Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
5P Outfitters, Marshall11, Gsphunter12, Elizzzabeth19, bigdog10610
63065 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 84347
stxranchman 52093
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44320
BOBO the Clown 43041
bill oxner 42716
BMD 40628
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 35001
SnakeWrangler 31638
facebook
Forum Stats
63065 Members
46 Forums
443388 Topics
6108011 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
#5957057 - 10/01/15 10:05 PM Age this fat boy, and is he legal?
Mas Cabeza Online   content
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/12/11
Posts: 257
Loc: Haslet, Tejas



My wife has been a sporadic hunter over the years, and normally doesn't care about deer, but this buck has her fired up. Is he as old as we guess him, and do you all think he will pass AR? Thanks guys

Top
#5957062 - 10/01/15 10:08 PM Re: Age this fat boy, and is he legal? [Re: Mas Cabeza]
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52093
Post mature on age and to close to tell from those pics.
_________________________


Top
#5957090 - 10/01/15 10:19 PM Re: Age this fat boy, and is he legal? [Re: Mas Cabeza]
billyhunt Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 09/25/11
Posts: 2966
Loc: granger,tx
For me, and I aint good on age, but he should be on ss. Im leaning on no for AR, I hunt in an AR county, and I would have to REALLY look him OVER. 2cents

Top
#5957093 - 10/01/15 10:20 PM Re: Age this fat boy, and is he legal? [Re: Mas Cabeza]
Mas Cabeza Online   content
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/12/11
Posts: 257
Loc: Haslet, Tejas
I agree he is past mature. He has a floppy left ear that makes it hard to get an exact ear tip measurement. I am no pro at gauging width, but have heard that juvenile bucks ear tips will be in the 13 range, and a older mature buck will be closer to 15in at ear tips. Again I don't know or I wouldn't be asking. Him being over the hill and at or a tad beyond ear width makes us think he may be legal.

Top
#5957105 - 10/01/15 10:27 PM Re: Age this fat boy, and is he legal? [Re: Mas Cabeza]
billyhunt Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 09/25/11
Posts: 2966
Loc: granger,tx
Man I don't know, that first pic, says no to me, too close, for me to pull the trigger. But good luck on which way you choose. up

Top
#5957119 - 10/01/15 10:41 PM Re: Age this fat boy, and is he legal? [Re: Mas Cabeza]
Mas Cabeza Online   content
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/12/11
Posts: 257
Loc: Haslet, Tejas
I am going to consult with our local GW. I know I have heard in the past that GW's typically don't give the green light to deer like this just to keep others from thinking it's OK to shoot iffy deer. If he says he thinks it's illegal then we will just let him be coyote bait in a year or so. Thanks for the replies fellas and good luck this season

Top
#5957138 - 10/01/15 10:55 PM Re: Age this fat boy, and is he legal? [Re: Mas Cabeza]
dogcatcher Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/17/06
Posts: 84347
Loc: Abilene or on the road...
I would say he looks legal, but then I won't be paying the fine.
_________________________
Combat Infantryman, the ultimate hunter where the prey shoots back.
_______"Illegitimus non carborundum est"________

_______ Old style calls for today's outdoorsman________



Top
#5957153 - 10/01/15 11:08 PM Re: Age this fat boy, and is he legal? [Re: stxranchman]
SapperTitan Online   content
Taking Requests

Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 23248
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Post mature on age and to close to tell from those pics.
_________________________
If you have IG or FB go give me a follow at TexasKillingFields



Top
#5957196 - 10/02/15 12:51 AM Re: Age this fat boy, and is he legal? [Re: Mas Cabeza]
Boggyman Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 306
Loc: Fort Worth, Tx
You might try putting a 13" piece of tape on the feeder and use that to reference an accurate spread. He's definitely old.

Top
#5957282 - 10/02/15 07:04 AM Re: Age this fat boy, and is he legal? [Re: Mas Cabeza]
majekman Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 10/17/09
Posts: 2316
Loc: Tha Rock
I think he makes it....barely. Big ol head makes spread look smaller. JMO
rifle

Top
#5957295 - 10/02/15 07:19 AM Re: Age this fat boy, and is he legal? [Re: Mas Cabeza]
Stub Online   happy
THF Celebrity

Registered: 04/27/05
Posts: 17722
Loc: The Outer Limits
That's a tough call, but here is something to consider. Legal is 13" and they say rule of thumb is the antlers outside the ears.
Well that is close on that big old buck, he looks to have a Big ole rum head and long ears to boot.

Good chance he is 13" regardless of the proximity of the antlers to the ears wink

Good luck though, that's a lot of groceries on the hoof cheers
_________________________
texas flag








Top
#5957301 - 10/02/15 07:27 AM Re: Age this fat boy, and is he legal? [Re: majekman]
Pitchfork Predator Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 13253
Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
Originally Posted By: majekman
I think he makes it....barely. Big ol head makes spread look smaller. JMO
rifle


rifle
_________________________
Marc C. Helfrich
Retirement Planner

www.insured-wealth.com
469-323-8920

Top
#5957305 - 10/02/15 07:29 AM Re: Age this fat boy, and is he legal? [Re: Mas Cabeza]
redchevy Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 26957
Loc: Texas
Dude looks to be part brahma bull.

I would say yes on legal and I would shoot him.
_________________________
It's hell eatin em live

Top
#5957412 - 10/02/15 08:38 AM Re: Age this fat boy, and is he legal? [Re: Mas Cabeza]
tdecker22 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 12/22/09
Posts: 5153
Loc: Emory,TX
I would say legal.
_________________________

Top
#5957434 - 10/02/15 08:52 AM Re: Age this fat boy, and is he legal? [Re: Mas Cabeza]
Chief Joe Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 6160
Loc: Fredericktown, Ohio
He is wide between the tines, I think he will be near 14" and maybe 6?
confused2
_________________________

"It is the same boiling water that softens the rice, which hardens the egg." It's not always about the circumstances, but what you are made of....

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide