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Re: Growing Fallow buck trophies ....
Reply #30 - Jan 24th, 2014 at 2:54pm
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MikeB wrote on Jan 24th, 2014 at 1:00pm:
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I find that it is all in the neck when estimating age. The older bucks really start to develop the big thick neck, thickset front and chest.

Easy to spot when standing near a younger animal.



Excellent point. I fully agree.
Look at this pic as an example. The buck was 6 1/2 years old and scored DS251.6



  

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Reply #31 - Feb 6th, 2014 at 9:32am
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OK here's some final pics using these two bucks (4 yrs 2 mths now) in my paddock to illustrate the year by year growth towards a 5yr or 6yr trophy.  In the final week's velvet growth the spellers on the back of the palms have formed, the coronets are now swelling and the velvet will be stripped.
With the Common buck (black scut stripe & tail) I have now found a pic of his last year's 3 yr old head showing the immaturity palm clefts. Compare that (1st pic) to his final head two days ago.

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But now a complication emerges: the matter of genes resisting environment.
These two bucks are on prime grazing, look at their condition.  But now look at the way the Menil buck (fawn bum & tail), exactly the same age as the Common, has retained the cleft palms. Substantial antlers tho.  Neither of these bucks come from any flash background.

It's all interesting.




  

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Reply #32 - Feb 6th, 2014 at 10:46am
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also apparent is how the cleft shows up strongly on one side only. just like in the wild.
neat photos mate.
  
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Reply #33 - Feb 6th, 2014 at 10:17pm
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for goodness sake, that thing on the back of the motor bike is not a fallow buck granddad. its a bloody horse.! Grin

great pictures of the other bucks, thanks Smiley
  

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Reply #34 - Feb 10th, 2014 at 11:22am
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Amazing what a year can do eh! Makes me feel good about the few bucks we left to grow last year. If they've survived the year hopefully they'll be bigger this year  Smiley
  
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Reply #35 - Jul 2nd, 2014 at 9:23am
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http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj620/campbelltori/DSCN0470_zps9209b543.jpg gday guys just bin reading about the fellow thread here. this is an old fellow stag i shot from wanganui this year. 232 and 6/8ths penalised for overspread unfortunately. cheers... hopefully the photos work as never posted them before??
  
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Reply #36 - Jul 2nd, 2014 at 9:30am
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welcome pongo12. thats a fantastic fallow buck trophy! love the style.
beyond exceptional for wanganui herd.
  
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Reply #37 - Jul 2nd, 2014 at 9:59am
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cheers mate hes been around a while, he went backwards this year. is that the way to put photos up properly?
  
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Reply #38 - Jul 2nd, 2014 at 10:26am
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Cam C wrote on Jul 2nd, 2014 at 9:59am:
cheers mate hes been around a while, he went backwards this year. is that the way to put photos up properly?


hes a monster and very even without the dreaded wanganui cleft palm. congrats mate!
they way you posted the photo creates a link to it. if you copy the image code it will show the actual photo. follow the how to in this link....
http://www.fishnhunt.co.nz/forum/YaBB.cgi?num=1236226062
  
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Reply #39 - Jul 2nd, 2014 at 1:10pm
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Hopefully this works chris, heres another couple shots of him
  
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Reply #40 - Jul 2nd, 2014 at 1:40pm
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yep you got it mate.
terrific spread on him! Cool
  
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Reply #41 - Jul 2nd, 2014 at 4:01pm
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I had to throw a bloody blanket over that thing in the end when it was sitting in the lounge.

Couldn't stand how tiny it was making my heads look  Grin
  
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Reply #42 - Jul 2nd, 2014 at 5:20pm
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haha cheers mike
  
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Reply #43 - Jul 2nd, 2014 at 8:23pm
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post up a report in the hunting reports section mate. would love to hear the story of the hunt Smiley
  
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Reply #44 - Jul 3rd, 2014 at 9:16am
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cant say i agree with overspread
each head is unique and should be scored as
  

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