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Old 10-02-2009, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by fingerz42 View Post
LOL, how could the first one be 3.5 when he has 4 years of photos?

The first one I'd say is 5.5 To me, the photo from 06 looks like the body of a 2.5 deer.. typical 1.5 body size for a buck is smaller than the first photo.. atleast in my experience..

The second one I'd say is 4.5.. Again, just a guess by the look of his size and how he progressed..

On the first one, its nice to see how much they increase in antler size.. If people would have shot him in 06, look at the potential that would have been lost..

I agree on all accounts.
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:57 PM
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I would also guess 5.5 for both at least. Maybe a year older.
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Old 10-02-2009, 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Rob/PA Bowyer View Post
I think they are both 5.5 year olds but once a buck gets to be 4.5, he's very difficult to tell.

I agree....to me it looks like the first pics of each would just about have to be a 2 year old deer based on body/antler size.
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Old 10-03-2009, 01:12 AM
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Here's a twist to add..these 2 bucks have been running together consistently since AT LEAST 2007. Through trail camera pics it's clear that the tall racked 7pt is dominant, and has been the entire time (note the ripped ear of the 9pt in '08-'09). The area is extremely overpopulated causing the dominant buck to experience breeding related stress (he dropped his antlers in late december, several weers prior then the previous year). That's why antler wise he peaked at 4.5 as a 110-115" 7pt. This year I believe both bucks are 5.5. The clear and unchallenged dominance of the 7pt since '07 (at that time 8pt) tells me they were likely the same age. I've attached a few more photos...
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Old 10-03-2009, 05:19 AM
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Buck #1 I'm saying is 5.5
Buck #2 I'm saying is 6.5

LOTS of mass on Buck #2 in the first pic, more than he would have at 2.5, just my opinion of course.
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Old 10-03-2009, 05:56 AM
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both = 5.5 years
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:48 AM
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Pretty cool pics!
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Old 10-03-2009, 08:01 AM
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Buck 1: 5.5
Buck 2: 4.5
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Old 10-04-2009, 05:20 PM
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I'd even go 6.5 for the first one. That deer is very big and very "filled out" for a 2.5 year old in the first pic. I'd say 5.5 for #2.
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Old 10-04-2009, 05:53 PM
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5.5 for both maybe 6.5 for the second. ITs great that you have pictures of them for that long of a period
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