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Old 11-09-2019, 02:13 PM   #51
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Some people have never seen a 10+ year old deer before apparently. They start to waste away and look “young” again. Those front legs and walk tell the story. A lot of tarsal staining as well. If you’re fortunate enough to see him again, watch him closely as he attempts to eat corn and you’ll see a bunch falling from his mouth from the lack of functioning teeth remaining.

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Old 11-09-2019, 02:29 PM   #52
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It's interesting reading all the replies...lots of guesses, I don't knows, and absolutes.
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Old 11-09-2019, 02:51 PM   #53
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All of you guys saying ancient have got to be kidding. An old deer has loose saggy skin in the brisket area, loose skin under their chin. And their ears get huge and saggy not perky. No one or no deer can hide from gravity.... just go ask your wife


This and if he was that old he would have calloused knees. No saggy skin no brisket wiggle. Looks 4 to me but I could be dead wrong.


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Old 11-09-2019, 03:03 PM   #54
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Age him on the grill
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Old 11-09-2019, 04:00 PM   #55
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Lol, not a chance man. There is something different with this deer. I had 18 bucks of different age groups in front of me at the same time last week. There is something up with this deer. Other than 150Ē of antler he doesnít look like the other 3 or 4 year old deer out here.

May just be an odd ball deer but Iím not taking a chance on shooting him.
So all of your three and four-year-olds are this big?
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Old 11-09-2019, 06:30 PM   #56
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I vote 4yo with an injury.
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Old 11-09-2019, 09:23 PM   #57
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I think he is past his prime. Its like his hide doesn't fit his body. His neck at the brisket, blends in to the body, but yet his neck is drawn at the base, his pedicles are large. He looks like an old man would look. To me all those things are indicative of a past prime buck.

I will say this, I have seen bucks that were pen raised(Protein fed), then turned into the wild and that is what they look like. Basically starving, trying to adapt to natural browse or food. Since you made the comment about the Exotic place.

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Old 11-09-2019, 09:26 PM   #58
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Looks older than dirt to me
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Old 11-09-2019, 09:38 PM   #59
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Looks old to me.
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:01 PM   #60
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Old buck
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Old 11-10-2019, 02:39 PM   #61
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150 inches of horn???lol
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Old 11-11-2019, 01:55 PM   #62
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150 inches of horn???lol


Absolutely, light was bad for the video. You canít see his antlers vey well. This is a pic of him in July .


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Old 11-11-2019, 02:17 PM   #63
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old deer.
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Old 11-12-2019, 05:27 AM   #64
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Definitely 7+



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Old 11-12-2019, 05:52 AM   #65
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That would make sense. What area are yíall in?
A little South of San Angelo.
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Old 11-12-2019, 06:25 AM   #66
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Unless your pumping the feedlot full everyday I say that deer is 5-7 years old. Beautiful deer nonetheless
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Old 11-12-2019, 09:25 PM   #67
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Looks 3.5 to me
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Old 11-12-2019, 09:31 PM   #68
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I'm not very good at aging but He looks young to me from the shape of his head. JMO
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Old 11-12-2019, 11:19 PM   #69
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I'm going with the older than dirt crowd. We had a deer on our place about 5 years ago that looked very similar. Small skinny didn't move that well. Was a 145" 12pt. There was big debate on age among the group. Half said he will be 160" deer in a year or 2 the others said ancient. We finally got some pics and history from the previous lease holders. Ancient he was and made a very nice mount for one of our hunters.

Have you talked to previous lease holders? That might help resolve the debate.
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Old 11-13-2019, 10:26 PM   #70
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I'm going with the older than dirt crowd. We had a deer on our place about 5 years ago that looked very similar. Small skinny didn't move that well. Was a 145" 12pt. There was big debate on age among the group. Half said he will be 160" deer in a year or 2 the others said ancient. We finally got some pics and history from the previous lease holders. Ancient he was and made a very nice mount for one of our hunters.

Have you talked to previous lease holders? That might help resolve the debate.
I have posted 3 or 4 threads over the years with a deer that did exactly the same thing. Half the forum called them 3 or 4 year olds when they were known 9 plus. I would have never guessed them right either without years of history. Always fun to do but now everyone is onto me.
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Old 11-14-2019, 10:32 PM   #71
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Young and a good cull. Take him..............
CULL? I wish I had culls that looked like that
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Old 11-21-2019, 09:21 AM   #72
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I got a lot more video of him last weekend. I watched him for about a half hour. I think he is an exceptional young deer. Very excited to see what he can do in the next year or two.
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Old 11-21-2019, 09:23 AM   #73
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Old 11-21-2019, 09:27 AM   #74
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Old 11-21-2019, 10:22 AM   #75
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We hunt in Schleicher County. Over the years we just have some deer that don't put on weight and their body looks just like this one from year to year and never really changes... they look 3 every year. They are impossible to get much of an age range on unless we have history.

I really doubt this deer is 3 years old.

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Old 11-21-2019, 10:24 AM   #76
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All of you guys saying ancient have got to be kidding. An old deer has loose saggy skin in the brisket area, loose skin under their chin. And their ears get huge and saggy not perky. No one or no deer can hide from gravity.... just go ask your wife
I am assuming this was tongue and cheek, but if not then this deer is a young?

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Old 11-21-2019, 11:47 AM   #77
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I don't blame you on holding off just in case, but I think he is an old deer. He has lost a lot of body structure and muscle mass, which is why he just got his rear handed to him by a 4-5yr old buck that was physically in his prime
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Old 11-21-2019, 12:22 PM   #78
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Youngster.
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Old 11-21-2019, 11:02 PM   #79
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I am assuming this was tongue and cheek, but if not then this deer is a young?

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Don't be coming at me with one pic asking age... I invented that trick
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Old 11-21-2019, 11:04 PM   #80
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I am assuming this was tongue and cheek, but if not then this deer is a young?

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Old 11-22-2019, 03:05 PM   #81
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Wonder if he got sick from that high shoulder shot and lost some weight
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Old 11-22-2019, 03:42 PM   #82
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I’m with the old crowd. What did his summer pictures look like? Was he just as skinny?
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Old 11-22-2019, 04:04 PM   #83
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Iím with the old crowd. What did his summer pictures look like? Was he just as skinny?
Yes he was just a skinny this summer.
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