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#3501934 - 12/15/13 06:47 PM Age please...Volume 2
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#3502331 - 12/15/13 10:09 PM Re: Age please...Volume 2 [Re: spitndrum]
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2.5 or possibly 3.5
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#3502362 - 12/15/13 10:34 PM Re: Age please...Volume 2 [Re: catman529]
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I agree with catman
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#3502380 - 12/15/13 10:59 PM Re: Age please...Volume 2 [Re: easy45]
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#3502622 - 12/16/13 08:01 AM Re: Age please...Volume 2 [Re: BigGameGuy]
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It would help to see a side view as well.
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#3505064 - 12/17/13 06:12 PM Re: Age please...Volume 2 [Re: BSK]
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dont have a side veiw folks as long as i get some ideas im good with it cant believe that 1st one i posted was 2.5 he dressed over 150lb
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#3505070 - 12/17/13 06:17 PM Re: Age please...Volume 2 [Re: spitndrum]
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 Originally Posted By: spitndrum
cant believe that 1st one i posted was 2.5 he dressed over 150lb


I have 2 comments on that....the deer are often older than the teeth indicate. But also, some deer pork up at a young age. I shot a 2.5 year old buck that dressed out at 170#'s. There is no doubt in my mind that he was 2. But also, I've shot yearling bucks that were heavier than 2 year olds shot at the same location. Variation among the species.

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#3505078 - 12/17/13 06:21 PM Re: Age please...Volume 2 [Re: pass-thru]
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 Originally Posted By: pass-thru
 Originally Posted By: spitndrum
cant believe that 1st one i posted was 2.5 he dressed over 150lb


I have 2 comments on that....the deer are often older than the teeth indicate. But also, some deer pork up at a young age. I shot a 2.5 year old buck that dressed out at 170#'s. There is no doubt in my mind that he was 2. But also, I've shot yearling bucks that were heavier than 2 year olds shot at the same location. Variation among the species.


Well said pass-thru. Tooth-wear should be looked at as an accurate MINIMUM age. But as pass-thru mentioned, when it comes to body weight, there will be a huge amount of variation between same age deer in the same location, with a huge amount of overlap between the age-classes. A hunter on my place killed a 3 1/2 year-old buck this year that live weighed 225 lbs. Yet my 5 1/2 year-old buck only live weighed 172 lbs. My daughter's 2 1/2 year-old buck live-weighed 168 lbs.
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#3505099 - 12/17/13 06:33 PM Re: Age please...Volume 2 [Re: BSK]
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Brian see my other post that we are refferring too volume 1 i put a pic of him on the hoof in that thread
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