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Age This Buck.


haverhunting

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I am looking for you guys to help me age and score this big boy.

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He's the one on the left next to a 7ptr.

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I'll go with 3 years old and the score at 145-150 maybe. Seems the tines are not that long and there are a few deductions. Seems that it has good mass but hard to tell with the velvet still on.

It's a shooter for sure. Good luck on harvesting him.

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I'd say at least 4 1/2 and low to mid 140's for a score. Great mass, but weak on his right side. Definitely one I'd be drawing back on. Nice buck!

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120+ a 19inch inside spread....Gross he'll score 139. he's got major side to side deductions, but who cares right?! smile

in my opinion; he's 4 /14. his beams carry mass all the way, and his right H1 measurement will be over 6 inches!

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145-150 is my guess. He carries a lot of mass.

I would not be suprised if this deer is 5.5 yrs old or better given the antler mass, and sway across the back. No way its younger than 4.5 years old IMO

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I would guess 140 tops, just does not have the tine length and deductibles but the mass makes up the score. 3.5-4.5 of age. Shooter in my book.

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My guess. 4.5 yrs. old. Perhaps just over 140 inches. Might push 150. Boy do I love the mass on his right side base. No way you can get your hand around that! Seems to take up half the top of his skull!

The palmation of the main beams on both sides will add some inches as well. Kinda looks like Father and son, or perhaps older brother and younger brother? They've both got the same palmation of the main beams.

He's a dandy!

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hind end is jacked up and long legs, start of a pot belly and not much for shoulders i'd say 3 1/2. compared to the 2 1/2 year old next to him there's not alot of difference other than width and mass of the rack.

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hind end is jacked up and long legs, start of a pot belly and not much for shoulders i'd say 3 1/2. compared to the 2 1/2 year old next to him there's not alot of difference other than width and mass of the rack.

I agree. Still has a long face, pointed nose. Front shoulders are not very bulked up yet as they would be on a 4 1/2 year old. All you guys looking at the mass, he's still in velvet, there's no way to judge mass till he loses that.

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Maybe just a 3.5 yr. old, but I think we'll have to agree to disagree on the "mass" subject. Velvet or not, this fella's got fairly substantial palmation on both sides, and if you look closely at his right base in the second picture down, it's at least as wide, if not wider than the widest part of his right ear! He's got significant mass even under the velvet. Take away the velvet and I'll bet you still can't get your hand 3/4 around that right base.

His right brow is coming more out of the right base than it is out of the beam. Makes him double wide right there. Very cool!

Not perfect symmetry, but he's still a great deer. Hope to see you holding up that rack in a pic this fall, Haver! He may not make B & C, but he's a beauty!

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See if you can get him to smile so I can get a good look at his teeth...then I'll try and guess the age eek

....as for score, I'd say he'll gross in the mid to high 130's and net about 129.

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Is that suddun inpact?? I was just looking at pics of him the other day I think that pic is when he was only 2 years old in 08

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4.5 and low 130's gross. Lacks tine length and main beam length. Good mass, but you only get 4 mass measurements a side (at the smallest points) and in this case it can't make up for the lack of tine length to push it out of the 130's mark.

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He will gross in the 140's might even push the 150 mark. I don't think that there is anyway he scores below 140. I would guess based on antler size alone, that he is all of 4.5 years old. The palmation is awesome, tine length is lacking, and symmetry will kill him on the net score, but who cares about net score. He will make P&Y easy if you can get him with an arrow.

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Yup....gotta agree with everyone who said 3.5. Just not developed enough through the neck and front end. Hasn't gotten that Roman nose to him, still long horse face.

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I say in a month, post pics of that guy when he is getting his winter coat and that ole neck starts swelling.

I think a lot of people that say 3.5 now, will change to 4.5 in a hurry.

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Oh and score is definitely around 150. (Gross, who cares about net with the deductions)

Spread is 20+, main beams are quite long, and mass is bound to be good after shedding.

A 130 inch 10 pt is nothing compared to this deer.

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3 1/2 130's. Good mass but not enough height, width, or symetry to score above 139. It'd be nice to give him another year. Even if he's 4 1/2, as most guess him to be, he won't be smaller next year. When you get him let us know what the tape comes out to.

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Based on the way he's going a little wacky I don't think, and it's just my opinion, that he'll even out, or get much bigger. He's pretty darn big as he is. I'd bet he'll pretty easily score over 140, and that's a nice buck in anyone's book.

I'm still leaning toward 4.5.

Let him walk and you may never see him again. He's a good buck. Although they do look a little boney, heck, I'd put his brother there in the freezer.

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4 1/2, 135 to 140. Good luck. I hope I can get out this year. Pics like this make me wanna heal!!

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I'm also saying 3.5 years old and about 140. A great deer for sure and I'd be happy to take him ...... but you have to realize he's in velvet now and the antlers will look smaller when they harden off. It's very cool that you have so many photos of him, and in daylight too! The deer I hunt seem to be afraid of the sun laugh

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