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Age help please

Posted By: STX2019

Age help please - 09/11/19 03:18 AM

Need some help on aging this deer. Looks older to me but I’m not sure if he is old enough.

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Posted By: Texas buckeye

Re: Age help please - 09/11/19 03:54 AM

What is your definition of “old enough” ?

That deer is every bit of 4-5, probably older. Not sure what you are looking for, but he would be dead at first site on my place.
Posted By: STX2019

Re: Age help please - 09/11/19 04:25 AM

5 years plus on this place. It’s hard to tell from the trail cam photos. Just wanted some more opinions on this deer if he looked like he has reached his full potential.
Posted By: snake oil

Re: Age help please - 09/11/19 11:24 AM

Looks fully mature too me.
Posted By: DQ Kid

Re: Age help please - 09/11/19 11:35 AM

Old enough to think about his AARP card, 6 or so...
Posted By: fouzman

Re: Age help please - 09/11/19 12:55 PM

6 or older. Post-mature.
Posted By: redchevy

Re: Age help please - 09/11/19 12:59 PM

I think he is at leas a year or two over 5.
Posted By: stxranchman

Re: Age help please - 09/11/19 01:25 PM

Some pics he looks 5 and others he looks 7. I would call him a 5 yr old based off of these pics though. Pics 30 days from now will show more.
Posted By: Texas buckeye

Re: Age help please - 09/11/19 01:26 PM

STX2019, the first picture makes him look younger, my original though looking at the other pics was at least 5-6 but then saw that first pic again and thought he "could" be a little younger at 4-5, but he is old enough for your criteria.

Question, the buck in the back of the pen in the first pic....you got any more of him? In that one pic he looks better than that buck in question. Hard to tell with that one pic tho.

Either way, if you are looking for older than 5, shoot the wide old dude and don't look back. Nice looking buck and I doubt there would be much more he is gonna gain.
Posted By: Pitchfork Predator

Re: Age help please - 09/11/19 02:37 PM

Originally Posted by fouzman
6 or older. Post-mature.
Posted By: STX2019

Re: Age help please - 09/11/19 07:32 PM

Thank you for the responses. Excited for the season. Here are some pictures of the other buck he is running with right now. I believe this one could use another year and is a year or two younger than the wide buck possibly.



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Posted By: Texas buckeye

Re: Age help please - 09/11/19 07:46 PM

I would agree with your assessment base don those pics. Anotehr year or two and he could be dandy.

Nice bucks!
Posted By: Stub

Re: Age help please - 09/11/19 07:46 PM

Originally Posted by stxranchman
Some pics he looks 5 and others he looks 7. I would call him a 5 yr old based off of these pics though. Pics 30 days from now will show more.


I am with the Ranch Hand on this one grin

Brisket sagging but very little sway to the back, rump not large and the face does not look old, not a lot of gray or light hair around the cheeks and eyes and the forehead is average width, so another 5 here up
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