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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-08-2008, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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How big is this buck???

What do you fellas think about this. I cant size or age deer so i leave it to the pros, whats your best guess. I know its a poor picture but hes a 4x4 with heavy mass all the way through


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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-08-2008, 09:14 PM
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kinds dark to really see.looks big though

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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-08-2008, 09:30 PM
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He's what I would call WOW. That's a BIG OLD deer. Its a summer pic so he's not got his rutting weight on but he is big anyway. Big ole sway back. Fat ole belly that drags on the ground almost. I'm guessing that deer is at least 5 and I would say he was 6 years old. The number of inches ??? no way to tell being in velvet but it would be enough for me.
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-08-2008, 09:33 PM
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I hope you don't mind....tried to brighten the image......
I no expert by anymeans but I am gonna say about 6.5yrs old......I'd also say he will be around the 140 - 145 mark when he gets done growin

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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-08-2008, 09:35 PM
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Pist.... ETD the half won't come in till this fall but i think you are right and good job with the pic.

oh yeah where is this deer???? exactly?
post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-08-2008, 11:13 PM
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no question that's an old buck, maybe the oldest one posted so far.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-08-2008, 11:24 PM
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I know nothing about aging a deer but I do know that he is one GREAT animal.
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-09-2008, 12:59 AM
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from what i have read on this site the only way to tell is by the teeth. where is it at? let me shoot him, and i will let you know.
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-09-2008, 06:58 AM
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A tooth is a way to get a positive age. By looking at different things on the live deer you can get a good idea how old it is. Its like looking and a 11year old, a 22 year old, a 30 year old, and a 50 year old human male. there are books out there to help you tell the difference and I'm sure there are magazine articles as well. The 1.5 buck looks like a doe with horns. little short face and slight all over. The 2.5 looks like a big doe and is a little front end heavy, with a longer face. the 3.5 looks like an athlete or a race horse, straight back thinner at the belly than the chest. the 4.5 gets the pot belly and the legs look short, the 5.5 has that sway back and big sagging belly and their face comes right out of their necks. the over the hill deer 7.5 and older just look gaunt. assuming all the deer are hard horned and before the rut.

How did I do guys and gals? did I get it about right?
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