Nothing special on these guys, but sure are fun to watch. Posted about Hill Country Deer MGMT yesterday. These are a few of the pics from the Willow City area. Watched several of these guys last year. Any input on age of these guys would be appreciated. Trying to get the guys on the lease all on the same page. Believe most of these bucks to be 3 not seeing a lot of maturity from these pics.
I currently hunt the hill country and not shot a buck in 5/6 years. With in the past 3 years we have finally started to see nicer (older bucks). Unfortunately (like you) all the deer on camera are 2.5 to maybe 3.5. Our bucks have improved. We feed more and with the increased rains the past 2 years has helped see alot of better deer. But the area (hunters around you) will be your ceiling (depending on the size of your place). Are place isn't big enough to keep the deer only in our area. I base this on the fact that the oldest deer I've ever seen on camera was 4.5 and that was 1 picture. We havn't shot the bucks so someone must be doing it.
This bothers me cause it gives the argument for hunters on your place to say "if i don't shoot them someone else will" experience tells me they are some what right. However letting them go has lead to some pretty decent 2.5 and 3.5 bucks that we would have never seen before. Before when people shoot a 1.5 year little 8 just because it has antlers.