Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Native Establishments, GregP, rufusone1, Walker_clint, brisket
62006 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 81860
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44194
BOBO the Clown 42274
BMD 40617
bill oxner 38696
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 34383
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 31256
facebook
Forum Stats
62006 Members
46 Forums
430360 Topics
5932398 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
#6154035 - 01/25/16 02:25 PM Guesses at age of this buck?
George - w/ Map My Ranch Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 10/09/12
Posts: 1976
Loc: Houston, Texas
This is a buck that is located in Caldwell County, just outside of Lockhart. I'm thinking he's 4.5. Agree? Disagree?

_________________________
george@mapmyranch.com
www.MapMyRanch.com

"Keep your aim as true as your word" - GB

Top
#6154041 - 01/25/16 02:28 PM Re: Guesses at age of this buck? [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
Elkhunter49 Online   content
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 06/21/11
Posts: 3930
Loc: Oak Harbor, Slidell La
Hard to tell from behind but I'd "guess" he's early mature. 3.5 or so
_________________________
A true friend reaches for your hand but touches your heart.

Top
#6154052 - 01/25/16 02:34 PM Re: Guesses at age of this buck? [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
fouzman Online   content
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 1248
Loc: Houston, TX
Can't tell from that one photo and the way the deer is positioned. From the staining on his hocks and down the backs of his legs, I'd say he could be 4 1/2.

Top
#6154106 - 01/25/16 03:00 PM Re: Guesses at age of this buck? [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
rtp Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 08/19/09
Posts: 3517
Loc: texas
When was that pic taken? Makes a huge difference when guessing the age.
_________________________
Let'em grow old

Top
#6154113 - 01/25/16 03:03 PM Re: Guesses at age of this buck? [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
George - w/ Map My Ranch Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 10/09/12
Posts: 1976
Loc: Houston, Texas
late November, which is towards the end of the rut this year in the area


Edited by George - w/ Map My Ranch (01/25/16 03:03 PM)
_________________________
george@mapmyranch.com
www.MapMyRanch.com

"Keep your aim as true as your word" - GB

Top
#6154121 - 01/25/16 03:05 PM Re: Guesses at age of this buck? [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
rtp Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 08/19/09
Posts: 3517
Loc: texas
Only one pic to guess from is bad enough but that one doesnt show much. From what I can see, he is at least 4.5 and I would venture to say he is probably older.
_________________________
Let'em grow old

Top
#6154127 - 01/25/16 03:08 PM Re: Guesses at age of this buck? [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
George - w/ Map My Ranch Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 10/09/12
Posts: 1976
Loc: Houston, Texas
found another...

_________________________
george@mapmyranch.com
www.MapMyRanch.com

"Keep your aim as true as your word" - GB

Top
#6154143 - 01/25/16 03:18 PM Re: Guesses at age of this buck? [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
fouzman Online   content
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 1248
Loc: Houston, TX
His rump and the hump above his shoulders is what's throwing me. From that second photo, the deer appears to be at least 5 1/2 and probably older.

Top
#6154152 - 01/25/16 03:21 PM Re: Guesses at age of this buck? [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
rtp Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 08/19/09
Posts: 3517
Loc: texas
Same time frame?
_________________________
Let'em grow old

Top
#6154156 - 01/25/16 03:25 PM Re: Guesses at age of this buck? [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
Navasot Online   content
Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 27093
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
4
_________________________


http://www.j5tractors.com/

Top
#6154162 - 01/25/16 03:28 PM Re: Guesses at age of this buck? [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
BOBO the Clown Online   content
decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 42274
Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: George - w/ Map My Ranch
found another...




He looks post prime in the picture 7.5plus

Top
#6154164 - 01/25/16 03:28 PM Re: Guesses at age of this buck? [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
George - w/ Map My Ranch Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 10/09/12
Posts: 1976
Loc: Houston, Texas
Roughly the same time frame, yes.

Here's a close up...looks like he got a little tore up.

_________________________
george@mapmyranch.com
www.MapMyRanch.com

"Keep your aim as true as your word" - GB

Top
#6154167 - 01/25/16 03:31 PM Re: Guesses at age of this buck? [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
rickym Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 5266
Loc: texas
3.5, I don't see any way that deer is post mature
_________________________
Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
slumber party at Jason's, everyone wear your rompers. i'm having some made in urban camo

Top
#6154179 - 01/25/16 03:40 PM Re: Guesses at age of this buck? [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
rtp Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 08/19/09
Posts: 3517
Loc: texas
How is your buck to doe ratio? Is it way out of whack and do you have a good age structure on the place or is it predominately younger bucks? I agree with BoBo that the second pic has the classic look of a way mature buck.


Edited by rtp (01/25/16 03:41 PM)
_________________________
Let'em grow old

Top
#6154216 - 01/25/16 04:02 PM Re: Guesses at age of this buck? [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
George - w/ Map My Ranch Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 10/09/12
Posts: 1976
Loc: Houston, Texas
Our ratio is pretty good & our age structure is fairly balanced. This is the time of the year where we really can see what all survived as season has closed around us. We have MLD, so we have a little longer to hunt. We have some neighbors that shoot any legal buck they can, and don't let them mature much. I have my hunters target 5.5 or older unless we can define a cull that is at least 3.5. This is one that has me a little confused. If he's 4.5, I will put him on the safe list for next year. If older, he's fair game. Just unsure on how to judge this particular one as far as age goes. We have another that is his mere image...exact same rack, but the opposite brow tine is longer...I can only assume it is his twin.


Edited by George - w/ Map My Ranch (01/25/16 04:02 PM)
_________________________
george@mapmyranch.com
www.MapMyRanch.com

"Keep your aim as true as your word" - GB

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >



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