Hey y'all. We caught this nice buck on our trail camera. This is in Benton County. We are not hunters but thought this looked like a good one. Any thoughts? We have a friend who occasionally hunts our property.
Nice buck but I see it a lot different. I get to see a ton of bucks on pics and have killed a lot of really nice bucks. That deer has characteristics of great 3 1/2 year old possibly a 4 1/2 yr old. A 4 1/2 yr old will have very little change between body and neck when it transitions at brisket. This deer has neck of a 3 1/2 yr old. A 4 1/2 yr Old will start to see back sag a little and will get more of a gut. The mass suggest he may be 4 1/2 yrs old. At 5 1/2 will definitely see sag in back and belly. Also he probably scores around 140”. To get to 160” as an eight point he has to have lots of everything. He has good beams and mass and decent g2s and brows but 3s are weak and spread fair. A 160 eight is a giant. That is a real nice 8. He may fall a little short of 140 in the upper 130’s. This 8 is 5 1/2 or 6 1/2 yrs old in my pic. See the difference.