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Who Say's Texas Mule Deer Are Small? #4069724 02/20/13 09:37 PM
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This old boy was seen on the Mule Shoe for Four Yrs. and was passed many time's by my Brother and Guest hunter's . It's been a yr. since we have seen him . May have waited to long ....Dusty

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what do they typically weigh in TX?

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Wow, he really looks old.

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If the date on that pic is correct, I'll bet he's not still around!

Re: Who Say's Texas Mule Deer Are Small? [Re: JJH] #4069764 02/20/13 09:53 PM
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I cant remember if the date is good my camera's scramble the dates .But it's about rite . We saw him up till season before last . I'll bet he's gone . He was on the decline in this pic. I 'd guess him at about 7yr. there Here is a youngster for comparison ...Dusty

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"eeyor" has been on the glassock ranch, on camera, for 9 years now. Coulda bet that he died after last year's drought, but sure enough, last day of whitetail season, here comes ol 1-eared eeyor. He doesnt go for the corn anymore, I assume he has no teeth. I watched him for about an hour eat out of the protein feeder though. If only there was a mulie season in Glasscock. He limps terribly, is the size of a cow, and only has one ear. When I first saw him 4 years ago, he was quite impressive. Now, at 9+++, I just feel sorry for him.

Re: Who Say's Texas Mule Deer Are Small? [Re: raw] #4069789 02/20/13 10:01 PM
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Another shot

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Little velvet Buck,I like this pic. Evening drink in the desert.

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That's enough I dont want to ware out my welcome ...Dusty.

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I know what you mean Csddaren,when you think they are gone they will show up . Those old Mule Deer can live a long time ,Heck they dont get realy big untill they are 6,7 or 8 yr. I found a scull with antlers that looked like old brownie in a steep canyon near were this pic. was taken last summer ,we called him that because he was alway's seen with a white colored big bc. So they were white and brownie . Do not regret letting chances at him go by . Can see youngun's that look like them both . The neighbor had a guest that got White 167BC.White horns ,he had lost in body weight the last couple yr, like your eeyor no teeth left . He was a Hoss in his day ...Dusty.

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This one look's like a four yr . old 5x5,Same Waterhole Mule Shoe ranch Brewster Co. Tx .......Dusty

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here is a 5x4 same waterhole on the Mule Shoe Ranch .....Dusty

Re: Who Say's Texas Mule Deer Are Small? [Re: rifleman] #4071867 02/21/13 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted By: rifleman
what do they typically weigh in TX?


We weigh most of our mature bucks... they weight a little north of 200lbs field dressed. Live weight averages 260.


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Originally Posted By: rifleman
what do they typically weigh in TX?
In western Pecos County our 5-6 yr old bucks will typically weigh from 175-190 most of the time in average years with top end bucks in wet years going up to 210 lbs dressed weight. We had an old 8 yr old plus buck killed during the drought in 2011 that dressed in the mid 130's. He looked like a toad but was short and blocky. Here is a pic of him from 2010. He would have dressed a bit more this year than in 2011 but not enough to make that much of a difference. TC pics can be missleading. We hunt typical West Texas ranch land without any feed or farm crops.




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what do they typically weigh in TX?


We weigh most of our mature bucks... they weight a little north of 200lbs field dressed. Live weight averages 260.


BTW.. my bucks are panhandle winter wheat fat...


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That's pretty dang good for desert MD

Re: Who Say's Texas Mule Deer Are Small? [Re: rifleman] #4078008 02/24/13 12:31 AM
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Really nice

Re: Who Say's Texas Mule Deer Are Small? [Re: Fishermen0105] #4078173 02/24/13 02:24 AM
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shot a 195" buck this year in Gaines county that weighed 310 on hoof, have killed 2 others in Andrews county that field dressed over 290lbs

Re: Who Say's Texas Mule Deer Are Small? [Re: rifleman] #4089147 02/28/13 02:37 PM
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Depends on where your hunting. I've hunted trans pecos mule deer and currently hunt panhandle mule deer. Panhandle can get considerably bigger because of access to agriculture fields and fewer droughts to contend with. We hunt on natural terrain with no agriculture and I would say our average mature buck field dresses about 200-220. I'm told that panhandle mulies are a bigger species that originates from the mountain species in that they have bigger bodies and heavier coats than the trans pecos species.
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Re: Who Say's Texas Mule Deer Are Small? [Re: Pitchfork Predator] #4089461 02/28/13 04:27 PM
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Yessir, my understanding is the panhandle deer are restocked from the Rocky Mountain herd, isn't uncommon to find those in the mountains sitting close to 350-400lbs w/o any sort of crop fields.

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Nice pics, he is fat!

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looks like a very old deer. i'd say 7 years + no doubt. prolly round 270lbs er so. he sure is hefty. how do ya age a deer with no teefers? lol


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