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Old 10-07-2019, 10:50 PM   #1
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If I had to guess about 5? I'm thinking of letting him go another year. Hopefully with another year of protein I can get more time length and horn density? Green screen thoughts?

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Old 10-07-2019, 10:54 PM   #2
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Let him walk
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:56 PM   #3
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He's a good looking deer. Protein and time can only help. Do other deer on your property have better tine length and density?
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:58 PM   #4
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He's a good looking deer. Protein and time can only help. Do other deer on your property have better tine length and density?
I've only had this place for about a year and protein fed all year. Some nice heavy 8pts that are longer.

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Old 10-07-2019, 10:58 PM   #5
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He's a good looking deer. Protein and time can only help. Do other deer on your property have better tine length and density?
Kill him
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Old 10-07-2019, 11:13 PM   #6
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I'd let him walk and put that axis in the freezer !!
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Old 10-07-2019, 11:17 PM   #7
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Kill him
What if there is a drought next year? I agree. Mature is 5 plus. Anything over that is a gamble.
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Old 10-07-2019, 11:21 PM   #8
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I think he's as big as he's gonna get. Looks to be on the downside of antler growth.
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Old 10-07-2019, 11:24 PM   #9
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Dirt nap.
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Old 10-07-2019, 11:26 PM   #10
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6.5 needs a DIrt nap
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Old 10-07-2019, 11:34 PM   #11
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6 or 7
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Old 10-07-2019, 11:53 PM   #12
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6.5 kill


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Old 10-08-2019, 12:06 AM   #13
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I think he's as big as he's gonna get. Looks to be on the downside of antler growth.
I need your crystal ball!
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Old 10-08-2019, 12:09 AM   #14
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I would take him out.
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Old 10-08-2019, 12:28 AM   #15
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I’d shoot
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Old 10-08-2019, 06:09 AM   #16
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Looks to be a 135" 6.5 year old. I am thinking antler growth will decrease some from that age.
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Old 10-08-2019, 07:53 AM   #17
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he's mature
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Old 10-08-2019, 07:57 AM   #18
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For sure a mature deer. I really dont think he will get any better, but what would it hurt to let him walk and just see what happens. If he is still around next year shoot him either way.
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Old 10-08-2019, 08:10 AM   #19
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I just do not see 5 and def not 6.5. Looks like a 4 year old. I would let him walk.
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Old 10-08-2019, 08:31 AM   #20
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Depending on the status of your local whitetail population I would likely harvest that boy.
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Old 10-08-2019, 08:34 AM   #21
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Looks to be a 135" 6.5 year old. I am thinking antler growth will decrease some from that age.
I need to get you to start scoring my deer for me. That deer wonít break 120Ē.
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Old 10-08-2019, 08:57 AM   #22
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If he is in fact 5.5 or 6.5 yr old (which I don't think he is) I'd take him, I don't think you'll see much more growth after that, but I think he's a 4.5 yr old, and I'd give him another yr.
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:22 AM   #23
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I'm not seeing 135" not even close....
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:29 AM   #24
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I need to get you to start scoring my deer for me. That deer wonít break 120Ē.


I agree with you after taking another look but you can leave the wise stuff out of it. This site has gone a ways off of what it used to be.


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Old 10-08-2019, 09:31 AM   #25
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He is probably as good as he will ever be. Choot 'em
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:37 AM   #26
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Deer is definitely not a 4.5 year old. I would say 6.5 at least. Horns are eehh. Nothing to right home about. But if you have bigger 8s i would shoot them and let him find a doe or 2. Maybe he will find a really good doe. Just never no. But he is not young.
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:40 AM   #27
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I agree with you after taking another look but you can leave the wise stuff out of it. This site has gone a ways off of what it used to be.


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I am pretty sure he was cracking a joke and not being a jerk. At least that is how I read it. Dont sweat it.
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:47 AM   #28
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Deer is definitely not a 4.5 year old. I would say 6.5 at least. Horns are eehh. Nothing to right home about. But if you have bigger 8s i would shoot them and let him find a doe or 2. Maybe he will find a really good doe. Just never no. But he is not young.
This ^. If you got a bunch of good 8 points let him walk. Can't hurt! You never know what he might do. I do know he won't get any bigger if he's dead though! I don't need a crystal ball to know that!
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:59 AM   #29
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I don't see him getting any better than he is now especially with the rain we have had this year. 6 1/2 yr old -I doubt he will ever be a 135" buck
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Old 10-08-2019, 10:08 AM   #30
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I just do not see 5 and def not 6.5. Looks like a 4 year old. I would let him walk.
I agree, I didn't see anything that said he was 5 or even close to 6. But I'm open to learning more about aging them on the hoof. So if someone can point out the signs they see that he's older than 4 I'd like to understand.

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Old 10-08-2019, 01:15 PM   #31
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4.. let him walk!
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Old 10-08-2019, 01:29 PM   #32
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100% let him walk
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Old 10-08-2019, 01:33 PM   #33
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Looks to be a 135" 6.5 year old. I am thinking antler growth will decrease some from that age.
No joke. May break 120

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I just do not see 5 and def not 6.5. Looks like a 4 year old. I would let him walk.
I agree. I see 4.5
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Old 10-08-2019, 01:49 PM   #34
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I would have taken him. Unless that buck stays within your property, someone else sure may not think like you on an adjacent property, and take the shot. I know I would.
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Old 10-08-2019, 01:54 PM   #35
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I see him as a mature 10, if you have mature 8 points then let him walk and kill an 8. That's my way of thinking at least, let him spread his genes a little more.
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Old 10-08-2019, 01:57 PM   #36
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I agree with those that have said he's mature enough to be better than that.

I don't think he's a particularly impressive deer and don't think he ever will be. He's nice and will make a great euro, but nothing about that buck at that age screams that he needs more time.
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Old 10-08-2019, 02:05 PM   #37
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Well....in true TBH expert scoring and aging fashion, I'm glad we have it narrowed down for the OP......


He's somewhere between 4.5 and 7.5....and scores 115-135.......perfect fellas....well done!!..


Good luck in your decision OP.....Glad we could help.
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Old 10-08-2019, 02:07 PM   #38
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6.5 to 7.5. Passing him is for you to decide.. That is a great "kid deer".. He would be put on the hit list on my lease..
Its been an above average year for antler growth in the hill country so consider that..
I would shoot him early because he will most likely get busted up later..
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Old 10-08-2019, 02:10 PM   #39
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Well....in true TBH expert scoring and aging fashion, I'm glad we have it narrowed down for the OP......


He's somewhere between 4.5 and 7.5....and scores 115-135.......perfect fellas....well done!!..


Good luck in your decision OP.....Glad we could help.
If he is 135" then we have numerous 170's on our place...(We don't)..
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Old 10-08-2019, 02:14 PM   #40
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Well....in true TBH expert scoring and aging fashion, I'm glad we have it narrowed down for the OP......


He's somewhere between 4.5 and 7.5....and scores 115-135.......perfect fellas....well done!!..


Good luck in your decision OP.....Glad we could help.


Lol I didnít think it mattered in the hill Country if it had at least 8pts he was a shooter and if he had less then 8 he was a cull . So either way kill kill kill


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Old 10-08-2019, 02:23 PM   #41
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I'd let him walk and put that axis in the freezer !!
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Old 10-08-2019, 02:56 PM   #42
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Another year won't hurt him at all.
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Old 10-08-2019, 02:57 PM   #43
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Old 10-08-2019, 03:01 PM   #44
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I think I'm going to let him roll a year just for breeding purposes. I have a high rack heavy six and an older heavy 8pt the kids shoot. I'm lucky if I hunt anymore as I always have something to work on at ranch. I get more of a kick enjoying the kids hunting.

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Old 10-08-2019, 03:06 PM   #45
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That's funny right there
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Old 10-08-2019, 03:44 PM   #46
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100% why?
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Old 10-08-2019, 04:14 PM   #47
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I'd make my decision on what the other deer on your place look like. If that is a BIG deer - then shoot him - he's old enough to be a shooter.

If he's just average - I'd wait for a bigger one - maybe he blows up next year.

If you have a bunch of giants running around - knock his butt out of the herd.
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Old 10-08-2019, 05:13 PM   #48
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Kid deer suggestion was a good one
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Old 10-08-2019, 06:42 PM   #49
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Totally up to you. IMO he'll never be a great buck but will be bigger next year.
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:04 PM   #50
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I got him at 121 mature 6.5 or more
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