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Age help please? 4 different deer #8439035 11/04/21 05:06 PM
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So for the background. Far north Brown county. Over the last 7-8 days my number of deer have multiplied greatly (I've gone from 3-6 deer a day to 15-25). (thank you rut). With 4 little one's at home I only get 1 to 2 weekends this year so I'll be in the blind dawn to dusk and want to make sure I have my bearing set on a mature deer. I've never been the best at aging and I get buck fever when I see antlers. So if you could let me know your thoughts on mature or not I would appreciate it.

#1 I believe is fully mature and there daily. Smallest rack of the group though. He makes AR's right?
#2 nice symmetrical 10, but I'm afraid he's not mature. Just hoping you change my mind. (I believe this is the same deer I asked about 7 weeks ago)
#3 another 10, and maybe even the same one as #2. Different day on camera, and I think his mass is a little more than #2, but difference in time of day may be everything. Happy to know if you think he's #2 and/or mature or not?
#4 I believe he's fully mature, and he's only stopped by once but for an 8 I really like his rack. I think he's the best of the four based on mature plus rack. He's also only ever been by one time, so I need him to slip up again.

Thank you in advance. Sorry, these are the best photos I have.

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Re: Age help please? 4 different deer [Re: dfins1972] #8439036 11/04/21 05:10 PM
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Buck #4 is the oldest of those bucks with #1 second oldest. #4 looks post mature to me from those 2 pics.


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Re: Age help please? 4 different deer [Re: stxranchman] #8439056 11/04/21 05:26 PM
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Thank you. Do 2 or 3 look mature to you (or same deer)? #2 apparently lives at my feeder 3-5 hours a day, and is 50% of all photos taken. he may be the only one I'm guaranteed to see this weekend.

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2 and 3 look like the same buck to me and he does not look mature in those pics. I am not really sure that both bucks in pics #4 are the same though. The last pic #4 is the oldest looking buck. In the other pic, that bucks looks wider spread and a bit younger. Pic angles and bucks walking with their heads down are not good to age from.


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Re: Age help please? 4 different deer [Re: stxranchman] #8439063 11/04/21 05:37 PM
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Thank you. I appreciate it. Sadly my camera only takes a photo every 5 minutes or so even though it's set for 30 seconds. Lots of deer come thru and I get 1 to 2 pics of them.

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Originally Posted by stxranchman
Buck #4 is the oldest of those bucks with #1 second oldest. #4 looks post mature to me from those 2 pics.

Agree with this. #2 and #3 both look like 3 years to me. Possibly same deer, but not certain.

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Originally Posted by dfins1972
Thank you. I appreciate it. Sadly my camera only takes a photo every 5 minutes or so even though it's set for 30 seconds. Lots of deer come thru and I get 1 to 2 pics of them.

Can you set your cam to burst mode and get 2 or 3 pics back to back?


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Re: Age help please? 4 different deer [Re: stxranchman] #8439083 11/04/21 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by dfins1972
Thank you. I appreciate it. Sadly my camera only takes a photo every 5 minutes or so even though it's set for 30 seconds. Lots of deer come thru and I get 1 to 2 pics of them.

Can you set your cam to burst mode and get 2 or 3 pics back to back?


Good question, I bet I can. It's a new browning cell cam. I haven't tried, but for the price tag I hope it has the option. I'll try to update it when I'm there. Thank you for the idea.

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