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Bucks year to year #7333723 11/01/18 01:07 AM
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titan2232 started a thread about bucks people see and recognized year after year on low fence places. So I thought we could do a thread with photos of bucks you have seen at least 2 yrs or more. I know JCB will probably have a buck with the most years seen.
Here a low fence buck I first saw in 2012 when I bought my place.

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2015. He was still alive late in the season but had developed foot/hoof rot and was never seen again.

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Originally Posted by bill oxner
I plowed mules.
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I did build a cabin. Aka the brokeback shack.

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Not sure the las pic is this same deer or not but I think it is

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I plowed mules.
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I did build a cabin. Aka the brokeback shack.

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Sapper, your deer amaze me. Definitely have great genetics on 'the hood'.


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2018 and looks to be getting old


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Sapper, I'm not seeing those 3 pics as even being the same deer at all. Ranch, your deer are pretty discernible and I can see the commonality of rack from year-year. When I hunted South Texas for 35+ years, we saw so many bucks in year and year to year with similar characteristics, it was nearly impossible to differentiate them specifically barring a discernible item like a "cut ear" or "kicker point", "drop tine", etc. Outside of that would have been cool to have been able to done so just not practical.

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Yalls deer sure seem to be adding more inches each year compared to mine. Makes me think our age group is pretty high



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Sapper, I'm not seeing those 3 pics as even being the same deer at all.

Left side has the same crab claw and over all shape every pic, 2nd pic looks like a scar on his left shoulder but itís not visible in the other pics. . Could very easily have been an injury on the right side that has gotten better year after year. Most NT horns like the right side in the first pic is an injury. I cringe when deer like that are shot for ď bad geneticsĒ.

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Sapper, I'm not seeing those 3 pics as even being the same deer at all.

Left side has the same crab claw and over all shape every pic, 2nd pic looks like a scar on his left shoulder but itís not visible in the other pics. . Could very easily have been an injury on the right side that has gotten better year after year. Most NT horns like the right side in the first pic is an injury. I cringe when deer like that are shot for ď bad geneticsĒ.
the crab claw and shape is what makes me think it the same deer. Itís almost like that extra main beam disappears and the split G2 shows up last 2 yrs. I know for a fact thatís him in 17 and 18 as Iíve seen the scar but canít find the pic from this yr.

Here is that split G2


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Originally Posted by bill oxner
I plowed mules.
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I did build a cabin. Aka the brokeback shack.

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Originally Posted By: Erathkid
Sapper, your deer amaze me. Definitely have great genetics on 'the hood'.
the area I hunt 130s is about average for a mature deer. 140s is the high end that Iíve seen. There was a 186 in deer killed about a mile from where I hunt though so you never know.


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I don't have a pic of this buck when he was 1 or 2 but here is a pic at 3 and 4. We call him the mule deer buck because at 2 he had split G2's and now he is carrying them again this year. He gets a pass till 6 or 7

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Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
Sapper, I'm not seeing those 3 pics as even being the same deer at all. Ranch, your deer are pretty discernible and I can see the commonality of rack from year-year. When I hunted South Texas for 35+ years, we saw so many bucks in year and year to year with similar characteristics, it was nearly impossible to differentiate them specifically barring a discernible item like a "cut ear" or "kicker point", "drop tine", etc. Outside of that would have been cool to have been able to done so just not practical.

I have done it for the last 25+ yrs now with trail cams, videos, still photos, finding sheds or just sitting and watching deer. The most common things I found was the browtines, shape of the beam/rack, facial color/shape, throat patch, coat color, tail length/color, feeder/water location the buck frequents and who he runs with before the rut. Some bucks just have a look about them that is easy to spot year in and year out. Browtines are like a finger print to me.


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One low fence more buck.
2014 he was a typical 10pt.

2015 he was a typical 10pt and had a kicker off his left G2

2016 he was a typical 9pt now but added 3 kickers off of his G2's.





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Makes me wish I had a bigger piece of dirt. Rarely do I get to see a buck year after year until maturity


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Originally Posted By: Drogers6771
Makes me wish I had a bigger piece of dirt. Rarely do I get to see a buck year after year until maturity

Neither one of places are very big and both have hunting pressure around them. Just lucky to see some of the bucks several years in a row.


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stxranchman I agree with you on brow-tines in general here is a buck that has had brow tines that are high up on the main beam and both curve in ...He has been like that since 2.5 and we can pick him out every year by this feature regardless of how his frame changes.
here he is at 3.5


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One more from LF....
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Very few pictures of this buck over the years....Can't believe I'm sitting at the house Friday night opening weekend arguing with my bride about dinner. But I will hunting in the AM, just amazing how much time changes things!

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One more I have 2 yrs of that I can find.
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Man I love these posts! Thanks for sharing the pictures, wish I had mine with me, but it would take a week to dig them all up.


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One more but with a different twist...he went downhill due to being wounded or injured.
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2016 in late December.

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Is this deer ^^^^^ not old and on the way down??

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Originally Posted By: snake oil
Is this deer ^^^^^ not old and on the way down??

That is the same buck in all 3 photos from 2016 to 2018. I had him at 3 yr old tops in 2016 and would not argue 2 yrs old. The buck has a small nick or notch in his right ear that can be seen in the photos.


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