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#6567862 - 12/01/16 07:51 PM Guess on how old this spike is?
billyhunt Offline
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Registered: 09/25/11
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Loc: granger,tx
He is always around and pushing the girls around and running them off. Thanks!!!

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#6567903 - 12/01/16 08:17 PM Re: Guess on how old this spike is? [Re: billyhunt]
D6Ranch Offline
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Registered: 11/13/15
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3 and old enough to chicken fry.

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#6567905 - 12/01/16 08:19 PM Re: Guess on how old this spike is? [Re: billyhunt]
240z Offline
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Registered: 11/20/10
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Loc: N. E. TX.
He's a 2015 model.
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#6567909 - 12/01/16 08:22 PM Re: Guess on how old this spike is? [Re: 240z]
rattler03 Offline
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Registered: 02/22/14
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Loc: Richardson - Archer County
Originally Posted By: 240z
He's a 2015 model.


X2
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#6567933 - 12/01/16 08:35 PM Re: Guess on how old this spike is? [Re: billyhunt]
huntwest Offline
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Loc: Albany
1.5 for sure. Let him grow a year ago least. Good chance he will sprout forks and brows next year.

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#6567935 - 12/01/16 08:39 PM Re: Guess on how old this spike is? [Re: billyhunt]
billyhunt Offline
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Thanks again. Think he will ever be anything but a spike? Because most of the time we let spikes walk but this looks older.

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#6567959 - 12/01/16 09:03 PM Re: Guess on how old this spike is? [Re: rattler03]
Deerhunter61 Offline
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Originally Posted By: rattler03
Originally Posted By: 240z
He's a 2015 model.


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#6567967 - 12/01/16 09:08 PM Re: Guess on how old this spike is? [Re: billyhunt]
rattler03 Offline
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Loc: Richardson - Archer County
Originally Posted By: billyhunt
Thanks again. Think he will ever be anything but a spike? Because most of the time we let spikes walk but this looks older.


You've got to remember that we've experienced 2 years of well above average rainfall and range conditions in almost every corner of the state, so deer are healthy and are often looking older than they really are. Given another few years, I bet this spike could be a pretty nice deer. He may not ever be one of the best bucks in his age class, but that doesn't mean he can't still be a respectable buck.
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#6567992 - 12/01/16 09:30 PM Re: Guess on how old this spike is? [Re: billyhunt]
heredeer Offline
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Registered: 01/08/16
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tag him and see... i'm betting 3 1/2 and boom

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#6567993 - 12/01/16 09:31 PM Re: Guess on how old this spike is? [Re: billyhunt]
billyhunt Offline
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And that's why I asked, thanks, I don't think we have had a spike get this old and not branch out. We weren't really thinking of shooting this one. Just was wondering. Thanks guys. smile

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#6568020 - 12/01/16 10:05 PM Re: Guess on how old this spike is? [Re: billyhunt]
LandPirate Offline
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Skinny little doe neck, no butt, no breast, milk around his mouth...still a baby. I'd give him a pass.
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#6568030 - 12/01/16 10:21 PM Re: Guess on how old this spike is? [Re: billyhunt]
dogcatcher Offline
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Registered: 07/17/06
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
I would give him a pass.
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#6568082 - 12/01/16 10:58 PM Re: Guess on how old this spike is? [Re: billyhunt]
HornSlayer Offline
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Registered: 12/13/07
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Loc: Azle, TX
So where I hunt we would take him out just because we have many others that are better suited to grow bigger and faster.

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#6568222 - 12/02/16 07:47 AM Re: Guess on how old this spike is? [Re: billyhunt]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
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Loc: Texas
He already has the beginnings of a fork on his right side.

I cant see a 3 yo. probably 1 YO.
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#6568633 - 12/02/16 12:25 PM Re: Guess on how old this spike is? [Re: billyhunt]
8pointdrop Offline
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Registered: 12/16/11
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Three year old spikes very rarely happen. Once a spike always a spike is something the old timers believed. Almost never the case.

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