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#1178016 - 02/13/09 09:28 AM Re: Field-judging buck age examples [Re: RNT]
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Good Post BSK and enjoyed your presentation at the Vous too. Seems obivious and simple as you point out the things to look for on the slides and looking at pics Id say my accuracy is around 50/50 but in the woods looking down at a buck close range its sometimes hard for me to remember to knock and arrow much less what all to look for in distinguishing the different age classes..

If there was just 1 thing you could see to make a quick visual judgement call on the age of a buck what would it be and how would the different age classes appear.
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#1179601 - 02/14/09 08:54 AM Re: Field-judging buck age examples [Re: TN RDG RNR]
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TN RIDG RNR,

The neck. Neck size is the fastest and most accurate single body characteristic for judging age.
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#1194794 - 02/22/09 07:55 AM Re: Field-judging buck age examples [Re: BSK]
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Brain,

Great job but I'm getting use to you doing this kind of work, LOL!! You do help all of us and thank you for sharing.
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#1423080 - 07/25/09 09:25 PM Re: Field-judging buck age examples [Re: BSK]
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Man, i love this stuff.
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#1473552 - 08/27/09 04:32 PM Re: Field-judging buck age examples [Re: Boone 58]
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Great Info BSK
I think this guy was the biggest neck & bodied deer I had to drag out of the woods. His ears look like Muleys.
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#1473652 - 08/27/09 05:55 PM Re: Field-judging buck age examples [Re: BSK]
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Good info BSK....You and I had a lil' discussion about aging bucks in the field or from PICS. Have patience with me brother. I'm learning.
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#1474507 - 08/28/09 07:27 AM Re: Field-judging buck age examples [Re: Twitch]
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Skynimrod,

THAT'S a mature buck! Love that neck!

Here's the oldest buck I've ever killed. He is most likely 6 1/2 or 7 1/2. I honestly never took a serious look at his antlers (other than knowing he had them) before deciding to shoot. All I saw was his huge neck coming straight at me. That's all I needed to see!

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#1475405 - 08/28/09 04:26 PM Re: Field-judging buck age examples [Re: BSK]
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nice deer! loving the drop tine!
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#1476063 - 08/29/09 07:50 AM Re: Field-judging buck age examples [Re: Living2Hunt]
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HUNTFUN07,

Too bad he broke off the matching drop tine on the other side before I killed him. But the droptine does give the buck a lot of character.

But he's also one of my favorite examples of why hunters shouldn't expect all mature bucks to have trophy-class antlers. This buck is truly mature, yet minus the droptine, his basic frame only grosses 112. He wasn't any bigger the previous year (I have trail-cam pictures of him).
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#1479794 - 08/31/09 08:09 PM Re: Field-judging buck age examples [Re: BSK]
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Nice Buck BSK! I noted in both pics they also seem to have big brown brow lumps on the skull plate.
Your right about The Big Boys standing out with no doubt they are Mature. Small ELK almost with wrestlers necks. I been chasing a big boy the last few years that sounds almost like a horse blowing/breathing sometimes. One smart SOB.
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