that it's 115-120 2 1/2 years. Potentially 140, maybe during a great year, 5 yrs+ 150.

Thoughts? Am I crazy?


Where is this property? I don't think that deer scores quite that high this year, but I'd agree that he could potentially exceed 140" if he is in fact a 2.5 years old in these photos. In another month it'll be a lot easier to age deer after they lose their velvet and start getting beefed up for the rut. That's when you'll be able to nail down his age with more certainty, as a 2.5 and a 3.5 year old buck are usually going to be fairly easy to tell apart.
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#5895870 - 08/25/15 05:41 PM Re: Educated Opinions Needed please [Re: Deerhunter61]
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I think he is between 100-110 at best for score. He is 3yr old to me. At this age he does not have much tine length but if he is younger than 3 then he could make a good jump in the future.
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#5895941 - 08/25/15 06:13 PM Re: Educated Opinions Needed please [Re: Deerhunter61]
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How old is the Chupa in the pen in the first picture?
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#5897553 - 08/26/15 03:43 PM Re: Educated Opinions Needed please [Re: don k]
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Originally Posted By: don k
How old is the Chupa in the pen in the first picture?


Mature coon...take him this year, he's ready.

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#5897668 - 08/26/15 05:05 PM Re: Educated Opinions Needed please [Re: Deerhunter61]
OneShotSam Offline
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3 yo depending on area and genetics potential size may grow to mid 140's would be my best guess

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#5898082 - 08/26/15 08:48 PM Re: Educated Opinions Needed please [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
I think he is between 100-110 at best for score. He is 3yr old to me. At this age he does not have much tine length but if he is younger than 3 then he could make a good jump in the future.


That's funny. I've been fortunate to hunt with stx a few times. Learned a ton with each trip. We typically see deer pretty much the same. I've got him at 3 and 111" with velvet. Knock 2.5% off that for hard antler. By no means do I know a fraction of what stx has forgotten.

But it's reassuring to know some of his lessons endure. And will possibly, forever. cowboy

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#5900311 - 08/28/15 06:18 AM Re: Educated Opinions Needed please [Re: Deerhunter61]
Deerhunter61 Offline
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Thanks guys! The reason I ask is because we really don't have and rules/standards as far as what to shoot or what to let walk so I was wanting to get the info to share with the other guys as to the age of the buck and the potential if we pass on shooting this one this year.

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