My hunting partner emailed me this pic the other day. We have a set of stands hung for filming within 30 yds of this camera. He and I agreed that this buck was probably 5.5 due to his deep brisket and pot belly. I have showed the pic to several who say they think he is 3.5 tops and some say 4.5 tops. I do think its a possiblity but I think they are caught up in the fact that this deer has a "management rack" rather than look at his body.
I have aged several deer by thier teeth and have come to realize that antlers and body size sometimes don't tell the true age.
Just thought it was a good thread topic.
What is your guess. Hopefully one of us will put an arrow through him soon and we will know for sure. If he is a 3.5 he would most definatly get a pass but we have both agreed in our opinions he is a mature deer and thats what we have our sights set on( harvesting mature deer regardless of size and sex)
Oh and as for score, Im thinking 120 ish tops, but its a really tough pic to get a good guess.
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