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Old 11-28-2021, 01:10 PM   #1
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Old 11-28-2021, 01:33 PM   #2
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As old as they get. Way post mature
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Old 11-28-2021, 03:31 PM   #3
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As old as they get. Way post mature
That’s what I thought too. Had many pics of him and had even laid eyes on him. I shot him yesterday and his teeth tell a totally different story. Really kinda got me down as I thought I was taking an old buck out of the herd. I have passed lots of really nice 3 and 4 year old bucks to kill this 6pt that I thought was post mature.
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Old 11-28-2021, 03:36 PM   #4
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He’s standing on his tip toes, good sign it’s a young deer
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Old 11-28-2021, 07:02 PM   #5
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It just goes to show ya if you don't know the deer it's so hard to tell. Body weight changes so much from velvet to now. Not all deer have to be 200 lbs to be mature. It's a guessing game

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Old 11-28-2021, 07:50 PM   #6
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It is a guessing game but he was way too old for those horns. Those teeth are not worn bad but that doesnt mean much to me.
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Old 11-28-2021, 08:14 PM   #7
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You didn’t hurt the herd any that’s for sure. Looks like he is saying “Beam me up Scotty”.
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Old 11-28-2021, 09:11 PM   #8
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My first guess was 3, no white around the eyes. All that protein went to his belly, not his horns, I guess.
As Lynn, manager of Sugar Creek Hunting Club would say, "just needs some more protein and another year" on anything I showed him. LOL
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Old 11-28-2021, 09:15 PM   #9
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Any manager that advises to give that deer another test is an idiot.
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Old 11-29-2021, 12:43 PM   #10
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Any manager that advises to give that deer another test is an idiot.
I agree, that's why I'm not on it. LOL
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Old 11-29-2021, 12:48 PM   #11
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I'm looking at the neck on that dude and it just screams "mature" to me. Heck, even if he was only 3.5 that's a crappy set of antlers for a buck that age given the range conditions this year.
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Old 11-29-2021, 01:06 PM   #12
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Those night pics can be very deceptive for aging. I agree with other posters on here though, nothing wrong with removing that one from herd, enjoy the venison.
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Old 11-29-2021, 01:29 PM   #13
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Here is another pic or two
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Old 11-29-2021, 01:30 PM   #14
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Old 11-29-2021, 01:42 PM   #15
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How big were the bases of the horns?
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Old 11-29-2021, 01:46 PM   #16
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how big were the bases of the horns?
3 6/8 16 4/8 wide
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Old 11-29-2021, 01:49 PM   #17
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Hes older than those teeth show. Not unusual
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Old 11-29-2021, 01:51 PM   #18
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3 6/8 16 4/8 wide
You know what lease I am on. And, our min is 4.5 year-olds. Every deer I have killed that was at a minimum 4.5 had at least 4" bases and above.

He certainly had the body of at least a 5.5 year-old deer.
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Old 11-30-2021, 03:42 PM   #19
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I would have guessed 5+ years as well looking at the picture. Sometimes regardless of experience i feel we are all guessing.
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Old 11-30-2021, 04:24 PM   #20
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Probably a fat 4 year old maybe even older that definitely needed to go
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Old 11-30-2021, 04:31 PM   #21
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tooth ageing isn't an exact science. I had a biologist tell me one time that I shot a 3 year old deer after he looked at the teeth. I asked him how that could be since I have pictures of his from the last 5 years.
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Old 11-30-2021, 04:31 PM   #22
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My first thought was 3.5 but still a shooter. From a management standpoint not what he should be if past 2.5. No matter what he is as old as he is gonna get.
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