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    Question Age the stag...

    Came across this fella on the first day of a 4 day trip. Passed him up at the time and I still think it's the right decision. Hopefully another year or two to really develop his tops. How old do you think he is?
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    5yrs, not great trophy potential


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    6 years

    A trophy for the right person
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmsaum View Post
    6 years

    A trophy for the right person
    Thatís a good point, I should have worded it better.


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    A guestimate, but 5 years I would say. But not the potential for a great trophy.
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    5.almost looks like a head of an older one that has started going backwards.looks cool though-dont think I would have passed on him first day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yesmate View Post
    5.almost looks like a head of an older one that has started going backwards.looks cool though-dont think I would have passed on him first day.
    I agree with this looks like an older stag going backwards. But looking at his body I would say 4-5 years old.

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    I'd be guessing at age so 4 to 7 perhaps. But colour and shape (uphill angle can distort that) could suggest more than red blood in there.
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    About 5yrs. We'll developed lower tines but lacking tops that'll never really improve. If they're going to grow the classic royal tops, they'll be there by now.

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    More like 4 I reckon
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    looks like steak , casserole and sausages to me leave the head behind
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    i reckon about 4 years, have a look at the second photo, he hasn't got the 'Dad Bod' happening, More of a younger looking body.
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    He is certainly old enough to show his potential which is pretty average.

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    You might have to go back and get him
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    This is the stag that wasn't so luck. Massive thanks to @Billbob for cleaning the skull up for me. Amazing job, zero smell and pearly white - check out his thread in the taxidermy section if you're interested in something similar!
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