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Old 05-08-2020, 07:13 AM   #1
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Default Look at this Buck July to November 2019

Genetics, soybeans, corn, clover, alfalfa, and testosterone. This buck is not on our farm but we have a skinny bucks in the spring and summer that will bulk up similar to this one.

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Old 05-08-2020, 07:18 AM   #2
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Wow!!

He really looks like a hoss in the fall pic!!
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Old 05-08-2020, 07:20 AM   #3
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wow!! is all i got!!

great pics!!
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Old 05-08-2020, 07:23 AM   #4
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Looks like the buck on the left drinks White Claws and the buck on the right is a scotch and cigar guy! Awesome pictures.
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Old 05-08-2020, 07:24 AM   #5
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All I can think of is “Terminator”. Not sure why

Awesome pics
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Old 05-08-2020, 07:27 AM   #6
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It would be interesting to see the weight difference between the two times. Looks like it could be 100 lbs.
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Old 05-08-2020, 07:37 AM   #7
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Makes him look even tougher with that blind right eye! Cool pics! I have a couple of bucks at the house that have a similar thing going on with one of their eyes. Most likely got jabbed during a little fighting action. They’re real easy to notice in night pics, cuz one eye will reflect, the other will be dark. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 05-08-2020, 07:50 AM   #8
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Man now that is an incredible comparison, WOW.
What else that I have found interesting over the years from a taxidermist stand point is that no matter how thin I shave a small necked, early season buck's tanned cape, it is impossible to get the size out of it that it will blow up to be during the rut.. It is like their skin goes through some sort of elasticity transformation when the hormones get to flowing..
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Old 05-08-2020, 07:53 AM   #9
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Wow!
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Old 05-08-2020, 08:33 AM   #10
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That buck is blind in his right eye. Second picture is during the rut, no doubt.
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Old 05-08-2020, 08:40 AM   #11
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Looks like the buck on the left drinks White Claws and the buck on the right is a scotch and cigar guy! Awesome pictures.
Hahahaha.
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Old 05-08-2020, 08:43 AM   #12
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Iowa studd right there. I have a friend that lives up there and a couple years ago shot a buck with a 31" neck. That transformation is crazy.
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Old 05-08-2020, 08:59 AM   #13
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Dang. Quite the transformation.

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All I can think of is “Terminator”. Not sure why

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It's the eye
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Old 05-08-2020, 09:06 AM   #14
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Dang. Quite the transformation.



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Old 05-08-2020, 09:10 AM   #15
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Great comparison!
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Old 05-08-2020, 09:21 AM   #16
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Dang!
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Old 05-08-2020, 09:24 AM   #17
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That buck is blind in his right eye. Second picture is during the rut, no doubt.
Impressive!
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Old 05-08-2020, 09:55 AM   #18
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Son!
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Old 05-08-2020, 10:17 AM   #19
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Testosterone . . . a hell of a drug . .
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Old 05-08-2020, 10:19 AM   #20
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Dude on the right is looking for a fight for sure...
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Old 05-08-2020, 10:24 AM   #21
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Not as impressive but here is a buck that was on our farm until early October. He disappeared and I thought he got killed by a hunter or EHD. I didn't get any pictures for 4 months. He showed back up in February busted up a little but healthy. I found his right side shed about a mile down the river from our farm about a week ago. [IMG]https://uploads

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Old 05-08-2020, 10:55 AM   #22
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I used to swell up like that in my younger years before I married.
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Old 05-08-2020, 10:56 AM   #23
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Now, only my belly swells up.
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Old 05-08-2020, 11:05 AM   #24
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That is an insane! I bet he put on close to 100lbs.
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Old 05-08-2020, 03:49 PM   #25
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The difference is amazing
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Old 05-08-2020, 03:53 PM   #26
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pic on the left "I bet he lost that eye while getting his tail handed to him"

Pic on the right "I bet he lost that eye while whipping some tail"
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Old 05-08-2020, 03:57 PM   #27
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Our Old Mexico bucks have much of the same transformation.... great pics!
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Old 05-08-2020, 04:19 PM   #28
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That second picture makes me thank the Good Lord for making deer herbivores and not meat eaters. I remember as a kid the back of comic books had ads with a “before” skinny wimp getting sand kicked in his face. After ordering and working out on the body building program, the “after” dude whipped the bully with one punch and got the girl. That’s the story I’m seeing in these deer photos. Impressive changes for sure.
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Old 05-08-2020, 06:22 PM   #29
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During the rut here in Iowa I get a little nervous dragging a scent rag an hour before daylight. As smart and wary as a mature buck is they can lose their fear of humans during the rut. A 300 lb. mature Whitetail could kill you quickly. Last fall I was glassing some deer down in our meadow behind the house. I was standing by my truck resting my elbows on my toolbox. I heard hoofbeats behind me. A chunky 2.5 year old 8 point ran up to about 30 feet from me. We kinda stared each other down for about 15 seconds. He finally turned and trotted off. I think he just didn't know what I was, but it made me kinda nervous.

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Old 05-08-2020, 07:26 PM   #30
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What a transformation!
Gonna be up that way,early July.I'll give ya a shout.

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Old 05-08-2020, 07:30 PM   #31
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" I'm ready to ***K, or fight, and I don't see your sister "
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Old 05-08-2020, 07:35 PM   #32
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Massive meat haul!


I know they push and shove quit q bit. But just think, if you could only get them to start pumping iron...
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Old 05-08-2020, 08:02 PM   #33
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What a transformation!
Gonna be up that way,early July.I'll give ya a shout.

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