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Do you think this warrior is young or old?
« on: November 12, 2017, 09:50:25 AM »
Very even both side, trying to decide if he has room to grow, or regressing. Sure is hungry, hit Apple pile 6 times in 22 hours. Have to correct am and pm on cam, have them reversed.
« Last Edit: November 12, 2017, 07:14:34 PM by Mallardmasher »
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Re: Do think he is young or old
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2017, 09:51:21 AM »
Here is another photo
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Re: Do think he is young or old
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 10:04:18 AM »
Looks to be an older buck to me.....though his body is not as big as I would expect.  Could be the pics...or he is lean with not a lot of fat on him.

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Re: Do think he is young or old
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 10:17:23 AM »
Looks like he has been through a war, ear is always hanging, scars all over, there are three bucks comparable or bigger in area with tons of does. I think old tired warrior
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Re: Do think he is young or old
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2017, 10:37:41 AM »
old warrior.  He has seen it and done it all.  best trophy ever
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Re: Do think he is young or old
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2017, 10:41:46 AM »
Old, gnarly, worth killing
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Re: Do think he is young or old
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2017, 10:43:16 AM »
Definitely an old warrior that should be laid to rest because he is being bullied by all of the bigger bodied bucks. Let me know if you need help thinning your herd. :chuckle:

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Re: Do think he is young or old
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2017, 11:18:41 AM »
I would bet he is around 4.5 years old, his left ear dire looks jacked up..
my grandpa always said "if it aint broke dont fix it"

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Re: Do think he is young or old
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2017, 01:17:54 PM »
Older buck , Roman nose warrior

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Re: Do think he is young or old
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2017, 04:52:54 PM »
He spends about 10-15 min each visit up to 6 times a day. Exhausted and tired, hopefully his days are numbered
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Re: Do you think this warrior is young or old?
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2017, 04:54:50 PM »
old

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Re: Do think he is young or old
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Re: Do you think this warrior is young or old?
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2017, 05:23:54 PM »
Question is, is he a shooter on opening day late season?
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Re: Do you think this warrior is young or old?
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2017, 05:47:04 PM »
Definitely a shooter !! With blacktails it's not all about the number of tines there's slot more to them for me like
Maturity
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Roman nose
To me I look for a mature buck , he might be a 2 point and never get bigger but if he is mature looking that's the deciding factor for me !

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Re: Do you think this warrior is young or old?
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2017, 06:04:40 PM »
Old fella for sure, IMO may not make it another year. Ears are drooping, usually not a good sign :dunno:

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Re: Do you think this warrior is young or old?
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2017, 06:22:35 PM »
Question is, is he a shooter on opening day late season?

That is a quality blacktail that is worth harvesting any day of the season imho.

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Re: Do you think this warrior is young or old?
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2017, 07:31:33 PM »
I agree
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Re: Do you think this warrior is young or old?
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2017, 09:22:21 AM »
Wall hanger for sure!

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Re: Do you think this warrior is young or old?
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2017, 02:23:08 PM »
Beautiful buck... broken ear and all.
Would love to see him mounted on a wall with the ear hanging like that.

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Re: Do you think this warrior is young or old?
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2017, 03:01:57 PM »
Question is, is he a shooter on opening day late season?

That is a quality blacktail that is worth harvesting any day of the season imho.

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Re: Do you think this warrior is young or old?
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2017, 04:44:15 PM »
He's old.  The last month of the rut has taken whatever fat reserves he was carying off his frame.  He will not make it through the winter. 

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Re: Do you think this warrior is young or old?
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2017, 06:09:32 PM »
I will feed him till spring, If I don't get him first.
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