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Aging these deer #8740465 11/23/22 03:11 AM
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Me and a buddy are having a back and forth on the ages of some of these deer. I thought it would be a fun game to play and see what yall thought about the deer.

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Re: Aging these deer [Re: Deeno] #8740469 11/23/22 03:14 AM
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A+B = 1.5yr (same deer)
C+D = 3.5 (same deer? unsure)
E+F= 3.5 (same deer)

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1.5 and 2.5

Re: Aging these deer [Re: DSMCasey] #8740691 11/23/22 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by DSMCasey
A+B = 1.5yr (same deer)
C+D = 3.5 (same deer? unsure) 2.5
E+F= 3.5 (same deer) 2.5


I'm no expert, but, I think they are all young deer.

Re: Aging these deer [Re: Deeno] #8740701 11/23/22 02:29 PM
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All in the 2.5-3.5 yo range

Re: Aging these deer [Re: Deeno] #8740730 11/23/22 02:55 PM
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D is the only one that could possibly be 3 to me. Everything else 1.5 and 2.5.


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Re: Aging these deer [Re: Stompy] #8740736 11/23/22 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Stompy
D is the only one that could possibly be 3 to me. Everything else 1.5 and 2.5.

Agree


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Re: Aging these deer [Re: unclebubba] #8740784 11/23/22 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by unclebubba
Originally Posted by DSMCasey
A+B = 1.5yr (same deer)
C+D = 3.5 (same deer? unsure) 2.5
E+F= 3.5 (same deer) 2.5


I'm no expert, but, I think they are all young deer.


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Re: Aging these deer [Re: DQ Kid] #8740790 11/23/22 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by DQ Kid
All in the 2.5-3.5 yo range


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Re: Aging these deer [Re: Deeno] #8740796 11/23/22 03:57 PM
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Agree on the all babies thing. They all look small and young.

The only one that gives me pause is D, and it is probably posture and a night photo, but his neck seems to blend with his brisket and his rump is not rounded like a younger deers, it is more sloping like an older deer. But again, probably posture and night pic.

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So would yall keep the spikes around or send them on their way?

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Originally Posted by Deeno
So would yall keep the spikes around or send them on their way?


Up to you, your hunting goals, and your management goals. If you want to shoot a spike, shoot a spike.

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Originally Posted by Deeno
So would yall keep the spikes around or send them on their way?

Personally, not killing any Spikes on the ranch this year due to the drought. Now if it were a 2.5 yr old, he's gone, but very few are.


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I'd pass on the spikes this year. Actually, I haven't killed a spike in many years. Give 'em a chance.


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Originally Posted by Deeno
So would yall keep the spikes around or send them on their way?

How hungry are you? How's your doe population? If you've got a bunch of does and you want meat, take a doe. If your doe population is low and you just want some meat, take a spike instead of a buck with some potential in the next few years. Those spikes may have potential to be nice bucks, but you won't see it for a number of years.

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All young deer. The only way to tell what a buck will make is to let it get old.

Re: Aging these deer [Re: Deeno] #8744587 11/28/22 08:45 PM
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I don't see any I'd call 1.5 in these pics and also none I'd call over 3.5 so as DQ said all 2.5-3.5 year olds by these pics


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