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Old 08-08-2017, 12:00 PM   #1
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I got this deer on camera yesterday.. I think he will be on the hit list. How old do yall think he is and would you hit list him?? Free range, East tx.
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:09 PM   #2
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I'm gonna say 5. As far as hit listing him, I'd be tempted to give him another year. Although I know that's a tough gamble.
But by all means, he's a shooter.

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Old 08-08-2017, 12:10 PM   #3
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6 and yes hit list
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:13 PM   #4
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I'd call him 4 at my house. Looks full grown and has a nice rack!

Beams at or past the nose is an automatic shooter for me. That's going to be at least a 20 inch beam around here, and to me that's a good one.
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:17 PM   #5
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I say 5 or 6. I'd take him.
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:18 PM   #6
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:19 PM   #7
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4+. That deeper brisket makes me think 5. Nice buck! With your hunting style, he would probably be safe another year if you decided to let him walk.
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:27 PM   #8
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Sure is hard to age them this time of year.
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:30 PM   #9
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I'll guess 4 1/2, but they look younger right now.
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:35 PM   #10
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Maybe 4. He's thick but that could be because of the solid range conditions. It's hard for me to tell by looking at those pics. Wish you had one of him standing still with both front feet on the ground.

As far as hit list... hard to call too. Based on the last pic: Tt doesn't look like he carries the mass up through the main beams and his G2's couldnt be more than 12".

I'd be excited to have him in my area but at this point without more pics / seeing him on the hoof, I wouldn't be expecting to take him.

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Old 08-08-2017, 01:06 PM   #11
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:13 PM   #12
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Maybe 4. He's thick but that could be because of the solid range conditions. It's hard for me to tell by looking at those pics. Wish you had one of him standing still with both front feet on the ground.

As far as hit list... hard to call too. Based on the last pic: Tt doesn't look like he carries the mass up through the main beams and his G2's couldnt be more than 12".

I'd be excited to have him in my area but at this point without more pics / seeing him on the hoof, I wouldn't be expecting to take him.

Just my $0.02!
He wont score much. he does have some kickers off his brows. Bases are really heavy but you are right, he doesnt carry mass very well. Score isnt a determining factor in whether i let someone kill him though. I have much higher scoring deer to hunt myself.
My reason for posting this is to get opinions on age and whether folks think he should be hitlisted if they got these pics on their place. aging deer this time of year is really hard for me. Lots of folks can do so with pretty good confidence. Not me..
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:19 PM   #13
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He wont score much. he does have some kickers off his brows. Bases are really heavy but you are right, he doesnt carry mass very well. Score isnt a determining factor in whether i let someone kill him though. I have much higher scoring deer to hunt myself.
My reason for posting this is to get opinions on age and whether folks think he should be hitlisted if they got these pics on their place. aging deer this time of year is really hard for me. Lots of folks can do so with pretty good confidence. Not me..
Ive been in a similar situation the last 2 years with bucks that look younger/older until I see them on the hoof or get better pics. I switched mu cams from taking pics to running videos on my early season spots and spots where I hand corn and it makes a world of difference for me.

Like I said, hard to say if he's old enough to take but I think he could use a year or two based on those pics alone.

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Old 08-08-2017, 01:30 PM   #14
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On my place... he's dead 5.5 year old
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:31 PM   #15
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Skinny neck
No sag in back
4 year old
East Texas has big bodied deer
He will get better

I bet he hits 140- 150 next year
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:36 PM   #16
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4yrs. Would be hard to pass if I actually saw him. Depends on what else you have around those parts.
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:41 PM   #17
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Skinny neck
No sag in back
4 year old
East Texas has big bodied deer
He will get better

I bet he hits 140- 150 next year
That is a big bodied deer. Over 200lb for sure.
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:54 PM   #18
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Honestly based on pics I can just get him to 5 but that is so heavily based on body size that it wouldn't be nothing to kill that deer and he have the teeth of a really healthy 3.5 to 4.5 yo deer.


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Old 08-08-2017, 01:58 PM   #19
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Those beams are sweet. Based off just those pictures my guess is 5 yr old. Depending on what all bucks I had on cam in immediate and in surrounding areas, combined with the history of whether mature bucks usually show up on that place later in year would determine hit list or no. For me anyway...
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:12 PM   #20
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5 yr old
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:56 PM   #21
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Skinny neck
No sag in back
4 year old
East Texas has big bodied deer
He will get better

I bet he hits 140- 150 next year
Lol. I like your optimism.
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Old 08-08-2017, 03:00 PM   #22
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Skinny neck
No sag in back
4 year old
East Texas has big bodied deer
He will get better

I bet he hits 140- 150 next year
This is what I'm thinking but I don't think I could pass him up on my place
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Old 08-08-2017, 03:11 PM   #23
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5 plus.
I don't see a skinny neck.....front end is as large rear.
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Old 08-08-2017, 03:51 PM   #24
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I would say at least 5. Could be older. To me it is hard to see any difference between anything older than 5 unless they are really old for buck in east and southeast Texas. Maybe just because they are rare in most places. Sometimes, the 6+ seem to be flabby in the brisket while in velvet, but can't see that in blurry pictures
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Old 08-08-2017, 03:54 PM   #25
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4.5 - 5.5. And he is a broad banded water snake. You can tell by the eyes.
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Old 08-08-2017, 03:55 PM   #26
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5.5 is my guess. More pics and pics with other deer always help me out this time of year.

Solid deer, and on some of my places he would be on the hit list. But on one of my places in particular, I would give him a pass. You take a lot of kids out and I think he would be a perfect candidate for one of them.
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Old 08-08-2017, 04:02 PM   #27
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I'm guessing at least 5.

I agree it's hard sometimes trying to figure out age on some this time of year.
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Old 08-08-2017, 04:56 PM   #28
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To me he looks like a 6 yr old. It is hard to say with any accuracy other then "mature" being 4.5 or older. Our 6-8 yr olds seem to be big and boxy like this guy. Now and post rut are equally difficult to age deer. Its all for fun anyways. Hit list him if you got the right hunter for him!
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Old 08-08-2017, 05:28 PM   #29
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It dont take much for me to put them on the hit list...just show up!

Yes, hit him!
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Old 08-08-2017, 05:31 PM   #30
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I'm going with 5
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Old 08-08-2017, 05:50 PM   #31
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Probably 5.5 management 8 😜
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:09 PM   #32
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I'm sure if you're not hunting him you'll see him 47 times before your target steps out. Make your judgement then! Well that's how my luck usually falls!

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Old 08-08-2017, 06:18 PM   #33
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A R county ? Hope he makes 13".
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:23 PM   #34
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:34 PM   #35
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5+

May even have some sag under that jaw and be quite a bit older if it's not just a blur
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Old 08-08-2017, 09:24 PM   #36
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Here he is last year
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Old 08-08-2017, 09:34 PM   #37
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Old 08-08-2017, 09:38 PM   #38
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Butterball fat and 7-9 yrs old.
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Old 08-08-2017, 09:43 PM   #39
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^^^ this
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Old 08-08-2017, 09:47 PM   #40
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Wow, he's old!
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:47 PM   #41
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A mature shooter on my place. He be done.
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:50 PM   #42
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Just wait till gar guy throws y'all a real curve ball and posts a 10+ that looks 3. I learned my lesson on these.

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Old 08-08-2017, 10:52 PM   #43
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6+........ I'd kill him
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:53 PM   #44
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Now that's a chum pile!
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:54 PM   #45
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Here he is last year
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Old 08-08-2017, 11:12 PM   #46
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Big neck 4 year old last year. 5 this year
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Old 08-08-2017, 11:35 PM   #47
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Lol. I like your optimism.
I seriously shot a three-and-a-half-year-old six-point. Garden eating deer in Magnolia that was pushing 200 lb
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Old 08-08-2017, 11:52 PM   #48
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4 year old, so ya guess he's 5 this year
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Old 08-09-2017, 01:11 AM   #49
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:35 PM   #50
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little better look at his face last year in december. interesting that he got younger looking this year.
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