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Does this fork horn have good genetics? #7719166
11/16/22 01:59 PM
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Got it on camera this morning. I don't recall ever seeing a bigger fork horn!


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Re: Does this fork horn have good genetics? [Re: Hutchy] #7719168
11/16/22 02:01 PM
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Body looks nice, it'd fill the freezer just fine.

Re: Does this fork horn have good genetics? [Re: Hutchy] #7719181
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I agree with k snow. Sure looks like dinner. Genetics seem to be whitetail wink


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Re: Does this fork horn have good genetics? [Re: Hutchy] #7719194
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Shoot'm and get his DNA. laugh

Guess you figured me out Hutchy, I'm not much help when it comes to antler raising.

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Re: Does this fork horn have good genetics? [Re: Hutchy] #7719216
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I had a fork horn that looked like that, he was 145" at around 3 he never made it to 4.

Re: Does this fork horn have good genetics? [Re: Hutchy] #7719259
11/16/22 04:00 PM
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Re: Does this fork horn have good genetics? [Re: hippie] #7719270
11/16/22 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by hippie
Shoot'm and get his DNA. laugh

Guess you figured me out Hutchy, I'm not much help when it comes to antler raising.



Well I dont know jack chit about antlers and genetics really, so we are in the same boat.

Its cown land anyway, so if I let him walk he will just be freezer fill for someone else lol

Re: Does this fork horn have good genetics? [Re: Yes sir] #7719271
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Originally Posted by Yes sir
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Mule deer don't count! lol

ya, thats a bit un, but I havent seen a whitetail fork that big before.

Re: Does this fork horn have good genetics? [Re: Matt28] #7719272
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Originally Posted by Matt28
I had a fork horn that looked like that, he was 145" at around 3 he never made it to 4.


ya, I figured this one would be massive. I have never scored a rack in my life, but 145 sounds big lol

Re: Does this fork horn have good genetics? [Re: Hutchy] #7719285
11/16/22 04:41 PM
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If he's a year and a half old he's off to a pretty good start

Re: Does this fork horn have good genetics? [Re: Hutchy] #7719295
11/16/22 05:08 PM
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Nope I donít think so. He will probably turn out like the buck my daughter shot a couple years ago. I posted a picture of it on the Rutting buck travel distance forum the other day.

Re: Does this fork horn have good genetics? [Re: Hutchy] #7719298
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Don't know, but this one tastes good.
Heart, liver tonight [Linked Image]
+ Chew Horn for the pup laugh


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Re: Does this fork horn have good genetics? [Re: Hutchy] #7719413
11/16/22 07:28 PM
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Thatís a big forky. I think itís awesome! Probably the genetics are why heís only got forks but heís big because heís an older buck.



This is my buck from last year and I thought it was really cool. I didnít win a big buck bet but I was happy to get this one. Heís a fork frame
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Re: Does this fork horn have good genetics? [Re: Hutchy] #7719414
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Also hope Iím not jacking up your thread with my pic just wanted to share what I thought was a big forky


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Re: Does this fork horn have good genetics? [Re: KsTrapper88] #7719452
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Originally Posted by KsTrapper88
Also hope Iím not jacking up your thread with my pic just wanted to share what I thought was a big forky



Not at all!

All good.

I never considered he might be older, and actually have poor genetics!

Re: Does this fork horn have good genetics? [Re: Hutchy] #7719466
11/16/22 08:17 PM
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I donít see the big of it in the pic. He looks like a 2.5yr old. But then again I sent a pic of a buck I got this morning to my son and buddy thinking 3.5 and they both said 4.5, lol.

Re: Does this fork horn have good genetics? [Re: Wanna Be] #7719490
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Originally Posted by Wanna Be
I donít see the big of it in the pic. He looks like a 2.5yr old. But then again I sent a pic of a buck I got this morning to my son and buddy thinking 3.5 and they both said 4.5, lol.



Fork horns here have like, two inch tines lol.


This one just seemed bigger than most. I'm not sure it's age or antler potential.

Re: Does this fork horn have good genetics? [Re: Hutchy] #7719498
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If heís that at what I think is 2.5 heís worth watching another year just to see what he does.

**BUT, I realize not everyone has that opportunity. If heís big in your area then send it and get an up-close look at him.**

Re: Does this fork horn have good genetics? [Re: Hutchy] #7719506
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From what I see he looks like a 1 1/2 compared to our deer. BUT aging deer from a somewhat poor black and white pic of a deer from a completely different part of the country is nothing more than a guess.

Re: Does this fork horn have good genetics? [Re: Hutchy] #7719512
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Hereís the deer I thought was 3.5. Got outvoted and was told 4.5, lol.
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