Age structure

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Mark K

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Have had both in my sights multiple times. That young 9 is more impressive in person. Got the other one staked out for someone else. He’s 5.5 and has had the same rack for the last two years. We hoped he would even out, no suck luck.
 
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Mark K

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I wish I had a dollar for every 3 1/2 yr old I never saw again. I had 2 I couldn't wait to see this year. Not a single picture of either. It's amazing how they become ghosts for a couple of years, only to reappear as cows later on. lol
I had two I REALLY wanted to see this year and they were no shows. I know they survived last season but after they shed, they disappeared. One was a 3 beamed buck and the other was a tall 8pt.
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Mark K

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I actually missed him with my bow. Shot the 20yd pin when he was at 30. He ran a bit and turned around and came back to within 40yds. Glad I missed actually. My son ended up shooting a 140” deer about 45 minutes later and if I had connected he’d have been helping me instead of in the stand. Had him in the crosshairs 4 other times after that, but wouldn’t pull the trigger. Was really, really wanting to see him this year. If he’s made it, maybe he’ll return next year. I’d at least like to get a pic of him.
 

buckpasser

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My buddy only shoots 5 yo or better and expects his guests to do the same. He always says ya don't age a deer by his rack But it's hard when the walk out on ya
That’s a tall order for guests who may not really know how to judge age and have never seen any of the deer there prior to their sit. Also, I’ve seen quite a few that were just as fine on their fourth rack as they would ever be.
 
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