Got trail cam photos of a pretty 11 pt. Ive only killed 6 deer in my life and my son has shot 2. We dont need the meat so Im trying my best to be selective.
When I first got the trailcam photos, the 6 picture collage, I thought this deer looked really young. Decided Id much rather shoot a mature 8 and let this guy pass on his genetics and grow.
Well he was first buck we saw this weekend. I had already made up my mind that we werent going to shoot him so I just snapped a bunch of pictures of him.
Now Im looking at the pictures and he looks older in the pictures I took Saturday morning.
So was my initial assessment correct, or am I underestimating his age.
Pics are 6 weeks apart.
He has by far the biggest horns Ive seen, but trying to shoot more based on age.
This is in Burnet County and I just find all the deer look so much smaller body wise than what Im used to seeing in Fisher County.