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I posted this under another thread and thought I would repost as a dedicated thread. I am very interested in people's opinions on the age of this deer. I know for a fact how old this deer is because he lives on my land and I have watched him grow. I live in Midland County (Hope) and there are lots of good groceries. I am also interest in what you all think he would score.





To give you a hint, I picked up his shed this spring. He still had his horns in mid-Feb.
 

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This is a 4-1/2 year old deer. Of that I am positive. His rack this year is identical in size and shape to the rack he had last year. Genetics? Feed? But I am positive he is 4-1/2.

As far as score...he is almost a twin to two others harvested off my land in the last 3 years. I am guessing 110-115".
 

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I would say he looks more like a good 2.5 but since you say you have pictures of him from last year and that the pick was taken in early September I would say 3.5
His legs to me still look a bit long for a 4.5 and not much of a sagging belly and his hind quarters look small too. Not to mention there is also a distinction of where his chest and kneck begin and end, something usually not so visible in older deer, but like I said the pic was in early September.
 
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