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Little help on age?

Posted By: Rambler

Little help on age? - 12/08/20 02:03 AM

Need a little help aging this guy. He’s got a 3.5 year old body and 6 year old face! Having a hard time with aging him

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Posted By: Big8

Re: Little help on age? - 12/08/20 02:09 AM

I see a 4 year old deer.
Posted By: DQ Kid

Re: Little help on age? - 12/08/20 02:10 AM

I see 4.5, not 3.5
Posted By: Rambler

Re: Little help on age? - 12/08/20 02:27 AM

If you let a deer like that walk would he have the potentiometer to be a ten next year? He look like he’s pushing up 9th and 10th point.
Posted By: Biscuit

Re: Little help on age? - 12/08/20 02:46 AM

Nice one
Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks

Re: Little help on age? - 12/08/20 03:16 AM

4.5, maybe even 5.5 rutted down. Need STX weigh in.
Posted By: ErikL

Re: Little help on age? - 12/08/20 05:10 AM

4.5? give another yer, seems he has potential
Posted By: Pitchfork Predator

Re: Little help on age? - 12/08/20 02:48 PM

4
Posted By: ILUVBIGBUCKS

Re: Little help on age? - 12/08/20 05:23 PM

Originally Posted by DQ Kid
I see 4.5, not 3.5

100% agree
Posted By: ILUVBIGBUCKS

Re: Little help on age? - 12/08/20 05:30 PM

Originally Posted by Rambler
If you let a deer like that walk would he have the potentiometer to be a ten next year? He look like he’s pushing up 9th and 10th point.


Rambler, you can never tell but one thing is sure and that is he likely has the potential to get bigger even if he doesn't put on any more points.


This was a deer that I shot last year (2019) when he was 4.5 years old the year before. He had also been a slick 8 point with no signs of anything else the previous 2 years at 2.5 and 3.5.
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This is him at 5.5 when I killed him. He added a pretty good G4 to one side, a fork on one of his G2s, and a kicker on the other. I had the shed from the year before and he was 138 or so at 4 years old. His 8 point frame gained almost 9" from 4.5 to 5.5 and the 3 additional points he put on added another 12.5".
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