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#5956592 - 10/01/15 04:25 PM Age help please
Ricochet83 Offline
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I believe this is the same deer and i am thinking 3 maybe 4 but prob not. What do you guys think.
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#5956603 - 10/01/15 04:35 PM Re: Age help please [Re: Ricochet83]
rickym Offline
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Hard to tell, but to me the deer in the top pic looks older. Like 5 and the deer looking at the camera in the bottom pic I would say 3-4
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#5956670 - 10/01/15 05:39 PM Re: Age help please [Re: Ricochet83]
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It is the same deer in both pics.

I would age him at 4-5.
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#5956702 - 10/01/15 06:06 PM Re: Age help please [Re: Ricochet83]
Jabroni Offline
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Thats a big pig

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#5956851 - 10/01/15 07:59 PM Re: Age help please [Re: Ricochet83]
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Maybe 4 prob 5
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#5956890 - 10/01/15 08:23 PM Re: Age help please [Re: Ricochet83]
stxranchman Offline
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Deer looks like a really leggy fat 3 yr old Live Oak County buck to me from those pics.
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#5956967 - 10/01/15 09:15 PM Re: Age help please [Re: BowMan59]
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Originally Posted By: LSTR
Maybe 4 prob 5


I like 3.5-4.5 myself..Some good activity there and are you hunting the fenceline by chance?

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#5957095 - 10/01/15 10:21 PM Re: Age help please [Re: Ricochet83]
Ricochet83 Offline
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Stx I agree with you and he is live oak county. Cross fenced property got them all over the ranch
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#5957268 - 10/02/15 06:54 AM Re: Age help please [Re: Ricochet83]
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Originally Posted By: Ricochet83
Stx I agree with you and he is live oak county. Cross fenced property got them all over the ranch


Just poking a little fun with all the fencline "hunting" chatter out there..

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#5957293 - 10/02/15 07:17 AM Re: Age help please [Re: Ricochet83]
Ricochet83 Offline
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yeah i know.
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#5957863 - 10/02/15 01:24 PM Re: Age help please [Re: Ricochet83]
Ricochet83 Offline
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its really weird on this ranch this will be our second hunting season and i have yet to see a buck on cam or in person over 5 years old. I am loaded up with 3 and 4 year olds. Any explanation to that? i have 11 cameras on 420 acres so its not like i am not trying to find the older deer.
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#5957872 - 10/02/15 01:36 PM Re: Age help please [Re: Ricochet83]
JTS Offline
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I don't know how the drought has affected your area, but in my area we have an age gap due to not many fawn surviving starting in 2011.

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#5958103 - 10/02/15 05:03 PM Re: Age help please [Re: Ricochet83]
stxranchman Offline
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Drought caused gaps in age classes for many years.
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#5958120 - 10/02/15 05:16 PM Re: Age help please [Re: Ricochet83]
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In 2011 we had a MASSIVE fire that burned thousands and thousands of acres to our west and even burnt a small section of our place. This year 4 year olds are extremely hard to find on our place due to a terrible fawn crop that year and along with the fact that several of our really promising 3 year olds got popped last year.

So far this year I have a grand total of 3 deer on camera that I feel are 4+ years old.

Based on the first pic I would have put him at 4 or maybe even 5. Based on the last pic I would say 3 is a pretty solid bet. That's why I always like more than one pic.
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