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Old 11-26-2017, 07:56 PM   #1
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Default Hardeman County Buck Age?

This deer was taken off of a low fence free range Hardeman county ranch that I visited over the holiday weekend. There was a 50/50 split when it came to the age of the buck. I was on the 4.5 yo side of the discussion and would love to hear what the opinions are here on the GS. I know the pics aren't the best for determining age but it's all I have to go off of. Thanks for looking.







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Old 11-26-2017, 10:08 PM   #2
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I can’t decide either. But regardless if it was 4.5 or 5.5, it needed to be shot. Unless they have a 5.5 or older lease rule.
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Old 11-26-2017, 10:16 PM   #3
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I'd say he was 4.5 !
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Old 11-26-2017, 10:27 PM   #4
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Looks Younger
So 4.5.
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Old 11-26-2017, 10:34 PM   #5
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It is extremely difficult to judge age on the hoof, and virtually impossible off those pics. I would say anywhere 4.5-6.5 based off those pics
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Old 11-26-2017, 11:06 PM   #6
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4.5 all day long


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Old 11-26-2017, 11:12 PM   #7
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4.5
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Old 11-26-2017, 11:13 PM   #8
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No way to make an educated guess from those pics
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Old 11-27-2017, 05:10 AM   #9
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4.5 to 5.5
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Old 11-27-2017, 06:16 AM   #10
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Tough to say from these pics
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Old 11-27-2017, 06:19 AM   #11
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Tough to say from these pics
Exactly
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Old 11-27-2017, 07:49 AM   #12
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Thanks guys. I know it's really hard to age from pics especially with no TC pics of him before the LDPs. There is not a 5.5 year old minimum on the ranch so no problem there. Several of the guys were thinking 3.5 which is why I wanted more opinions.
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Old 11-27-2017, 07:55 AM   #13
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Thanks guys. I know it's really hard to age from pics especially with no TC pics of him before the LDPs. There is not a 5.5 year old minimum on the ranch so no problem there. Several of the guys were thinking 3.5 which is why I wanted more opinions.
I wouldn't doubt it one bit if he wasn't just 3.5 big body deer up there !
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Old 11-27-2017, 07:59 AM   #14
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no way to be accurate but I will give it a stab

Young - middle aged buck (no younger than 2 1/2 and no older than 4 1/2)
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:06 AM   #15
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so difficult to say, but I lean towards younger based on those pictures.
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