texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Pandachowmein13, Monjeau, JMC79, Jon Dear, Texashunter91
66557 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 99,960
bill oxner 66,000
stxranchman 55,458
SnakeWrangler 51,402
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,451
BMD 41,054
Big Orn 37,484
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics451,186
Posts6,550,888
Members66,557
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
How old this spike? #7745779 02/14/20 01:43 PM
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 149
J
jadkins Offline OP
Woodsman
OP Offline
Woodsman
J
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 149
First time ever seeing him. Stays away from feeders / game cams:

[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]

Re: How old this spike? [Re: jadkins] #7745789 02/14/20 01:52 PM
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 1,476
T
TKandMike Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
T
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 1,476
They way his hair is puffed up might be slightly deceptive on age. But he's definitely old enough to get the pump station.

Re: How old this spike? [Re: jadkins] #7745796 02/14/20 02:00 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 28,683
S
Stub Online Happy
THF Celebrity
Online Happy
THF Celebrity
S
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 28,683
Looks young, very healthy 2 year old rifle


texas flag [Linked Image]

Re: How old this spike? [Re: Stub] #7745810 02/14/20 02:08 PM
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 149
J
jadkins Offline OP
Woodsman
OP Offline
Woodsman
J
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 149
Originally Posted by Stub
Looks young, very healthy 2 year old rifle


I'm going back and forth between a 1.5 and a 2.5. And I don't really know why I'm arguing with myself b/c I'm pretty sure he'll be nothing more than a cull next year anyway...

Re: How old this spike? [Re: jadkins] #7745827 02/14/20 02:18 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 33,259
R
redchevy Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
R
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 33,259
We have shot several spikes over the years. Every deer we shoot we get live/dressed weights take a peek at their teeth and record their stats and our best guess of age. Ive shot 3 spikes that were significantly bigger than their spike buddies and 30-50 lbs heavier.

I'm not a proponent of shooting all spikes, but if you can identify ones that are older than their first set of antlers I typically do shoot them. The three I have shot has been over a 13 year period.

Tuff call on him without something to compare him too. He does look bigger than what I would think your run of the mil first year spike would look like, but he is all fluffed up and has a very pointy nose. From those pics I wouldn't be convinced enough he was older to shoot him.


It's hell eatin em live
Re: How old this spike? [Re: jadkins] #7745883 02/14/20 03:01 PM
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 70
N
NOCOOLNAMETOO Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
N
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 70
Looks old enough to me, Heavy in the front & hind end, might have bigger deer than where I hunt though rifle

Re: How old this spike? [Re: jadkins] #7745980 02/14/20 04:27 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 28,683
S
Stub Online Happy
THF Celebrity
Online Happy
THF Celebrity
S
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 28,683
Originally Posted by jadkins
Originally Posted by Stub
Looks young, very healthy 2 year old rifle


I'm going back and forth between a 1.5 and a 2.5. And I don't really know why I'm arguing with myself b/c I'm pretty sure he'll be nothing more than a cull next year anyway...


If it was my place he would have been a cull this year. rifle and some dang good food

Last edited by Stub; 02/14/20 04:28 PM.

texas flag [Linked Image]

Re: How old this spike? [Re: jadkins] #7745996 02/14/20 05:01 PM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 5,558
L
landsurveyor Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
L
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 5,558
rifle


"A hungry dog hunts best. Lee Trevino

www.prospectlandsurveying.com
Re: How old this spike? [Re: jadkins] #7746070 02/14/20 06:34 PM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 8
SoTX Offline
Green Horn
Offline
Green Horn
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 8
1.5

Re: How old this spike? [Re: SoTX] #7746113 02/14/20 07:13 PM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 17,582
P
Pitchfork Predator Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
P
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 17,582
Originally Posted by SoTX
1.5


Marc C. Helfrich
Retirement Planner

www.insured-wealth.com
469-323-8920
Re: How old this spike? [Re: jadkins] #7746138 02/14/20 07:39 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 28,683
S
Stub Online Happy
THF Celebrity
Online Happy
THF Celebrity
S
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 28,683
1.5 or 2 year old, splitting hairs?

1.5 is 18 months ago, it is mid Feb so that would mean it was born in Sept, my 2 years would have him born in February 2018.

So I revise my statement to more accurately reflect that I believe that Spike was born in the Spring of 2018 up


texas flag [Linked Image]

Re: How old this spike? [Re: jadkins] #7746148 02/14/20 07:46 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 33,259
R
redchevy Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
R
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 33,259
That's why for spikes I go with first or later set of horns.


It's hell eatin em live
Re: How old this spike? [Re: jadkins] #7746293 02/14/20 09:46 PM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 12,725
D
don k Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
D
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 12,725
Small straight antlered spikes I give a pass. Cow horned ones like that get shot.

Re: How old this spike? [Re: jadkins] #7746645 02/15/20 03:40 AM
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 769
P
pop r Online Content
Tracker
Online Content
Tracker
P
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 769
2

Re: How old this spike? [Re: jadkins] #7747424 02/16/20 02:16 PM
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 149
J
jadkins Offline OP
Woodsman
OP Offline
Woodsman
J
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 149
Landowner agreed with a lot of the above and gave the green light of death at noon on Friday. It was cleaned and hanging in the cooler by 6 pm Friday. Time to start trapping coons and swapping out my camo for turkey season.

Re: How old this spike? [Re: jadkins] #7748078 02/17/20 12:18 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 28,683
S
Stub Online Happy
THF Celebrity
Online Happy
THF Celebrity
S
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 28,683
Originally Posted by jadkins
Landowner agreed with a lot of the above and gave the green light of death at noon on Friday. It was cleaned and hanging in the cooler by 6 pm Friday. Time to start trapping coons and swapping out my camo for turkey season.

That chubby little booger looks like he will be some fine eating up food

Last edited by Stub; 02/17/20 12:26 PM.

texas flag [Linked Image]

Re: How old this spike? [Re: jadkins] #7748090 02/17/20 01:04 PM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 26,760
kmon1 Online Shocked
junior
Online Shocked
junior
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 26,760
Originally Posted by jadkins
Landowner agreed with a lot of the above and gave the green light of death at noon on Friday. It was cleaned and hanging in the cooler by 6 pm Friday. Time to start trapping coons and swapping out my camo for turkey season.


So what was his age?

Re: How old this spike? [Re: jadkins] #7748163 02/17/20 02:44 PM
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,247
Txhunter65 Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,247
I'd guess his third tooth had three cusps.

Re: How old this spike? [Re: jadkins] #7748995 02/18/20 02:13 PM
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 149
J
jadkins Offline OP
Woodsman
OP Offline
Woodsman
J
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 149
Stub was right on the money. Likely one of the first born in the spring 2018. We have several around that age class with nice typical branched antlers.

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3