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Ear width with age? #6946806
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Do deer ear tip to tip width get wider with age? We have a buck that's barely at the ear tips wide but is 5.5 years old. I think he is for sure wide enough but others say not wide enough. This is south Atascosa county. Protein fed.




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Re: Ear width with age? [Re: MathMan] #6946830
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Generally width improves with age but genetics can be a funny thing. I see a 5 yo, take him out he'll score well.

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Re: Ear width with age? [Re: MathMan] #6946839
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I had one just like that a couple years ago that I let go, and then after he left I got to thinking that the deer was way bigger than the other bucks and does in the clearing with him.
It was too late, but I figure now that he would have made the 13" rule easily.
Haven't seen the buck since, so I assume someone got him.

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I would not shoot him. Hes got a narrow rack and I dont think he'll meet the 13" rule.

I dont ever want to have the conversation with a game warden or judge that I thought he was 13"

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Originally Posted By: Gemlin
I would not shoot him. Hes got a narrow rack and I dont think he'll meet the 13" rule.

I dont ever want to have the conversation with a game warden or judge that I thought he was 13"


I would agree!
Only you can make the call, and it would probably result in an illegal deer. (Folks on here won't take up a collection to pay your fine.)
It's like the wise man once said. "If you have any doubt, let him walk!"

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Re: Ear width with age? [Re: MathMan] #6946928
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He is good to go, shoot him if you like him. Legal buck. up


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Re: Ear width with age? [Re: Pitchfork Predator] #6946938
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He is good to go, shoot him if you like him. Legal buck. up

Yup... he'll make a great mount up


Re: Ear width with age? [Re: MathMan] #6947226
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Based on the fact that deer ALWAYS look wider from directly behind, I think he is a little iffy. But, actual visual sighting may prove otherwise.


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He's close but I think legal .


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Re: Ear width with age? [Re: MathMan] #6948066
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That deer is 14-14.75 all day long. Pop him

Re: Ear width with age? [Re: MathMan] #6948826
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I forget. Is the measurement from the main beam or from any points at the widest? Im pretty sure its the main beam but just making sure.


If he comes out i plan to shoot him. i think hes 15" wide at one part of the main beams. if its any points then for sure hes wide enough.

we will see:)





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I just read the law. It says main beam.

I edited this post and took out what I read about the points. It's not true. It was proposed but never approved.

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Didn't realize a points on one side rule. He's 14+ anyhow, no worries.

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Looks 15" to me. Ground check him.

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Legal for sure


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