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Posted By: Railroader

2019 bucks - 08/14/19 10:55 PM

Latest pics from my trail cam. Seeing these bucks grow this year has been pretty cool! Hoping i get a chance at that monster!

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Posted By: Wanna Be

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/14/19 10:56 PM

Very nice deer! Good luck! Hope to see you in a pic holding that beast!
Posted By: Matt28

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/14/19 11:10 PM

Great looking buck. Look forward to see some pic out of velvet.
Posted By: Railroader

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/14/19 11:24 PM

Originally Posted by Matt28
Great looking buck. Look forward to see some pic out of velvet.

Yeah he ought to look pretty good out of velvet. Hed look even better hanging on my wall!
Posted By: Matt28

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/14/19 11:32 PM

I am trying to get a number on him but kinda hard he looks real impressive turned a tad to the side. I figure 160? Maybe gross 170. Sure hope you get him. He is a good deer and I would kill him even if he was only 130.
Posted By: Matt28

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/14/19 11:33 PM

Do you got any idea on age?
Posted By: Railroader

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/14/19 11:51 PM

Originally Posted by Matt28
Do you got any idea on age?

No clue on the age. Just moved onto this property this spring so this is the first season i have seen him.
Posted By: illinideer

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/15/19 12:06 AM

Great looking deer I have yet to shoot a 160 + deer here at home have been close through the years but no shot
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Posted By: gutthooked

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/15/19 01:02 AM

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Posted By: bucksnbears

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/15/19 01:49 AM

I'd put him in the low 180 range.
Great buck!!.

Hoping you whack im!
Posted By: Michigan Trappin

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/15/19 02:55 AM

Give him another year and hell be mature!!!





















Just kidding I had to say that as no one else has yet
Posted By: 52Carl

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/15/19 02:57 AM

With that pot belly, he is in his prime. He probably won't improve with another year behind him.
Posted By: snowy

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/15/19 03:15 AM

Some good ones!
Posted By: Yes sir

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/15/19 03:19 AM

Nice deer! He may look 180 in velvet but my guess is he'll look 170 hard horned and will shrink to 160s dead. I do think he's on the younger side as a mature buck which means he may get bigger if he gives you the slip this year. I personally sure wouldn't pass on him. Me and my boy got glass on a couple nice deer this weekend, a really nice typical 12 that I think is 170+ and a super wide 10 I seen last year. The ten is pushing 24" wide but short tines maybe 6 to 8" tines but this years he's got a clubby looking drop tine on the left side. Hoping we get alot of the corn harvested in the next 2 or 3 weeks and I can get them on some cams.
Posted By: snowy

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/15/19 11:20 AM

^ I agree with your measuring but still great bucks.
Posted By: DelawareRob

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/15/19 01:01 PM

Nice deer, looks to be about 3 1/2 years old to me.

After you kill him keep his lower jaw bone and you will know for sure...

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Posted By: Matt28

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/15/19 04:50 PM

The new deal now is the two bottom middle front teeth. They say its 90% accurate where tooth wear is only like 70%. You pull the 2 teeth send them to a lab they cut them and count the rings. They say every spring and fall they get a growth ring. It's pretty neat deal look it up.
Posted By: jbyrd63

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/15/19 05:07 PM

The biggest deer will gross in the 180 class. But with all the kickers and stickers he will net mid 160's typical. IF you kill him have him scored non-typical also . I would guess him at 5 1/2 MAAAAYbe 6 1/2. If he doesn't get injured and has the right nutrients he will grow some next year but that is no guarantee...................
As for the other deer 3 1/2 at most . Let him walk


But with that said . The big deer is a 12 pt plus. When you try to score 12 pt it gets tricky that extra 2 points fool some people into guessing lower than the deer will score............
Posted By: Hornady Reloader

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/15/19 05:18 PM

Got my target buck on camera
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Posted By: Railroader

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/15/19 05:24 PM

Originally Posted by Hornady Reloader
Got my target buck on camera
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Very nice! And daylight pics even. I have only had a couple daylight pics of my bucks above. They usually hit the corn just after dark and then again just before the sun comes up.
Posted By: Matt28

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/15/19 05:28 PM

Is that a picnic area in the day light pic? Looks like one of those covered lake pervilons things.
Posted By: Boy Named Sue

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/15/19 07:10 PM

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This a spot that I have baited up trying to kill a hog.
Posted By: Hornady Reloader

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/15/19 07:33 PM

Originally Posted by Matt28
Is that a picnic area in the day light pic? Looks like one of those covered lake pervilons things.


Picnic table is at the cabin on top of the mountain.
Posted By: 52Carl

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/16/19 02:32 AM

Originally Posted by Matt28
The new deal now is the two bottom middle front teeth. They say its 90% accurate where tooth wear is only like 70%. You pull the 2 teeth send them to a lab they cut them and count the rings. They say every spring and fall they get a growth ring. It's pretty neat deal look it up.

Good luck getting that deer to hold still while you pull his tooth to get his age before you shoot him...
Posted By: 52Carl

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/16/19 02:37 AM

Originally Posted by DelawareRob
Nice deer, looks to be about 3 1/2 years old to me.

After you kill him keep his lower jaw bone and you will know for sure...


The problem with using these pictures to judge an August buck is that the pics in that chart were taken close to the peak of the rut, when the necks are swollen and the fur is much fuller. The low belly seen in the OP's pics is indicative of an old buck. His neck will get so big during the rut that it will look like his chest begins under his chin.
Posted By: Matt28

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/16/19 11:32 AM

Originally Posted by 52Carl
Originally Posted by Matt28
The new deal now is the two bottom middle front teeth. They say its 90% accurate where tooth wear is only like 70%. You pull the 2 teeth send them to a lab they cut them and count the rings. They say every spring and fall they get a growth ring. It's pretty neat deal look it up.

Good luck getting that deer to hold still while you pull his tooth to get his age before you shoot him...

Yes they dont seem to be to happy about it.
Posted By: Bigfoot

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/16/19 12:26 PM

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Posted By: RM trapper

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/16/19 12:42 PM

Railroader that big buck looks fully mature to me, and I promise he'll look good on your wall. Best of luck to ya this season and I hope youre w able to put the tape to him and tell us exactly what he scores, it I would about guarantee he'll be 180-190"
Posted By: Yes sir

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/16/19 02:22 PM

Maybe I'm off on my percieved tine lengths. What are guys thinking the length of his G2s are?
Posted By: Kevin Stake

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/16/19 02:52 PM

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Posted By: snowy

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/16/19 05:21 PM

Beautiful!
Posted By: Yes sir

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/16/19 05:48 PM

Nice buck. Drop tines are so cool.
Posted By: Railroader

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/17/19 01:58 PM

Originally Posted by RM trapper
Railroader that big buck looks fully mature to me, and I promise he'll look good on your wall. Best of luck to ya this season and I hope youre w able to put the tape to him and tell us exactly what he scores, it I would about guarantee he'll be 180-190"

Thanks RM. i am definitely hoping to send him to my taxidermist.

Good luck to everybody this deer season!
Posted By: jbyrd63

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/17/19 08:06 PM

Originally Posted by Yes sir
Maybe I'm off on my percieved tine lengths. What are guys thinking the length of his G2s are?


which deer? LOL about ten pics here hit quote then ask question......
Posted By: jbyrd63

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/17/19 08:06 PM

Originally Posted by Bigfoot
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If you mean this one about 6 inches..................
Posted By: jbyrd63

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/17/19 08:09 PM

Rail roaders big buck the g-3 are longer......about 9 - 10 in Net measurement .Tine length begins at the TOP edge of the main beam
Posted By: Yes sir

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/17/19 08:26 PM

Originally Posted by jbyrd63
Originally Posted by Yes sir
Maybe I'm off on my percieved tine lengths. What are guys thinking the length of his G2s are?


which deer? LOL about ten pics here hit quote then ask question......

Sorry I was asking about Railroaders deer.
Posted By: Deerhunter51

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/17/19 09:00 PM

Always love it when the soybeans are in rotation..

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Posted By: Swamp Wolf

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/17/19 09:31 PM

Summer range and fall range can be miles apart. These summer pics of velvet bucks are encouraging, but dont get your hopes up just yet...unless your season opens in late August or 1st week of September.

I ride this rollercoaster every summer with velvet buck pics and can count on one hand the bucks I killed in the fall that I photographed in the summer. And there have only been 3 or 4 that were killed in same area where there pics were taken in August.

My 2 best bucks just started shedding velvet past few days. Both of them are 4.5 year olds. They disappeared from a feeder they were coming to every night for a month. I checked another camera about 1/2 mile away and both were there but not together...one at feeder August 15th...one there yesterday. Both have velvet hanging from there racks...about half peeled off. This is right on schedule for these south Ga older bucks. The younger ones will be shed by 1st week of September...mostly.

One of these bucks will leave my property in the next couple weeks..he has done this past 3 years...I dont know where he goes.....he will make a couple appearances in late October but after that wont see him again until later December.

The other shooter has remained on my place throughout the fall and winter. Hope he does it this time. I couldn't get my timing right on him last season. I would hunt one morning and nothing. Next morning check camera and there he was at 8 am. We played that game all season...he won. He was a shooter last year at 3.5. Even better at 4.5.




Good luck!
Posted By: Matt28

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/17/19 10:19 PM

I have killed a buck every year that I had in velvet. I also have killed almost one every year that I have never seen before. The ones i have in velvet may not stay around every day but will be back through at least once a week when late October is here. That's pretty much the same with every one I know. If my buddy has dome nice buck a few miles away i usually get a few pics of them in Nov. And he usually get pics of the bucks I have too. They come back through as long as they dont get killed in some way.
I did have a friend that had a good buck he watched for 5 years ever winter he would be gone and would not return till October he finally killed him and he was old as heck. I think he had a pattern with the pressures in the summer and spring the place where my friend hunted was being hayed and had a lot of cattle ran on it then come fall things got quite there.
Posted By: WadeRyan

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/18/19 01:33 AM

Man I miss those bruisers. Haven't seen deer like that around here since around 2009 when the wasting disease ran rampant. I had one very similar to that one camera all summer and those big boys seem to disappear once that first shot rings out around here. Nice pictures.
Posted By: bucksnbears

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/18/19 01:41 AM

Originally Posted by Swamp Wolf
Summer range and fall range can be miles apart. These summer pics of velvet bucks are encouraging, but dont get your hopes up just yet...unless your season opens in late August or 1st week of September.

I ride this rollercoaster every summer with velvet buck pics and can count on one hand the bucks I killed in the fall that I photographed in the summer. And there have only been 3 or 4 that were killed in same area where there pics were taken in August.

My 2 best bucks just started shedding velvet past few days. Both of them are 4.5 year olds. They disappeared from a feeder they were coming to every night for a month. I checked another camera about 1/2 mile away and both were there but not together...one at feeder August 15th...one there yesterday. Both have velvet hanging from there racks...about half peeled off. This is right on schedule for these south Ga older bucks. The younger ones will be shed by 1st week of September...mostly.

One of these bucks will leave my property in the next couple weeks..he has done this past 3 years...I dont know where he goes.....he will make a couple appearances in late October but after that wont see him again until later December.

The other shooter has remained on my place throughout the fall and winter. Hope he does it this time. I couldn't get my timing right on him last season. I would hunt one morning and nothing. Next morning check camera and there he was at 8 am. We played that game all season...he won. He was a shooter last year at 3.5. Even better at 4.5.




Good luck!

Same here.
I used to love running trail came all summer but have backed off.
The " Boyz" you see in August can be miles away once velvet is shed.
Not sure if the pics will post but I'll try.
This buck was a SUPER homebody all spring/ summer for years only to disappear once he shed velvet.
I have no idea where he went. [Linked Image]

I tried killing him as a 5 year old but didn't get him till he as 8.
1000' s of pics over a mineral lick over the years.

Bottom line. Some bucks will stay, some will move.
However, don't be discouraged if your not seeing good bucks now.
If your in a good area, bucks that summered miles away can show up anytime.
Posted By: Railroader

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/18/19 02:24 AM

Originally Posted by Swamp Wolf
Summer range and fall range can be miles apart. These summer pics of velvet bucks are encouraging, but dont get your hopes up just yet...unless your season opens in late August or 1st week of September.

I ride this rollercoaster every summer with velvet buck pics and can count on one hand the bucks I killed in the fall that I photographed in the summer. And there have only been 3 or 4 that were killed in same area where there pics were taken in August.

My 2 best bucks just started shedding velvet past few days. Both of them are 4.5 year olds. They disappeared from a feeder they were coming to every night for a month. I checked another camera about 1/2 mile away and both were there but not together...one at feeder August 15th...one there yesterday. Both have velvet hanging from there racks...about half peeled off. This is right on schedule for these south Ga older bucks. The younger ones will be shed by 1st week of September...mostly.

One of these bucks will leave my property in the next couple weeks..he has done this past 3 years...I dont know where he goes.....he will make a couple appearances in late October but after that wont see him again until later December.

The other shooter has remained on my place throughout the fall and winter. Hope he does it this time. I couldn't get my timing right on him last season. I would hunt one morning and nothing. Next morning check camera and there he was at 8 am. We played that game all season...he won. He was a shooter last year at 3.5. Even better at 4.5.




Good luck!

Understood but in my case all 4 bucks i killed off this property i have had velvet pics of. They may disappear during the rut but are always back in December which is when i killed 3 of them. I dont hold my breath for any buck but will be looking for them if i make it to December.
Posted By: Railroader

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/18/19 02:27 AM

Got around to checking a few cameras i have on another one of my properties today and got a new hit list buck. Had him on camera 2 years ago and he blew up since then.

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Posted By: Matt28

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/18/19 02:58 AM

Man nice pics! I have got to get out and put up some cameras.
Posted By: Jurassic Park

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/18/19 05:48 AM

Nice bucks railroader! Im just getting started at hanging cameras now.
Posted By: Hornady Reloader

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/18/19 09:43 AM

That's a beauty Railroader
Posted By: bucksnbears

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/18/19 12:08 PM

Rail, that buck looks old?
Posted By: Railroader

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/20/19 05:20 PM

Originally Posted by Railroader
Got around to checking a few cameras i have on another one of my properties today and got a new hit list buck. Had him on camera 2 years ago and he blew up since then.

Found the pic i had of this buck back in 2017. Hes grown a bit since then.

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Posted By: Matt28

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/20/19 06:20 PM

He has grown some, so I guess he is 4.5 this year?
Posted By: jbyrd63

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/20/19 06:57 PM

Nice pics. I have had better success at targeting a buck when I don't put out cams until I start seeing scrapes. Find 4-5 scrapes and put a camera in front of them and in about a week you will know every shooter buck that is on your property.... Yes some may pass thru but the home bodies will work their scrape lines....
Posted By: Railroader

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/20/19 09:25 PM

Originally Posted by Matt28
He has grown some, so I guess he is 4.5 this year?

Yeah im guessing he is 4.5.
Posted By: zoozoo400

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/20/19 09:49 PM

What a fantastic looking dude! Glad to see he's made it this far... till you get to him anyway :P
Posted By: Matt28

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/20/19 10:49 PM

Have you been passing him up or you just haven't ever got a shot? I have a hard time passing them once they reach that size or a tad smaller. I shot a heck of a 3.5 year old and have kicked my self ever since. But there is no guarantee that they will make it that one more year so I am a fan of eating them while I can.
Posted By: Railroader

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/20/19 11:03 PM

Originally Posted by Matt28
Have you been passing him up or you just haven't ever got a shot? I have a hard time passing them once they reach that size or a tad smaller. I shot a heck of a 3.5 year old and have kicked my self ever since. But there is no guarantee that they will make it that one more year so I am a fan of eating them while I can.

I had zero pics of him last year so i was surprised to see him this year at all. If i see him this season i will shoot him! My property is a smaller parcel so i don't pass up any mature deer. i know i wont see them the next season if i pass on them.
Posted By: Matt28

Re: 2019 bucks - 08/21/19 01:46 AM

That's crazy you had no pics of him last year.
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