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Think he’s a yearling? #8054864 11/18/20 02:39 PM
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By rule, I typically don’t shoot young spikes. On this particular piece of property I don’t shoot any spikes as our numbers are low. In this case, I think I’m going to make an exception.

Doesn’t this body look to be 2-3?

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It is a yearling


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Originally Posted by Smokey Bear
It is a yearling


Yep.

Re: Think he’s a yearling? [Re: KennyLee] #8054919 11/18/20 03:11 PM
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First set of horns

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Originally Posted by Rustler
Originally Posted by Smokey Bear
It is a yearling


Yep.


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Re: Think he’s a yearling? [Re: KennyLee] #8054964 11/18/20 03:58 PM
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That there is a superior spike.

Re: Think he’s a yearling? [Re: KennyLee] #8054966 11/18/20 03:59 PM
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We've got a lot of yearling spikes this year, it was a hard year for the young 'uns in Mills County. IMO he's just a beefy yearling.


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Re: Think he’s a yearling? [Re: KennyLee] #8054971 11/18/20 04:02 PM
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Feed him something besides corn and he won't be a spike.
Bet he has a nice little rack next year if conditions are good through the antler growing season.

That is a yearling, as stated by all.

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I wouldn't shoot him, he is a baby and if you can tell what that deer will be a 6.5 you are in wrong business
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Re: Think he’s a yearling? [Re: KennyLee] #8055012 11/18/20 04:22 PM
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If you look really close you can see milk dripping from his lips.


Re: Think he’s a yearling? [Re: KennyLee] #8055066 11/18/20 04:50 PM
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He is pretty big to be a yearling.

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He is a baby but if you are in a antler restriction county he probably has a great big bullseye on him.

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Seems the majority is he’s a yearling though, as someone else said, he’s a big yearling. Much larger than my other yearling spikes body wise.

I haven’t shot a spike in 20 years but would let a kid.

He gets to live.

I feed protein in other areas, but not where that camera is located. We don’t hunt the protein feeders.

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Agree with most on yearling.


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Re: Think he’s a yearling? [Re: KennyLee] #8055166 11/18/20 05:44 PM
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If there was another close by to judge against it would be easier to tell. I have 2 spikes that come to my feeder one is a yearling the other is a second year deer. That picture looks like the second year deer. We get a 13" and spike in that county. Not a thing wrong with taking a spike. I make the kids whistles from the spike deer antlers.

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Originally Posted by Smokey Bear
It is a yearling

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I am not so sure he is a spike. Looks like there could be a brow tine on the left antler also.

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....no...but if you want him shoot him....meat's meat

Re: Think he’s a yearling? [Re: KennyLee] #8055408 11/18/20 08:38 PM
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I would say he is a 1 1/2 of age...I don't shoot anything less than 4 yrs. No one can tell ya what this animal would be. However, if my density was such that I had to lower the population by a lot, I would take em.

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I don't think it's a spike, but really can't tell from the angle. First set of horns, could be a late fall/winter fawn, but still his first set. He would get a pass on our place just because we have more pressing culls to get rid of.


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Originally Posted by QuitShootinYoungBucks
We've got a lot of yearling spikes this year, it was a hard year for the young 'uns in Mills County. IMO he's just a beefy yearling.

NW Burnet County and think we got fortunate with the rain. Our deer have real good mass.


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