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gunguy1997 09-25-2012 11:52 PM

Deer Age
 
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Me and my father have this spike running around our land and we we're curious if anybody could tell how old he is. this is the best picture i can find during the day that we haven't deleted.

ineverFTF 09-25-2012 11:53 PM

Old enough to be delicious with bbq sauce :D.

I would say 2ish years. Maybe a little younger.
Bag him and have the DNR check his jaw they will tell you exactly. And then you get venison :)

gunguy1997 09-26-2012 12:02 AM

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Originally Posted by ineverFTF (Post 954636)
Old enough to be delicious with bbq sauce :D.

I would say 2ish years. Maybe a little younger.
Bag him and have the DNR check his jaw they will tell you exactly. And then you get venison :)

my words exactly. :D

c3shooter 09-26-2012 02:59 AM

Probably about 18 months- Spring last year.

tri70 09-27-2012 12:59 AM

I am with the others 2 yrs.

richone 09-27-2012 01:58 AM

old enough for the crock pot .

Sniper03 09-27-2012 02:13 AM

He is no older than two at the most probably born the spring before last due to the angle of his belly and rear flank.
I would say next year he will no longer be a spike!
If he is there is a genetic defect and should be shot before he passes the genes on. When they get to be three and are still spikes (We call them Dork Deer) We cull them from the group. We do not shoot one and two year spikes.

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nchunt101 09-27-2012 05:24 PM

1.5 years old-let him live 2 more years and you will have something worth shooting

Eturnsdale 09-27-2012 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Sniper03 (Post 955968)
He is no older than two at the most probably born the spring before last due to the angle of his belly and rear flank.
I would say next year he will no longer be a spike!
If he is there is a genetic defect and should be shot before he passes the genes on. When they get to be three and are still spikes (We call them Dork Deer) We cull them from the group. We do not shoot one and two year spikes.

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If there was a good wet spring and summer yeah. But Ive seen dry summers turn dominant monster bucks into fork horns.

powg 09-29-2012 03:28 AM

youngster
 
the deer is 1.5 yrs old .....probably born from a late estrus doe ...let him walk ,you may see potential next fall ,if he is as wide as his ears and has a good even point rack 6-8 let him walk 2 more seasons ,then call me if you cant bear to shoot your pet deer!:cool: lol


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