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score/age estimates live/dead pics #8072727 12/02/20 02:18 PM
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Here's a buck that's interesting to look at. one of the lease members killed him a couple weeks ago. We had tons of trail cam pics, but this was the only quality pic taken just before he was shot. This is in zapata county.

I'll post up pics of the deer on the ground as well as the score later on.

he is an 11 point mainframe and has a small inner point on his right side.

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Re: score/age estimates live/dead pics [Re: kyle1974] #8072734 12/02/20 02:24 PM
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Kyle, know the county well, hunted halfway between Aguilares and San Ygnacio for 35+ years, near the Bruni and East ranches. That deer looks 6yo and about 152" for score. The deer down there carry a lot of body weight which distorts the horn sizes (lengths and mass).

Re: score/age estimates live/dead pics [Re: kyle1974] #8072956 12/02/20 04:54 PM
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Awesome buck up
Congrats to the lucky lease member cheers


Re: score/age estimates live/dead pics [Re: kyle1974] #8073069 12/02/20 06:02 PM
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Re: score/age estimates live/dead pics [Re: kyle1974] #8073081 12/02/20 06:08 PM
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Yeah nice buck for sure.

Getting around 150", but probably a little short on the mass measurements, so could be 152-153" if mass is a little bigger.

Re: score/age estimates live/dead pics [Re: kyle1974] #8073568 12/03/20 12:06 AM
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here's the ground pics. I had this deer at 149-151 on trail cam pics, and 157 after I saw the on the hoof pics, and I was still low. Great buck.. 6-7 years old, muy grande scored him at 163 and change. 33+ inches of mass, and long beams.
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Re: score/age estimates live/dead pics [Re: kyle1974] #8073658 12/03/20 01:04 AM
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A lot wider and more mass than the live picture shows. Very nice buck.

Re: score/age estimates live/dead pics [Re: DQ Kid] #8073688 12/03/20 01:19 AM
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Dang Kyle, give us more time than that. I think I may of got close on him. Good looking deer.


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Re: score/age estimates live/dead pics [Re: kyle1974] #8073775 12/03/20 02:14 AM
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Nice one

Re: score/age estimates live/dead pics [Re: kyle1974] #8073784 12/03/20 02:17 AM
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Nice, Forrest

Re: score/age estimates live/dead pics [Re: DQ Kid] #8073947 12/03/20 04:14 AM
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Originally Posted by DQ Kid
A lot wider and more mass than the live picture shows. Very nice buck.

You were dead on about body size. It can certainly skew the antler size if you’re not careful.

Re: score/age estimates live/dead pics [Re: freerange] #8074042 12/03/20 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by freerange
Dang Kyle, give us more time than that. I think I may of got close on him. Good looking deer.

Sorry. I got impatient. I’ll post another here today.

Re: score/age estimates live/dead pics [Re: kyle1974] #8074069 12/03/20 12:49 PM
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hell of a buck

I would have had him mid 50s in the live pic you posted and probably 160ish in the dirt nap pic.
Not at all surprised he was 163.

Great deer


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Re: score/age estimates live/dead pics [Re: kyle1974] #8075802 12/04/20 01:23 PM
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Glad you guys don't have issues with ground shrinkage.

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Originally Posted by Hudbone
Glad you guys don't have issues with ground shrinkage.


The only time that really has happened to me is a long time ago and I was stupid enough to shoot a buck that I looked at too long when he was facing away from me! eek2


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