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Old 08-07-2018, 09:37 AM   #1
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Default First round of pics for a buck we call Baby Giant

At least I think it is him. If so he has certainly taken a step backwards from last year. What do y'all think? Frame looks the same, split G-2 looks similar, end of main beam sweeping upwards looks familiar, but certainly not as impressive as last year. Who knows, may not be him. Bottom/last two pics are from last year just FYI.

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Old 08-07-2018, 09:40 AM   #2
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Just for more background, we think this is him as a 2 yr old in 2016. Heck he almost looks like a 1.5 yr old here!
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:44 AM   #3
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I'd like to lean on not the same deer. Just for your sake! Surely he didn't lose that many inches.

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Old 08-07-2018, 09:54 AM   #4
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i don't think that is the same buck. This first buck pictured looks extremely young, far too young to be second buck pictured.
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:58 AM   #5
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i don't think that is the same buck. This first buck pictured looks extremely young, far too young to be second buck pictured.
I agree

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Old 08-07-2018, 10:03 AM   #6
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looks like a different deer to me. look a the white patch under the buck's right nostril. in the 4 older pic's it looks like a Nike swoosh. This years buck looks like a white blob. Although these patters no change over time, they would change the significantly in 1 year.
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:19 AM   #7
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I don't think its the same deer. Look at the white on the face around the nose and around the eyes. Doesn't look like they match to me.
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:32 AM   #8
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looks like a different deer to me. look a the white patch under the buck's right nostril. in the 4 older pic's it looks like a Nike swoosh. This years buck looks like a white blob. Although these patters no change over time, they would change the significantly in 1 year.
Wow you got me to doing all sorts of Google searches on deer noses!!! Seems there are a lot of Swoosh patterns out there on deer!!! However, I took the liberty of zooming in on these noses and think that they actually look real similar. Even has the same little black dot to the left of the Swoosh. For sure the picture of him as a 2 yr old is the same deer as last years based on that particular Swoosh pattern-I didn't include a pic of that year.
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:38 AM   #9
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I’m gonna say it’s not the same deer but I would be willing to bet they have a lot of the same genes, probably not siblings but related.
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:45 AM   #10
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Thats three different deer.
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:46 AM   #11
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Iím gonna say itís not the same deer but I would be willing to bet they have a lot of the same genes, probably not siblings but related.
I sure hope you are right.
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:48 AM   #12
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Thats three different deer.
Agreed
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:49 AM   #13
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Thats three different deer.
Dang sure could be and I hope you are correct. Care to say what led you to that conclusion? Anything in particular?
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:50 AM   #14
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I'm thinking it's not the same deer, but most likely offspring.
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:56 AM   #15
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I’m gonna say 3 different deer as well. I can see an arguement for the first 2 bucks being the same but I think they are different deer. The beams are all different on each and the 3rd buck has different tine structure than the first 2 deer.
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:30 AM   #16
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Iím gonna say 3 different deer as well. I can see an arguement for the first 2 bucks being the same but I think they are different deer. The beams are all different on each and the 3rd buck has different tine structure than the first 2 deer.
You can't see it on any of the previous pics but he has a very distinctive upward curl to the end of his main beams. Obviously it is to early to see if this years deer ends up with that same characteristic. You can see the "curl" in this picture once he finished out last year. Then again, he isn't the only buck at that particular spot that has that same trait so definitely not definitive.
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:37 AM   #17
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Yeah, I think these are different deer, probably related based on shape of rack and other facial features as noted.
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Old 08-07-2018, 01:17 PM   #18
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Dang sure could be and I hope you are correct. Care to say what led you to that conclusion? Anything in particular?
Antlers and nose strap. Might also look at his tail if you have pictures of him going away you didnít share.

The previous buck has very distinctly shaped beams (the one you called 2) and I canít see him being either.
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Old 08-07-2018, 01:35 PM   #19
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I'm not sure either way. Were you planning on hunting him this year?
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Old 08-07-2018, 02:46 PM   #20
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I would say not the same deer.
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Old 08-07-2018, 03:32 PM   #21
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I'm not sure either way. Were you planning on hunting him this year?
No on hunting him this year. He/they have a long way to go yet to get old enough.
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:22 PM   #22
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I agree with it not being the same buck.

Plus with a name like BabyGiant you gotta represent

In all seriousness though look at the white along the jawline from the corner of the mouth back of the first buck you think is him vs last years BabyGiantís that does not have any white along his jawline.
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Old 08-08-2018, 02:37 PM   #23
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No way its the same.
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:44 AM   #24
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Put me in the boat of 3 different deer.
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:53 AM   #25
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Leaning not the same... but some really interesting genetics, if you could add some time length to those bad boys they would have it ALL
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