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Thoughts on this 9 #8954738 11/13/23 08:59 PM
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My thoughts are nice 5yo buck. Probably mid 140s

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Originally Posted by DQ Kid
My thoughts are nice 5yo buck. Probably mid 140s


Pretty much. Do you roll the dice that next year has good rain and he lives that long? If so he might go 150s. But he might not live that long and it may go back to not raining. Hard call but a beautiful buck.


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Any daytime pictures? We're chasing a very similar 11 that rarely makes an appearance during the day. I say if you see him in legal light, pop him. 'Course depends upon where in the state he is, but, for most areas...that's a good deer.


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Looks like a 4yr old to me. I got him at 139

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I’m leaning towards 4.5

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I’m with Stompy and AC. I estimate him at 4.5 and I came up with 137.


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He needs a ground check

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Originally Posted by QuitShootinYoungBucks
Originally Posted by DQ Kid
My thoughts are nice 5yo buck. Probably mid 140s


Pretty much. Do you roll the dice that next year has good rain and he lives that long? If so he might go 150s. But he might not live that long and it may go back to not raining. Hard call but a beautiful buck.

I agree 100%. I let a nice 10 point pass all season last year and pictures of him well after the season. Then I started getting pictures of a buck that had dropped his antlers and had a broken leg and lost weight. I hoped for the best and prayed it was not the 10 point. Then this year he never showed up with the same buck he had ran with the past 2 seasons and I`m pretty sure the buck with the broken leg was the deer I`d watched for the last few years. They live a tough, hard life and next year is not guaranteed. $hit happens.

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The first picture makes me think 5 1/2; the last picture looks like he’s 4 1/2. He’s nice. If you’re pretty sure he will stick around until next year; and you have another less quality shooter to harvest, let him walk. He will be really good to let breed, and just an absolute stud next year.

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Originally Posted by DQ Kid
My thoughts are nice 5yo buck. Probably mid 140s

I'll revise score to 148", dude has length and mass through rack.....

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He’s a smart fella, won’t hit the pen during daylight. What do you think the length on the 2’s are?


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Originally Posted by jskin
He’s a smart fella, won’t hit the pen during daylight. What do you think the length on the 2’s are?

Plus or minus 10"


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Straight on pics can be very deceiving. This is a 2yr old.
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My quick and dirty field score went like this:
G 1-5” (not as long as an ear)
G 2-10” (not as long as from the back of the head to tip of nose)
G 3-9” (a little shorter than 2’s)
Beam-20” (not much gap between the points on his right side, not much wrap in the front. Short beams)
Mass-14” (corner to corner the eye is 4 1/4”-4 1/2”, he is not close to that)
Total-58”x2=116”
Plus a 5” G 4=121” (not as long as an ear)
Plus 16” spread=137” (an inch or so outside erect ears in second picture)

He is pretty.
You can add or subtract to what you think I missed.


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Originally Posted by Smokey Bear
My quick and dirty field score went like this:
G 1-5” (not as long as an ear)
G 2-10” (not as long as from the back of the head to tip of nose)
G 3-9” (a little shorter than 2’s)
Beam-20” (not much gap between the points on his right side, not much wrap in the front. Short beams)
Mass-14” (corner to corner the eye is 4 1/4”-4 1/2”, he is not close to that)
Total-58”x2=116”
Plus a 5” G 4=121” (not as long as an ear)
Plus 16” spread=137” (an inch or so outside erect ears in second picture)

He is pretty.
You can add or subtract to what you think I missed.

Think you're shorting him some mass and length and maybe an 1-1.5" of spread. Based on your calcs, I'll go back to mid 140

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Originally Posted by DQ Kid
Originally Posted by Smokey Bear
My quick and dirty field score went like this:
G 1-5” (not as long as an ear)
G 2-10” (not as long as from the back of the head to tip of nose)
G 3-9” (a little shorter than 2’s)
Beam-20” (not much gap between the points on his right side, not much wrap in the front. Short beams)
Mass-14” (corner to corner the eye is 4 1/4”-4 1/2”, he is not close to that)
Total-58”x2=116”
Plus a 5” G 4=121” (not as long as an ear)
Plus 16” spread=137” (an inch or so outside erect ears in second picture)

He is pretty.
You can add or subtract to what you think I missed.

Think you're shorting him some mass and length and maybe an 1-1.5" of spread. Based on your calcs, I'll go back to mid 140


That’s why I posted how I get there. The top picture shows the deers left eye clearly for a benchmark to judge his mass off. Pictures can be deceiving though and score is just a number. He is pretty.


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4.5 give him a free pass. up

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he would be an after thought to me ,,, after i loaded him in the truck

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Originally Posted by Smokey Bear
My quick and dirty field score went like this:
G 1-5” (not as long as an ear)
G 2-10” (not as long as from the back of the head to tip of nose)
G 3-9” (a little shorter than 2’s)
Beam-20” (not much gap between the points on his right side, not much wrap in the front. Short beams)
Mass-14” (corner to corner the eye is 4 1/4”-4 1/2”, he is not close to that)
Total-58”x2=116”
Plus a 5” G 4=121” (not as long as an ear)
Plus 16” spread=137” (an inch or so outside erect ears in second picture)

He is pretty.
You can add or subtract to what you think I missed.

Appreciate the breakdown Smokey. Im very close to you but I get just a hair more on almost everything. But that first pic he looks so much bigger that I may of just started out that direction and never adjusted.
I use the length of head as well. Of course, everything can vary, but do you use about 12" or what? I always measure our dead bucks length of head.


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Originally Posted by Smokey Bear
My quick and dirty field score went like this:
G 1-5” (not as long as an ear)
G 2-10” (not as long as from the back of the head to tip of nose)
G 3-9” (a little shorter than 2’s)
Beam-20” (not much gap between the points on his right side, not much wrap in the front. Short beams)
Mass-14” (corner to corner the eye is 4 1/4”-4 1/2”, he is not close to that)
Total-58”x2=116”
Plus a 5” G 4=121” (not as long as an ear)
Plus 16” spread=137” (an inch or so outside erect ears in second picture)

He is pretty.
You can add or subtract to what you think I missed.

Appreciate the breakdown Smokey. Im very close to you but I get just a hair more on almost everything. But that first pic he looks so much bigger that I may of just started out that direction and never adjusted.
I use the length of head as well. Of course, everything can vary, but do you use about 12" or what? I always measure our dead bucks length of head.


Yes. On a small body deer I would adjust down a bit. I saw the first picture too. His horns looked bigger in that one till I compared them to his eyeballs in the same picture. The other three seemed to match that. (Make that same comparison on the 3 year old Stompy posted) Pictures can be deceiving. Sometimes they give you the “big eye”. Other times the deer will look significantly smaller than it is. It is why in many instances, I want to get a look at a deer so I know the pictures aren’t fooling me.
The deer in the OP’s pictures is a beauty.


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Originally Posted by Stompy
Looks like a 4yr old to me. I got him at 139


Agree with age, no clue on score.

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