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Re: age guesses please...

Unread postby headgear » Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:46 am

Hodag Hunter wrote: Northwoods deer can be quite different even in the same general area for antler size.


This is very true, I've seen plenty of 5 year old deer that can score anywhere from 110 to 170. Winter and spring weather along with rain fall can often have a big impact on what the deer can grow from year to year. The older bucks also seem to go down hill a little faster once past their prime. I know we've shot a few that dress out over 220 but don't have much of a rack.


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Unread postby Schultzy » Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:26 am

headgear wrote:
Hodag Hunter wrote: Northwoods deer can be quite different even in the same general area for antler size.


This is very true, I've seen plenty of 5 year old deer that can score anywhere from 110 to 170. Winter and spring weather along with rain fall can often have a big impact on what the deer can grow from year to year. The older bucks also seem to go down hill a little faster once past their prime. I know we've shot a few that dress out over 220 but don't have much of a rack.
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Re: age guesses please...

Unread postby headgear » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:50 am

One quick thing to add, these bigwoods deer might take a little longer to fill out their bodies because of the weak nutrition, which can affect antler growth the first few years of life. However once they reach maturity (3.5) you can often see some rather big jumps in rack size from 3 to 4 and 4 to 5 as they "catch up" to their southern cousins.
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Re: age guesses please...

Unread postby wibow » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:59 am

guessing 3.5 also.
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Unread postby venisonassassin » Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:45 pm

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Unread postby DevinJD2007 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:37 pm

Looks 3.5 to me.


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