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Old 10-09-2017, 08:18 AM   #1
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I believe this deer is only 4.5 and elected to let him have a pass. A couple other people believe he is really old. Let's see what y'all have to say on age and score. My approach to management this year is focusing on age more than ever.
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:19 AM   #2
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:19 AM   #3
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Looks much younger to me

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Old 10-09-2017, 08:21 AM   #4
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Looks much younger to me

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Do you think he could be 3.5? I'm thinking the other deer in the pic is a 2.5yr old
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:26 AM   #5
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Do you think he could be 3.5? I'm thinking the other deer in the pic is a 2.5yr old
You know... I looked again at first glance I thought 3. But looking again the face looks graying like some really old deer I've taken and teeth worn out.

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Old 10-09-2017, 08:33 AM   #6
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The pics are sideways and rough to age, but I would say older than 4.5
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:18 AM   #7
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I would bet money that deer is not a day under 4.5 and probably older. Hard to tell for sure but I would say "mature".
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:19 AM   #8
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I would say 4 or 5 from those pics.
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:04 AM   #9
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At least 5.5
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:23 AM   #10
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I’m thinking could be a 5.5 yr old. Can’t see him going below 4.5.
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:33 AM   #11
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I think at least 4.5
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Old 10-09-2017, 11:03 AM   #12
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Agreed with the guys above. That deer has a really big body. I'm going with 5.5.
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Old 10-09-2017, 07:25 PM   #13
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So in your opinion, would that be a good buck to fling an arrow at and burn a tag for managements sake? We have a large ratio of bucks to does. It is literally probably 2:1 if not greater. Most of our young bucks seem to have the best start and head gear in years. We've been feeding protein most of the time except we have let them run empty during the season in years past. We've been on the place going on our seventh year and have taken some really nice deer but I want to break the 150s on our target bucks and that that is achievable over the next two years.
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Old 10-09-2017, 07:30 PM   #14
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4.5
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:04 PM   #15
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I wouldn't kill him for management reasons. It won't have much affect on your herd. But I would kill him because he's a nice middle aged buck.
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Old 10-09-2017, 11:26 PM   #16
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I wouldn't kill him for management reasons. It won't have much affect on your herd. But I would kill him because he's a nice middle aged buck.
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Old 10-10-2017, 07:37 AM   #17
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I wouldn't kill him for management reasons. It won't have much affect on your herd. But I would kill him because he's a nice middle aged buck.
He's a regular and pretty consistent, I think letting him pass this yr to see what he becomes next year would be worth the risk.
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Old 10-10-2017, 07:45 AM   #18
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Old 10-10-2017, 07:46 AM   #19
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i'd say 5.5. He's pretty rough around the edges for 4.5. Areas are different though. No 4.5 yr old on my place would have a neck that big.
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Old 10-10-2017, 09:48 AM   #20
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