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Age and score?

Postby tgloden03 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:12 pm

I would to see what y'all would predict this bucks age and score to be. Thanks!
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Re: Age and score?

Postby kellory » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:34 pm

I don't score antlers. I don't even know how. But my general impression, would be about 3 1/2 on age. We will see when the experts weigh in if my bold guesstimate is close, or not. ;)
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Re: Age and score?

Postby Woods Walker » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:02 pm

I score antlers "on the hoof" as follows...

1. Hey! A deer. Is it a buck or a doe?

2. It's a deer....a BUCK deer.

3. WHOA!!!! Nice buck!!!!

4. HOLY $%&&*%$@#!!!! OMG!!!!

The one in your pic would be a #3 in my book.

Age? The only sure was is to check the wear of the tooth enamel on the molars. Most of us have to kill them first to do that because we just don't have the skills to get them to stand still long enough much less have them let us look in their mouths. :mrgreen: ;)

Buuuut......................If it were an Illinois deer (from farm country and not the suburban Chicago forest preserves) I'd gues that he was at least 2 1/2, but not more than 4 1/2.
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Re: Age and score?

Postby charlie 01 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:17 am

I would put him in the mid 130s and at least 4 1/2. If scored officially, he would be scored as an 8pt, being that he has a G-4 on his right but none on his left.
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Re: Age and score?

Postby ishman » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:04 pm

I would have to guess the deer to be 4 1/2 +. With good mass and good tine length id have to put the score in the mid 140's.

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Re: Age and score?

Postby JPH » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:59 pm

I'd guess him at 4.5 yrs and in the 150-160" range. I don't do deductions.

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