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Age? #7418570 01/30/19 01:20 AM
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What are yalls thoughts on the age of this buck? These are the best pictures I have right now. [Linked Image]
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Hard to tell for sure on those pictures but to me it looks like different deer. I say 4.5 or older. East Texas?

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Youíre right. The one in the daytime pic could be a different deer. East Texas Trinity county

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Almost positive those are two different bucks-the one on the top has two on the right and the bottom has three. Both are very likely 4.5.

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7 pt and 8pt, both look mature and rutted down.

Assuming you donít have gators, should be great deer next year


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Not the best photos to age from. Neither one have much staining on their hocks for this time of the year which leads me to believe neither is very old. The way they are standing and in motion effects how they would look vs. standing still broadside as far as aging them. From those photos I would say 3.5 on both to maybe 4.5 on the bottom one.



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They appear to be in great body condition for this time of year. Maybe your rut is over and they have had some time to put a little meat back on their bones.

Agree they look like different deer. I'd hate to have to put a number on them age wise from those photos, but neither strike me as old or mature.


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Re: Age? [Re: HuntinForTail] #7420109 01/31/19 12:51 PM
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Age matters not, that is an east Texas deer that will be poached within the week.
Heís prolly 4

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5 on top, 3.5-4 on bottom one...

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Originally Posted by DQ Kid
5 on top, 3.5-4 on bottom one...

You can tell within 6 months? Thatís awesome!

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5 on top, 3.5-4 on bottom one...

You can tell within 6 months? Thatís awesome!

Chill on the 1/2 year stuff, you're wound tight.

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Originally Posted by DQ Kid
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5 on top, 3.5-4 on bottom one...

You can tell within 6 months? Thatís awesome!

Chill on the 1/2 year stuff, you're wound tight.


I'd say WAY too tight !!


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4 3/4...

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Originally Posted by Whack n stack
4 3/4...


LOL banana


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Re: Age? [Re: HuntinForTail] #7423550 02/03/19 06:53 PM
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Fair enough. Itís all in good fun.

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I hunt trinity county. If that's where you hunt, you know it kicks out some bruisers and has for years. Both probably 3.5. Top one could be 2.5. Neither is a 4 year old.


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I think two different deer also. I guess 4.5 for the top one. 3.5 for the bottom buck.

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Bucks at this time of the year look nothing like they did back in Oct. no matter what part of the state they live in or how much rain/feed they have available.
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Originally Posted by stxranchman
Bucks at this time of the year look nothing like they did back in Oct. no matter what part of the state they live in or how much rain/feed they have available.


That is a great pair of pictures for comparison STx.

I would agree that the original deer in question are certainly different animals and would still guess younger, 4.5 or less, rather than old deer.


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Originally Posted by stxranchman
Bucks at this time of the year look nothing like they did back in Oct. no matter what part of the state they live in or how much rain/feed they have available.
[Linked Image]
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You got one of him from December to add to it? Crazy how much their look changes from summer to rut and post rut.


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Originally Posted by sbushee
Age matters not, that is an east Texas deer that will be poached within the week.
Heís prolly 4


yall quit with the etx hate lol

Two different bucks, both 3.75 yrs old. Brother in laws girlfriends ex uncle in law is a biologist so I'm pretty sure down to the 1/4 of a year.

Either way Trinity county can help you out with some much bigger than that teehee...like this ol boy right here (not my pick, but from trinity county/houston county border) [Linked Image]

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