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Age this buck

Discussion in 'Bucks and Does' started by gf319804, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. gf319804

    gf319804 The Ohio Outdoors

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    Got this picture the other day on my BuckEye Cam. My huntin' buddy and I seem to think this buck is 2 years old, due to his slender body and neck. What do you guys think? He outta be a dandy in anther year or so...

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  2. The picture quality isn't really good enough to tell, but it's possible. I would guess 3.5 myself. I've had a lot of 3.5 year old bucks come in for shoulder mounts that look just like that. In fact, most of them do.
     

  3. I was going to say 2-5-3.5 but would lean toward 3.5 now.:D I have to think someone who is handling as many antlers as a taxidermist would know better than I would.;)
     
  4. gf319804

    gf319804 The Ohio Outdoors

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    I was alos looking at the mass of the antlers. The deer on this farm have pretty good genetics, and it just doesn't have the mass of some of the 3 year olds we see.

    Just curious what everyone else thought.
     
  5. Kdog

    Kdog 1850 Reata

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    In my opinion this is a 2 year old,,,,,seen alot of deer this size body wise and rack size.The 3 year olds and older hold there circumfrance base measurements pretty much throughout there rack.

    I had a real nice 3 to 4 year old 10 pt come in while i was hunting in Minnesota last week and the 3-4 year olds are just bigger all around.

    Next year he will be a dandy!

    Hope those stands are comfortable,
    Kdog
     
  6. My guess would also be 2.5.
     
  7. gf319804

    gf319804 The Ohio Outdoors

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    Got a few more pictures of him last night, and much better pictures at that. Now what do you guys think?

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  8. id guess 3.5. too much height for a 2.5 IMO
    if he 2.5 hes gonna be a brute when hes older
     
  9. fisherman33

    fisherman33 KatfishKoch33

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    I would say 3.5. He will be HUGE next year.
     
  10. 3.5- his neck is typical 3.5 but his rack mass seems a touch thin...
    nice crab claw!
     
  11. I'm saying 3.5 now that I've seen those pics. Good luck getting him.
     
  12. gf319804

    gf319804 The Ohio Outdoors

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    After getting the pictures today, and looking at them, I also am leaning towards 3.5. His body is bigger than what I thought it was. I just wish he had a little more mass. Maybe next year...