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Old 07-03-2017, 04:11 PM   #1
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To me this buck looked post mature all last season, really thin and shed his antlers early. Also one of his sheds i picked up was very light again confirming to me that he was probably just very old. However this year he is growing considerably bigger antlers. It looks like he's going to be a main frame 8 with double split g2's and some extras on his bases. So what do you think? Old and just having a good year, or maybe he is younger and was just sick last year with something?
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Old 07-03-2017, 04:24 PM   #2
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Here he is so far this year.
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Old 07-03-2017, 04:27 PM   #3
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Wow, he's got a great start to what looks like an awesome set of horns this year! Not sure why he was only a 6pt last year, he was mature. Maybe he was sick or something
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Old 07-03-2017, 04:37 PM   #4
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I just don't see an old deer in those pics. He was pretty unhealthy looking last year for sure. I could see how the "old deer" thought comes to mind. But, he sure does look healthy this year. He ought to be a good one.
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Old 07-03-2017, 04:39 PM   #5
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I don't think those are the same deer.
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Old 07-03-2017, 04:55 PM   #6
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I don't think those are the same deer.
My thought. How do you know it's the same deer ?
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Old 07-03-2017, 05:03 PM   #7
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Different deer. Top buck has got some age on him 6.5-8.5

Bottom deer is going to be impressive
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Old 07-03-2017, 05:09 PM   #8
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My thought. How do you know it's the same deer ?
Im pretty sure its the same deer, he has the same mark on his front leg and he runs with the same buck he ran with all last year.
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Old 07-03-2017, 05:19 PM   #9
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A couple weeks ago he was a lot thinner
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Old 07-03-2017, 05:22 PM   #10
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I never would of guessed that to be the same deer but I think you have him nailed. Awesome! I would wack him this year and be happy. He is going to be cool looking when it is all said and done. Good luck!
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Old 07-03-2017, 05:25 PM   #11
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I see the mark now that you pointed that out. Who knows why his rack was crappy last year ? Lots of mysteries where deer are concerned. I do believe it's the same deer though.
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Old 07-03-2017, 05:40 PM   #12
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Yep, same deer unreal! I still think he's got some age on him though. I had a buck that never bigger than 125 until he it 8.5, then the next year he went in the 140s
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Old 07-03-2017, 05:46 PM   #13
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Yep, same deer unreal! I still think he's got some age on him though. I had a buck that never bigger than 125 until he it 8.5, then the next year he went in the 140s
He's turning out pretty cool! Still another month of growing left too. It's pretty nice when a deer not on the radar surprises you. How old you think he is? Standing next to a 4yo he's a decent amount smaller body wise.
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Old 07-03-2017, 05:53 PM   #14
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He's turning out pretty cool! Still another month of growing left too. It's pretty nice when a deer not on the radar surprises you. How old you think he is? Standing next to a 4yo he's a decent amount smaller body wise.
With those back hocks stained like that, and the way he stands back on them hooves he's at least 6.5. Probably more like 8.5. Body size starts to shrink on some deer when they get older quite a bit.

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Old 07-03-2017, 05:59 PM   #15
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Wow, he blew up. Any info on him pre-6 point? Might have been sick last year.
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Old 07-03-2017, 06:06 PM   #16
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Wow, he blew up. Any info on him pre-6 point? Might have been sick last year.
Unfortunately no, last year was my first year hunting the place. I have a few pics from the previous guy who hunted it but I don't see any that match him.
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Old 07-03-2017, 06:14 PM   #17
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I never would of guessed that to be the same deer but I think you have him nailed. Awesome! I would wack him this year and be happy. He is going to be cool looking when it is all said and done. Good luck!
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Old 07-03-2017, 07:04 PM   #18
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Is this lease 3-4 miles NE of Coleman, OK?
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Old 07-03-2017, 07:18 PM   #19
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Is this lease 3-4 miles NE of Coleman, OK?
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Old 07-03-2017, 10:49 PM   #20
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Old 07-04-2017, 08:09 AM   #21
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cool buck.

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Old 07-04-2017, 08:13 AM   #22
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Hill country deer can easily be 1-2 years older than you think that they are.
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Old 07-04-2017, 08:50 AM   #23
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I don't think those are the same deer.
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My thought. How do you know it's the same deer ?
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Different deer. Top buck has got some age on him 6.5-8.5

Bottom deer is going to be impressive
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Im pretty sure its the same deer, he has the same mark on his front leg and he runs with the same buck he ran with all last year.
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I see the mark now that you pointed that out. Who knows why his rack was crappy last year ? Lots of mysteries where deer are concerned. I do believe it's the same deer though.
Hmmmm

Maybe he was sick/wormy/injured last year.
Sure looks a whole lot different whatever the reason
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Old 07-04-2017, 08:54 AM   #24
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Hill country deer can easily be 1-2 years older than you think that they are.
This is an Oklahoma deer.
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Old 07-04-2017, 08:59 AM   #25
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Hmmmm

Maybe he was sick/wormy/injured last year.
Sure looks a whole lot different whatever the reason
That's what I'm hoping, I probably won't try and kill him this season because he doesn't meet the cull criteria on my lease and there are better "trophy" deer in the area. It will be interesting to see if he keeps recovering and if so what he does next year.
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Old 07-10-2017, 07:20 PM   #26
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got one like that also
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Old 07-12-2017, 01:33 AM   #27
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Cool buck
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