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What does an old deer look like?

Old 08-18-2007, 05:49 AM
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I see people saying some huge racked deer are only 2.5 or 3 years old based on there body, how can you tell how old a deer is?
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Old 08-18-2007, 06:47 AM
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When I am looking to see if an animal is MATURE or not I look for a thick full neck, long husky body, drooping belly, and then the size and mass of the antlers. I find it hard to determine an accurate age just by looking at their rack.
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Old 08-18-2007, 07:25 AM
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An old Deer is one that has been married and divorced at least three times. He Has at least 15 kids running around with half the his genetics, has a limp in the right front leg from a broadhead stuck in his shoulder, has two or three graze marks on his back,his nose is ROMAN from all the fighting, his ears are torn or even possibly missing, He only moves at night because it takes him all damn day just to get his bones moving, He no longer chase woman because he finally realized how much crap it put him through, I mean, look at him now. The only thing that really worries him now is a BELOIT sneaking up on him...
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Old 08-18-2007, 07:55 AM
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Old 08-18-2007, 07:57 AM
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I agree with the thick neck, and sagging belly or sway back. I also look for gray at the top of the head and fat pockets in the chin area.
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Old 08-18-2007, 07:59 AM
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I look for the white circles around the eyes. If they almost cover the face or are gray, he is an old timer.
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