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Old 10-01-2019, 10:40 PM   #1
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Tell me what you guys think on age. I have my guess but donít want to bias you. Iíll tell ya how old I think he is after a while. Last season was first time I saw him. These pictures are from today.


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Old 10-01-2019, 10:49 PM   #2
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Thatís weird that he always has that one ear up and one down.

As far as age, I donít like to guess about yíalls sotx deer, but he has the look of a deer thatís older than you think because he looks super healthy and slick for his age. Still doesnít look real old though....canít see over 5.







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Old 10-01-2019, 10:53 PM   #3
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Iím thinking at least 7


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Old 10-01-2019, 10:56 PM   #4
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9 or 10
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Old 10-01-2019, 10:58 PM   #5
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This is why I donít try to age sotx deer.


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Old 10-01-2019, 11:00 PM   #6
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Guessing 6
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Old 10-01-2019, 11:11 PM   #7
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Mature 6+
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Old 10-01-2019, 11:37 PM   #8
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3-4

Awesome buck for his age

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Old 10-02-2019, 12:41 AM   #9
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Super old


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Old 10-02-2019, 07:26 AM   #10
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Last year I thought he was 3 maybe 4. He has a small body. His antlers were better last year. He looks like he lost 10" from last year. Now I have not laid eyes on him, only trail cam pictures. I am torn, he looks 5 to me but my minds eye from last year is saying 4 and for all I know he could be over the hill 7+. Last year his drop tines were considerably longer like 3" longer on each side and his mass was better. This year he did add a second small drop off his right base and added a split brow on his right. Throwing extra points typically tells me old age. I want to give him another year but other lease members are chomping at the bit to let the air out of him. Score wise I get like 148, not a trophy in my book but his uniqueness makes him trophy in others eyes.
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Old 10-02-2019, 07:38 AM   #11
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I say 5, i would give him another yr or two, that deer could really explode!
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Old 10-02-2019, 07:52 AM   #12
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Old 10-02-2019, 08:22 AM   #13
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I say 5, i would give him another yr or two, that deer could really explode!
My thoughts as well, I just gotta figure out a way to keep the blood thirsty guys away from him.
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Old 10-02-2019, 08:37 AM   #14
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my thoughts as well, i just gotta figure out a way to keep the blood thirsty guys away from him.
yeah i hear ya! Them drop tines are death traps! Good luck!
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Old 10-02-2019, 08:53 AM   #15
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He doesn’t appear to be post mature. Could of rutted hard last year.
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Old 10-02-2019, 09:09 AM   #16
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He doesnít appear to be post mature. Could of rutted hard last year.
Good point.
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Old 10-02-2019, 10:24 AM   #17
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Going down hill. I would say 7+.
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Old 10-02-2019, 10:32 AM   #18
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Going down hill. I would say 7+.
Ya see, that's why I am in a quandary over his age. I keep going back and forth
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Old 10-02-2019, 10:51 AM   #19
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That second to last pic in the daytime makes me think real old.


Edit: But after looking at the other pics closer he looks young. Therefore, I have no idea!

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Old 10-02-2019, 11:08 AM   #20
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Heís got baby feet, still standing on his tip toes, no way is post mature 4 at the most
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Old 10-02-2019, 11:11 AM   #21
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5, stomach would be hanging lower if it was older unless you got that deer doing sit-ups on the side
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Old 10-02-2019, 11:14 AM   #22
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Lack of baggy skin under the chin and overall athletic looks says 4-5 to me.I don't think he's in the post mature range.
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Old 10-02-2019, 03:03 PM   #23
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Got any pics from last year or even years before that? That would help.
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