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Old 08-15-2017, 02:53 PM   #51
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Typically a mature bucks antlers will extend to or past his nose. Based on the color pic I don't see the age in the face. Also don't see the girth in the front shoulders mature bucks usually develop. No sagging or squinting eyes. His antlers have several extra points; any protein feed? No matter what that is a nice looking buck.
Antlers extending past the nose has nothing to do with age
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Old 08-15-2017, 03:00 PM   #52
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He ain't got a lot of tooth left, I bet. That's ol' grandpa.
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Old 08-15-2017, 03:07 PM   #53
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Antlers extending past the nose has nothing to do with age


Agreed... new one on me. Never heard that aging tool characteristic before in my life.
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Old 08-15-2017, 03:11 PM   #54
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Old 08-15-2017, 03:17 PM   #55
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I'd shoot him!
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Old 08-15-2017, 03:41 PM   #56
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Old 08-15-2017, 05:07 PM   #57
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Agreed... new one on me. Never heard that aging tool characteristic before in my life.


Glad I'm not the only one who has never heard of that aging technique. *


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Old 08-15-2017, 05:09 PM   #58
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Don't worry what he will score's, put him on the ground and then you can measure.
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Old 08-15-2017, 06:05 PM   #59
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Agreed... new one on me. Never heard that aging tool characteristic before in my life.
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Glad I'm not the only one who has never heard of that aging technique. *


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I used to hear this back in the 90's when aging a deer was just starting to be a "thing". I chuckled a little bit when I read it because I havent heard that in probably 20 years.

OP, very mature buck and you shouldnt hesitate shooting him if given the chance. I hate trying to age bucks in the summertime but this guy is pretty easy. Also, his body is going to look much different in about 6 weeks. Good luck!
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Old 08-15-2017, 06:15 PM   #60
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Shoot!
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Old 08-15-2017, 06:19 PM   #61
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Id take him
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Old 08-15-2017, 06:59 PM   #62
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Shoot him.
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Old 08-15-2017, 07:43 PM   #63
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He's got age and character. Take him.
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Old 08-15-2017, 07:50 PM   #64
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smoke him before someone else does
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Old 08-15-2017, 07:55 PM   #65
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You'll get a better idea of age once he loses summer coat. The daytime pic he looks younger to me also but I don't know how many bucks my opinion has changed from seeing them in person over cameras. You'll know once you see him.
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Old 08-15-2017, 08:03 PM   #66
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Definitely 5-6. He'd be on my list!
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Old 08-15-2017, 08:05 PM   #67
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Typically a mature bucks antlers will extend to or past his nose. Based on the color pic I don't see the age in the face. Also don't see the girth in the front shoulders mature bucks usually develop. No sagging or squinting eyes. His antlers have several extra points; any protein feed? No matter what that is a nice looking buck.
Sorry I ask but where did you learn that mature bucks main beams will extend to or past his nose? A couple of things you say make some sense but we are not looking at a buck in November.
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Old 08-15-2017, 08:10 PM   #68
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Real old. I have hunted that area for many years. When that velvet comes off and he puts on winter weight you will know

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Old 08-15-2017, 08:12 PM   #69
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I see I'm late to the party now on what I said about the main beam age deal. Lol. All deer r different on every property. But IMO he is a post mature deer.
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Old 08-15-2017, 09:39 PM   #70
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if you have to ask yourself when he steps out if he is gig enough then he's probably not a deer you'll be happy with.
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Old 08-15-2017, 10:08 PM   #71
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I've seen you shoot bud. He's going to walk anyway🙈
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Old 08-16-2017, 11:31 AM   #72
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oh he needs to be ventilated
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Old 08-16-2017, 01:13 PM   #73
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So what is everyone seeing from the B&W hazy pics that makes so sure he's a rare "run down" older buck? Imo if he's that old to have the thinning from age he wouldn't have such a sizeable rack. The deer biology would maintain his body first not his rack. I think he's a very impressive young deer that should be allowed to spread those genetics. "Run down" old bucks are very rare much less sporting a huge rack. All that said, I would want to see color pics that might show the sagging hide in the face and jaw line to be sure.
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Old 08-16-2017, 01:16 PM   #74
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Um...that deer is not young. Shoot him.
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Old 08-16-2017, 07:43 PM   #75
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He looks 7.5 to me


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Old 08-16-2017, 07:57 PM   #76
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shooter no doubt
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Old 08-16-2017, 08:06 PM   #77
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....don't want to get into a PeePeeing contest

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