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Which deer has a more promising year?

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  1. dingodango

    dingodango Weekend Warrior

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    I know that deer grow and change in different ways, but between these two which would you see being a nicer deer when Sept. rolls around?
     

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    remmett70 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Don't know if it is the angle of the pictures but that 2nd picture looks like a much larger bodied deer. while the first may end up with more points, that 2nd looks like its rack is going to be very thick.

    I would have to vote for #2.
     
  3. JakeD

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    I'd say #2.
     
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    number 2 looks like more mass so there is more there to grow from
     
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    By those pics I would say #2. Just curious if you know the ages on them
     
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    I agree with #2 as well. The buck in #1 looks like he will be a nice young basket buck this year but a nice future buck to chase after.
     
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    Cledus Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I'd say 2 as well
     
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    Another vote for #2

    Bigger body and more mass appears to be older to me
     
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    #2, strictly because I think it is an older deer. Age > Headgear
     
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    The one that steps in front of me!


    Number 2 looks older so I would have to agree with everyone else that I'd try for him first and let number one live until next year!
     
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    #2 for me. looks like he'll be a stud. going to be a tall rack in the end by how high he is already. keep us updated on their development.
     
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    Definitely #2
     
  13. dingodango

    dingodango Weekend Warrior

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    WGI_0639.jpg WGI_0664.jpg I do not have any pics this early from last year but I am hoping one of these two happens to be the same buck I was after last year. Hunt in a pretty small area where I know most of the hunters and never heard of anyone getting him.
     
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    WOW!!!!!!!
     
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    Without a picture of the drop tine from last year it's hard to tell.
    My vote is #2 as well but you can tell #2 isn't the drop tine buck already. Rack comes off the head a lot differently.
     
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    #2 for sure. Older deer.
     
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    #2. While the first deer is very impressive and looks to be a promising prospect, #2 looks older right now and looks like the frame of his rack will be much larger...
     
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    The first one will have more points. I think #2 will have more mass.
     
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    Small update with a comment. It always amazes me the differences in the growth rates of deer throughout this process. thumb_IMAG1424_1024.jpg thumb_IMAG3234_1024.jpg thumb_IMAG3229_1024.jpg thumb_IMAG2851_1024.jpg thumb_IMAG1727_1024.jpg
     

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