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#6075703 - 12/09/15 07:13 PM He looks a little old to be a spike
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I have this guy coming pretty regularly, along with some other young bucks, but he looks a little older than a 1.5 yo, what say you all, do you think he should be shot or left to grow another season?



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#6075740 - 12/09/15 07:28 PM Re: He looks a little old to be a spike [Re: Texas buckeye]
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Registered: 10/19/12
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Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Boom.
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#6075742 - 12/09/15 07:29 PM Re: He looks a little old to be a spike [Re: Texas buckeye]
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Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Also - Looks like a fancy-schmancy feeder set up. Very cool. grin
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#6075778 - 12/09/15 07:45 PM Re: He looks a little old to be a spike [Re: Texas buckeye]
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I vote for shoot him
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#6075780 - 12/09/15 07:45 PM Re: He looks a little old to be a spike [Re: Texas buckeye]
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#6075811 - 12/09/15 08:04 PM Re: He looks a little old to be a spike [Re: Texas buckeye]
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I think he is a baby 1.5, hasn't even grown into that long back yet, but if want to shoot him......
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#6075823 - 12/09/15 08:10 PM Re: He looks a little old to be a spike [Re: Texas buckeye]
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1.5 yr old with a weak back

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#6075968 - 12/09/15 09:19 PM Re: He looks a little old to be a spike [Re: Texas buckeye]
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Agree that that's a yearling, but he's AR legal.
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#6076054 - 12/09/15 10:01 PM Re: He looks a little old to be a spike [Re: Western]
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Originally Posted By: Western
I think he is a baby 1.5, hasn't even grown into that long back yet, but if want to shoot him......


^^^^^^ Spot on. Classic 1.5 year old Buck. Looks like a Doe...only with antlers= Young Buck.

Other clues: Head looks long, nose tapered, rear end not blocked, neck skinny, no brisket or blending of neck into chest, round eyes.

Good call.
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#6076091 - 12/09/15 10:27 PM Re: He looks a little old to be a spike [Re: Texas buckeye]
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#6076143 - 12/09/15 11:40 PM Re: He looks a little old to be a spike [Re: Texas buckeye]
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I think it's 2.5 partially because I don't think the brisket is as tight as you would see on a yearling. But then again I may let him go another year, as tall as he is as a spike he could turn into something
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#6076147 - 12/09/15 11:53 PM Re: He looks a little old to be a spike [Re: Texas buckeye]
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I'd let him walk.
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#6076793 - 12/10/15 11:13 AM Re: He looks a little old to be a spike [Re: Texas buckeye]
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Registered: 11/19/14
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Let him walk and hopefully he makes it until next year.. Compare his growth to this year..If hes not growing larger horns due to genetics.. "SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND" and take him out.. You don't want him breeding your does.

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#6076943 - 12/10/15 12:45 PM Re: He looks a little old to be a spike [Re: Texas buckeye]
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He's a 3-point, not a spike, and not legal in AR counties.

I'm not too good at aging, but he looks older than a 1.5 YO to me.
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#6076961 - 12/10/15 12:57 PM Re: He looks a little old to be a spike [Re: postoak]
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Originally Posted By: postoak
He's a 3-point, not a spike, and not legal in AR counties.

I'm not too good at aging, but he looks older than a 1.5 YO to me.


He is legal in AR counties. Read the regs. He would walk anywhere I hunt since he has a branch so not a true spike in my book.

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