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Can we get a consensus....."Mature Bucks"?

Old 01-13-2008, 11:25 PM
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Default Can we get a consensus....."Mature Bucks"?

At what age would you (the HNI Hunter) say that a buck gains "mature" status?

When you speak of a buck being "mature".....how old does he need to be before you give him this due?
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Old 01-13-2008, 11:30 PM
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I am going to say they start to become mature at 3 1/2 and in my area(high pressure)that is considered mature.


In an area where deer don't get educated nearly as fast as my area,4 1/2 to 5 1/2 might be considered mature.
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Old 01-13-2008, 11:32 PM
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I'll also go with 3.5
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Old 01-14-2008, 12:00 AM
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I voted 4.5 was mature.
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Old 01-14-2008, 12:34 AM
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Technically 5.5 years old is mature. Very few make it though in most places.

4.5 is mature enough for me to kill bow.

3.5 with rifle.

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Old 01-14-2008, 01:01 AM
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My latest Deer & Deer hunting mag stated 3.5 years and older. I will go with that.
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Old 01-14-2008, 01:59 AM
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Tony, they just state that so they can justify shooting the 3.5s when they have big racks so it doesnt discredit their QDM...

I voted 4.5 minimum
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Old 01-14-2008, 02:21 AM
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lol I will find out who wrote it and get back on this.
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Old 01-14-2008, 04:18 AM
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As I've stated on here before...... 3 1/2........They're like a 21 year old "man".
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Old 01-14-2008, 05:38 AM
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Even though biologically I would lean to the 4.5 end, where I hunt a 3.5 is about as mature as one can find.
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