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Old 01-06-2018, 10:34 PM   #1
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Default Some are a little older than they look

We have seen this buck on our place and he was always at a certain feeder. I invite one of my cousins to come hunt him thinking he was on our “not ever going to make a trophy” list and “eats way to much corn for his bone” list. Nice deer and a good bow target. I had him at 4 years old 125 but did not recognize him from previous years. He is the one in the fore ground.

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Then another pic of him looked quite a bit different.

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What are your thoughts on age? Full disclosure , I will post his jaw bone later.
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Old 01-06-2018, 10:40 PM   #2
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6.5
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Old 01-06-2018, 10:52 PM   #3
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Mature deer like him are hard to judge but with that block head, sway back and knotty knees I’d guess 5.5+ for sure.

I’m equally as impressed with that freaking feeder brother.
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Old 01-06-2018, 10:56 PM   #4
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Feeder buddy was my target buck this year until he snapped a beam. Got a hall pass and a prayer for a come back next year ..... pretty please
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Old 01-06-2018, 10:58 PM   #5
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He has a gut on him. I would guess he was 5.5
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Old 01-06-2018, 11:31 PM   #6
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Looks like a 6 year old to me
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Old 01-07-2018, 12:20 AM   #7
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6.5.
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Old 01-07-2018, 12:44 AM   #8
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Old 01-07-2018, 06:30 AM   #9
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Post mature.
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Old 01-07-2018, 06:41 AM   #10
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You should have put this thread up without giving away that he was older than 4, I would have been interested to see how many people would have called him younger then.

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Old 01-07-2018, 08:31 AM   #11
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I say 8-9. Body of an old deer without the neck of a prime mature buck.
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Old 01-07-2018, 09:38 AM   #12
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His rumen was full and contained full leaves and twigs. The old boy could only eat corn and protein I suppose. Based on the jawbone I would estimate approx 10 year’s old. ( I thought about 14 but ....
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Old 01-07-2018, 09:49 AM   #13
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So the buck was shot yesterday and this is a pic of his jawbone.Attachment 891212
His rumen was full and contained full leaves and twigs. The old boy could only eat corn and protein I suppose. Based on the jawbone I would estimate approx 10 year’s old. ( I thought about 14 but ....
Good gosh....those molars are as dished out as I’ve ever seen.
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:02 AM   #14
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Old 01-13-2018, 11:25 AM   #15
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I would have said 6 but man that body looks healthy to be that old.
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Old 01-13-2018, 11:41 AM   #16
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Yep...3.5-4 for sure and needed a few more years. I learned that on the GREEN SCREEN!
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Old 01-13-2018, 11:46 AM   #17
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Yep...3.5-4 for sure and needed a few more years. I learned that on the GREEN SCREEN!
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Old 01-13-2018, 11:47 AM   #18
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Old 01-14-2018, 12:35 AM   #19
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Yep...3.5-4 for sure and needed a few more years. I learned that on the GREEN SCREEN!


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