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Old 07-05-2019, 10:06 PM   #1
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Old 07-05-2019, 11:05 PM   #2
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Hard to age this time of year but he is older then what he looks I guarantee that . With that being said Iím going to guess 4


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Old 07-06-2019, 12:01 AM   #3
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Old 07-06-2019, 01:14 AM   #4
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Old. I say 5-6+
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Old 07-06-2019, 01:31 AM   #5
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Old. I say 5-6+


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Old 07-06-2019, 06:42 AM   #6
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5 at least
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Old 07-06-2019, 06:45 AM   #7
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5+, prolly 6
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Old 07-06-2019, 08:16 AM   #8
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Agree with being a tough time to age....but the deep brisket has me leaning 5+
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Old 07-06-2019, 08:30 AM   #9
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Considering his legs still seem long and his body and hams are not completely filled out I would say not older than 4.5
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Old 07-06-2019, 08:54 AM   #10
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Old 07-06-2019, 09:16 AM   #11
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Man shows how little i know... i was thinking 3... for really no good reason though


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Old 07-06-2019, 09:25 AM   #12
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Old 07-06-2019, 09:46 AM   #13
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5 minimum.
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Old 07-06-2019, 10:05 AM   #14
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nice deer! was thinking 4-5
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Old 07-06-2019, 10:05 AM   #15
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Unless you have history there is no way to know, but his brisket says 4/5 plus.
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Old 07-06-2019, 10:24 AM   #16
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Flat back and no drooping belly, yet. But ain't far from a full belly. Still could gain a little mass on the shoulders. Hind quarters are filling out nicely but still could gain a minimum. Belly and back tell most of the story here.


I'd like to see what he looks like in another year or two. Bet he blooms out that headgear really nice. And hope your neighbors leave him and your place alone.
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Old 07-06-2019, 11:12 AM   #17
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Agree with being a tough time to age....but the deep brisket has me leaning 5+
And a prominent nose too
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Old 07-06-2019, 11:26 AM   #18
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Unless you have history there is no way to know, but his brisket says 4/5 plus.
Exactly! Do you have any history on the deer? You don't find bucks with split brow tines often and I would hate to shoot and immature deer because you heard he was mature but really didn't know for sure.
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Old 07-06-2019, 11:32 AM   #19
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Exactly! Do you have any history on the deer? You don't find bucks with split brow tines often and I would hate to shoot and immature deer because you heard he was mature but really didn't know for sure.


0 history. I bought the place a month ago


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Old 07-06-2019, 11:37 AM   #20
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It will be hard for me to pass him with a bow in my hands regardless honestly. I think he is so cool looking


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Old 07-06-2019, 11:39 AM   #21
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Although... in my experience i wonít have to worry about that... he is here now which means he will likely be nowhere near come season.


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Old 07-06-2019, 01:13 PM   #22
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3-4 yr old. Look at the belly, does not look like a mature buck. Nice rack though.
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Old 07-06-2019, 01:57 PM   #23
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Flat back, no sway. No real gut. Legs look long and spindly, no big calluses on front knees. Brisket throws me though, makes me think older. I'll guess 4-5 years old.

What part of the world is this?
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Old 07-06-2019, 02:04 PM   #24
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Exactly! Do you have any history on the deer? You don't find bucks with split brow tines often and I would hate to shoot and immature deer because you heard he was mature but really didn't know for sure.
Personally Iíd go with this ^^ pass him without any history. I feel pretty confident that he is mature.
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Old 07-06-2019, 02:16 PM   #25
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3-4 yr old. Look at the belly, does not look like a mature buck. Nice rack though.



IMO, during the summer months.... bellies can vary. I rarely look at bellies even in the winter.
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Old 07-06-2019, 03:06 PM   #26
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He’s older than the buck he’s standing next to for sure and that deer looks in the 3-4 range.
I’m thinking 5
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Old 07-06-2019, 04:00 PM   #27
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Mature!
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Old 07-06-2019, 04:23 PM   #28
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Hereís my next question. Bucks like this traditionally donít stay around the same areas in the fall as they stay in summer do they?


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Old 07-06-2019, 04:26 PM   #29
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Really just bucks in general.. not sure why i said bucks like this


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Old 07-06-2019, 04:29 PM   #30
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Hereís my next question. Bucks like this traditionally donít stay around the same areas in the fall as they stay in summer do they?


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Where he's at now is his summer range, this area is considered his core area. He lives here primarily, only leaving to breed unless he feels pressure. Once breeding season is over he returns to his core.
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Old 07-06-2019, 04:38 PM   #31
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Where he's at now is his summer range, this area is considered his core area. He lives here primarily, only leaving to breed unless he feels pressure. Once breeding season is over he returns to his core.


So typically their summer range and fall range are the same?


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Old 07-06-2019, 04:42 PM   #32
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So typically their summer range and fall range are the same?


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No, not necessarily. Once that first doe gets hot he will wander and expand his range tremendously looking for mates, but once that last doe is breed he will return home ( his summer range ).

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Old 07-06-2019, 04:53 PM   #33
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Makes sense.


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Old 07-06-2019, 06:13 PM   #34
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Thank you all for the input, it was enough to make me want to shoot him lol


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Old 07-06-2019, 06:14 PM   #35
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His neck connects about in the middle of his shoulder that makes him 3-4. Should be 4.5 this hunting season.

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Old 07-06-2019, 08:33 PM   #36
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What part of the state?

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Old 07-06-2019, 08:43 PM   #37
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Central tx, less than an hour east of round rock


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Old 07-07-2019, 09:00 AM   #38
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Flat back, no sway. No real gut. Legs look long and spindly, no big calluses on front knees. Brisket throws me though, makes me think older. I'll guess 4-5 years old.

What part of the world is this?
This is exactly what I was thinking as well.
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Old 07-07-2019, 09:12 AM   #39
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I will say 5 plus ,just a guess like everyone else. I hope that he sticks around for you.

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Old 07-07-2019, 04:38 PM   #40
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