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Age and Score this IL buck WITH RESULTS
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
bumpinblaze4x4 22-Mar-19
bumpinblaze4x4 22-Mar-19
bumpinblaze4x4 22-Mar-19
bumpinblaze4x4 22-Mar-19
Nick Muche 22-Mar-19
Corn bore 22-Mar-19
APauls 22-Mar-19
bumpinblaze4x4 22-Mar-19
Smtn10PT 22-Mar-19
molsonarcher 22-Mar-19
t-roy 22-Mar-19
JohnMC 22-Mar-19
Bowfinatic 22-Mar-19
Elkhorn 22-Mar-19
Schmitty78 22-Mar-19
Shaft 22-Mar-19
PoudreCanyon 22-Mar-19
Forest bows 22-Mar-19
beemann 22-Mar-19
TEXASWOODS5 22-Mar-19
Charlie Rehor 22-Mar-19
BullBuster 22-Mar-19
JTV 22-Mar-19
Franzen 23-Mar-19
Mike-TN 23-Mar-19
lv2bohunt 23-Mar-19
SBH 23-Mar-19
RIT 23-Mar-19
Dave B 23-Mar-19
Junior 23-Mar-19
Deerplotter 23-Mar-19
Errorhead 23-Mar-19
Shawn 23-Mar-19
bumpinblaze4x4 23-Mar-19
bumpinblaze4x4 23-Mar-19
bumpinblaze4x4 23-Mar-19
bumpinblaze4x4 23-Mar-19
Kodiak 23-Mar-19
bumpinblaze4x4 23-Mar-19
JTV 23-Mar-19
BullBuster 23-Mar-19
EmbryOklahoma 23-Mar-19
JohnMC 23-Mar-19
t-roy 23-Mar-19
JTV 23-Mar-19
Shawn 23-Mar-19
TEXASWOODS5 24-Mar-19
orionsbrother 24-Mar-19
Shawn 24-Mar-19
Forest bows 24-Mar-19
t-roy 24-Mar-19
tobywon 24-Mar-19
bumpinblaze4x4 25-Mar-19
Bill in MI 25-Mar-19
22-Mar-19

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If i'm fortunate enough to harvest a buck every year i always enjoy getting the official scoring and cementum aging results back in order to share with bowsite. This was a buck that i had several years of history with and although i hunted him all fall in 2017 i never saw him (but he was on camera). I was fortunate to harvest him during an all day sit on 11/6/18 in what i felt was his core area....i received the cementum aging results yesterday and had the buck officially scored last month. Some of you may enjoy these; some may not but for me it's more about the age. Feel free to post up guesses if you wish and i will update with results in the next 24-48 hours. This is a buck i name "Muley Jr." because of his split G2s and because we had a similar buck several years ago on the farm that i had originally named "Muley".

I hope to post a similar thread in the next week of my second Illinois buck once i receive the cementum aging results back.

22-Mar-19

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22-Mar-19

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22-Mar-19

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From: Nick Muche
22-Mar-19
159 and 6.5yo

From: Corn bore
22-Mar-19
145 gross with about 12 inches of abnormal points...however you want to add or subtract them. Looks like he has a split brow in the one pic but can't make it out in the others. Guys in the QDMA book wood just say 5 1/2 plus so I will guess 6 1/2. I'm probably low on both guesses. Beautiful buck and congrats.

From: APauls
22-Mar-19
156.5 gross and 7.5

Congrats on a beautie!!!

22-Mar-19

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From: Smtn10PT
22-Mar-19
157" 6.5

From: molsonarcher
22-Mar-19
Gross 175 7.5 yo

From: t-roy
22-Mar-19
Great buck, Chris. Congrats!

I’d guess approximately 163” of typical score, with 15” of non typical score. 178” gross total. Looks to me from his previous sheds, he has regressed a little bit. I’d guess 7.5yrs old.

From: JohnMC
22-Mar-19
Gross 174 Net 167 NT probably high 150s if typical 5.5 years old

22-Mar-19
186" 6.5yrs old

From: Elkhorn
22-Mar-19
183 6.5

From: Schmitty78
22-Mar-19
169”, 6.5 years old

From: Shaft
22-Mar-19
162 Net, as a 7.5 year old.

From: PoudreCanyon
22-Mar-19
173” gross, 5.5 YO.

From: Forest bows
22-Mar-19
171 1/2 7.5

From: beemann
22-Mar-19
170 9 years old

From: TEXASWOODS5
22-Mar-19
I'm going with 161 3/8 net non typical and 6.5 old

22-Mar-19
What a great deer! Congrats on a great management program.

15 inches of abnormal will determine typical or non-typical. He’s right near it! Glad you got him aged and officially measured! C

From: BullBuster
22-Mar-19
174 gross. Old

From: JTV
22-Mar-19
173 gross ....... very nice deer .... got some age ...

From: Franzen
23-Mar-19
144" net typical or 160" net non-typical. Awesome deer, but frame symmetry hurts the score. 6.5.

From: Mike-TN
23-Mar-19
Low 160s and fully mature

From: lv2bohunt
23-Mar-19
167 and 5.5 yo

From: SBH
23-Mar-19
168" 9 years old

From: RIT
23-Mar-19
You lost me when you put a name on that deer.

From: Dave B
23-Mar-19
Upper 150s frame with 20+ trash. I wouldn't be surprised 8.5 to 9.5 based on what looks like a decline in size from his sheds.

From: Junior
23-Mar-19
6.5.......182 gross

From: Deerplotter
23-Mar-19
Congrats on a great buck! 173 Gross- 7.5 age

From: Errorhead
23-Mar-19
Shaft took my guess, so I'll go with 162.5/ 7.5 YO

From: Shawn
23-Mar-19
Gross low 170"s and who cares what else. I say 6.5 years old. Always hard to tell circumference so could be a bit one way or the other!! Great buck!! Shawn

23-Mar-19

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SPOILER

RESULTS BELOW

Thanks for your input guys. I enjoy the score/age threads but to me they are meaningless without results so i think it's worthwhile to actually get the results, especially the age.

In my experience i find that about 70% of the time i am estimating a deer to be a year younger than they actually are. In the last decade i have submitted 10 bucks from our farm for aging; 3 of them i was correct on the age but the other 7 results showed the buck to be a year older than i had estimated.

I hunt 700 acres of private QDMA ground in central illinois so history with most harvested bucks goes back at least one year; in this case and in one other i had 4-5 years of history with a buck.

Based on his sheds last year he grossed approximately 168" with a moderate decrease in score of his right side in 2018 and a moderate increase in score of his left side in 2018. He would have broke 180" gross with his 2018 left side and 2017 right side.

I have both sides from his 2016 and 2017 rack; he had a significant jump from 16-17 (ages 5-6). I also ran across one side from 2014 while sifting through sheds this winter.

Gross score on this buck is 172 5/8 with 16" of non typical points

Cementum aging revealed this buck to be 7.5 years old (my guess was 6.5). Hope you enjoyed the guessing game; here is a picture of him in 2014 for reference.

23-Mar-19

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23-Mar-19

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2015 (4.5 years old)

23-Mar-19

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2016 (5.5 years old), gross score of appx 148".

From: Kodiak
23-Mar-19
Congrats, what a great deer.

23-Mar-19

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2017 (6.5 years old), appx 168" gross.

From: JTV
23-Mar-19
"Gross score on this buck is 172 5/8 with 16" of non typical points"

Damn, I'm good !! (173" gross) ............... thanks for the pics and story....

From: BullBuster
23-Mar-19
JTV you blew my 174 guess away.

23-Mar-19
Thanks for the pics and scores, Chris. I enjoy these types of threads. Congrats on a fine buck!

From: JohnMC
23-Mar-19
I guessed 174 and typical score in high 150s darn close

From: t-roy
23-Mar-19
The sun was in my eyes :-(

From: JTV
23-Mar-19
a deer to be proud of for sure .. I'm usually within 5 inches or so of gross...'usually' ... ;0(

From: Shawn
23-Mar-19
I said low 170's and 6.5 I think more like bumpin I am normally a year younger as well. Great deer for sure! Shawn

From: TEXASWOODS5
24-Mar-19
Curious what did he net?

24-Mar-19
Great buck!!! Congrats!!

From: Shawn
24-Mar-19
Bet ya he nets less than 150 as a typical. Side to side difference and the 16"s of NT points get him below 150. Gross to me is all that matters!! Shawn

From: Forest bows
24-Mar-19
What did I win?

From: t-roy
24-Mar-19
I think Deerplotter beat ya out, Forest. He was only off by 3/8”!

From: tobywon
24-Mar-19
Great Buck, congrats. Funny how trail cam photos can be deceiving. The second one you posted makes him look a lot smaller than he actually was. Anyone notice this too?

25-Mar-19
Thanks for all the interest guys; i appreciate it. I dont have the score sheet in front of me but i believe his net was around 151" as a main frame ten.

tobywon: i agree with your comment and the same goes with harvest pics. No doubt we've all seen harvest bucks that look 150" that are actually 120", its all about context and the angle.

From: Bill in MI
25-Mar-19
Gorgeous buck- Congrats man!

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