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Old 09-08-2017, 11:39 AM   #1
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This is just for fun and discussion, I haven't done an age thread yet this yr. wanted some discussion so I picked a buck where there is some disagreement on age on our lease.
What do you think the age is and why? These are screenshot summer pics and I know it's not ideal for age. But do your best to take that into consideration.
Also this will not decide this deers fate.

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Old 09-08-2017, 11:43 AM   #2
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6+
He has a huge gut and calluses on his knees.
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Old 09-08-2017, 11:44 AM   #3
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I was thinking at least 4 on first pic, 5 after the second pic, but then looking at knees, I will bump my guess to 6.
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Old 09-08-2017, 11:47 AM   #4
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7-8
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Old 09-08-2017, 11:49 AM   #5
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Old 09-08-2017, 11:52 AM   #6
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I will try to get a couple more pics
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Old 09-08-2017, 11:57 AM   #7
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I'm guessing 6.5
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Old 09-08-2017, 11:59 AM   #8
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And a super cool buck.
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Old 09-08-2017, 12:16 PM   #9
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If yall can let me know what your looking at to get age on this particular deer.
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Old 09-08-2017, 12:19 PM   #10
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Blocked off body. Sits far back on his front hooves. Huge callouses on his knees. Big gut. Bet he's 7-9yo.
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Old 09-08-2017, 12:23 PM   #11
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Mature for sure. 6+
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Old 09-08-2017, 12:24 PM   #12
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To me, the deer looks I guess you would say, "sectioned up." He has definition between his front legs to his stocmach then from stomach to his hind quarters. His stomach is also dropped quite a bit. Also looks to have a fairly deep brisket. I say mature. That is one cool buck and I hope you get him.
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Old 09-08-2017, 12:24 PM   #13
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I always look at it like pieces of a puzzle.

His face has the look to me. Then I look at his neck, front shoulders, brisket, callous knees and the appearance from those pics of his short legs.
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Old 09-08-2017, 12:25 PM   #14
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wide body and well fed but his back is pretty straight....5???
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Old 09-08-2017, 02:30 PM   #15
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Post mature 7+. Calloused knees, setting down on his hooves, pointed rear end, lot of width in the brisket between the front shoulders, pot belly and a hump on top of his shoulders.
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Old 09-08-2017, 02:32 PM   #16
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5+ for sure. That deer could be a lot older than you think.
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Old 09-08-2017, 02:41 PM   #17
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Post mature 7+. Calloused knees, setting down on his hooves, pointed rear end, lot of width in the brisket between the front shoulders, pot belly and a hump on top of his shoulders.
we think a lot alike
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Old 09-08-2017, 11:08 PM   #18
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Old 09-09-2017, 12:37 AM   #19
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This guy has been the object of discussion at the lease. I feel he is at least 5.5 and more like 6.5+ and feel like he could easily be 7.5.

Just has the look of an old man.
For now he is on the no hitlist by vote since several lease members feel he is 4.5. He wasn't what I'm looking for this yr so I didn't plan to shoot him if he walked in front of me. Of course a drop is special and could possibly be persuaded once I saw him in person.
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Old 09-09-2017, 12:52 AM   #20
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This guy has been the object of discussion at the lease. I feel he is at least 5.5 and more like 6.5+ and feel like he could easily be 7.5.

Just has the look of an old man.
For now he is on the no hitlist by vote since several lease members feel he is 4.5. He wasn't what I'm looking for this yr so I didn't plan to shoot him if he walked in front of me. Of course a drop is special and could possibly be persuaded once I saw him in person.
I think he should be on the hit list. I don't see a single thing on that deer saying he isn't mature. And that drop is a big bonus. Great deer with good age.
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Old 09-09-2017, 11:50 PM   #21
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I'm in the 7.5 plus age group to. For all the reasons posted by others. I bet those teeth are worn way down. Has that post mature look that can throw some into thinking he's younger...in my opinion.
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Old 09-10-2017, 09:29 AM   #22
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I'm in the 7.5 plus age group to. For all the reasons posted by others. I bet those teeth are worn way down. Has that post mature look that can throw some into thinking he's younger...in my opinion.
You talk like you know something about post mature deer and worn down teeth
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Old 09-10-2017, 09:46 PM   #23
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2.5 lol.

I went with 6 plus based on what I've learned from a really good friend.
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Old 09-10-2017, 10:19 PM   #24
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You talk like you know something about post mature deer and worn down teeth
Ha, they seem to follow me. That said mine don't have drop tines and this kind of head gear.
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Old 09-11-2017, 12:01 AM   #25
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2.5 lol.

I went with 6 plus based on what I've learned from a really good friend.
All the deer I don't want to shoot are 2.5
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Old 09-11-2017, 07:24 AM   #26
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This guy has been the object of discussion at the lease. I feel he is at least 5.5 and more like 6.5+ and feel like he could easily be 7.5.

Just has the look of an old man.
For now he is on the no hitlist by vote since several lease members feel he is 4.5. He wasn't what I'm looking for this yr so I didn't plan to shoot him if he walked in front of me. Of course a drop is special and could possibly be persuaded once I saw him in person.
They should be banned from affecting the list until they learn to age better

6+
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Old 09-11-2017, 07:28 AM   #27
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:09 AM   #28
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They should be banned from affecting the list until they learn to age better

6+
Like I said I'm fine with it when it's missing on the low side. It's when people start calling 3.5 130"10pnt 5.5 is when I really start arguing harder.
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Old 09-12-2017, 08:37 AM   #29
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Couple out of velvet pics, score guesses?
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Old 09-12-2017, 01:19 PM   #30
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They should be banned from affecting the list until they learn to age better

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