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Age/Score this IL Buck #2 with RESULTS
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
bumpinblaze4x4 28-Mar-19
bumpinblaze4x4 28-Mar-19
bumpinblaze4x4 28-Mar-19
bumpinblaze4x4 28-Mar-19
12yards 28-Mar-19
Franklin 28-Mar-19
bumpinblaze4x4 28-Mar-19
SaddleReaper 28-Mar-19
stealthycat 28-Mar-19
Hancock West 28-Mar-19
Overland 28-Mar-19
South Farm 28-Mar-19
Charlie Rehor 28-Mar-19
T Mac 28-Mar-19
BigOk 28-Mar-19
Corn bore 28-Mar-19
Boreal 28-Mar-19
relliK reeD 28-Mar-19
Kurt 28-Mar-19
t-roy 28-Mar-19
JW 28-Mar-19
bumpinblaze4x4 29-Mar-19
28-Mar-19

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I know some of you enjoyed my previous thread in regards to a 7.5 year old buck that i had several years of history with prior to harvesting so i figure i would do another thread for buck #2.

Looking through trailcam pics i did have some limited history with this buck last year but i felt pretty confident that he was a definite mature deer given his body structure. I'll post a few pics for you guys to evaluate and guess his age/score (gross) and then post up the results in the next 48 hours.

This is a 700 acre private hunting area in central illinois that has been under QDM for several years so age structure is crucial for our harvest goals.

28-Mar-19

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Fun fact, no daylight pictures of this buck in 2018 yet i saw him several times in the first two weeks of november (in the timber).

28-Mar-19

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28-Mar-19

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From: 12yards
28-Mar-19
145

From: Franklin
28-Mar-19
Are you just trying to bust our balls with all these monsters you`re killing....lol

28-Mar-19
Easy now! I always check out the age/score thread but they are always deer on the hoof and rarely have a definitive answer. I figure there are others out there who enjoy the guessing game but also enjoy actual results, especially age. I will say i'm very fortunate to have land and hunting rights and a day doesn't go by that i'm not thankful for what i have.

From: SaddleReaper
28-Mar-19
5.5+ and 150-155

From: stealthycat
28-Mar-19
mid 160's ..... maybe higher, STUD

From: Hancock West
28-Mar-19
148-152. definitely looks like a mature buck in the face

From: Overland
28-Mar-19
The G2s are huge and that's a decent spread. I'd say 162 gross.

From: South Farm
28-Mar-19
Big.

28-Mar-19
Illinois Residents are lucky indeed being able to shoot two bucks in a season. Love seeing a late season big boy "at rest" in the turnips! With good management after Christmas hunting can be fantastic! Enjoy! C

From: T Mac
28-Mar-19
157 5.5

From: BigOk
28-Mar-19
153 7/8" 6.5

From: Corn bore
28-Mar-19
162, 5.5

From: Boreal
28-Mar-19
158" 6.5 yo

From: relliK reeD
28-Mar-19
159", 4.5 yo

From: Kurt
28-Mar-19
154" net

From: t-roy
28-Mar-19
153” gross and 4.5 yrs old

From: JW
28-Mar-19
164” - 5 year old Hell of a buck whatever he scores. Congrats!

29-Mar-19
RESULTS BELOW (SPOILERS)

@Charlie Rehor: although the pics make it look like a late season buck this buck was actually taken a few days prior to thanksgiving during our first heavy snow of the year but i do agree that late season hunts can be a blast with the right setup, food source, and weather.

This buck scored 158" gross Typical as a 5x5 and has a net score of 152 2/8". Cementum aging of this buck aged him at 6.5 years old.

Have a great weekend guys!

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