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Age and thoughts? #8981321 01/02/24 10:58 PM
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I’m having a hard time aging this deer. Trying to figure out if we should cull him or not. His horns are pretty junky and looks mature but can’t seem to figure it out. Any opinions are welcome! [Linked Image]
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Re: Age and thoughts? [Re: grimreapor] #8981338 01/02/24 11:20 PM
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IMO a rutted-down 5.5 year old, although he could be 4.5. He's obviously broken up, do you have a before pic? How does his rack compare to his peers?


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Re: Age and thoughts? [Re: grimreapor] #8981341 01/02/24 11:24 PM
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Tough one I feel he is in that 4-5 year old range for sure though with that body. His head on one pic looks five, the other a little younger. He's a solid cull though for sure.

Re: Age and thoughts? [Re: grimreapor] #8981343 01/02/24 11:27 PM
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4.5 looks like a cull


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No I don’t have any pics of him till recently. His horns almost look like they aren’t broke but it’s hard to tell

Re: Age and thoughts? [Re: grimreapor] #8981392 01/03/24 01:34 AM
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5.5 yrs old post rut pic is why there's no belly. Good sway in back. Broken up due to fighting.


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Re: Age and thoughts? [Re: grimreapor] #8981415 01/03/24 02:15 AM
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5.5 judging based off the one tine he has left of his 8pt frame, his ability or potential to exceed 125” mark, was a dream


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Thanks for confirming my thoughts. He needs to go!

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5.5 possibly older. Cull him out. up

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Re: Age and thoughts? [Re: grimreapor] #8981810 01/03/24 10:57 PM
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4.5 but needs to be taken out as a management buck. Never going to be much.

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His tarsal gland say 4.5 max to me.

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Originally Posted by TPACK
His tarsal gland say 4.5 max to me.


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Re: Age and thoughts? [Re: grimreapor] #8981831 01/03/24 11:32 PM
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He's rutted down. Face is mature enough. If your ranch goal is to produce trophies then this buck needs to eat a bullet quick or early next fall if you can't get him this season. Otherwise you'll have a bunch of this trash running around in a few years...

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