Dirty ernie makes a second apperance

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  1. BH.COM-CLINTON

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    After getting two pics of Ernie in mid July he became a ghost. I have been moving cameras around for a month and finally caught up with him. Looks like he has finished growing and will be around the same size as he was last year when he was 6. Hopefully we will be able to keep track of him from now on.
     
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    Dandy buck! Good luck this fall.
     
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    Damn good deer. Have not seen many forked g4s.

    Good quality pics.
     
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    I like it. I like it A-Lot.
     
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    Heck of a deer man. Hope to see this roller coaster ride have a happy ending this year. Good luck to you brother.
     
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    I'll see what I can do about that this fall.:lol:

    Ernie is a toad! In Clinton we trust (disclaimer...I mean the OP not the political family):lol:
    Dang I love stealth cams!
     
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    Great job tracking him down. You guys are going to drop the hammer on him this year
     
  8. BH.COM-CLINTON

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    Thanks guys.

    Ill second the Vote on the stealth cams. At first I wont lie. It was a struggle using them but over the past 3 years they have made gigantic improvements. The picture quality is awesome and they have became really reliable. In the past I had spots where I would only put a reconyx because I would only check them once every other month. I just couldnt get myself to risk not getting the pics that I needed. But since the G series cameras have came out. I dont have any problems dropping a 30 or 42 in my go to spots. It took them a long time to make a great camera but the G series rock.
     
  9. ruteger

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    I bought a g42 because of seeing all the great photos on the show and I love it. No complaints whatsoever
     
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    Good luck on that monster. I hope you seal the deal with him.

    Blessings........Pastorjim
     
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    That's an awesome buck. Even more awesome he has lived that long.
     
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    Yeah id shoot him :)


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    I'm scratching my head trying to figure out why in the world BearMethod1976 disliked you saying Dandy buck!.......

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    Very nice buck! Good luck getting a tag put on him.
     
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    Yeah I dunno but I disliked it too just in case I missed something. :lol:

    On a serious note:
    Could anyone honestly say they looked at that deer and thought he looked seven years old?
     
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    Maybe a little in the face but his body looks like a stud 5 year old. That's a buck of a lifetime for me. Good luck Clinton.


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    No, I think Ernie is a prime example that skeletal structure is a genetic trait in and of itself at times that overcomes the "supposed rules" for how they should look. I think RD is strikingly young looking despite the fact I know for fact he's 5 1/2 minimum this year...I believe 6 personally.
     
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    I would have to agree on the body size. he definitely looks young and always has. If i didnt have all the pics to prove his age I wouldnt every believe it.
     
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    Here are some pics of him starting in 2012. As you can see his body has never changed. Only thing that has ever looked different is his nose. Also i think it shows that sometimes when they reach there potential it doesnt matter how old they get their rack size never really changes much.

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    Don't get me wrong, I wasn't doubting his stated age, I just thought it was interesting that he is that old but doesn't look it. I knew you had enough history with him to have a firm grip on his actual age. I thought it was worth pointing out that even an old deer can still have the build of a young deer. I've been seeing the same thing a lot this year with our older deer.
     

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