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Old 01-11-2021, 08:58 AM   #1
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I’m thinking 3.5 on this guy, looks like maybe 4.5 in person. Couple of trail camera and cell phone pictures at 200-300 yards.







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Old 01-11-2021, 05:32 PM   #2
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He is a baby....but what a baby!
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Old 01-11-2021, 06:10 PM   #3
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He is a baby....but what a baby!

He gets a pass from me, hoping he keeps his head in the protein feeder and stays always from the neighbors.

He’s out eating corn now with some younger deer. Pretty positive he’s 3.5.
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Old 01-11-2021, 06:28 PM   #4
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Everything about that deer screams mature, and a dang terrible one at that.
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Old 01-11-2021, 06:37 PM   #5
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Looks like a 4 year old management buck if you manage
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Old 01-11-2021, 06:46 PM   #6
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Looks 2.5 to me
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Old 01-11-2021, 06:52 PM   #7
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looks 3.5 to me
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Old 01-11-2021, 07:15 PM   #8
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I am seeing 4.5 yo. If he were on my place he would be culled.
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Old 01-11-2021, 07:33 PM   #9
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Appears to be a good management buck to take out by those pics.
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Old 01-11-2021, 07:34 PM   #10
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It’s always interesting to see the different perspectives.

Had several young bucks out this afternoon.

Nub, 1.5yr old spike, 2.5 yr old 7pt and this 9pt.

He certainly had a bigger body than the 7pt making me lean to 3.5. Not much of a sagging back or any belly, to me saying he’s not 4.5.

These post rut deer always seem to give me trouble. He could very well be 4.5 that lost some weight during the rut and needs to go.

They’re still chasing does a bit these past few days after a brief slow down a week ago.
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Old 01-11-2021, 07:50 PM   #11
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From those pics, I think he is at least 4. Possibly older.
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Old 01-15-2021, 08:18 AM   #12
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I’d guess 4.5. I remember hearing “if they look like a racehorse they’re not over 5.5” and that’s really helped me when it comes to aging bucks. His back doesn’t seem to sway down, his neck is defined and doesn’t seem to mesh with his brisket, etc. At the end of the day... who knows! Always tough aging very old deer.


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Old 01-15-2021, 05:25 PM   #13
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I'd say 3.5

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Old 01-17-2021, 12:17 AM   #14
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He’s not 3.5. I am confident in saying that. Now, whether he is a 4.5 or run down 5.5 yr old is debatable. But it doesn’t matter. A 4.5 or 5.5 yr old 105” 8pt needs to be shot if you are trying to manage your herd for larger genetics. Shoot without hesitation him is my recommendation.
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Old 01-20-2021, 12:45 PM   #15
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3-4. good eater there.
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Old 01-20-2021, 01:35 PM   #16
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First picture he looks mature the rest of the pictures you showed Are not good pictures to age him by . So I couldn’t tell you for sure just by that 1st picture
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Old 01-25-2021, 10:44 AM   #17
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3.5
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Old 02-04-2021, 06:45 PM   #18
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3.5
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Old 02-09-2021, 10:18 PM   #19
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looking at his head i would say that he is mature(5.5)
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Old 02-11-2021, 02:58 PM   #20
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I'm in the rutted down 4 yr old club.
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Old 02-17-2021, 11:16 AM   #21
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I think he's 3.5. Front heavy look and no sag anywhere.
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Old 02-20-2021, 05:59 PM   #22
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Old 02-20-2021, 06:41 PM   #23
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Head says mature
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Old 02-20-2021, 06:49 PM   #24
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I'm in the rutted down 4 yr old club.
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