Black Gold Sights
My first fuzzy
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Jack Harris 18-Sep-19
Jack Harris 18-Sep-19
Grubby 18-Sep-19
stick n string 18-Sep-19
buckeye 18-Sep-19
jdbbowhunter 18-Sep-19
njbuck 18-Sep-19
Bowbender 18-Sep-19
BigOk 18-Sep-19
Rut Nut 18-Sep-19
Jack Harris 18-Sep-19
12yards 18-Sep-19
Duke 18-Sep-19
Beav 18-Sep-19
EmbryOklahoma 18-Sep-19
Joey Ward 18-Sep-19
Jasper 18-Sep-19
LINK 18-Sep-19
Will 18-Sep-19
JTV 18-Sep-19
mattandersen 18-Sep-19
midwest 18-Sep-19
Bake 18-Sep-19
drycreek 18-Sep-19
luckydraw 18-Sep-19
Bowfreak 18-Sep-19
deerslayer 18-Sep-19
keepemsharp 18-Sep-19
Andrew W. Manukas 18-Sep-19
The last savage 18-Sep-19
WV Mountaineer 18-Sep-19
T Mac 18-Sep-19
t-roy 19-Sep-19
RutnStrut 19-Sep-19
bowhunter24 19-Sep-19
Fuzz 19-Sep-19
Bou'bound 19-Sep-19
Scar Finga 19-Sep-19
GhostBird 19-Sep-19
Shawn 19-Sep-19
PECO 19-Sep-19
sticksender 19-Sep-19
Jack Harris 19-Sep-19
Nick Muche 19-Sep-19
ki-ke 19-Sep-19
Hawkeye 19-Sep-19
weekender21 19-Sep-19
Jack Harris 20-Sep-19
t-roy 20-Sep-19
Slate 20-Sep-19
Jack Harris 22-Sep-19
From: Jack Harris
18-Sep-19

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As I found him. Tangled in vines which did some mild damage to velvet
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As I found him. Tangled in vines which did some mild damage to velvet
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Towing with extra care!
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Towing with extra care!
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9/17/2019 NJ 10 point. Only buck left in my area still in velvet. And it’s on there good. I have lots of history with this buck. I know his age. Anyone care to guess? The hunt was amazing. Had several 2.5 to 3.5 year old bucks acting very frisky with light sparring. At one point they started acting very nervous and squirly. Although I had not seen this buck on any cameras for 9 days I could feel his presence through the other deer. When He stepped out around 6:15 pm the bucks scattered as if they were shot at. This guy ruled the roost!

From: Jack Harris
18-Sep-19

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On the hoof.

From: Grubby
18-Sep-19
That’s awesome!! A great buck and the velvet makes it better.... the history makes it better yet!

18-Sep-19
Wow. Beautiful buck Jack. Congrats

From: buckeye
18-Sep-19
nice buck Jack. I would guess 5.5 yrs old?

From: jdbbowhunter
18-Sep-19
Congrats, nice buck! 4.5 year old.

From: njbuck
18-Sep-19
Congrats again Jack, well deserved. That buck in the back left of your third pic looks like a good one too, seems like you may have one to go after for permit bow.

From: Bowbender
18-Sep-19
Nice buck, Jack!!

I'd guess 5-1/2 years old.

From: BigOk
18-Sep-19
Congrats!!!

From: Rut Nut
18-Sep-19
LOVE those velvet bucks! Congrats on a DANDY!

From: Jack Harris
18-Sep-19

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Thanks guys. As for age - I last saw him during a hunt in 2016 when he was already showing signs of being a real bully at what I believe was age 2 1/2. Certainly no younger than that. 2017 he basically became a ten nearly identical to the buck you see here. He actually may have been a little wider then. 2018 same buck maybe an inch less wide but more mass. This year same buck again just more mass and a 1/2” sticker on his right G3. He tore his right ear bad in two places near end of rut 2017 as you can see in this pic. . Again always getting pics never seeing during a hunt. So I have him right at 5 1/2. Will send out teeth to check. He dressed out at 170#. When I have time I will add his older pics from 2016 as an 8 point through last season.

From: 12yards
18-Sep-19
Congrats Nice buck!

From: Duke
18-Sep-19
Thick bodied deer. Congrats on the buck, Jack! Weird that he was still holding velvet as it seems like the older and bigger ones around me are usually the first to get it off unless they are injured.

From: Beav
18-Sep-19
Great buck! Congrats

18-Sep-19
Congratulations, Jack! I'm guessing 114 years old. :)

From: Joey Ward
18-Sep-19
Awesome! Congrats!

From: Jasper
18-Sep-19
Great buck Jack!!!!!!

From: LINK
18-Sep-19
Yep I’ll guess 114” and 2.5 years old. A deer with missing ear tags usually hits 114” on their first or second rack. ;)

From: Will
18-Sep-19
Heck of a way to get your first fuzzy buck! Congratulations!

From: JTV
18-Sep-19
At least that poacher didnt get that one ... Congrats, very nice critter ... still holding velvet at this late date .... most here have long since shed ...

From: mattandersen
18-Sep-19
Nice work Jack!

From: midwest
18-Sep-19
Way cool, Jack!

From: Bake
18-Sep-19
Cool buck Jack! Congrats!

From: drycreek
18-Sep-19
Good buck Jack. I would have guessed 6 or older. Congrats !

From: luckydraw
18-Sep-19
Pretty cool buck and story. Congrads

18-Sep-19
Very neat, congratulations!

From: Bowfreak
18-Sep-19
Congrats Jack!

From: deerslayer
18-Sep-19
Boy, that’s a great first fuzzy!!!!

Congrats on a great buck Jack!!!!

From: keepemsharp
18-Sep-19
At least 3 and 5/16th old.

18-Sep-19
Scores 142. Great Buck Jack

18-Sep-19
Way to go Jack!! Nice buck,,luckily that landscaper ba

18-Sep-19
Congrats buddy.

From: T Mac
18-Sep-19
Very nice congrats Jack!

From: t-roy
19-Sep-19
Congrats on a great buck, Jack! Any thoughts as to why he was still in velvet this late? Shed his antlers later than the other deer, possibly?

From: RutnStrut
19-Sep-19
Great buck and it's cool to have history with him.

From: bowhunter24
19-Sep-19
Congrats Jack on a beautiful buck. I was going for 5.5 and all Harris bucks are 114 right?

From: Fuzz
19-Sep-19
Looks fishy...Ears are too droopy.... and we all know what that means!

Jk! Great buck congrats on getting it done early!

From: Bou'bound
19-Sep-19
Really neat story. Well done

From: Scar Finga
19-Sep-19
Well done sir!

Congratulations!

From: GhostBird
19-Sep-19
Congratulations Jack... what a beauty!!!!!!

From: Shawn
19-Sep-19
Very nice!! Congrats!! Shawn

From: PECO
19-Sep-19
Congrats on a beautiful deer!

From: sticksender
19-Sep-19
Great looking buck, congratulations. Always fun when you can track one over the years and finally take him when he's mature.

Curious as to whether he held onto his velvet this late in years past?

From: Jack Harris
19-Sep-19
“Curious as to whether he held onto his velvet this late in years past?”. Tomorrow I am going g to have time to dig up all my intel on this buck going back to 2016. Hell maybe I can find him in 2015 too just never tried. I seem to recall him always being one of the last to shed but I will confirm. If not and this is first year he held fuzz this late - it could be that he is a lot older than 5.5 and perhaps he is having Low -T issues. As many of you may know - the older ya get the longer it takes to get “hard”.

From: Nick Muche
19-Sep-19
Congrats Jack!

From: ki-ke
19-Sep-19
Great deer Jack! Congrats!!

From: Hawkeye
19-Sep-19
Great buck. Congrats!

From: weekender21
19-Sep-19
Cool buck, love the history.

From: Jack Harris
20-Sep-19

Jack Harris's Link
If you love pictorials of the same buck 4 years in a row, to see the evolution and history, I spent hours putting this together. It pretty much proves the age of my buck at 5.5, but would love to hear your thoughts. You should be able to view this link even if not a member.

From: t-roy
20-Sep-19
Cool documentation of your history with him, Jack! Always satisfying to close the deal on a buck that you have a history with.

From: Slate
20-Sep-19
It’s a great story Jacko. Happy for you

From: Jack Harris
22-Sep-19
for Sticksender "Curious as to whether he held onto his velvet this late in years past?" Yes if you look at the link above where I chronical (in great detail probably too much for most), when he lost his fuzz last year, and when he lost his antlers in winter, etc. In 2018 I have him fuzzy on 9/14 where the other bucks were not, then 9/22 he was completely smooth/hard. So suffice to say, he was probably a few days it starting to fall off although man it's on there pretty good.

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