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Guessing, but terrible at this.... #7992358 09/29/20 06:00 PM
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My guess is 3-4, max 4. Has a bit of a gut sag but everything else to me says under 4.
Again, terrible at guessing ages but can’t get better without getting inputs/corrections.
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Re: Guessing, but terrible at this.... [Re: Draco_Farms] #7992394 09/29/20 06:41 PM
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4 would be my guess.


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Re: Guessing, but terrible at this.... [Re: Draco_Farms] #7992417 09/29/20 07:14 PM
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If eyes have to do anything with age I'd say he's 10 muyloco

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Looks mature+ to me


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Re: Guessing, but terrible at this.... [Re: Draco_Farms] #7992541 09/29/20 09:09 PM
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I was gonna say 3 1/2 based off body and face features


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Re: Guessing, but terrible at this.... [Re: Draco_Farms] #7992707 09/29/20 11:08 PM
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Looks 4 little bit of sag and the nose is getting short. Over the eye looks like some antler under the skin maybe ?


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Re: Guessing, but terrible at this.... [Re: Draco_Farms] #7993060 09/30/20 03:30 AM
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He looks 5+

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Re: Guessing, but terrible at this.... [Re: Draco_Farms] #7993162 09/30/20 10:52 AM
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He was 4 yrs old about 3 or 4 yrs ago.


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this is tough one. smooth contour between neck and body and belly sag suggest 5.5, but for some reason i feel he's younger. i think, i'd give him another year to see how he looks

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Re: Guessing, but terrible at this.... [Re: Draco_Farms] #7993640 09/30/20 05:36 PM
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Folks forget that a 4 year old buck in Grayson county looks completely different than one standing in Live Oak county, or Bowie county vs Childress county, or Jefferson county vs Tom Green county.

I think the OP is much better at judging age than he gives himself credit for.

Re: Guessing, but terrible at this.... [Re: Draco_Farms] #7993702 09/30/20 06:39 PM
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Thanks for inputs. The discussion with others is whether to give him another year, I really think it would be best to but also know there is fairly heavy pressure surrounding me. He is not great but know they wouldn’t pass on him. The more I looked at the pics the more I questioned age so threw it out there for inputs. If he got more under 4 than over 4, we would prob let him take a chance on making it.
I think he stays on the list especially for bow or handgun opportunity.
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His head looks older than 4 to me.

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I'd say mature, but not post-mature.

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Originally Posted by Rustler
Folks forget that a 4 year old buck in Grayson county looks completely different than one standing in Live Oak county, or Bowie county vs Childress county, or Jefferson county vs Tom Green county.

I think the OP is much better at judging age than he gives himself credit for.

I agree with you that deer in different areas of the state certainly can look a bit different but I see absolutely no way this deer is 4.5, much less 3.5...…..5.5 certainly possible.
He is way too 'chesty' to be any younger than 5.5 I think.


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Originally Posted by ILUVBIGBUCKS
Originally Posted by Rustler
Folks forget that a 4 year old buck in Grayson county looks completely different than one standing in Live Oak county, or Bowie county vs Childress county, or Jefferson county vs Tom Green county.

I think the OP is much better at judging age than he gives himself credit for.


I agree with you that deer in different areas of the state certainly can look a bit different but I see absolutely no way this deer is 4.5, much less 3.5...…..5.5 certainly possible.
He is way too 'chesty' to be any younger than 5.5 I think.


I wasn't trying to start an argument, I say completely different, you say a bit different.
Bucks in different areas of the same county can look completely different.

IMO, without knowing what county the buck is in and then what fairly specific part of that county my guess is a healthy 4, quite possibly his 5th year.

I was just giving the OP a vote of confidence in his ability to guess age from a picture.
He's doing a fine job in my opinion.

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Again, thanks for the inputs. I’m going to go with the majority of over 4 and not limit him if he walks out. The deer in my area rarely make it over 5-5 1/2 due to hunting pressures. I was on the fence thinking he was max 4 but wasn’t sure enough of the guess.
I will use the points made aging him over 4 and use them going forward, appreciate the descriptions.
Good Luck this season !!


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Originally Posted by Rustler
Originally Posted by ILUVBIGBUCKS
Originally Posted by Rustler
Folks forget that a 4 year old buck in Grayson county looks completely different than one standing in Live Oak county, or Bowie county vs Childress county, or Jefferson county vs Tom Green county.

I think the OP is much better at judging age than he gives himself credit for.


I agree with you that deer in different areas of the state certainly can look a bit different but I see absolutely no way this deer is 4.5, much less 3.5...…..5.5 certainly possible.
He is way too 'chesty' to be any younger than 5.5 I think.


I wasn't trying to start an argument, I say completely different, you say a bit different.
Bucks in different areas of the same county can look completely different.

IMO, without knowing what county the buck is in and then what fairly specific part of that county my guess is a healthy 4, quite possibly his 5th year.

I was just giving the OP a vote of confidence in his ability to guess age from a picture.
He's doing a fine job in my opinion.

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