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#3028632 - 11/11/12 11:39 PM share your pics of old patriarchs
Southern Sportsman
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The recent 6 yr old (or more) deer picture on here got me thinking about how old some deer really get. When a picture of a really mature deer pops up, everybody says 6 1/2 because that's what is considered ancient, but I wonder. I was reading a QDM magazine today and saw a story about a deer they called the "cow buck" that was supposedly 15 yrs old when they killed him in 2011. They had pictures dating back to 2002, and he was mature then. He was a time-withered 4 point when they killed him. I love looking at those old past-their-prime deer and wondering how many miles they've walked or how many fawns they're sired, many of which certainly grew up and got shot well before papa. If you have any pictures of really old deer, lets see them.

This is the oldest I've gotten:


Edited by Southern Sportsman (11/11/12 11:41 PM)

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#3028654 - 11/12/12 12:34 AM Re: share your pics of old patriarchs [Re: Southern Sportsman]
catman529
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man that's a hog of a deer!

I have yet to use a trail cam or see an old deer, except for the one I killed last week which was 5.5 according to most people here who saw the jawbone pics.
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#3029000 - 11/12/12 08:17 AM Re: share your pics of old patriarchs [Re: Southern Sportsman]
creativomjh
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from this year.. oldest i've ever had on camera. 5.5 or 6.5, he looks like a cow. in some of the side shots.


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#3032479 - 11/14/12 07:16 AM Re: share your pics of old patriarchs [Re: creativomjh]
infoman jr.
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How bout a Matriarch?
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#3032561 - 11/14/12 08:21 AM Re: share your pics of old patriarchs [Re: infoman jr.]
Urban_Hunter
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Cool! Old doe right there!
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#3032573 - 11/14/12 08:29 AM Re: share your pics of old patriarchs [Re: Urban_Hunter]
Lincoln Co Archer
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That old huzzy wouldn't last too long around me.
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#3032740 - 11/14/12 09:50 AM Re: share your pics of old patriarchs [Re: Lincoln Co Archer]
8 POINTS OR BETTER
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I think this one is at least 6.5 or 7.5.

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#3033041 - 11/14/12 12:33 PM Re: share your pics of old patriarchs [Re: 8 POINTS OR BETTER]
Haf2Hunt
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Im not sure of his age but, he's the oldest we've got on camera.
Any guesses?

Very cool pic of the old doe btw.

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#3034678 - 11/15/12 12:46 PM Re: share your pics of old patriarchs [Re: Haf2Hunt]
htnseymour
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Never seen a doe that old and never seen a 6.5 year old buck, but hoping too this year
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#3034825 - 11/15/12 02:15 PM Re: share your pics of old patriarchs [Re: htnseymour]
nate17
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I believe both of these deer are older than 5.5. To my knowledge the first deer has never been seen during daylight, within the last couple years atleast.




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