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#6743099 - 04/22/17 03:34 PM Age this Hill Country buck
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How old do you think this deer is? The aging by tooth was surprising to me .... or incorrect.


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#6743101 - 04/22/17 03:36 PM Re: Age this Hill Country buck [Re: calwidgeon]
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Low fence deer.

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#6743104 - 04/22/17 03:40 PM Re: Age this Hill Country buck [Re: calwidgeon]
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He's either 3.5 or 6.5
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#6743118 - 04/22/17 03:56 PM Re: Age this Hill Country buck [Re: calwidgeon]
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3.5

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#6743121 - 04/22/17 03:59 PM Re: Age this Hill Country buck [Re: Wilhunt]
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Originally Posted By: Wilhunt
3.5


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#6743131 - 04/22/17 04:16 PM Re: Age this Hill Country buck [Re: calwidgeon]
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The tooth wear said 6.5. I just found it hard to believe as there were bigger bucks on the property. But he's a beautiful deer. Took him with a bow. Hell look good on the walll. Thanks for your local knowledge.

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#6743134 - 04/22/17 04:23 PM Re: Age this Hill Country buck [Re: calwidgeon]
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I hunt in Llano and I woulda guessed 4.5

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#6743222 - 04/22/17 06:54 PM Re: Age this Hill Country buck [Re: calwidgeon]
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I thought no older than 3.5

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#6743228 - 04/22/17 07:02 PM Re: Age this Hill Country buck [Re: calwidgeon]
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You all maybe right at 3.5. I dont know the credentials of the tooth examiner. Im just glad you arent saying 2.5.

He was a last day buck so was happy to take him home.

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#6743286 - 04/22/17 07:44 PM Re: Age this Hill Country buck [Re: calwidgeon]
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nice looking buck! up
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#6743288 - 04/22/17 07:48 PM Re: Age this Hill Country buck [Re: calwidgeon]
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Where at in the Hill Country?
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#6743348 - 04/22/17 08:50 PM Re: Age this Hill Country buck [Re: calwidgeon]
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Mason Texas i believe.

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#6743407 - 04/22/17 09:38 PM Re: Age this Hill Country buck [Re: calwidgeon]
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I don't usually argue with the "experts" but I'm not buying 6.5 yrs. Looks more like 3.5-4.5 to me. Nice buck no matter the age.

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#6743550 - 04/23/17 08:36 AM Re: Age this Hill Country buck [Re: calwidgeon]
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Originally Posted By: calwidgeon
Mason Texas i believe.

I hunt a few different places from Mason to Menard. The deer in some of the areas fool us all of the time, they just do not get big. They have a small body structure and never get much of a rack. We shoot 5-8 year old bucks that look like the one pictured above often, usually scoring 100-120. There are the occasional bucks that make 140-150+, but the majority of the bucks are small, regardless of age.
I do not know if it is genetics or vegitation, but we get new hunters are surprised when they shoot 120 pound 6-7 year old that scores 100, when they thought they were thinning out the young 8 pointers.
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#6743566 - 04/23/17 08:53 AM Re: Age this Hill Country buck [Re: calwidgeon]
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3.5 if a day.

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