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How old? #8753021 12/08/22 02:35 PM
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I am absolutely no good at judging age of bucks. This is one I've had on camera this year. I've already had my buck, so he's safe from me, although perhaps not from the neighbors. How old would you say he is? [Linked Image]

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3.5...

That's a big bodied deer.

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Originally Posted by S.A. hunter
3.5...

That's a big bodied deer.

Yup
Maybe even 4!

And OP, your neighbors would be doing your place and the gene pool a favor by removing him. He doesn't have much bone for a deer that size and age.


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Originally Posted by ILUVBIGBUCKS
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3.5...

That's a big bodied deer.

Yup
Maybe even 4!

And OP, your neighbors would be doing your place and the gene pool a favor by removing him. He doesn't have much bone for a deer that size and age.

Exactly, I'm sure some on here will say 2 but that deer is older than he may appear, 3.5-4.5 somewhere in that range..

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Yep, antlers look like a 2 but body is older.


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Originally Posted by ILUVBIGBUCKS
Originally Posted by S.A. hunter
3.5...

That's a big bodied deer.

Yup
Maybe even 4!

And OP, your neighbors would be doing your place and the gene pool a favor by removing him. He doesn't have much bone for a deer that size and age.


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Originally Posted by ILUVBIGBUCKS
Originally Posted by S.A. hunter
3.5...

That's a big bodied deer.

Yup
Maybe even 4!

And OP, your neighbors would be doing your place and the gene pool a favor by removing him. He doesn't have much bone for a deer that size and age.


Eh, maybe. We've had a really poor year for antlers all around. The drought really hit the deer hard, and there just wasn't a lot of nutrition. Our deer all tend to be big bodied. It's a blessing to my freezer.

Here is one I took several years ago. Sorry I don't have a better picture. He was only a 6 point, but with a lot more mass, and he was pretty old just judging by the amount of gray around his muzzle. What do you think?
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That first deer looks like every age out there. 2.5 face, 6.5 back/butt, 5.5 stomach/ribs, 3.5-4.5 neck. Would not surprise me if he's 4.5 this year.


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Originally Posted by Red Pill
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3.5...

That's a big bodied deer.

Yup
Maybe even 4!

And OP, your neighbors would be doing your place and the gene pool a favor by removing him. He doesn't have much bone for a deer that size and age.


Eh, maybe. We've had a really poor year for antlers all around. The drought really hit the deer hard, and there just wasn't a lot of nutrition. Our deer all tend to be big bodied. It's a blessing to my freezer.

Here is one I took several years ago. Sorry I don't have a better picture. He was only a 6 point, but with a lot more mass, and he was pretty old just judging by the amount of gray around his muzzle. What do you think?
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Apples to oranges comparison possibly not withstanding the drought; the first buck I would surmise is of inferior genetics to that 2nd pictured buck. Age wise I think they're both close, 4+

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Oh, I never thought the first one would compare with this one. I'm just trying to get ideas on his age. Thanks.

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3.5 Good Buck. up

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You up north?

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Originally Posted by S.A. hunter
You up north?


Just outside Nocona. Almost to the Oklahoma border.

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Apples to oranges comparison possibly not withstanding the drought; the first buck I would surmise is of inferior genetics to that 2nd pictured buck. Age wise I think they're both close, 4+


Exactly


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You up north?


Just outside Nocona. Almost to the Oklahoma border.


Man I wish we grew them like that down here in South Texas.

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Originally Posted by S.A. hunter
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You up north?


Just outside Nocona. Almost to the Oklahoma border.


Man I wish we grew them like that down here in South Texas.

Ese they do, nice size bodied deer SW of you, Yancey, Pearsall, Artesia.

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Originally Posted by DQ Kid
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You up north?


Just outside Nocona. Almost to the Oklahoma border.


Man I wish we grew them like that down here in South Texas.

Ese they do, nice size bodied deer SW of you, Yancey, Pearsall, Artesia.


Not like north Texas, unless they have been brought down here from up north, and put behind high fence.

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