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Pineywoods shooter

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Got this nice buck coming to my set up daily.For our area this is a pretty good 1.This is what happens when you lay off the trigger and let them grow.
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Nice
Very nice buck, he looks like a fairly young buck, but there is no way in heck I could let him walk. That would be by far the nicest deer I have ever shot.

Good luck getting him.
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Age
If 'huntrrr' is around, he will get the age dead on. I'd actually say thats a young buc, maybe 2 1/2. Not enough muscle structure to be older. I'd let him walk this year if your managing your place well.
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age
young deer, possibly 2-1/2 but if from piney woods and in late summer I'd say much more likely 3-1/2. Shooter or not depends on your situation. If it was better than any other I had taken, I'd shoot. If not and you believe he has a reasonable chance of surviving to the next age class, wait. He'll be a beautiful deer next year and the one after if the nutrition is there and a healthy balanced herd.
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age
He's a very fine piney woods buck with large horns and 150lb body. He's 41/2 now and if ur not lucky enough to kill him this year odds are he'll be smaller next. I've kept records on deer for 40yrs, literally hundreds aged, weighed, and measured. i've never seen a 11/2yr deer that wasnt a spike, never seen a 21/2 with more than 6pts, and never seen a 31/2 with more than 14in spread and 8pts. I've heard the rumors, and will gladly pay anyone that can show me a 31/2yr old, documented with jawbone that scores over 100pts $20. I've looked at hundreds from tensas, catahoula, concordia, ouchita, union, and east carroll parishes and never found one yet.
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By far no expert BUT!!!
Hunt R I totally disagree on your comments about 1-1/2 year olds are no bigger than spikes, 2-1/2 no bigger than a 6pt, and 3-1/2 no bigger than 100pts????? Maybe not points, but inches yes. I may not have jawbones to prove to you, but I totally disagree with you on all 3 even though you have aged thousands of deer all over La.
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Not an expert either but
on our lease we shoot 14inch inside spread or bigger, and just about every one of them is an 8pt and kill 15-20 bucks per year. We have to save our jawbones and turn them in to a biologist at the end of the season and 90% of them are 3.5 year old deer. I have no idea of aging deer just by looking at them or their jawbones, im just going by what our biologist is telling us.
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piney woods shooter
Now that hunt r has blessed him as a 4 1/2 he definately is on the bow hit list and hope that he comes by in the daylight and offers a shot
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whaaaat????
Man if it took me to convince u to shoot that deer, u must have a heck of a place to hunt. I'll be glad to swap stands with u any day, and i guarantee you'll kill a deer over 225lbs, but in 20 yrs in tensas, i've seen only a handfull of bucks that would score more than that one as an 8pt. Less than 5% of deer will score higher than that in any given year.
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No doubt
Thats a shooter anywhere ! If I was to ever get lucky enough to raise a rifle on a deer like that , I'd probably pass out before I could even get a shot off .
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velvet off
Well he's still coming but no daylight pictures this week.
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Hmmmm
Wow i was way off on the age. His body didnt look as big and defined in the first pics. I'd say huntrr smoked that age. Beautiful deer. Let us know when you throw some lead at'em.
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