Absolutely false. If these deer were killed in big woods mountain ground I have no problem accepting the ages as posted. I have a known 4.5 year old on camera that wouldn't score 90". He doesn't have a 16" spread, let alone 19". Most people underestimate how many years it takes for big woods deer to grow a large set of antlers, if they ever do despite being mature.Toxopholite said:RSB x2. Ok not knocking these 2 really good deer.
I cant imagine the deer on the right being 4-1/2. No difference in spread from the 2-1/2, and even more narrow skull, same tine heighth etc..... Most Pa 4-1/2 yr olds would be carrying 19" min. with more width carrying more mass with longer tines. Genetics between the 2 are quite similar too.
I couldnt believe it to be a 3-1/2 let alone 4-1/2.
The two biggest bucks I've ever seen with my own eyes were tens of miles from any thing remotely close to considered agriculture....in the middle of the ANF big woods.WOL said:I've seen mountain deer that are old and have crappy racks. I've also seen some monsters. And body size.....I've seen some absolute horses of mountain deer. They find plenty to eat.