How old do you think?

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How old do you think?

1.5
1
9%
2.5
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64%
3.5
3
27%
4.5+
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How old do you think?

Postby SpinnerMan » Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:29 pm

I got this buck on my trail cam. I've always been a shoot the first deer no matter what. With a few deer under my belt and a lot of work over the last few years, I'm getting a little less concerned about just getting any deer. I saw a fair number of decent buck on the trail cam this year and am trying to get better at knowing what I am looking at. I think he is 2.5. I am curious what everyone else thinks.

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Re: How old do you think?

Postby Bill Herian » Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:52 pm

Could be a 3.5, but you are probably right.

Nothing about him suggests he's older. Still too "leggy".
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Re: How old do you think?

Postby LaRedneck » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:32 pm

I think your right on....your in Illinois so i'd let him walk for sure. Plenty of other walk hangers lurking around your parts
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Re: How old do you think?

Postby SpinnerMan » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:37 am

Thanks. I'm not sure if I'd let him walk or not IF I didn't have a deer in the freezer yet and I don't right now. However, being more sure of the age will certainly help if the opportunity presents itself. Having never passed on a deer, I'm honestly not sure what I would do. There are a couple 1.5 year olds that I saw that fall into the same category of maybe I'd pass. Those are easy to age.
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Re: How old do you think?

Postby dakotashooter2 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:12 am

He is leggy and slim in the back but is starting to build some depth in his chest. Thats why I say 3 1/2...
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Re: How old do you think?

Postby Duck Collector » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:37 pm

His back is too bowed, id say hes 2 1/2 - 3 yrs. Hes no older than 3 1/2, once a deer passes 3 1/2 they beging to get a swayed back(a dip between the hips and shoulders) and then they start to get short stubby legs.
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Re: How old do you think?

Postby SpinnerMan » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:28 pm

Thanks.

Just a funny photo I pulled the other day.

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