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Old 09-01-2012, 11:45 AM
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Thought this deer looked really mature but can't really tell..Everyones opinions would be appreciated

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Old 09-02-2012, 05:04 AM
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Id guess 3.5 years in the first pic, maybe 4.5 since his belly is sagging
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:52 AM
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No less than 3.5 for sure. I would say more like 4.5.
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:02 AM
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3.5 to 4.5 years old nice deer thanks for posting
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:56 AM
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3.5 not any older
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:23 PM
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i definitely would NOT say he is 4.5. He does look older from the side but seems like he just has a lot of muscle. Head on you can tell he is not an old buck. I would guess 3.5
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:04 PM
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A buck is considered to hit maximum maturity (antler size) at 5.5-6.5 years old. He definitely looks older than his antlers would suggest, but I would guess him to be 3.5, maybe 4.5.
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:44 AM
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Interesting... I think the issue is that the muscle tone tells one story and the rack and neck girth tell another. Hard to say... almost certainly 3.5 years or older though.
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:13 AM
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I would say 3.5..possibly 4.5
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:13 AM
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I would guess him at 3.5
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