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#6795134 - 06/16/17 10:56 AM Age question on the deer
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I am thinking these guys are in the 3 yo range. Don't see too many signs of serious age.

How old do you think they are and give justification for your thoughts please.


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#6795140 - 06/16/17 10:58 AM Re: Age question on the deer [Re: Texas buckeye]
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Any non turning photos?
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#6795163 - 06/16/17 11:12 AM Re: Age question on the deer [Re: Texas buckeye]
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#6795172 - 06/16/17 11:19 AM Re: Age question on the deer [Re: Texas buckeye]
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Both are at least 3 but could easily be older. Would like to see hard-horned pics in September.
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#6795180 - 06/16/17 11:26 AM Re: Age question on the deer [Re: Texas buckeye]
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They're twins, so same age on both. Too hard to tell this time of year, best guess is 3.

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#6795193 - 06/16/17 11:33 AM Re: Age question on the deer [Re: Texas buckeye]
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I would guess for the coons to be at least 2 years old. Hard to tell as they grow faster on the high protein diet.
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#6795214 - 06/16/17 11:51 AM Re: Age question on the deer [Re: Texas buckeye]
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#6795219 - 06/16/17 11:57 AM Re: Age question on the deer [Re: Texas buckeye]
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These deer are in Oklahoma, range conditions have been very good and there are plenty of acorns and pecans in the fall (do deer eat pecans?)

Anyway, I am not sure going by belly size will be a good determinant of age, as nearly all my deer have nice full bellies.

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#6795301 - 06/16/17 01:26 PM Re: Age question on the deer [Re: Texas buckeye]
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I would call them 4.

A little sway back in both of them. Stained hocks. Some brisket buildup starting.


Edited by Pitchfork Predator (06/16/17 01:28 PM)
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#6795311 - 06/16/17 01:38 PM Re: Age question on the deer [Re: Texas buckeye]
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Deer on right appears to be older to me. Larger body in general more developed front end and bigger but and has/is developing that beer gut look.

Id say the one on the left is 3 and the other 4 maybe 5.

Or maybe left is 2 and right is 3-4?

Ive never laid eyes on an Oklahoma deer though.


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#6795335 - 06/16/17 02:05 PM Re: Age question on the deer [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Deer on right appears to be older to me. Larger body in general more developed front end and bigger but and has/is developing that beer gut look.

Id say the one on the left is 3 and the other 4 maybe 5.

Or maybe left is 2 and right is 3-4?

Ive never laid eyes on an Oklahoma deer though.


I agree the one on the left could be a year younger than the one on the right.
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#6795399 - 06/16/17 03:45 PM Re: Age question on the deer [Re: Texas buckeye]
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Both those raccoons are mature at least 6 shoot em


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#6795411 - 06/16/17 04:00 PM Re: Age question on the deer [Re: SapperTitan]
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Oath those raccoons are mature at least 6 shoot em


Took down 5 last trip, but gotta get my traps out as those are more efficient usually

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#6795436 - 06/16/17 04:28 PM Re: Age question on the deer [Re: Texas buckeye]
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3 and 4 with the one on the right being 4.

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#6795546 - 06/16/17 06:28 PM Re: Age question on the deer [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Deer on right appears to be older to me. Larger body in general more developed front end and bigger but and has/is developing that beer gut look.

Id say the one on the left is 3 and the other 4 maybe 5.

Or maybe left is 2 and right is 3-4?

Ive never laid eyes on an Oklahoma deer though.


This almost perfectly matches my thoughts.

But that includes the last sentence as well, so take it for what it's worth.

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