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#6503174 - 10/19/16 07:47 PM Help with age
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Mr. BM

Registered: 12/01/09
Posts: 21110
Loc: East Texas
First off this is the biggest 8 I have had on camera on my little East Texas lease.

Saying that I have north and west neighbors that hunt and we have talked about letting young deer walk. But last year proved they were just talk. They just look for legal east Texas bucks unfortunately. Sadly nothing I can do about that, but seeing this makes me wonder, do I let him walk to see if he ages. His brows look just like the brows on the 10 I stalked last year, 50% shorter on the right side.

Sorry in advance all I have are night time pics (which are all far off and blurry until tonight), still waiting on cool weather.






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#6503180 - 10/19/16 07:49 PM Re: Help with age [Re: East]
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Mr. BM

Registered: 12/01/09
Posts: 21110
Loc: East Texas
I am not convinced these are the same bucks saying that
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#6503188 - 10/19/16 07:51 PM Re: Help with age [Re: East]
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Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 18554
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Bottom one is a really nice 8 I'd shoot him
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#6503194 - 10/19/16 07:53 PM Re: Help with age [Re: SapperTitan]
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Mr. BM

Registered: 12/01/09
Posts: 21110
Loc: East Texas
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Bottom one is a really nice 8 I'd shoot him


I was using the other pics as reference, I think the top pic is him as well but just the camera taking a blurry pic. The time and direction of travel make sense. The middle pic is just a guess
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#6503201 - 10/19/16 07:56 PM Re: Help with age [Re: East]
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Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 9114
Loc: Arlington, Tx/Coke Cnty
That's a great buck. I'd say if you like him shoot him. Sounds like the neighbors would.
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#6503394 - 10/19/16 09:50 PM Re: Help with age [Re: East]
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Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 3182
Loc: Keller
Yeah, I believe I would shoot him. If he fancies you, don't worry about what others think, hunting shouldn't become a "WWThfD"

It should be something that gets you excited and you are happy with. Don't overthink it. I get the concept of building up age and deer herd, but in small east Texas lease, it isn't going to happen.

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#6503709 - 10/20/16 08:06 AM Re: Help with age [Re: East]
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Registered: 08/27/08
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Loc: DFW
That'd be tough with those photos but I can say this.... rifle

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#6503722 - 10/20/16 08:13 AM Re: Help with age [Re: Texas buckeye]
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Loc: Watauga, TX / Hunt - Eastland
Originally Posted By: dlrz71
That's a great buck. I'd say if you like him shoot him. Sounds like the neighbors would.
Originally Posted By: Texas buckeye
Yeah, I believe I would shoot him. If he fancies you, don't worry about what others think, hunting shouldn't become a "WWThfD"

It should be something that gets you excited and you are happy with. Don't overthink it. I get the concept of building up age and deer herd, but in small east Texas lease, it isn't going to happen.


Good luck and have fun hunting him up
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#6503754 - 10/20/16 08:33 AM Re: Help with age [Re: Texas buckeye]
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Mr. BM

Registered: 12/01/09
Posts: 21110
Loc: East Texas
Originally Posted By: Texas buckeye
Yeah, I believe I would shoot him. If he fancies you, don't worry about what others think, hunting shouldn't become a "WWThfD"

It should be something that gets you excited and you are happy with. Don't overthink it. I get the concept of building up age and deer herd, but in small east Texas lease, it isn't going to happen.


Agreed. Not to concerned with WWthfD, but am curious about the possibility of growth based off age

Now saying that if I get the opportunity I don't think it will matter smile
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#6503796 - 10/20/16 09:06 AM Re: Help with age [Re: East]
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Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 26497
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Hes at least 4.. cant tell much else... clean your lenses
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#6503858 - 10/20/16 09:49 AM Re: Help with age [Re: East]
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Registered: 10/25/04
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Loc: Texas
I'd probably shoot him the first time I saw him in the daylight grin
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#6503901 - 10/20/16 10:17 AM Re: Help with age [Re: East]
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Registered: 11/16/07
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Loc: CEDAR CREEK LAKE
You better have his backstraps in the cooler when we go to West TX this December.
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#6504239 - 10/20/16 02:30 PM Re: Help with age [Re: East]
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Probably a 2 year old, let it walk roflmao
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