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Old 08-21-2020, 10:13 AM   #1
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This is a buck we call bulldozer. Have a lot of history with this buck.... but have had a hard time nailing down his age. Thoughts on age and score? Kind of hard to see what he has from the pics, but he is a stand up 12 with splits on both G3s to make him 14pts total.
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Old 08-21-2020, 10:22 AM   #2
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7+ ? 168"
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Old 08-21-2020, 10:25 AM   #3
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old....agree with breederbuck.
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Old 08-21-2020, 10:26 AM   #4
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I see mature 7+ also but could be very old as well. Mid 160's currently. Beautiful deer.
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Old 08-21-2020, 10:28 AM   #5
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Agree with the others, he’s definitely old.
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Old 08-21-2020, 10:55 AM   #6
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6+, but don’t think he has tine length to get in high 60s, I would say 158-160.
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Old 08-21-2020, 11:13 AM   #7
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I would say he's a no doubter 6+
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Old 08-21-2020, 11:15 AM   #8
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My wife killed one a couple years ago that is almost a twin to that one. Hers was 174 and change and broke off a couple inches. I think your buck will be around that, 168-174. You don’t need super tall tines when there’s a lot of them. Lol
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Old 08-21-2020, 11:18 AM   #9
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Exactly what I was thinking
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Old 08-21-2020, 09:59 PM   #10
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Looks to be 7 to me, and I bet he finishes out around 170”-173”. He has great beam length. You guys have some studs this year Dalton.
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Old 08-21-2020, 10:14 PM   #11
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8.5 pushing 170s he is going to have a little g6 on his left side looks like .
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Old 08-22-2020, 08:23 AM   #12
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6+ and mid 160’s
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Old 08-22-2020, 09:01 AM   #13
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7 and upper 160s
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Old 08-22-2020, 11:12 PM   #14
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Dalton,
Is he a potential target buck this year?
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Old 08-23-2020, 10:54 AM   #15
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Dalton,
Is he a potential target buck this year?
Man, I honestly dont know yet. I agree he is showing the signs of a fully mature buck (7-8)... but Ill post the pics from prior years so you can see what has us somewhat puzzled on his actual age.
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Old 08-23-2020, 11:00 AM   #16
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Here is a pic from the first year we saw him. 100% no doubt the same buck. This pic was taken Nov. 2017.

Based on this pic, its really hard for me to put him past 5-6 this year.
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Old 08-23-2020, 01:15 PM   #17
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Looks 3.5 in the photo above.
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Old 08-23-2020, 09:43 PM   #18
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Yeah that kind of changes things with that photo, with that photo and that deer looking like he’s no older than 3, he may just be a big healthy 5-6 year old. I’m just as confused as you now haha!
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Old 08-24-2020, 06:26 AM   #19
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He looks 6 to me just healthy. I don't see the sway back or the real lose skin under the jaw and neck area. he does have nice beam length, just wish his tine length was as good as his beams. The standards yall have at your ranch "NOT A SHOOTER"
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Old 08-24-2020, 06:39 AM   #20
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I think he’s big boned , plump 5yo.
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Old 08-24-2020, 07:54 AM   #21
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He's a big boy no doubt! I am guessing 5 or 6 yo.
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Old 08-24-2020, 08:46 AM   #22
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Dang he hasn’t aged well chasing the lady’s will do that to a fellow lol he sure looks older then 5 r 6 This year especially for this time of year he is a healthy looking dude for sure.
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Old 08-24-2020, 09:34 AM   #23
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He sure has the loose skin under his chin. I'm going with 6 plus on age. Score wise north of 170
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Old 08-24-2020, 10:41 AM   #24
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The first pics look 7 plus. Maybe 10. The pretty baby in 2017 looks 2 or 3 at the top end. I suck at this.
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Old 08-24-2020, 11:31 AM   #25
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The first pics look 7 plus. Maybe 10. The pretty baby in 2017 looks 2 or 3 at the top end. I suck at this.
Every time I feel like I know what Im doing I realize its just a guessing game unless you have years of history
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Old 08-24-2020, 11:40 AM   #26
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The first pics look 7 plus. Maybe 10. The pretty baby in 2017 looks 2 or 3 at the top end. I suck at this.
That makes two of us! I think I'm leaning towards a fat 6 yr old. He is a protein hound so most likely we will roll the nice and give him one more year and see what he does. I would much rather shoot him a year too late than a year too early.
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Old 08-24-2020, 11:41 AM   #27
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Every time I feel like I know what Im doing I realize its just a guessing game unless you have years of history
Yep, I have pics of multiple deer of known ages that would fool even the most experienced of guessers.
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Old 08-24-2020, 05:31 PM   #28
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Yep, I have pics of multiple deer of known ages that would fool even the most experienced of guessers.
Me too. I have many years of history now. I have a dozen bucks that are far older than anyone would ever guess them including me if I didn't have history. I have posted several of them on here in the past just for kicks .
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Old 08-24-2020, 05:38 PM   #29
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I'd argue that buck in the 2017 photo is no older than 2.5.

I totally agree your big buck looks older than 5yo, but if they are 100% the same buck - my math puts him at a 5yo. He's a chunk.
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Old 08-24-2020, 06:34 PM   #30
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Cool looking buck! Do LF deer score differently than HF?
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Old 08-24-2020, 06:58 PM   #31
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Not getting into that on this thread. If you want to discuss that, then start a low fence vs. high fence thread.
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Old 08-24-2020, 07:03 PM   #32
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Old 08-24-2020, 07:11 PM   #33
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6-7, might scare 170 but need to see him rubbed out to be sure.
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Old 08-24-2020, 07:13 PM   #34
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Not getting into that on this thread. If you want to discuss that, then start a low fence vs. high fence thread.

Lol. Was just asking because of the title you offered is all. Again nice deer


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Old 08-24-2020, 07:21 PM   #35
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I hear ya. No, they dont score any different. But, I do feel they can show age different than pen raised (not native hf) deer. And I was more concerned with age than score with this thread.

And thanks!
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Old 08-24-2020, 07:26 PM   #36
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I hear ya. No, they dont score any different. But, I do feel they can show age different than pen raised (not native hf) deer. And I was more concerned with age than score with this thread.

And thanks!

Based more off the pic you have of him and sound confident its the same deer, Id say hes 2.5 there putting him at close to 5.5. If wasnt afraid hed get shot Id definitely see what he does with another year. His legs and body now look older than 5.5 so that young pic may just be really deceiving if its him.


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Old 08-24-2020, 07:36 PM   #37
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Based more off the pic you have of him and sound confident its the same deer, Id say hes 2.5 there putting him at close to 5.5. If wasnt afraid hed get shot Id definitely see what he does with another year. His legs and body now look older than 5.5 so that young pic may just be really deceiving if its him.


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Yeah Im leaning on the side of letting him walk. We have other deer that are known 7+ we will be hunting so he will probably live another year and hopefully continue living at the protein station. He is for sure the same deer. I have seen him no less than 50 sits each year starting in 2017. One of the most predictable bucks on the ranch.
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Old 08-24-2020, 09:36 PM   #38
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I think there is no way he is less than 6.5 this year. His baby face on the 2017 pics is throwing us off I think. Cut his head off those pics and he does not look 2.5 at all.
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I think there is no way he is less than 6.5 this year. His baby face on the 2017 pics is throwing us off I think. Cut his head off those pics and he does not look 2.5 at all.

I see what you mean. Cover up the head and hes looking closer to 4.5 in the 2017 pic. Crazy. Ok, Ill say hes now 7.5


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Yeah Im leaning on the side of letting him walk. We have other deer that are known 7+ we will be hunting so he will probably live another year and hopefully continue living at the protein station. He is for sure the same deer. I have seen him no less than 50 sits each year starting in 2017. One of the most predictable bucks on the ranch.
Can you post 18 and 19 pics? Would love to see the progression
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Old 08-25-2020, 07:20 AM   #41
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Can you post 18 and 19 pics? Would love to see the progression

Here is 18 pics. Sorry for the bad pics. All I have are bino/iPhone pics. I lost the SDs cards from that year. I have 19s pics on my cards at the ranch. I will post 19 when I go this week.

I think I have settled on him being a fat 6 yr old this year. That would put him at 3 in the first set of pics from 17.
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I think he was 2 in those 17 pics.
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old pic of small one, 2.5 yr old
newer pic, 5.5 yr
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What are y'all feeding? That buck has made quite the jump! Nice one
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Old 08-25-2020, 03:45 PM   #45
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What are y'all feeding? That buck has made quite the jump! Nice one
We feed Double Down year round and cottonseed Jan - Sep.
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Here is 18 pics. Sorry for the bad pics. All I have are bino/iPhone pics. I lost the SDs cards from that year. I have 19s pics on my cards at the ranch. I will post 19 when I go this week.

I think I have settled on him being a fat 6 yr old this year. That would put him at 3 in the first set of pics from 17.
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I think I could go with this. My gut tells me a year older but that can easily go either way
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Those 17 pics definitely throw a wrench into the process after seeing those first few - I would lean towards 7. The difference makes it really tough to tell though.
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That explains it
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Old 03-26-2021, 04:59 PM   #49
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Found one side of this guy today so figured I would bump this thread. Some of you guys were spot on with the score guesses. With a matching side and 20 spread, he would have scored 172. Will definitely be a buck on our radar for next season.

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Awesome! Thanks for the update!
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