I first saw this deer two years ago and aged him at 2.5 years old. Did not see him at all last year and I thought, before I shot him, he was another deer with very similar horns. From game cam photos two years ago, his antlers are virtually unchanged, with maybe a little more mass, but not much. I didn't feed as regularly this year, electrical storm played havoc with my timers, batteries and cameras, so that might explain why he didn't have more mass, but we have a great crop of acorns and native browse this year (Parker County), so the nutrients are available. The left side of the jaw does show a little more dulling, I still think I am going to stay with 4.5 but I could have misjudged the photos of him two years ago and he could be 5.5 yrs old??
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