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#6191434 - 02/19/16 07:30 PM Can someone help with aging this buck?
Nathan at Fork Offline
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Registered: 09/29/07
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Loc: Emory, TX
Would like some opinions on this one. These are the only two pictures I was sent. Looks like a main frame 12 with a couple of kickers. My guess is 5 yrs, but others who got the pictures said 6 and 4. He's def got a nice build, bet his neck was monstrous a few months ago. Looks like he's been pumping iron.





Edited by Nathan at Fork (02/19/16 07:33 PM)

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#6191436 - 02/19/16 07:32 PM Re: Can someone help with aging this buck? [Re: Nathan at Fork]
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Hard angles to judge a post rut buck from. He looks mature-5+ in those pics is my best guess. He is a great looking buck.
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#6191454 - 02/19/16 07:48 PM Re: Can someone help with aging this buck? [Re: Nathan at Fork]
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so much left out with those pics but he's 4+ I'd call him 5.. Wanna know how long it would take for me to shoot him
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#6191644 - 02/19/16 10:48 PM Re: Can someone help with aging this buck? [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Hard angles to judge a post rut buck from. He looks mature-5+ in those pics is my best guess. He is a great looking buck.


Will be very nice next year.
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#6191746 - 02/20/16 06:29 AM Re: Can someone help with aging this buck? [Re: Nathan at Fork]
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I agree with about 5 from the 2 pics.
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#6191783 - 02/20/16 07:40 AM Re: Can someone help with aging this buck? [Re: Nathan at Fork]
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I don't get into guessing years. I keep it simple, mature or not. That buck's mature. Bit of a sway back, little pot-belly going on, front legs are splayed, and his legs look short.
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#6191842 - 02/20/16 08:41 AM Re: Can someone help with aging this buck? [Re: Nathan at Fork]
Red Cloud Offline
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Registered: 09/04/09
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Loc: Weatherford, Texas
I agree with Slow Drifter, mature buck great 12 point rack, the kickers add character. Hope he fathers some babies!

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#6192100 - 02/20/16 01:26 PM Re: Can someone help with aging this buck? [Re: Nathan at Fork]
Nathan at Fork Offline
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Any guesses on score?


Edited by Nathan at Fork (02/20/16 11:37 PM)

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#6192232 - 02/20/16 04:17 PM Re: Can someone help with aging this buck? [Re: Nathan at Fork]
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I see 5.5 and mid 140s..

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#6192234 - 02/20/16 04:19 PM Re: Can someone help with aging this buck? [Re: Nathan at Fork]
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Sorry, low 150s, forgot he was a 12

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#6192732 - 02/20/16 11:36 PM Re: Can someone help with aging this buck? [Re: Nathan at Fork]
Nathan at Fork Offline
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Think Id have a heart attack if I was hunting and he stepped out. I should get the opportunity to bow hunt this place the whole bow season. Hopefully he sticks around.

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#6193764 - 02/21/16 08:45 PM Re: Can someone help with aging this buck? [Re: Nathan at Fork]
HS2 Offline
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Registered: 06/26/14
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Here's another question: If you only had the chance to shoot at the buck in the photo when he was standing in that position, would you shoot? He's standing a little more than 3/4, not really head on, but a shot missed a little to the right would end up with a gut shot deer. Miss a little to the left and you miss the vitals. Would you shoot?

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#6193775 - 02/21/16 08:55 PM Re: Can someone help with aging this buck? [Re: HS2]
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Originally Posted By: HS2
Here's another question: If you only had the chance to shoot at the buck in the photo when he was standing in that position, would you shoot? He's standing a little more than 3/4, not really head on, but a shot missed a little to the right would end up with a gut shot deer. Miss a little to the left and you miss the vitals. Would you shoot?

With a bow? No. With a rifle? Yes I would if he was standing/looking like the second pic. Shoot for the neck crease at base of neck and where it met the shoulders. Hit there the deer would not take a step.
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#6193777 - 02/21/16 08:57 PM Re: Can someone help with aging this buck? [Re: Nathan at Fork]
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I'll take the high brisket shot every day of the week including Sunday with my .30-.06 and 7MM-.08 for that matter. Deadly shot when placed center, high brisket.

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#6194045 - 02/22/16 07:20 AM Re: Can someone help with aging this buck? [Re: Nathan at Fork]
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You may never see this buck during shooting hours. He looks very very spooked.
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