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Old 11-12-2017, 08:01 AM   #1
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This new buck showed up for the first time this week, three nights in a row.
Ignore the date. Pretty eight, long tines nearly crossing over. No daytime pics. 3 1/2? My 11 yr old wants this deer bad!
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Old 11-12-2017, 08:03 AM   #2
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Might have to ground check him

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Old 11-12-2017, 08:04 AM   #3
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Might have to ground check him

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Old 11-12-2017, 08:19 AM   #4
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I'm pretty sure he is legal.
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Old 11-12-2017, 08:25 AM   #5
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Thisegtall tines make him look more narrow than he is
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Old 11-12-2017, 08:27 AM   #6
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I'd say too close to chance it..
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Old 11-12-2017, 08:31 AM   #7
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Randal and I think alike, you don't want to take that chance.
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Old 11-12-2017, 08:32 AM   #8
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he looks pretty "ALERT" in that top pic, like we see most animals reacting to the flash or whatever they see. He's o/s the ears--looks 13" to me!
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:40 AM   #9
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He looks just under 13" to me.
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:43 AM   #10
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Over 13” for sure. I wouldn’t hesitate
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:55 AM   #11
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I think he's just a hair under
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:59 AM   #12
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Shoot
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Old 11-12-2017, 10:02 AM   #13
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This little 8 from last weekend was 13.5”. Yours is bigger...let the kiddo shoot.

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Old 11-12-2017, 10:03 AM   #14
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Looks legal and age guess = 4 1/2. He's run down so he appears younger at first glance.
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Old 11-12-2017, 11:06 AM   #15
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Dang it is close.......
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Old 11-12-2017, 11:12 AM   #16
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At least an inch over 13" and Id guess 4 on age.
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Old 11-12-2017, 11:39 AM   #17
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Thinking just over.
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Old 11-12-2017, 11:43 AM   #18
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I would say legal
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Old 11-12-2017, 02:36 PM   #19
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Guaranteed legal
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Old 11-12-2017, 07:34 PM   #20
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I bet he is 14”
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Old 11-12-2017, 07:36 PM   #21
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Legal.
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Old 11-12-2017, 07:38 PM   #22
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Old 11-12-2017, 10:25 PM   #23
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Legal and older than you think
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Old 11-12-2017, 11:49 PM   #24
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:12 AM   #25
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I say 14 and 4 years.
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:27 AM   #26
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legal and 4.5 at least and possibly 5.5
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:32 AM   #27
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:33 AM   #28
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Legal. Probably closer to 15 than you think. I would say 4 1/2 as well.
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Old 11-13-2017, 11:38 AM   #29
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I have lived in this county most of my life, I would say that he is way too close for me to take the shot. If he is 13" he is just barely 13".

There was a comment above that mentioned, he might be 4.5...I would have to say there is a chance that he is just that The rut is winding down in the county and he looks a bit run down.
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:57 PM   #30
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First pic he looks 5.5!!!

Go shoot him.. I bet he is over 13.5 fairly easily
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:10 AM   #31
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Hopefully we get a chance to make a live and up-close assessment. He's a pretty buck! Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 11-16-2017, 02:12 PM   #32
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Old 11-24-2017, 03:31 PM   #33
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Shoot him
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Old 11-29-2017, 06:20 PM   #34
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Old 12-10-2017, 12:36 PM   #35
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Too close to call for me
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Old 12-10-2017, 07:44 PM   #36
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That deer is well over 13” and fully mature. Shoot him
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Old 12-10-2017, 08:08 PM   #37
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14-15.5" I'd guess
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Old 12-10-2017, 08:13 PM   #38
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He's legal.
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Old 12-10-2017, 08:19 PM   #39
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4 and half and 14
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Old 12-10-2017, 08:23 PM   #40
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Yeah he’s legal
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Old 12-10-2017, 08:25 PM   #41
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Old 12-10-2017, 08:33 PM   #42
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I think he's legal
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Old 12-10-2017, 09:47 PM   #43
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We've seen him on camera in daylight a few times now. Just now when we are there. Cellular trail cam is a curse - and a blessing. Her was in the feed for an hour on snow day. Got the notifications as I walked into a meeting. Argh!
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Old 12-10-2017, 09:49 PM   #44
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Old 12-10-2017, 10:12 PM   #45
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Choot im!
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Old 12-19-2017, 10:51 AM   #46
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Id say legal
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Old 12-19-2017, 10:55 AM   #47
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I wonder how many deer are ground checked and turn out to be illegal.

I say he is just under 13"
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Old 12-19-2017, 12:12 PM   #48
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I wonder how many deer are ground checked and turn out to be illegal.

I say he is just under 13"
Not this one! He isn't even close to being illegal
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Old 12-19-2017, 12:24 PM   #49
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Easily over 13" and at least 4.5
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Old 12-19-2017, 12:31 PM   #50
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Those of you saying he's legal, are you familiar with Colorado County deer?

They're much smaller bodied than average for the state. If he's 13 inches, he makes it by a hair. Be interested to see after you drop him.
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