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Old 10-23-2018, 11:43 AM   #1
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Default Need some age help on this West Texas buck

Thoughts on this deer's age would be greatly appreciated.

Note: This picture was taken in the month of December from a previous year

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Old 10-23-2018, 11:44 AM   #2
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Once we get some thoughts on his age I will post a picture from this year as a comparison!
Another note: I don't know the age of the deer in either picture so this isn't a test, any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 10-23-2018, 12:06 PM   #3
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Here is the 2nd picture (from this year) since you all just like to look and not comment

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Old 10-23-2018, 12:26 PM   #4
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I would say a healthy 5 year old this year. Last years picture is a bit deceiving as it looked cold that night and he's all bristled up.
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Old 10-23-2018, 12:30 PM   #5
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what if I told you the first picture was from 2014???
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Old 10-23-2018, 12:32 PM   #6
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what if I told you the first picture was from 2014???
Then I'd say he is 7.5 this year.
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Old 10-23-2018, 12:33 PM   #7
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Really tough picture, I'm seeing a 5/6 yr old.
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Old 10-23-2018, 12:57 PM   #8
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what if I told you the first picture was from 2014???


Thought this wasnt a test? If that pic was from 14, then youve got an older deer than I see. 1st pic I wouldnt put him any older than 4 and no younger than 3. This year hes at least 5 but I dont see anything making me think too much older than 5 maybe 6 with the given picture.


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Old 10-23-2018, 12:59 PM   #9
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It's not a test in the regard of me knowing how old this deer actually is.. that was the whole purpose of me posting this here was with help on the age!
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Old 10-23-2018, 01:24 PM   #10
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Old 10-23-2018, 02:03 PM   #11
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Looks old to me.
I say hes 3 in first pic.
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Old 10-26-2018, 07:33 AM   #12
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I’d say 2 in first pic and 6 now. That summer coat is shedding off, good luck.
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Old 10-26-2018, 10:17 AM   #13
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Thanks everyone for their input! It looks like this buck will qualify as a management for our lease. Hopefully we can get this guy out of the herd before he starts passing on these genetics!
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Old 10-26-2018, 10:55 AM   #14
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I don't know if that's the same buck but the one this year is at least 6.5
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Old 10-26-2018, 11:05 AM   #15
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How certain are you that this year's pic is the same deer?
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Old 10-26-2018, 12:39 PM   #16
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How certain are you that this year's pic is the same deer?
100% certain
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Old 10-26-2018, 12:44 PM   #17
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Left side G2 has somewhat of an "s curve" about half way up and at the end of the main beam has a similar feature as well. While some people may just see this as genetics being passed down, I see otherwise. Not many bucks have been taken off of this piece of property since 2014..
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Old 10-26-2018, 01:23 PM   #18
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How certain are you that this year's pic is the same deer?
My question also. Doesnt look the same
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Old 10-26-2018, 09:26 PM   #19
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He appears to be the same deer. I say he was three in 2014
Shows how hard it is to age them from one photo!

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