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Hill Country Bucks #5375221 10/23/14 11:50 AM
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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.















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Re: Hill Country Bucks [Re: TxHillCntry21] #5375232 10/23/14 11:56 AM
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Re: Hill Country Bucks [Re: TxHillCntry21] #5375286 10/23/14 12:37 PM
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Good looking bucks!!!


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Re: Hill Country Bucks [Re: TxHillCntry21] #5375316 10/23/14 12:55 PM
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Great looking bucks. I agree with age being around 3 for most of those bucks. But the 8 point withe nice mass and antlers that grow up and in looks mature to me. up


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Re: Hill Country Bucks [Re: TxHillCntry21] #5375325 10/23/14 01:01 PM
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Those are some nice looking deer for sure, got plenty of potential. I would agree, they all look 2.5/3.5 to me. They all look pretty healthy too.

If any of them are older I would say it is that basket-racked deer with the good mass and brows. You have some good variety of antler characteristics too!

What are your buck:doe ratios like?

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Nice bucks cheers Most are 2-4 yr olds IMO. The big browtined 6 or 8 point is mature to me. up



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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Nice bucks cheers Most are 2-4 yr olds IMO. The big browtined 6 or 8 point is mature to me. up


He's a 6 with some healthy brows. Never seen him while I was there but have a 2 yr record of pics


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They all look to be 2.5 - 3.5 years old except that one, he looks older.


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Re: Hill Country Bucks [Re: TxHillCntry21] #5376598 10/24/14 01:31 AM
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Shoot that big 6! Anything that big should have more than 6 points!

Re: Hill Country Bucks [Re: TxHillCntry21] #5376605 10/24/14 01:34 AM
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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.

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With all the rocks in some of those pictures I kept looking for the Mt Goats!

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