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Thanks guys! I was thinking 3 1/2 simply because of location and lack of nutrition hurting the gene pool but if they are indeed 2 1/2 that’s very encouraging to me and maybe there’s more potential than I originally thought. I’m just trying to set some guidelines for me as well as guests that may hunt the property. Right now I’m thinking 3 1/2 or older would be a good goal unless I have young-ins or 1st timers then maybe they could harvest whatever they choose. The end goal is to have the opportunity to see/harvest a nice mature buck every year. Don’t care much about score or points.
Those both look like 2/12 year olds to me. Great deer for me. You decide for yourself.
I say 2 1/2s. Not much in the way of a gut. Hinds aren't really wide either. Certainly nice deer, though!
Not looking for scores but some advice on aging. Are these bucks 2 year olds or 3? I’m trying to set some guidelines for my property but I want to keep it fun and manage our expectations at the same time. My area deals with severe winters and abundant predators and I understand it will never be buffalo county and that’s ok. Both bucks were harvested, one by me and the other by a neighbor. I couldn’t be happier as it was my 1st buck I harvested on my new property. This is near the Wisconsin/U.P. border.
Forgot what bucks we were scoring. I know they were 160 something and everybody guessed low. For cripes sakes I think the one had 14 inch g2s and 3 at 13.
Confused as to why b+r wouldnt share....hes plenty active on the site, not like he hasn't seen this....
Bass, 141 5/8 for the 1st one posted. 140 for the 2nd buck. What did they score?
He's a cool, old buck. doesn't matter what it scores. he's older than 3.5 and that's all that matters. A buck could be 8.5 and 120, i'd still take an older deer over a 3.5 yr old stud in the 140's. That's just me though. I prefer age over rack size.
Great buck nonethless, I'd put an arrow in em.
Its tough to tell beam length from just one picture but I would put him at 135"