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#3071601 - 12/09/12 08:27 PM WOuld someone tell me how old this buck is?
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i guess 2 1/2, but i am no good at this stuff.



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#3071622 - 12/09/12 08:35 PM Re: WOuld someone tell me how old this buck is? [Re: Bone Collector]
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#3071641 - 12/09/12 08:42 PM Re: WOuld someone tell me how old this buck is? [Re: Master Chief]
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#3071642 - 12/09/12 08:43 PM Re: WOuld someone tell me how old this buck is? [Re: Master Chief]
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Yup looks 2.5 to me. Too muscular for a yearling and not thick enough for 3.5
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#3071653 - 12/09/12 08:49 PM Re: WOuld someone tell me how old this buck is? [Re: catman529]
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that is what I figured.
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#3071655 - 12/09/12 08:52 PM Re: WOuld someone tell me how old this buck is? [Re: Bone Collector]
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id say your right on track with the 2.5 estimate
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#3071659 - 12/09/12 08:54 PM Re: WOuld someone tell me how old this buck is? [Re: parkerxbowhunter]
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He could be 3.5 since it's after the rut. Since they loose so much weight during that time


I agree he does look to be 2.5


Edited by hunter drew (12/09/12 08:55 PM)
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#3071668 - 12/09/12 08:59 PM Re: WOuld someone tell me how old this buck is? [Re: hunter drew]
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#3071784 - 12/09/12 10:14 PM Re: WOuld someone tell me how old this buck is? [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
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my guess is 3 1/2 thats run down from the rut
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#3071794 - 12/09/12 10:20 PM Re: WOuld someone tell me how old this buck is? [Re: OnceMoreIntoTheFray]
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3.5 ...... nose and bases
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#3071842 - 12/09/12 11:26 PM Re: WOuld someone tell me how old this buck is? [Re: in the dog house!]
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#3071871 - 12/10/12 12:35 AM Re: WOuld someone tell me how old this buck is? [Re: in the dog house!]
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shoot him then look at his teeth.
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#3071950 - 12/10/12 06:19 AM Re: WOuld someone tell me how old this buck is? [Re: recurve60#]
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 Originally Posted By: recurve60#
shoot him then look at his teeth.





That's kinda what I was thinking also.
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#3071956 - 12/10/12 06:28 AM Re: WOuld someone tell me how old this buck is? [Re: Bow Hunter]
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#3072249 - 12/10/12 09:47 AM Re: WOuld someone tell me how old this buck is? [Re: Bow Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Bow Hunter
 Originally Posted By: recurve60#
shoot him then look at his teeth.





That's kinda what I was thinking also.


Here is the sad thing i shot at him on 11/16 and the dang ML misfired. I had loaded it right after cleaning it on the 3rd, and best i can tell the powder got compromised and just didn't ignite correctly. Good news is he is out in the daytime.

I had a couple of other questions that popped in my mind. My brother wants to bring my Nephew hunting once we put up the two man stand and we can do so without disturbing the area and will do so soon (within the next week). My nephew wants to see him shoot a buck (doesn't matter what size).

1. I really don;t want any of the younger bucks killed now, but I have never taken a kid hunting, so I don;t know if i should mention this one or just let him kill the first spike that comes by to appease my nephew. What would ya'll do?

2. What do you think this deer scores?

i say 115.
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#3072289 - 12/10/12 10:08 AM Re: WOuld someone tell me how old this buck is? [Re: in the dog house!]
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#3072309 - 12/10/12 10:24 AM Re: WOuld someone tell me how old this buck is? [Re: Bone Collector]
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if it is a kid let him/her shoot what ever they want to shoot. i set standards for daughter when she (was )hunting now she wants nothing to do with it because i did not make it fun for her so take it from there as to what you should say and do teach them as they go along no all at one time let them get a couple under their belt just imo
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#3072356 - 12/10/12 10:53 AM Re: WOuld someone tell me how old this buck is? [Re: 7wsm]
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 Originally Posted By: 7wsm
if it is a kid let him/her shoot what ever they want to shoot. i set standards for daughter when she (was )hunting now she wants nothing to do with it because i did not make it fun for her so take it from there as to what you should say and do teach them as they go along no all at one time let them get a couple under their belt just imo


No it is not a child shooting simply watching (first season). He just wants to see a buck shot. It would be my brother shooting the deer.
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#3072370 - 12/10/12 10:59 AM Re: WOuld someone tell me how old this buck is? [Re: Bone Collector]
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oh ok then i would say something my wifes uncle hunts on my place with me and i say what gets shot and what don't .i have a friend that will be over in a couple weeks with his son tha has never shot a deer and it will be all up to him as to what he wants to shoot . just go with your gut feeling that works best most all the time good luck
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#3072555 - 12/10/12 01:02 PM Re: WOuld someone tell me how old this buck is? [Re: ]
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If this buck is indeed 2 1/2, he greatly illustrates Wesley's High Grading Theory! \:D

He's 2 1/2 or older.

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#3072690 - 12/10/12 02:26 PM Re: WOuld someone tell me how old this buck is? [Re: Wes Parrish]
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2 1/2.
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#3072695 - 12/10/12 02:27 PM Re: WOuld someone tell me how old this buck is? [Re: Wes Parrish]
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
If this buck is indeed 2 1/2, he greatly illustrates Wesley's High Grading Theory! \:D


You're high-grading theory was dead on the money on my place this year! We picked off the top 2 1/2 year-olds pretty darn quick this year. In fact, we had picked off the top three middle-aged bucks within a week of MZ opening.
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#3072727 - 12/10/12 02:47 PM Re: WOuld someone tell me how old this buck is? [Re: BSK]
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You're high-grading theory was dead on the money on my place this year! We picked off the top 2 1/2 year-olds pretty darn quick this year. In fact, we had picked off the top three middle-aged bucks within a week of MZ opening.

And I'd bet you have several small antlered 2 1/2's that have been passed up numerous times by multiple hunters? \:\)

I've now determined the best way to protect a top-end 2 1/2 from harvest is to shoot off one of his antlers, as the one-antlered bucks (even the mature ones) seem to get a pass from most hunters. \:D

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#3072803 - 12/10/12 03:21 PM Re: WOuld someone tell me how old this buck is? [Re: Wes Parrish]
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what do you think that deer would score?
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#3072822 - 12/10/12 03:27 PM Re: WOuld someone tell me how old this buck is? [Re: Wes Parrish]
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
 Originally Posted By: BSK
You're high-grading theory was dead on the money on my place this year! We picked off the top 2 1/2 year-olds pretty darn quick this year. In fact, we had picked off the top three middle-aged bucks within a week of MZ opening.

And I'd bet you have several small antlered 2 1/2's that have been passed up numerous times by multiple hunters? \:\)


Yup. A couple of bottom-end 2 1/2s have already been passed 2 or 3 times. Guess who is going to live to 3 1/2 and who isn't!
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#3072857 - 12/10/12 03:46 PM Re: WOuld someone tell me how old this buck is? [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
Guess who is going to live to 3 1/2 and who isn't!

Guess who is going to live to full maturity and who isn't!

I'm seeing more and more 4 1/2-yr-old plus bucks that are 6 & 7 pointers instead of mainframe 8's or better.

One of the "above average" 2 1/2's I was tracking, he got into a fight with an older buck, who broke off one of the 2 1/2's antlers. That "above average" 2 1/2 was then repeatedly passed up by several hunters who didn't want to shoot a "1-horned buck". This year he is a 140-plus class mainframe 8-pointer, but no one has been able to get him (yet). \:\)

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#3072861 - 12/10/12 03:48 PM Re: WOuld someone tell me how old this buck is? [Re: Wes Parrish]
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Exactly...
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