texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
RingerTexas, NTC, BassnChris, 99longhorn, Massbigbore44
69121 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 109,091
bill oxner 89,131
SnakeWrangler 60,964
stxranchman 58,949
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,461
Gravytrain 44,209
BMD 41,232
Forum Statistics
Forums46
Topics613,909
Posts11,477,815
Members84,121
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
Age guess? #8426163 10/22/21 04:35 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 4,185
S
Son of a Blitch Offline OP
Extreme Tracker
OP Offline
Extreme Tracker
S
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 4,185
Curious to see what y’all think of the age on this fella:
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]


George Blitch
george@mapmyranch.com
www.MapMyRanch.com
[Linked Image]
"Keep your aim as true as your word" - GB
Re: Age guess? [Re: Son of a Blitch] #8426245 10/22/21 11:23 AM
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 7,956
I
ILUVBIGBUCKS Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
I
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 7,956
tough pics to judge by

either 2 or 3......leaning to 3


High fence, low fence, no fence, it really doesn't matter as long as you're hunting!
Re: Age guess? [Re: Son of a Blitch] #8426263 10/22/21 11:40 AM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 58,949
S
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi
Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi
S
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 58,949
When I first looked I said 5 yr old and he looks really old in some instances. His body shape is more of a 3-4 yr old though but head shape and tarsal gland show older. From those pics that is a tough one to age.


Are idiots multiplying faster than normal people?[Linked Image]
Re: Age guess? [Re: Son of a Blitch] #8426268 10/22/21 11:45 AM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 13,957
D
don k Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
D
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 13,957
He looks about 4 to me.

Re: Age guess? [Re: Son of a Blitch] #8426273 10/22/21 11:49 AM
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 8,448
P
procraft05 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
P
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 8,448
He looks older to me 5+

Re: Age guess? [Re: procraft05] #8426287 10/22/21 12:06 PM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 7,919
O
Old Rabbit Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
O
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 7,919
Originally Posted by procraft05
He looks older to me 5+

I am thinking this also. How is has the range conditions been in your area. If they were hurting for nutritious food and not getting supplemental feed, this maybe why they look so poor and that will throw off the age look.

Re: Age guess? [Re: Son of a Blitch] #8426334 10/22/21 12:48 PM
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 13,192
B
Biscuit Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
B
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 13,192
4

Re: Age guess? [Re: Son of a Blitch] #8427500 10/23/21 04:28 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 4,185
S
Son of a Blitch Offline OP
Extreme Tracker
OP Offline
Extreme Tracker
S
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 4,185
Central TX. Lots of rain this year. Everything was growing all year, super green! And this is the only pic I have of him for now. My first thought was post mature but i can’t fully convince myself of that, especially based on the one pic.


George Blitch
george@mapmyranch.com
www.MapMyRanch.com
[Linked Image]
"Keep your aim as true as your word" - GB
Re: Age guess? [Re: stxranchman] #8427790 10/23/21 09:54 PM
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 3,958
tlk Online Happy
Extreme Tracker
Online Happy
Extreme Tracker
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 3,958
Originally Posted by stxranchman
When I first looked I said 5 yr old and he looks really old in some instances. His body shape is more of a 3-4 yr old though but head shape and tarsal gland show older. From those pics that is a tough one to age.



I have never seen a 3-4 year old buck with a face/head like that - I am guessing he is post mature and on the decline body wise -


You can't fix stupid
Re: Age guess? [Re: tlk] #8427794 10/23/21 10:06 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 58,949
S
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi
Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi
S
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 58,949
Originally Posted by tlk
Originally Posted by stxranchman
When I first looked I said 5 yr old and he looks really old in some instances. His body shape is more of a 3-4 yr old though but head shape and tarsal gland show older. From those pics that is a tough one to age.



I have never seen a 3-4 year old buck with a face/head like that - I am guessing he is post mature and on the decline body wise -

Same for me and that is why I stated body shape is more inline with 3-4 yr old while the head shape and tarsal gland show older. With that buck in stride in both pics he is stretched out more making him look leaner. My guess is like yours is that he is older. Not all post mature bucks decline in body size or shape though. He does not have the gray face of an older buck and the inside of his ears is not totally white but rather still has some black hair outline...that is more of what you see on mature or less age bucks in many areas. I am not one to use the wrinkles between the ear and eye but he has none showing in those pics. Doesn't mean much to me but to some they would say his is younger. More pics of him standing broadside or just still would help a lot. This is a difficult buck to guess an age on from these 2 pics. There are aging characteristics I look for on hill country deer that I would not use on deer in other areas that I would use on this buck. Most of those would lead me to believe his mature at a minimum and most likely post mature. If so then he was a buck that was never the same body size as the rest of his age class nor had big antlers. His body and antlers made him look younger at first glance. AR's kept him alive this long.


Are idiots multiplying faster than normal people?[Linked Image]
Re: Age guess? [Re: Son of a Blitch] #8427795 10/23/21 10:08 PM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 11,156
C
colt45 Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
C
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 11,156
bet he needs implants, missing teeth


hold on Newt, we got a runaway
Re: Age guess? [Re: colt45] #8427813 10/23/21 10:26 PM
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 3,958
tlk Online Happy
Extreme Tracker
Online Happy
Extreme Tracker
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 3,958
Originally Posted by colt45
bet he needs implants, missing teeth



and a walker along with long term care insurance! Needs to be in a nursing home for sure


You can't fix stupid
Re: Age guess? [Re: Son of a Blitch] #8428471 10/24/21 08:59 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 4,185
S
Son of a Blitch Offline OP
Extreme Tracker
OP Offline
Extreme Tracker
S
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 4,185
No AR for us, but this is the first I’ve ever seen him. He’s on the list whether he turns out to be 3.5 - 7.5. We pull teeth and will get back with pics if someone gets him.


George Blitch
george@mapmyranch.com
www.MapMyRanch.com
[Linked Image]
"Keep your aim as true as your word" - GB
Re: Age guess? [Re: Son of a Blitch] #8429003 10/25/21 12:39 PM
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 7,956
I
ILUVBIGBUCKS Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
I
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 7,956
Originally Posted by Son of a Blitch
No AR for us, but this is the first I’ve ever seen him. He’s on the list whether he turns out to be 3.5 - 7.5. We pull teeth and will get back with pics if someone gets him.

Good decision for sure


High fence, low fence, no fence, it really doesn't matter as long as you're hunting!
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2021 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3