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Old 11-07-2019, 07:41 PM   #1
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I had this deer at 3 due to his super small body. I had someone tell me they think hes 10. What do yall think?


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Old 11-07-2019, 07:44 PM   #2
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Closer to 3 than 10 IMO.
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Old 11-07-2019, 07:46 PM   #3
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Young...
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Old 11-07-2019, 07:47 PM   #4
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Video of him fighting

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Old 11-07-2019, 07:55 PM   #5
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Young and a good cull. Take him..............
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Old 11-07-2019, 07:55 PM   #6
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he looks old or sick to me
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Old 11-07-2019, 07:57 PM   #7
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Cull? Hes a 150 deer
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Old 11-07-2019, 07:58 PM   #8
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Cull? wish my 3 year old's looked like that!
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Old 11-07-2019, 08:02 PM   #9
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3 or 4 imo.
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Old 11-07-2019, 08:17 PM   #10
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he looks old or sick to me
I had him at 3 without a doubt but there is something different about him.
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Old 11-07-2019, 08:25 PM   #11
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Ancient.. With a bad left front knee.
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Old 11-07-2019, 08:29 PM   #12
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Ancient.. With a bad left front knee.
I would like to shoot him but if hes 3 it will be a major problem. Our trophy deer have to be 5+.
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Old 11-07-2019, 08:57 PM   #13
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Based on how bad he got his arse kicked, i'd say 3 y.o. That older buck took it to him. I'd say 3 yo face as well.
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:00 PM   #14
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Young 3-4
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:04 PM   #15
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If that deer showed up on my place with no history... I wouldn't have a clue how old to call him. Since he is your deer i really don't know. He looks 3 to me but the set of his legs says possible age. Has a dent in his forehead and that always means age. His chest is deeper than his waist. Man I dunno.
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:28 PM   #16
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Old deer 8 plus...
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:29 PM   #17
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If that deer showed up on my place with no history... I wouldn't have a clue how old to call him. Since he is your deer i really don't know. He looks 3 to me but the set of his legs says possible age. Has a dent in his forehead and that always means age. His chest is deeper than his waist. Man I dunno.
First year on the place, if hes ancient hes going to die of old age. Im not going to risk shooting him and bringing that deer to camp as a 3 year old.. Hope hes 3 and has 2 years to grow.
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:33 PM   #18
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:35 PM   #19
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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
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:38 PM   #20
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that blackbuck doe got out the way.. she knew what was coming
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:51 PM   #21
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I would call him 3-4
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:20 PM   #22
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His Hocks are sure black to be just 3 he looks like he has a injury on that left front shoulder
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:33 PM   #23
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Usually older deer have calluses on there knees I don’t see any.
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Old 11-08-2019, 02:38 PM   #24
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Where are you hunting that has 150 inch "3" year olds??
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Old 11-08-2019, 02:43 PM   #25
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Old 11-08-2019, 02:45 PM   #26
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Where are you hunting that has 150 inch "3" year olds??
excellent point mentioned here. There was a study a few years ago on aging deer. It was part of the South Texas Deer Project in the late 90's and early 2000's. one of the best "features" to judge age was score of the antlers.

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Old 11-08-2019, 02:50 PM   #27
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excellent point mentioned here. There was a study a few years ago on aging deer. It was part of the South Texas Deer Project in the late 90's and early 2000's. one of the best "features" to judge age was score of the antler.
Well I NEVER age a deer by his antlers. I've just seen a lot of guys on here (NOT pointing a finger at the OP) mention seeing a 150" 3 year old, or a 140" 2 year old...and I've NEVER seen that. Well at least not on low fence places. And I've covered a lot of ground. FTR, I think this deer is likely old. He's got something that's a little "off". Now if he's a pen deer or something, then all bets are off.
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Old 11-08-2019, 03:10 PM   #28
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that deer don't move like a young deer
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Old 11-08-2019, 03:42 PM   #29
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Very strange combination of young and old characteristics. No clue
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Old 11-08-2019, 04:08 PM   #30
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I don't see an old deer, but I don't think he's a 3yo. I'd buy a 4yo w/ that headgear, body type combo.
Nothing about that venado looks post mature to me.
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Old 11-08-2019, 04:18 PM   #31
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No clue on age, but what a cool video, he sure got his butt kicked.
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Old 11-08-2019, 04:22 PM   #32
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I dunno. His legs are wonky, though.
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Old 11-08-2019, 04:22 PM   #33
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If you shoot him let us know how old he really is please sir
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Old 11-08-2019, 05:00 PM   #34
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Old and sick. Sick or malnourished due to no teeth.
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Old 11-08-2019, 05:12 PM   #35
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Got his azz whooped by a 3 year old, that deer is 100% old.
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Old 11-09-2019, 09:42 AM   #36
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Well I NEVER age a deer by his antlers. I've just seen a lot of guys on here (NOT pointing a finger at the OP) mention seeing a 150" 3 year old, or a 140" 2 year old...and I've NEVER seen that. Well at least not on low fence places. And I've covered a lot of ground. FTR, I think this deer is likely old. He's got something that's a little "off". Now if he's a pen deer or something, then all bets are off.

We have a super exotic place near us. Its possible he or his mom came from there.
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Old 11-09-2019, 09:46 AM   #37
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Hope to have some better Trail cam pics of him to post later. As of now, he’s on the no kill list.
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:32 AM   #38
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We have a super exotic place near us. Its possible he or his mom came from there.
That would make sense. What area are yall in?
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:44 AM   #39
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White patch on shoulder? old wound? If that is low fence and not South Texas, you better pull the trigger. Someone else will. No way 3 unless he got out of high fence
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Old 11-09-2019, 11:27 AM   #40
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Got his azz whooped by a 3 year old, that deer is 100% old.


See I would say that other deer is older than 3.


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Old 11-09-2019, 12:03 PM   #41
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he looks old or sick to me
I have to agree but the whole deal is weird. I wouldn't think a buck that was 9-10 would be starting many fights. He looks sick to me.
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Old 11-09-2019, 12:31 PM   #42
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He was at least 4. Weighed 165lbs
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Old 11-09-2019, 12:33 PM   #43
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Old 11-09-2019, 12:40 PM   #44
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CULL??? Let him walk for at least another year.
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Old 11-09-2019, 12:51 PM   #45
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If you can't see the difference between the old deer that won the fight and this 4 year old you are doomed to shooting immature deer. Why don't you go ahead and shoot him and I'll take your spot on the lease. 4 YEAR OLD MAX
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Old 11-09-2019, 12:57 PM   #46
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Looks young in the face but his chest is filled out, I’m thinking 4yo at least.
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Old 11-09-2019, 01:17 PM   #47
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back is still straight, belly not sagging, head small brisket not really filled out,,, young deer, maybe 4.5 but not 10 ,
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Old 11-09-2019, 01:32 PM   #48
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If you can't see the difference between the old deer that won the fight and this 4 year old you are doomed to shooting immature deer. Why don't you go ahead and shoot him and I'll take your spot on the lease. 4 YEAR OLD MAX

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 150 of antler he doesnt look like the other 3 or 4 year old deer out here.

May just be an odd ball deer but Im not taking a chance on shooting him.
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Old 11-09-2019, 01:39 PM   #49
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Not a Dam clue. Good luck on what ever you decide.

He looks funny. Check his feet and ears. Both will show old age when dealing with a post mature Deer.

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Old 11-09-2019, 01:54 PM   #50
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I’ll be honest I don’t think you will know until he is on the ground. Sometimes it’s ok to not know the answer. After all no one knows what that buck has been through this year and during previous years. On the lease you are on it doesn’t seem worth shooting this deer IMO.
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