Age guess on 2019 velvet 10Contributors to this thread:
relliK reeD 25-Mar-20
Jack Harris 26-Mar-20
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Got age back on this 9/17/2019 velvet 10 as well. Care to guess?
From: relliK reeD
4.5 no more
5.5 but maybe 4.5. Shawn
my guess of 5.5 was off. That was based on surmising he was 2.5 when he was last an 8pt, back in 2016.
Looking at your picture history, he had tiny bases in those '16 pics, and then made a huge jump in overall rack size in '17. So did you mean he was a yearling in '16 instead of your original guess of 2.5? In body & rack, he does look like a routine yearling 8 pt if he was a midwest buck....not sure whether that's true for NJ yearling bucks though.
6.5 Years old on BOTH! Most of you nailed it or were close. To me, "age" is the biggest trophy in this state, but antlers are nice too I suppose :)
^^STicksender, I was wrong in the other direction, in 2016 he was 3.5, which made him 6.5 when I got him. Sort of make sense, he was a huge bully that year and then he went underground (except for cameras) every year after that. But he is also proof that not all bucks will grow to be giants. Just contrast his 6.5 old rack vs the other 10 I got. 7 miles apart, and I can make the case where the smaller buck had more nutrition. Both had equal access to corn and green fields, but the smaller buck had access to way more acorns. 30 lbs of body weight separated them too.