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Old 12-05-2017, 05:32 PM
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Default You guys think this deer is old?

Just got pictures of this guy last week. I've never had pictures of him before, but he looks like a cool 8. Also, I had a huge cedar tree that was rubbed a month ago, and I'm thinking it was this guy. The biggest buck I had on this property two years ago was the only buck that rubbed the cedar trees, and I shot him. No rubs on the cedar trees last year, but they appeared again this year. He looks like he has some tree debris on his bases. But how old do you think this deer is. His body doesn't look huge, but I think at least 3 1/2
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:54 PM
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2 1/2?
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:55 PM
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I don't believe it's an old buck
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:55 PM
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Id say 3.5 at the oldest
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Old 12-05-2017, 06:40 PM
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2.5 , look at body not antlers. He has good potential .
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:41 PM
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I’m seeing 2.5 also.
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Old 12-06-2017, 12:16 AM
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I'm going to say 3.5. The only reason I say that is

1.) He has probably lost weight from the rut therefore he looks a lot skinnier.
2.) In my neck of the woods it is very rare to see a 2.5 year old with those gnarly bases that he is developing ( and I live in a very good area of Georgia as far as quality bucks)
3.) Again as with #2 he has a bit more mass than an average 2.5 year old buck. Tine length and spread can develop quite young, but mass (although not huge on this buck) comes with age.

So just from MY experiences watching, passing, and targeting specific bucks for quite awhile I say 3.5.

BUT again he very well could be 2.5, either way he has not reached maturity yet.
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Thank you for the input guys. This big boy is gonna get the pass this year
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:49 AM
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I'd say 2 year old
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:57 AM
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i'm going to say 3.5. The only reason i say that is

1.) he has probably lost weight from the rut therefore he looks a lot skinnier.
2.) in my neck of the woods it is very rare to see a 2.5 year old with those gnarly bases that he is developing ( and i live in a very good area of georgia as far as quality bucks)
3.) again as with #2 he has a bit more mass than an average 2.5 year old buck. Tine length and spread can develop quite young, but mass (although not huge on this buck) comes with age.

So just from my experiences watching, passing, and targeting specific bucks for quite awhile i say 3.5.

But again he very well could be 2.5, either way he has not reached maturity yet.

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Old 12-06-2017, 08:27 AM
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Na not old!
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:54 PM
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He is 2 or 2.5. Cool rack on a young buck
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:13 PM
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Doesn't look old
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:50 AM
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I agree, he looks to be 3.5. Hes also favoring that back left leg. Hopefully it doesn’t affect his antler growth next year, it doesn’t look too bad but the last three pics he has it lifted.
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:34 AM
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I have always thought I was a pretty decent judge of deer on the hoof. However, I have also learned that it can be almost impossible to tell the difference between a 2.5 and 3.5 year old on the hoof. Some deer have different body types, and depending on the time of year, you can call a deer 2.5 all day long when he's actually 3.5.

On our farm we have killed two bucks particularly that also represent how difficult it can be aging bucks on the hoof. We killed a 240lbs 18'' 9pt a few years ago that turned out to be a super buck at 3.5. Several years later we also killed an 18'' 10pt that weighed 140lbs and turned out to be 6.5+ after seeing the jawbone. These two bucks simply had very different body types. The 6.5 year old even had a "long-legged" look and was a very short deer, along with being badly rutted down. Most people whould've called him 3.5 no doubt.
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His body shows no sign of maturity. No blocky head or big neck. But he is neither young, because young deer rarely have trash showing in the younger years. My guess is poor genetic 4.5. He will never be anything. He is not healthy enough to put on much next year, and his genetics are restricting his potential. Let a kid blast him. Keep in mind that 90% of those who estimate deer age have no real knowledge of what they are estimating. It takes watching multiple same KNOWN deer for years to realize that they are older than thought.
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Old 12-11-2017, 02:28 PM
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I think he is 3.5 yo and 3.5 legged.
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Old 12-11-2017, 06:02 PM
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2.5 and needs food. Look at his shoulder blades. Put some weight on him and watch what happens next year
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