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#5942570 - 09/23/15 10:37 AM Age question help??
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Just curious on the age of these 2 bucks. Any help and opinions is appreciated.

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#5942583 - 09/23/15 10:45 AM Re: Age question help?? [Re: DTack]
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4.5 and 3.5
What county?
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#5942594 - 09/23/15 10:51 AM Re: Age question help?? [Re: DTack]
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Atascosa.

Thanks for the help - I think the bottom deer is at least 4.5. I saw him a couple years ago and again last year... but we had someone else say 5.5 or 6.5. Just trying to get other opinions

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#5942607 - 09/23/15 10:55 AM Re: Age question help?? [Re: DTack]
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Any other pics?

Id put both of them at 4+

Aging pre rut deer is tuff doing it from one black and white photo in a poor stance makes it almost imposible without prior experience with the deer etc.
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#5942622 - 09/23/15 11:07 AM Re: Age question help?? [Re: DTack]
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Agreed Red... we've been on a MLD progam and are currently on level 2. Our manager guesstimated the first deer at 6.5... and I REALLY don't think that is the case. 1 picture does not make it a full proof age assessment. I would like to see this deer stay around for another year - but he said shoot - so I know it will be taken this year.

Same deer last season...


Just looking for other opinions.

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#5942720 - 09/23/15 12:12 PM Re: Age question help?? [Re: DTack]
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They both look 5+ to me.
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#5942766 - 09/23/15 12:30 PM Re: Age question help?? [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
They both look 5+ to me.


+1

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#5942816 - 09/23/15 12:58 PM Re: Age question help?? [Re: DTack]
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I'd say both are 5.5 mature enough to take unless your 100%sure they can make it through till next year, if i was saving one it would be the second one, good width and ones, get more length and mass and you've got a dandy 8! JMO
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#5942855 - 09/23/15 01:23 PM Re: Age question help?? [Re: DTack]
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If that pic is last year that one is at least 5 this year to me. Im with the others, they both look mature. We aren't mld and we are low fence if he looks good enough at 4 YO we shootem if they are regulars and we feel like they have a shot we will let them walk a little longer.
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#5942905 - 09/23/15 01:59 PM Re: Age question help?? [Re: DTack]
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Thanks for the input - I know for myself, i'm no expert when it comes to aging. I just wanted to hear from others what your thoughts were.

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