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#6552819 - 11/21/16 10:46 AM age & score help please
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Registered: 11/21/16
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Can I get age and score input on this guy? Only seen him once on camera but want a better idea incase he steps back out. We hunt near Jarrell Tx and its a good deer for the area but we are trying to get a good management program going and don't want to shoot young deer, or even 4.5 year olds to let them fill the gene pool. What do y'all think?

Thank you in advance!

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#6552827 - 11/21/16 10:51 AM Re: age & score help please [Re: Bross0]
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Registered: 09/22/11
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Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Solid 4yr old low 130s depending on width... my kinda deer cheers
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#6552839 - 11/21/16 11:04 AM Re: age & score help please [Re: Bross0]
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Nice buck
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#6552845 - 11/21/16 11:06 AM Re: age & score help please [Re: Bross0]
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Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
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Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
I wouldn't hesitate shooting a 4yr old 8 because of gene particulars... only if you need more buck:doe would be the only management wised call on not shooting imo... BUT he will be bigger next year if he dont die from rut or someone else... and hes running hard
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#6552857 - 11/21/16 11:13 AM Re: age & score help please [Re: Bross0]
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We have very little pressure from neighboring properties luckily so if he gets one more year he should be even better. You can't see it in those pictures but in that top picture I believe he has a small 9th point on his left beam which is the only reason I hesitate at all. Because he could be real good next year if he grows another to match. Guess we will see what happens if he gets in the crosshairs!

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#6552867 - 11/21/16 11:18 AM Re: age & score help please [Re: Bross0]
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Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
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Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Id say at his age hes 95% gona be a 9or under next year rather the other way. Its not impossible but iv hardly seen them add main points (not stickers,kickers,drops etc) but solid MB points
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#6552869 - 11/21/16 11:18 AM Re: age & score help please [Re: Bross0]
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Registered: 12/30/12
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Loc: Houston & Lexington, Texas
That's a danged nice buck. It would be hard to give him a pass but I would let him walk this year.

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#6552870 - 11/21/16 11:18 AM Re: age & score help please [Re: Bross0]
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Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
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Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Would be cool to see him next year though
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#6552963 - 11/21/16 12:22 PM Re: age & score help please [Re: Bross0]
rattler03 Offline
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Registered: 02/22/14
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Loc: Richardson - Archer County
I think he might be a 5 year old deer. I agree 130 to 135 depending on his spread. Very nice buck! Are you east or west of IH-35?
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#6553009 - 11/21/16 12:43 PM Re: age & score help please [Re: Bross0]
Bross0 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 11/21/16
Posts: 10
West side off 487 outside Jarrell, first year on the place for our group and we are trying to get it top notch!

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#6553097 - 11/21/16 01:49 PM Re: age & score help please [Re: Bross0]
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Mature deer for sure. I don't think he will sniff 130 though. Low 120's imo.

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#6555333 - 11/22/16 10:46 PM Re: age & score help please [Re: Bross0]
rattler03 Offline
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Registered: 02/22/14
Posts: 848
Loc: Richardson - Archer County
Originally Posted By: Bross0
West side off 487 outside Jarrell, first year on the place for our group and we are trying to get it top notch!


Nice, I assume the deer density is pretty good if its hill country type terrain. If you've got this guy walking around out there. I'd say you've got a good start on getting your place "top notch." Good luck on the rest of the season and moving forward beyond that.
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#6556171 - 11/23/16 03:39 PM Re: age & score help please [Re: Bross0]
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Registered: 04/19/16
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Loc: San Angelo, TX
I AGREE WITH THE ABOVE!!!
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#6556315 - 11/23/16 04:57 PM Re: age & score help please [Re: Bross0]
Chafro Offline
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Registered: 09/12/10
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I see a 5.5 deer in 130s.

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#6556920 - 11/24/16 06:42 AM Re: age & score help please [Re: Bross0]
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Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
5-6 Mature hill country buck. Mid 130s.
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