Whitetail Deer Hunting Gain a better understanding of the World's most popular big game animal and the techniques that will help you become a better deer hunter.

Any idea on age here?

Old 02-06-2015, 12:21 PM
  #1  
Spike
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 65
Default Any idea on age here?

I saw this guy with my binoculars right after deer season ended and wanted to get a better view of him. There were not any decent trees around for a camera so I improvised and made a portable trail camera stand out of a sawhorse and dumped 100 pounds of corn and some apples in front of it.

He doesnt appear to be that old. His neck doesnt look all that big and neither does his body. He just doent look very filled out. This is SC so its not like hes been struggling through a harsh winter. If I plant a nice food plot in this spot during the spring and my farmer comes in and plants 60 acres of peanuts can he be even bigger come deer season?




Last edited by X_Rayted35; 02-06-2015 at 12:23 PM.
X_Rayted35 is offline  
Old 02-06-2015, 12:25 PM
  #2  
Giant Nontypical
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Allegan, MI
Posts: 8,019
Default

There is no reason he shouldn't unless he gets killed before next season.
Topgun 3006 is offline  
Old 02-06-2015, 01:17 PM
  #3  
Spike
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 65
Default

damn found another one. The coming out the woodowrk since deer season ended. Probably older since neck looks beefier. Nice and wide need to thicken up that rack a little.


X_Rayted35 is offline  
Old 02-06-2015, 01:44 PM
  #4  
Spike
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 65
Default

still the same spot...
he looks pretty young as well

X_Rayted35 is offline  
Old 02-06-2015, 03:32 PM
  #5  
Nontypical Buck
 
Rob in VT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Central VT/Big Horn WY
Posts: 1,378
Default

First one I would say 2.5 to 3.5 year old. The second deer is a better buck and probably a year older than the first one.
Rob in VT is offline  
Old 02-06-2015, 04:14 PM
  #6  
Spike
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 65
Default

looks like Buck #4 showed up although I could be wrong.




sorry about all the pics im just posting them as I find them. 12 gigs is a lot lol. This little guy I found interesting. The other half of his rack is on my picnic table and it's also 4pts. He has to be only 1.5 and already an 8? need to beef him up and see what he looks like in 4 years.


Last edited by X_Rayted35; 02-06-2015 at 04:35 PM.
X_Rayted35 is offline  
Old 02-07-2015, 08:06 AM
  #7  
Giant Nontypical
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Allegan, MI
Posts: 8,019
Default

You have a couple of bucks there with some nice beefy bodies and decent racks that should be shooters next year IF you see them during the season.
Topgun 3006 is offline  
Old 02-07-2015, 12:49 PM
  #8  
Fork Horn
 
VTBoneCollector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Vermont
Posts: 483
Default

I think #4 is the same as #1. But they all look like they'll be nice deer next season
VTBoneCollector is offline  
Old 02-07-2015, 12:52 PM
  #9  
Fork Horn
 
VTBoneCollector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Vermont
Posts: 483
Default

The brow tines look exactly the same and in both pics the buck has 5 points on his left and 4 on the right. Just my opinion.
VTBoneCollector is offline  
Old 02-07-2015, 01:02 PM
  #10  
Spike
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 65
Default

Originally Posted by VTBoneCollector View Post
I think #4 is the same as #1. But they all look like they'll be nice deer next season
thats what I was thinking. He just seemed a little thicker. I also have a guy only rocking half a rack that looks pretty decent as well.
X_Rayted35 is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.