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  • May 31, 2009 at 2:23 am #496168 Back to Top REPORT

    Deerman#10

    Joined: 11/28/2008
    How old do you think this deer is?

    This was him last fall:

    This is him this spring:
    :?: :?: :?: :?:
    Just wandering what you guys think his age is?

    May 31, 2009 at 2:29 am #525796 Back to Top REPORT
    citori-shooter
    Citori Shooter

    Joined: 10/18/2006
    3.5 [=}=]
    May 31, 2009 at 2:41 am #525797 Back to Top REPORT
    buckmaster
    buckmaster

    Joined: 10/5/2008
    3.5 [=}=]

    Yep X2 [=}=]

    I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and require the same from them. John Wayne - as J.B. Books
    May 31, 2009 at 1:08 pm #525798 Back to Top REPORT
    limbhanger
    limbhanger

    Joined: 11/16/2008
    Are you sure those two bucks are the same? The first buck has a noticably bigger white ring around his nose? I would say the first buck looks to be 3.5-4.5, and the second one looks to be 2.5-3.5 [=}=] Also the first one seems to have a much bigger brisket and that pic. was taken before the second one. I’m not sure if the time of the rut would cause there brisket to swell that much more?
    May 31, 2009 at 1:15 pm #525799 Back to Top REPORT
    woodtick
    Woodtick

    Joined: 8/20/2007
    Are you sure those two bucks are the same? The first buck has a noticably bigger white ring around his nose? I would say the first buck looks to be 3.5-4.5, and the second one looks to be 2.5-3.5 [=}=] Also the first one seems to have a much bigger brisket and that pic. was taken before the second one. I’m not sure if the time of the rut would cause there brisket to swell that much more?

    2x. I agree with limbhanger [=}=]

    May 31, 2009 at 2:09 pm #525800 Back to Top REPORT
    dmaxshawn
    Dmaxshawn

    Joined: 12/29/2006
    Are you sure those two bucks are the same? The first buck has a noticably bigger white ring around his nose? I would say the first buck looks to be 3.5-4.5, and the second one looks to be 2.5-3.5 [=}=] Also the first one seems to have a much bigger brisket and that pic. was taken before the second one. I’m not sure if the time of the rut would cause there brisket to swell that much more?

    X 3

    May 31, 2009 at 8:51 pm #525801 Back to Top REPORT

    1988Aggie

    Joined: 1/27/2009

    Are you sure those two bucks are the same? The first buck has a noticably bigger white ring around his nose? I would say the first buck looks to be 3.5-4.5, and the second one looks to be 2.5-3.5 [=}=] Also the first one seems to have a much bigger brisket and that pic. was taken before the second one. I’m not sure if the time of the rut would cause there brisket to swell that much more?

    X 3[/quote:285g91rx]

    x4
    Not the same deer.
    #1 4.5 this year minimum
    #2 3.5 this year max
    Different facial features
    #2 Still “Ass heavy”

    June 1, 2009 at 1:29 am #525802 Back to Top REPORT

    Deerman#10

    Joined: 11/28/2008
    I know that’s the same deer, because hes the only buck that is that big on our place. Every other one is a yearling, and all the deer for some reason on our trail pics are way skinnier than what they were in the fall, for some reason that I don’t know of.
    June 1, 2009 at 5:10 am #525803 Back to Top REPORT
    curry
    Curry

    Joined: 4/1/2005
    looks just like a few 3.5s we have on our place [=}=]
    June 1, 2009 at 3:05 pm #525804 Back to Top REPORT
    evers12
    evers12

    Joined: 3/4/2006
    doesnt look like the same deer to me??
    June 1, 2009 at 9:18 pm #525805 Back to Top REPORT
    limbhanger
    limbhanger

    Joined: 11/16/2008
    I know that’s the same deer, because hes the only buck that is that big on our place. Every other one is a yearling, and all the deer for some reason on our trail pics are way skinnier than what they were in the fall, for some reason that I don’t know of.

    Curtis, you’re probably right about those two being the same buck, but if there are 2 different bucks (my opinion) than that’s a “Bonus” :thumbup Two nice bucks to hunt are much better odds than one. [=}=]

    June 1, 2009 at 9:33 pm #525806 Back to Top REPORT
    lip-ripper
    Lip Ripper

    Joined: 8/12/2008
    Location: MN
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    Are you sure those two bucks are the same? The first buck has a noticably bigger white ring around his nose? I would say the first buck looks to be 3.5-4.5, and the second one looks to be 2.5-3.5 [=}=] Also the first one seems to have a much bigger brisket and that pic. was taken before the second one. I’m not sure if the time of the rut would cause there brisket to swell that much more?

    X 3[/quote:2823aea5]

    x4
    Not the same deer.
    #1 4.5 this year minimum
    #2 3.5 this year max
    Different facial features
    #2 Still “#$% heavy”[/quote:2823aea5]

    x5 :thumbup

    The younger one could possibly be seeking new territory and just showed up this Spring. 2 is better then one!

    Rob "Shooter" Stenger WTW Staff
    June 2, 2009 at 2:58 am #525807 Back to Top REPORT
    chieff15
    chieff15

    Joined: 10/16/2008
    For what it’s worth, I thought I knew every deer on our property last year. Had about 1500 pics and multiple pics of every “decent” buck….or so I thought. One of the guys wound up shooting an 11 pointer that grossed 157 inches late in the year. Didn’t have a single picture of him. Maybe your 2nd picture is another deer. Keep us posted with updated pics if you get some.
    June 2, 2009 at 2:13 pm #525808 Back to Top REPORT
    xlr8n
    Xlr8n

    Joined: 3/11/2009
    Deer dispersment is an everday fact of the whitetail world. It could very well be a different deer that was pushed out of his former home and found a new one on your property.
    Another definate possibility is that it is the same deer in one pic with his winter coat and one with his summer coat. The white ring may not be as prominent with his summer ‘red’ hide. The white throat patches also aren’t as strong in their summer coats.

    1st pic looks to be a 3.5 y/o
    2nd pic could be anywhere from 2.5-4.5. Aging a summer buck can be very difficult. The shape of the backbone and the length of the face is about all you have to go on until the turn hard-horn and start to beef up in the fall.

    June 4, 2009 at 11:24 am #525809 Back to Top REPORT
    bm2
    bm2

    Age: 34
    Joined: 8/19/2004
    not the same 2 deer in my opinion i agree with the guys.

    but will be a couple of really nice bucks in a year or two.

    John

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