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09-04-2010 03:23 PM
ronn
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Originally Posted by extremehunter007 View Post
2 big things i look for, before tagging, is looking for the Roman nose, and how the hair around the face is. it isnt a guaranteed way to find out, but it gives you an idea.
i look at the neck both ends of it. if there really isn't an end on either end meaning the neck just becomes brisket and the other end just become head. i look at the waddley brisket thing in early season pics. the back is it straight or sagging, and the belly is it narrower than the chest the same size or pot bellied. are the legs long or do they look short. then the head is it a blocky head or kinda long like a doe?.

with does i look at over all size if there is something to compare to. and how ugly is its face. if it has that cutesy bambi face its probably a young doe the cuter the younger and the other way is the older the uglier.


so a buck with a neck that really isn't clearly defined, a sagging back, a pot belly, short looking legs, a blocky head, the jaw line is more neck than jaw. its 4+ years old.

if it looks like a race horse, longer legged, kinda a longish head, the belly is straight back form the chest or slightly narrower, the back is straight. its 3ish.

if it looks like a big doe with horns its 2ish

thats what i go by. never mentioned antlers untill describing a 2 year old
09-04-2010 10:22 AM
wmi I would guess 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 , 120-125 class. The smaller is only 110-115 class. Front shoulders are still lacking on both so would more lean towards 3 1/2.
09-04-2010 10:00 AM
Hunting Man Both are nice bucks! Looks like they are getting good nutrition. Age, most here are pretty good at guessing so I'll follow and agree with the 4 ish.
09-04-2010 09:19 AM
BruceBruce1959 here's a former thread on Aging Whitetail Deer
09-04-2010 08:55 AM
extremehunter007 2 big things i look for, before tagging, is looking for the Roman nose, and how the hair around the face is. it isnt a guaranteed way to find out, but it gives you an idea.
09-03-2010 06:55 PM
ronn
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Originally Posted by extremehunter007 View Post
depending on where your from, food supplies, etc. are gonna make a huge impact on antler growth and body size. you cant decide age by antler size. its like trying to define the age of a car by its tires. (ya'll know what i mean). what you will have to do when you shoot it, if you get a chance, is look at the molars of the lower jaw bone. that will be able to tell you about how old it is. beautiful deer tho. good luck! and welcome to the site!
you are right antler growth isn't a good sign to use to age on the hoof. but there are other things to look at that can give you a pretty good idea.
09-03-2010 06:41 PM
extremehunter007 depending on where your from, food supplies, etc. are gonna make a huge impact on antler growth and body size. you cant decide age by antler size. its like trying to define the age of a car by its tires. (ya'll know what i mean). what you will have to do when you shoot it, if you get a chance, is look at the molars of the lower jaw bone. that will be able to tell you about how old it is. beautiful deer tho. good luck! and welcome to the site!
09-02-2010 08:12 PM
timberghost I have no clue. However, they are great deer. Welcome to the club as well.



09-02-2010 03:21 PM
gutpilestyle Thanks-I appreciate the input. Have yet to see these deer with my own eyes, just have them on camera.
09-02-2010 10:20 AM
buckfever 4 is a fair guess looking at the bodies. Good looking racks on either one of them.

Welcome to the site.



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