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Old 09-25-2009, 07:20 AM
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Yeah if you compare the two deer, he is definitely older. It's funny that when looking at deer that aren't from your area we make assumptions and at times an older deer may have similar characteristics of a younger deer. You can't single out one or two characteristic (shoulder, swayed back) and make a decision. This is one of those deer that just plain looks old to me. I would be willing to bet that he's 6+. It would definitely be a good one for the experts!
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:12 AM
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Couldnt agree more my friend...cooldnt agree more.
Originally Posted by texas8point
3.5 - 4.5 and old enough to make the opening morning dirt nap !
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Old 09-25-2009, 06:04 PM
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I too think he is an older deer. Too me it appears he has good sag to the gut, good muscling in the hind quarters and pretty blocky. The antler bases are quite large, he looks grey. I think he is at least 4.5yrs. old. I would definitely be proud to harvest a buck like that.
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Old 09-25-2009, 06:36 PM
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old deer - rack going down.
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Old 09-25-2009, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by mtfreezer
Looks fairly young to me. No sag in the back or belly. Doesn't looked clompletely filled out in the shoulders yet. I'd say 3.5
Couldnt have said it better
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Old 09-25-2009, 07:12 PM
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Pretty big deer to me!!.....Looks about 4.5 to me tho!
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Old 09-26-2009, 04:25 AM
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3 1/2 to 4 1/2
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Old 09-26-2009, 04:50 AM
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if that deer is 3 1/2 the deer next to him doesnt exist because hes 0 years old.
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Old 09-26-2009, 06:10 AM
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Originally Posted by appleater25
Looks kind of old though the boneage isn't necessarily showing it...3 1/2...4 1/2???

Located in South Central Wisconsin....

In my neck of the woods, the small deer (based on antler size only) is most likely 2.5 although we have harvested some 1.5 that look like that. The larger deer is on the down swing of antler development IMO. Proabably 6.5. Notice in the second picture the PRONOUNCED 90 degree angle in the brisket area. That is a sign of a very mature deer.
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Old 09-26-2009, 08:25 AM
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I'd say 3/5 or 4.5...
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