Last Year vs. This year....Same buck???

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

  1. Hoytshooter

    Hoytshooter New Member

    Mar 7, 2005
    Small Buck, MO
    I'm generally a little skeptical of people getting pictures of deer and thinking they are the same buck year to year without some real unique characteristic setting it apart. That being said...do you think this is the same buck?

    I got pictures of him last year and never saw him in person. I've got pictures of the buck this year and I'm thinking he's the same.

    Opinions?

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  2. MOFish20

    MOFish20 Senior Member

    Oct 12, 2010
    sure looks like him to me, a year older with a bit of a larger belly (something I can relate to):D
     

  3. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    If it ain't him, he's very similar. Pic on the right, this year? Body looks bigger, and rack a bit heavier.

    Stud of an 8 for sure though....:2thumbsup:
     
  4. Cedar Thicket

    Cedar Thicket Blonde Bearded Guy

    I say yes...........


    the end of the left main beam is the only thing that makes me think otherwise
     
  5. RB.

    RB. Senior Member

    May 16, 2003
    warren county
    I'd say its the same buck. big difference in the neck, shoulders and gut from last year. Rack looks the same but a tad bit larger counting the distance from the camera year to year.
     
  6. hun10

    hun10 Senior Member

    Nov 29, 2006
    Up A Creek
    Wow. Very close. Hard to say but it sure does look like it. Mature deer either way for me. He would get an arrah from hun10's bow for sure.:eek::
     
  7. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    BTW. Body coloration is identical. I'm going same deer.:eek::
     
  8. woodcarver

    woodcarver Active Member

    Dec 15, 2005
    Smithville
  9. Hoytshooter

    Hoytshooter New Member

    Mar 7, 2005
    Small Buck, MO
    FYI...the picture on the RIGHT is from last year. Big Mature 8 point.

    The picture on the LEFT is from this year, He added G4's and is a 10.

    I've got video of him at a scrape I'll try to get posted up.
     
  10. Stud Hunter

    Stud Hunter Active Member

    Oct 21, 2008
    Blue Springs, Mo
    I would say yes withour a doubt!
     
  11. Mailman

    Mailman Retired Drip (Expert)

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    [rquote=1877724&tid=130789&author=Hoytshooter]FYI...the picture on the RIGHT is from last year. Big Mature 8 point.

    The picture on the LEFT is from this year, He added G4's and is a 10.

    I've got video of him at a scrape I'll try to get posted up.[/rquote]

    Exactly what I was thinking. But I had pics of a nice 10 point that the next year went down to an 8 pt and not very much more mass.

    I could say that I think that they are two different bucks just to get your hopes up by having two shooters.....but I won't.
     
  12. letemgrow

    letemgrow Active Member

    I vote yes....too many similarities not to be. The bases and brows stand out to me...the left pic is this years I take it?
     
  13. ckbuck

    ckbuck New Member

    Feb 24, 2010
  14. Big_Bullseye

    Big_Bullseye Honey Badger Phat Sack

    Nov 2, 2004
    Franklin County
    SAME - deceiving until you take the camera distance into consideration.
     
  15. clansey

    clansey New Member

    Feb 6, 2005
    Bozeman, MT
    I think is the same.....good luck with him! :eek::
     
  16. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    Pics can be deceiving, but the pic on the right, deer looks more bulked up... Hadn't noticed the additional g4 on the other pic first time. Could be that last years pic was closer to rut? I dunno, he looks bulkier to me in that one.....
     
  17. RAGENTHECAGE

    RAGENTHECAGE Senior Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    MOBERLY MO
  18. Hoytshooter

    Hoytshooter New Member

    Mar 7, 2005
    Small Buck, MO
    The dates on the pictures were within a week or two of one another from last year to this year.

    Letemgrow...the one on the right is last year's picture
     
  19. dookie

    dookie New Member

    Nov 27, 2004
    imperial,mo
    Hard to say it's the same one for sure, but if I had to vote I would say yes. A lot of similarities. Hopefully it's not the same buck, and you have 2 monsters running around out there!:D:cheers::cheers: Good luck.
     
  20. mohunter32

    mohunter32 Senior Member Lifetime Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2005
    Franklin Co, MO
    They both have the same glowing eyes. Yep! Same deer.