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Age/Score # 10 2020 #8054065 11/17/20 08:40 PM
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We have cameras everywhere and maintain them regularly. We always have deer show up that we have never seen before. This guy showed up yesterday at the blind 200 yards from our big camp. He was locked up tight with a doe at the feeder. One of our guys with a good camera got these shots of him. Thoughts on age and score. Could of had some better pics for age but it is what it is.
He has a few small NT points if you look close.
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3-3.5 and 140 without having any reference on rack size

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4, 135.5

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4-4.5, 133

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4.5, wouldn’t guess on the score. If he is an older deer for your area and you like him then rifle

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3.5 for sure from what I see. Low 130’s if that. Let him grow another year or two IMO

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~4.5 max, lettem walk.

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3.5 very triangular head, thin legs, and nothing sagging.


Good looking one you got there

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Originally Posted by Grosvenor
4, 135.5


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4.5. Not sure what everyone else is seeing. I’m in the mid to upper 120s.
80 base, 44-48 up top

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4-4.5, 133

Think I'm right on with age, maybe a tad high on inches. Looking at the mass of rack again and tine lengths, I'm going to adjust down to 126-128"...

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Thanks for the comments so far guys. For what its worth our lease group thinks hes probably 3. He may be 4 but we definitely wont be hunting him this year. Aging is an ongoing learning curve so really like hearing what yall think so feel free to keep em coming. I think the mid 30s guesses are close considering he has several small NT points.


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4.5 and concur mid 30s

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3.5 he looks young to me. Seeing on the hoof would probably help.
128.5 plus the non typical points.

The already decent 4’s a little 5 on one side and the extra stuff would make him one I would want to watch in the future.


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The hunter that took the pics watched him for an hour at bow range. He thinks hes not over 3.


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I was thinking 4 yo and 135. Nice up and coming buck.

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129 3.5 year old


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There's no way that deer is 4. As I mentioned in my first post, you can't score the deer without some reference -- how big is the body, something to reference like a feeder/t post, etc.

His bases look thick but that could be an illusion. He's a keeper and interested in what he grows into

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Originally Posted by TLew
There's no way that deer is 4. As I mentioned in my first post, you can't score the deer without some reference -- how big is the body, something to reference like a feeder/t post, etc.

His bases look thick but that could be an illusion. He's a keeper and interested in what he grows into


Diameter from corner to corner of the eye usually equates to around 4 1/4”-4 1/2” circumference on mass. He is not nearly that but it is a reference to estimate from.

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There's no way that deer is 4. As I mentioned in my first post, you can't score the deer without some reference -- how big is the body, something to reference like a feeder/t post, etc.

His bases look thick but that could be an illusion. He's a keeper and interested in what he grows into


Diameter from corner to corner of the eye usually equates to around 4 1/4”-4 1/2” circumference on mass. He is not nearly that but it is a reference to estimate from.


Excellent point -- thanks for teaching me something today!

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There's no way that deer is 4. As I mentioned in my first post, you can't score the deer without some reference -- how big is the body, something to reference like a feeder/t post, etc.

His bases look thick but that could be an illusion. He's a keeper and interested in what he grows into


Diameter from corner to corner of the eye usually equates to around 4 1/4”-4 1/2” circumference on mass. He is not nearly that but it is a reference to estimate from.


Excellent point -- thanks for teaching me something today!


Some other reference measurements we use. I’m not saying they would work for you but it’s some actual average measurements we got off a bunch of our bucks which I think are pretty close rules of thumb that others use. [Linked Image]


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Originally Posted by TLew
There's no way that deer is 4. As I mentioned in my first post, you can't score the deer without some reference -- how big is the body, something to reference like a feeder/t post, etc.

His bases look thick but that could be an illusion. He's a keeper and interested in what he grows into

Tlew, I agree on needing something for reference. As im sure you know, thats one reason why seeing a deer in person can make so much difference. Our "mature" deer usually field dress about 140 to 150 if that helps,
As far his bases looking bigger, they do look bigger in the head on pic. That may be cause he has small kickers coming at you on both sides in those pics and may make it look different. Hopefully mass will come with age.

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141-143 and looks to be 4 but not the best pics to age from.


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