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Please I need your help asap #5443800 11/26/14 04:52 AM
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Oki need y'all's help and asap, IM AT THE LEASE. This buck just showed up and I got a important question for you guys. I was thinking about letting him walk and he is the second biggest deer we have seen on cam on this lease and my dad thinks I'm crazy. The biggest deer on the lease I took last year, which was a low 130s 8point. FOR YOU GUYS WITH EXPERIENCE IN THIS AREA please help lol. How old do you guys think this buck is and at what age do they usually pop. Like when do they usually make that mature buck jump in alter size if they are going to? He was a 10 last year but only a nine this year and I'm trying to decide what to do,smh


This is 2013

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2013 last year


2014 this year a couple of days ago




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Drop Him!

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Seeing as he is a older mature buck and could be in decline due to only being a 9pt this year, I would harvest him in a heart beat!

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Re: Please I need your help asap [Re: sunsetroosters] #5443809 11/26/14 05:02 AM
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His hair is all fluffed up, so he looks really big bodied. Even with that, his head is very square, neck and front shoulder are huge and his legs look pretty short. I'd guess he's 5.5 in this photo, so that'd make him 6.5 now. I'd think he's at his prime and may start to decline next year. Shoot him.

Disclaimer - I'm not nearly as good as some of the guys on here at aging or scoring, so I'd put more weight in their opinions.

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Kill him he is 7.5 years old and this will most likely be his best year

Scared knees dead give away


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that deer is mature.


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Originally Posted By: rattler03
His hair is all fluffed up, so he looks really big bodied. Even with that, his head is very square, neck and front shoulder are huge and his legs look pretty short. I'd guess he's 5.5 in this photo, so that'd make him 6.5 now. I'd think he's at his prime and may start to decline next year. Shoot him.

Disclaimer - I'm not nearly as good as some of the guys on here at aging or scoring, so I'd put more weight in their opinions.


Sorry, computer only showed the first photo when I posted this. bang But, yeah, he's old and I'd drop him.

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There is rumors of 150-160s in this area and in the 2013 pics it was super cold and that has something to do with his appearance of being huge.

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What county are you in?

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Originally Posted By: sunsetroosters
There is rumors of 150-160s in this area and in the 2013 pics it was super cold and that has something to do with his appearance of being huge.


If he does not float your boat then wait on the 150-160 woot

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Re: Please I need your help asap [Re: sunsetroosters] #5443892 11/26/14 10:40 AM
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I'm not 100% sure that he didn't break that G4 off on that one side this year.... I think he is a nice buck and I'm fine with taking him I just don't wanna shoot him if he's at that point where he might gain 20 inches I'm one year. At what age do you guys normally see them pop????? And I was thinking he was 4.5 last year but I'm not the best at aging deer, just going off of comparison of what the guys on here say. If he's 7.5, I got a deer that must be 10 lol, I'll see if I can find pics of him, he has roles on his neck lol

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You are way overthinking this deal. He is mature. You have said he is big for your area. If you like him, shoot him.


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Click...boom...take pictures.... grill.... drink7...post pictures on THF.. cheers

You can't kill a rumor..IME rumors ground shrink very badly. If you like him, kill him since he is post mature. up


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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Click...boom...take pictures.... grill.... drink7...post pictures on THF.. cheers

You can't kill a rumor..IME rumors ground shrink very badly. If you like him, kill him since he is post mature. up


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If it makes your heart rate go up and get excited when you think about shooting, bang!! If not, let him walk.

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he is 5.5 good buck

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Fine deer to shoot. But if you're hesitating, that tells me you might be looking for something else.

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He is not going to get better. His front end and roman nose says it all. Bang, flop!

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Is he nice, yes. Would I be proud of him, yes... Only reason I am hesitate to take him is because I know that if I'm going to get deer in the 140s and 150s I'm going to have to pass deer of this size. Can someone that has spent time managing please give me an age range on when they can make a jump in size if they are going too and also about what age they will start to decline???

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Originally Posted By: sunsetroosters
Is he nice, yes. Would I be proud of him, yes... Only reason I am hesitate to take him is because I know that if I'm going to get deer in the 140s and 150s I'm going to have to pass deer of this size. Can someone that has spent time managing please give me an age range on when they can make a jump in size if they are going too and also about what age they will start to decline???

There is not set age range when they will jump. Not two deer herds are the same IME. Some deer make a huge jump from 4 to 5 and some from 3 to 4. Some jump one year only and others multiple years in a row. Weather dictates a lot, but if they do not have the genetics to make that jump you are looking for then it won't happen. IME most deer that make one big jump will only grow a few inches per year till they hit 7 or 8. This buck is 7 or older now IMO. Depending on habitat and weather some bucks will start to decline at 7 while others will at 8 or 9. If you had a good rainfall year this year then he is not going to much better. You can't add genetics with age no matter how long you wait. 2cents


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Thanks stx this is the info I was looking for. Can you please tell me what characteristics make you think 7 years old?

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Big neck, big sholders, big bone, saggy stance, lump jaw, I think I saw a cane laying next to him too

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Originally Posted By: Navasot
Big neck, big sholders, big bone, saggy stance, lump jaw, I think I saw a cane laying next to him too

All of this plus gray face and lot of white on all his lower legs to his hooves. Calloused knees show also show age. His body and wide head showed a 6 yr old age last year. Not all post mature bucks show age the same. That do not all get a sway back and lot of loose saggy skin. 2cents


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Thanks again.... Where do y'all think he will hit the score boards??? Mid 120s???

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