Saw this guy just befire daylight (1 of 2 posts)

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Saw this guy just befire daylight (1 of 2 posts)

Postby hunt4ever » Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:31 am

Saw this guy earlier this week just about daylight & under the same apple tree as in this photo.  He presented no shot with my bow since he was about 60 yards away & presented his rear end & antlersImage.  I went above him and watched a trail that I thought he might leave on, but NO luck.  Although I could be convinced he is a high-end 2-1/2 year old Image, I think he is 3-1/2Image.  I may have photos of him from last year as a 6-pointer and don't think he was a yearling at that time.  Since I am limited to 1 photo/post , I will post a 2nd with another photo.  ImageThe 2nd photo shows a broadside, so that is a better shot for estimating age.  Happy hunting, [font="times new roman"][size="4"]Tom Mac[/size][/font]

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RE: Saw this guy just befire daylight (1 of 2 posts)

Postby hunt4ever » Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:36 am

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Saw this guy earlier this week just about daylight & under the same apple tree as in this photo.  He presented no shot with my bow since he was about 60 yards away & presented his rear end & antlersImage.  I went above him and watched a trail that I thought he might leave on, but NO luck.  Although I could be convinced he is a high-end 2-1/2 year old Image, I think he is 3-1/2Image.  I may have photos of him from last year as a 6-pointer and don't think he was a yearling at that time.  Since I am limited to 1 photo/post , I will post a 2nd with another photo.  ImageThe 2nd photo shows a broadside, so that is a better shot for estimating age.  Happy hunting, [font="times new roman"][size="4"]Tom Mac[/size][/font]

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He is the 2nd photo of him checking out the licking branch with buck lure on it.  [font="times new roman"][size="4"]Tom Mac[/size][/font]


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RE: Saw this guy just befire daylight (1 of 2 posts)

Postby Legacy » Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:28 am

hunt4ever,
Taking a close look at his rack, it shows every sign of being a young deer. If i was to bet on it I would have to age this buck at 1.5 years old.

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Postby Everyday Hunter » Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:51 am

Mac:
How do you know the six-pointer you photographed last year is the same deer? 

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Postby hunt4ever » Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:27 am

Steve,  I probably should have sent the 2008 photos I have of a 6-pointer and will post 3 photos of last year's 6-pointer.  Since I can only post 1 photo/post, I will post them one at a time.  I am speculating this is the same buck since the shape of the antlers as a 6 pointers could have developed into 8 points this year.  I got a few different 6-pointers last year, but the antler shape of the others were not close to the shape of this years 8-pointer.  To my knowledge the 6-pointer survived last fall's hunting season; and therefore, IMHO I think he is still around.   Let me know what you think: same buck or different buckImage

Legacy: I hope your right that this is a yearlingImage  I have never seen a yearling like this in the area I hunted for 25 years or so. However, maybe some of the QDM stuff we are doing is working. I will post 2 more photos under separate posts. Happy hunting, [font="times new roman"][size="3"]Tom Mac[/size][/font]

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Postby hunt4ever » Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:31 am

Ref. previous post, attaching photo 2 of 3.

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RE: Saw this guy just befire daylight

Postby Drhunter2k » Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:31 am

Here's a picture of the 8 pointer I missed on 11/04/2009 at about 6:25 AM. My camera is placed about 50 yards from my stand. As you can see, the deer wandered by the camera at 6:15 AM. I hit a branch or the side of a small sapling which sent my arrow off somewhere else. I was so mad at myself. Hopefully I will see him again.

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RE: Saw this guy just befire daylight

Postby hunt4ever » Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:32 am

Ref. previous post, attaching photo 3 of 3.

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RE: Saw this guy just befire daylight

Postby Everyday Hunter » Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:03 am

I don't see any reason to believe it is the same buck. The antler configuration is so ordinary that I believe it's no evidence whatsoever.

Also, on good food, I think he would have developed more than the photos show. There are many 1½ year old and 2½ year old 8-points that look just like him. Nevertheless, there is nothing conclusive one way or the other. I think the photos of the 6-pointer definitely show a 1½ year old buck.

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RE: Saw this guy just befire daylight

Postby Legacy » Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:32 pm

Looking at pictures of the six pt, i dont think they are they same deer. If they were the same deer you would see big difference in growth between sets of antlers. Give the 8 pt 2 more years and he could be a P&Y.

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