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I killed this buck on the 12th of October in Clinton County, while stillhunting in the rain with my crossbow. I wasn't going to get him aged, but when I posted an antler growth pictorial in the trail camera forum, someone asked if I was having him aged, and I thought "Why not?" So I sent a tooth to the lab, and just got the results back. Thought it might be fun to give you all a chance to practice your age estimating on him, since I have lots of pics of him on the hoof, and now know his age.

My scales didn't work when I went to weigh this one, so I measured his chest, and most of the weight calculators put him at 190-something live, 150 dressed. His gross score is right around 115", inside spread 16 1/4". He lived in a "big woods" area, with the nearest real ag about 5-7 miles away.









There are more pics of him here: Antler Growth Pictorial

I'll post his age in a day or two!
 

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fatsbucknut said:
2.5. Was that cementum aging? If so, which lab did you send away to?
Yes, it was cementum annuli aging. Wildlife Analytical Labs in TX.
 

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3.5
Not much belly sag or back drop, but a thick chest. Great deer!
 

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I was gonna say 2.5.. Thanks for the tip about the tooth aging. Found a buck dead yesterday with 9 points on one side and a 4" wide palmation on the farm I hunt. Im curious to see how old he is I say 4.5.
 
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