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Old 09-20-2009, 06:31 PM
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Looks kind of old though the boneage isn't necessarily showing it...3 1/2...4 1/2???

Located in South Central Wisconsin....
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:35 PM
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looks to be about 6 or 7 years old maybe even older
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Old 09-20-2009, 11:39 PM
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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
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Old 09-20-2009, 11:46 PM
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im gonna say 3.5 to 4, def more room to grow in the neck and chest areas
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Old 09-21-2009, 03:19 AM
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You know the deer better in your area than anyone else could. The buck you want to know the age of is one year older than the buck he's traveling with....which to me looks like a 1 1/2 years old. They're both extremly healthy, but not old, I'm betting you hunt farm lands..
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Old 09-21-2009, 03:32 AM
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who cares how old he is,if the rack is big enough then kill him. sometimes ageing a deer is a joke anyway. you've been watching to much tv.
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Old 09-21-2009, 05:04 AM
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Yeah i'd say around 4yrs. But hes gone some nice bones on his head. I'd shoot him
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Old 09-21-2009, 05:09 AM
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older deer revert back to younger ( 3 1/2) looking deer.
Look at the deer next to him hes about 3 1/2 - 4 1/2 notice the face on him knda of short look at the other his face has thinned back out like an old man, look at the brisket, look at the hinds, not as rounded or plump any more, the color , hes lighter than the younger healthier buck, look at the wrinkles. But the number one deal breaker is the forhead skull plate, its sunken or concave, this is seen in only real old bucks.
In my opinion this is an old buck.
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by srwshooter View Post
who cares how old he is,if the rack is big enough then kill him. sometimes ageing a deer is a joke anyway. you've been watching to much tv.
Well, genius...if he's 3 1/2 I don't like the rack, I won't shoot him. If he's a lot older then he's on the way down and it would be a great old buck to be able to harvest no matter the rack size.

Thanks a lot for your consulting though, you're really helpful.
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by elkoholic501 View Post
You know the deer better in your area than anyone else could. The buck you want to know the age of is one year older than the buck he's traveling with....which to me looks like a 1 1/2 years old. They're both extremly healthy, but not old, I'm betting you hunt farm lands..
Farm lands is correct!
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