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#6971539 - 11/24/17 06:53 PM Post up your bucks you know the age on
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Either on the hoof or on the ground, Iím trying to get some pics together to show a buddy examples on different aged deer. Throw in a comment or two on why you personally aged it that way.
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#6972383 - 11/25/17 07:27 PM Re: Post up your bucks you know the age on [Re: Ramball36]
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Alrighty then
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#6972409 - 11/25/17 08:00 PM Re: Post up your bucks you know the age on [Re: Ramball36]
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Ramball, unfortunately you are correct. This was done in one of my archery magazines years ago but the survey was done with wildlife biologists. The survey concluded that most were accurate with very young deer and very old deer. In the middle they were all over the board.

I'm a pretty good judge of a deers age on the hoof until they loose there spots. After that I would hate to bet my paycheck.

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#6972441 - 11/25/17 08:26 PM Re: Post up your bucks you know the age on [Re: Ramball36]
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According to the tooth wear method this one was 6.5 years old. He is a Tom Green county buck...




And with a two year old



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#6972472 - 11/25/17 08:47 PM Re: Post up your bucks you know the age on [Re: Ramball36]
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#6972482 - 11/25/17 08:57 PM Re: Post up your bucks you know the age on [Re: Ramball36]
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4yo





8 yo





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#6973609 - 11/27/17 07:27 AM Re: Post up your bucks you know the age on [Re: Ramball36]
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Loc: Hunt county Texas.
3.5 yr.
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#6973613 - 11/27/17 07:28 AM Re: Post up your bucks you know the age on [Re: Ramball36]
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I thaught 4 but aged him at 3.5
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#6973628 - 11/27/17 07:39 AM Re: Post up your bucks you know the age on [Re: Ramball36]
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Only pic on ground I believe this is 3.5 year buck probley would have passed if could have got look he was chasing across small cut would have been gone 1 more second he is not on my trophy wall but I am proud of this buck.
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#6973639 - 11/27/17 07:47 AM Re: Post up your bucks you know the age on [Re: Ramball36]
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I passed on this one best pic I have try to age him.
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#6973829 - 11/27/17 10:36 AM Re: Post up your bucks you know the age on [Re: Ramball36]
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4 Years old Duval Co.

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#6973831 - 11/27/17 10:38 AM Re: Post up your bucks you know the age on [Re: Ramball36]
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I bought some tooth ageing kits where you send in the teeth and they scientifically tell you the age, will have a few more when I get results back.
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#6973876 - 11/27/17 11:23 AM Re: Post up your bucks you know the age on [Re: Ramball36]
TexasKC Offline
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I wish I could post some pics but the neighbors shoot every buck that gets to 13". I'm about ready to sell this place and move somewhere else.

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#6974685 - 11/27/17 11:06 PM Re: Post up your bucks you know the age on [Re: Ramball36]
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6.5, possibly older


Edited by Grosvenor (11/27/17 11:07 PM)

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#6974769 - 11/28/17 06:51 AM Re: Post up your bucks you know the age on [Re: Ramball36]
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I have seen this buck numerous times and watched him in the plot for long periods.
I believe he is 4.5 based off his back is still fairly straight, little belly sag and rump and shoulders not to big.

First two pic is deceiving, most bucks look bigger walking away.



These side pics is what makes me believe he is 4.5. He gets a pass this year regardless.


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