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Old 09-25-2019, 10:00 AM   #1
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I definitely think this guy is mature, just not sure how mature. I was thinking he was a 4.5 year old last year but he has me puzzled. Thoughts? 1st pics are this year. Then the ones below are last year when he was an 8. I see this deer almost every hunt and he is by far the most dominant deer.


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Old 09-25-2019, 10:01 AM   #2
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4 this year
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Old 09-25-2019, 10:04 AM   #3
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Im thinking 4 as well
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Old 09-25-2019, 10:07 AM   #4
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5 this year
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Old 09-25-2019, 10:20 AM   #5
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Couple more I took with my cell. The deer he is standing next to I thought was a 3 year old last year.

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Old 09-25-2019, 12:46 PM   #6
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5 to 6 I think
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Old 09-25-2019, 12:52 PM   #7
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Old 09-25-2019, 04:03 PM   #8
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I think you need to put a broad head through him
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Old 09-25-2019, 06:32 PM   #9
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I think you need to put a broad head through him
Iíve got a primary target. I kinda want to see what he does next year since he is a regular.
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Old 09-25-2019, 08:53 PM   #10
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at least 5
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Old 09-25-2019, 09:51 PM   #11
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No .5s?
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Old 09-26-2019, 10:48 AM   #12
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i'm voting 5
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Old 09-26-2019, 11:22 AM   #13
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He looks to be at least 5 this year
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Old 09-26-2019, 12:02 PM   #14
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Looks 5+ this year. Easily looks 4+ last year...there ain't a 3 year old in McCulloch County with a neck like that. Should have shot him last year.
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Old 09-26-2019, 02:11 PM   #15
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Looks 5+ this year. Easily looks 4+ last year...there ain't a 3 year old in McCulloch County with a neck like that. Should have shot him last year.
Kinda what I was thinking. Last year was our 1st year on this place so we werenít wanting to shoot a whole lot. I also thought with this guy hanging around so much it would be a good chance to watch what a basic hill country 8 does with some age.
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Old 09-26-2019, 03:46 PM   #16
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I feel like he's 6 this year, he looks pretty impressive in the body in last years pics.
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Old 09-26-2019, 04:02 PM   #17
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Kinda what I was thinking. Last year was our 1st year on this place so we werenít wanting to shoot a whole lot. I also thought with this guy hanging around so much it would be a good chance to watch what a basic hill country 8 does with some age.
No worries. But that one isn't going to do much.
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Old 09-27-2019, 11:53 AM   #18
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5-6yo
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Old 09-29-2019, 06:43 PM   #19
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Old 09-29-2019, 06:49 PM   #20
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I say 5 this year


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Old 09-29-2019, 06:50 PM   #21
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4.5 .
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:27 PM   #22
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If that bucks 5.5 I’m seriously wondering about a couple of bucks that I called 5.5 last year. They could have been older
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:28 PM   #23
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I feel like this bucks a 4.5, but I’m usually pretty conservative on my aging just to be sure
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Old 10-01-2019, 07:21 AM   #24
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I feel like this bucks a 4.5, but Iím usually pretty conservative on my aging just to be sure
Your thinking 4.5 this year even with my second post? The one showing him last year next to a 3 year old? Or atleast what I thought was a 3 year old?
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Old 10-01-2019, 07:24 AM   #25
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Your thinking 4.5 this year even with my second post? The one showing him last year next to a 3 year old? Or atleast what I thought was a 3 year old?
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Old 10-01-2019, 08:05 AM   #26
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Wasnít trying to be a smart azz. Was major. Sure he saw it. I just thought that deer had too much size in his neck and hind quarters to be a 3.5 year old last year
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Old 10-04-2019, 09:01 AM   #27
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I'm gonna guess 4.

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Old 10-04-2019, 11:19 PM   #28
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Looks 5+ this year. Easily looks 4+ last year...there ain't a 3 year old in McCulloch County with a neck like that. Should have shot him last year.
I agree. Should have shot him last year
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Old 10-05-2019, 12:05 AM   #29
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That deer could be 5, or that deer could be 7... good luck!
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Old 10-05-2019, 09:30 AM   #30
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Old 10-05-2019, 09:53 AM   #31
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I believe he’s ready for an arrow. Not much change from last year.
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:30 PM   #32
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i believe he is 4.5 this year. and the pictures from last year he was 3.5 and the other buck was 2.5
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:54 PM   #33
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That deer is really old, a lot of people misjudge hill country deer
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:53 PM   #34
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5.5 or 6.5
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:55 PM   #35
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:58 PM   #36
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I see post mature deer! Heck look at the body size compared to the 3 yr old in post #5.

6+ all day long IMO. The last pics you posted really show his belly, brisket, short about.

Gramps needs an arrow!
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:20 AM   #37
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Thanks for the input guys!
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Old 10-08-2019, 01:45 PM   #38
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From recent pics looks to be over 6 to me


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Old 10-09-2019, 12:18 AM   #39
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Old 10-09-2019, 11:24 AM   #40
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Looks like he has a double throat patch.
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Old 10-09-2019, 01:53 PM   #41
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That deer could be 5, or that deer could be 7... good luck!


I agree. Leaning towards 5 though my self.

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Old 10-10-2019, 07:37 PM   #42
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4.5-5.5
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Old 10-15-2019, 11:17 PM   #43
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4.5 or 5.5 no older due to relatively flat back and roundish eyes not showing too much squirt.
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Old 10-17-2019, 02:34 PM   #44
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Healthy 4yo.
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Old 10-17-2019, 02:39 PM   #45
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