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New one showed up, any guess on age #8505462 01/16/22 05:12 PM
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Haven't seen this guy all season and he show's up a week after the season ended. Would have made a nice cull. Any guesses on age. [Linked Image]

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Looks mature but fluffed up hair when they are cold makes it difficult. Staining of the hocks on the rear legs shows he is mature. Does not look like a cull to me, more busted up and/or injured antlers.


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Calling it a cull because the right antler only has 2 points. Doesn't look like there are any broken off. Hoping to see him next year.

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I would say that is from antler damage or a body injury. Not genetic and my guess is he won't look like that next year unless it is pedicel damage.


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Hope so. The right antler just juts out like a spike and then has a little fork. I'm glad he made the season.
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Hard one to age. I'd go with 5 if I had to do it off these 2 pics


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I am finally on a lease that has a variety of ages and I am still trying to learn how to age on the hoof so any help with that is appreciated.

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Originally Posted by ILUVBIGBUCKS
Hard one to age. I'd go with 5 if I had to do it off these 2 pics

I agree. Definitely mature & definitely a cull with that spindly rack. JIMHO


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glands are stained pretty good. I would say 3-4. just a guess



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Reviving this thread from last year. Is this the same deer? The rack has switched places with the spike? on the left side?

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No way of knowing without an ear notch or a scar. Certainly has similar genetics. If it's the same deer he took a pretty healthy jump. Looks more like 5.5 now. Good luck!


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Originally Posted by QuitShootinYoungBucks
No way of knowing without an ear notch or a scar. Certainly has similar genetics. If it's the same deer he took a pretty healthy jump. Looks more like 5.5 now. Good luck!

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My guess would be its not the same deer. His normal side last year the beam goes back and then forward and stays kind of low. This year the beam goes a good ways up before it goes a little forward. Both are unusual and not very good pics at all. Both seem mature.


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