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#3028632 - 11/11/12 11:39 PM share your pics of old patriarchs
Southern Sportsman
8 Point

Registered: 09/18/11
Posts: 1023
Loc: West TN

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)

#3028654 - 11/12/12 12:34 AM Re: share your pics of old patriarchs [Re: Southern Sportsman]
16 Point

Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 17083
Loc: Franklin TN

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.

#3029000 - 11/12/12 08:17 AM Re: share your pics of old patriarchs [Re: Southern Sportsman]

Registered: 08/03/12
Posts: 70
Loc: West Tennessee

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.

#3032479 - 11/14/12 07:16 AM Re: share your pics of old patriarchs [Re: creativomjh]
infoman jr.
10 Point

Registered: 10/05/03
Posts: 4163
Loc: Elizabethtown, KY

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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.]
8 Point

Registered: 10/15/12
Posts: 1600
Loc: TN

Cool! Old doe right there!
I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not sure.

You're never to old to learn something stupid.

#3032573 - 11/14/12 08:29 AM Re: share your pics of old patriarchs [Re: Urban_Hunter]
Lincoln Co Archer
8 Point

Registered: 09/13/08
Posts: 1184
Loc: Murfreesboro, TN

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That old huzzy wouldn't last too long around me.
It's about that time.

#3032740 - 11/14/12 09:50 AM Re: share your pics of old patriarchs [Re: Lincoln Co Archer]
10 Point

Registered: 08/15/07
Posts: 4087
Loc: Hardin, Co.


I think this one is at least 6.5 or 7.5.

" Some localities are willing to work for their sport, and have plenty. Others are willing merely to take what comes easy, and have little or none." - Aldo Leopold

#3033041 - 11/14/12 12:33 PM Re: share your pics of old patriarchs [Re: 8 POINTS OR BETTER]
4 Point

Registered: 11/18/01
Posts: 107
Loc: Rutherford Co. , TN,


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.

#3034678 - 11/15/12 12:46 PM Re: share your pics of old patriarchs [Re: Haf2Hunt]
8 Point

Registered: 09/26/11
Posts: 1536
Loc: sevier county Tn

Never seen a doe that old and never seen a 6.5 year old buck, but hoping too this year
The impossible takes just a little bit longer

#3034825 - 11/15/12 02:15 PM Re: share your pics of old patriarchs [Re: htnseymour]
8 Point

Registered: 08/06/09
Posts: 1236
Loc: Missouri

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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