does this look like a mature buck?

Discussion in '2011 Whitetail General' started by jake13, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. jake13

    jake13 Member

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    Dec 7, 2006
    MO
    is this a mature buck? the angle is tough... and im pretty sure this is the bruiser i saw last weekend when i couldnt get a shot.

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  2. mathewsshooter89

    mathewsshooter89 Active Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    Osage County, Mo
    Hard to tell, I'd say 3-4
     

  3. traditional

    traditional New Member

    125
    Sep 23, 2010
    Georgia
    that deer would cause me a new taxidermy bill. he looks awesome! :cheers:
     
  4. Hatch

    Hatch New Member

    Jul 17, 2005
    OFallon MO
    Mature Yes, Best rack, probly not.. A shooter for sure in my book!!:trophy:
     
  5. Rebel2

    Rebel2 Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2003
    Ozark, MO
  6. BIG-DH

    BIG-DH New Member

    175
    Dec 7, 2009
    Yeah with the long/grey face i think he is mature, no older than 4.5
     
  7. dodge

    dodge Active Member

    Oct 8, 2010
    cedar hill, mo
    id say hes a 3.5
     
  8. Z7shooter237

    Z7shooter237 Member

    707
    Sep 29, 2010
    mature enough for me lol:claphands::claphands::claphands:
     
  9. FrozenTundra

    FrozenTundra Member

    260
    Dec 19, 2009
    Ashland, WI & NEMO
    I would say 4.5
    starting to get a belly and looks like the chest meets the neck with no step
     
  10. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    If that date in the pic is right, you wouldn't be wondering if he was mature or not if you had hard horn pictures of him. That is a NICE rack for that time of year.

    Parker
     
  11. jake13

    jake13 Member

    739
    Dec 7, 2006
    MO
    the date is right and this is the only confirmed picture we have of him... i might have saw him last weekend, but the deer i saw had 8-10 inch brow tines and im wondering if this guys' tines could grow that much in 2 1/2 months...
     
  12. hun10

    hun10 Senior Member

    Nov 29, 2006
    Up A Creek
    Judging from what I see of the body, my answer is no.
     
  13. northmobigbuck80

    northmobigbuck80 New Member

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    Jul 15, 2009
  14. HabitatMD

    HabitatMD Active Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    St. Louis, Mo
    Summer is a terrible time to age deer, but I'd go with 4.5 or better.
     
  15. wabow

    wabow New Member

    60
    Oct 27, 2010
    Personally I'd say no its a 2.5 year old maybe 3. However YES I would shoot him if he walks by me, especially this year my time is limited. :cheers:
     
  16. stlhawk

    stlhawk Member

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    Jan 31, 2010
    I agree 3.5 yr old... If u have other targets it's up to if you want to see him with another yr. Good looking deer though...
     
  17. cjlarose

    cjlarose New Member

    38
    Oct 18, 2007
    Branson
    I got one about that size hanging, 18 months is what he was aged by the MDC...To be sure how old he is your gonna have to shoot the sucker..:eek::
     
  18. winger

    winger New Member

    Oct 24, 2003
    i am gonna say he's probably not like geriatric mature but more like post pubescent young. somewhere in that range. of course wouldn't hender me none, only the good die young.:cheers:
     
  19. Meller

    Meller Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2008
    [rquote=1878826&tid=130842&author=jake13]the date is right and this is the only confirmed picture we have of him... i might have saw him last weekend, but the deer i saw had 8-10 inch brow tines and im wondering if this guys' tines could grow that much in 2 1/2 months...[/rquote]

    Yea they can grow that much. The brow tines are long compared to his other tines in this pic already. I'd say 3.5 year old. The body looks slick and trim, but it is june in this pic. He has a pretty long snout. I'd shoot him, especially if the other tines put on a few inches each...which I'm sure they did :eek::

    He'll probably be bigger next year....but not If I had anything to say about it. :2thumbsup:
    Be a shame to see someone else, or the winter kill that one.