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    SoCal desert Muley,Split eye guards!!!

    Earlier this year before the bucks shed their antlers I got a TC picture of this old buck. He's kinda a freak and I like it. I'm hoping to get lucky this fall season, and get him on my wall.

    Does anyone have an idea what he would score? and maybe the age?
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    I would say 170's and in the 6 year old range. Hard to tell with that pic. Good luck I hope you smoke'm!!

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    Thats a cool looking buck, from the double patch on his neck I would guess it is a Blacktail. I agree with IKIC, somewhere in the area of 160ish

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    Based on his antler configuration (from what it looks like) his score will be much lower than most expect......but you're looking at a very mature (old) desert mule deer past his prime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BOHNTR View Post
    Based on his antler configuration (from what it looks like) his score will be much lower than most expect......but you're looking at a very mature (old) desert mule deer past his prime.
    I agree if that is a black tail it would be in the 150's. Also it is very hard to GUESS a score with one pic. It also could be a hybrid witch can change it to. It's an old buck either way

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOHNTR View Post
    Based on his antler configuration (from what it looks like) his score will be much lower than most expect......but you're looking at a very mature (old) desert mule deer past his prime.
    That's what I was thinking too, "very mature, past his prime". He has probably even shrunk because of his age. I know he didn't live that long being stupid.....so it's going to be a challange this year. I'm going to try and arrow him first before the pressure of rifle season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikeepitcold View Post
    I agree if that is a black tail it would be in the 150's. Also it is very hard to GUESS a score with one pic. It also could be a hybrid witch can change it to. It's an old buck either way
    I've been told by fish and game that these are Mule deer in this area..... do blacktail live in the desert? I thought blacktail were more costal. This buck lives deep back in the mojave desert.
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    I would say that it is a Mule deer then.

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    I think this buck had abnormal genes because he never got the typical 4x4 forks, but the split G1's are cool. It looks like he has some mass too.
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    Super cool looking buck! Very old too. Mojave would put him pure Muley. Score wise, who cares cause he's so cool lookin' but maybe 140 ish gross, 130 ish typical... I hope you get him, he's a trophy!
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