Aging Seminar? Anyone interested....

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  1. Big Timber

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    Would anyone be willing to attend an aging seminar? Central IA QDMA is thinking about hosting a hands on aging seminar somewhere in central IA as a fundraiser.
    We would be bringing in qualified specialists to speak and display multiple pictures, jawbones, etc. to shed some light on whitetail aging (doe/buck).

    If anyone is interested, please let me know and if we have a large enough attendance, I'll get it started.

    Or if you think of another topic you would be interested in let me know as well.

    Your input is much appreciated.

    BT
     
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    depending on date and time i'd be interested. more interested in learning how to age bucks on the hoof than by the teeth. either way, would be a good event.
     
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    I'd definately be interested if it fell on one of my days off. I, like Muddy, would also be interested in a class on ageing deer from a distance, or from photo's, as well as being able to judge them once their down.
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    I was talking to a DNR representative and he is going to be dropping a "How to Age Deer" video off for me to view. It is by Dr. Kroll and I thought I would share this website:
    http://www.sfasu.edu/forestry/faculty/kroll/deer.html

    If you are faced with time and travel constraints, buying one of these videos might be an option. Also, a QDMA chapter could start a video library for check out to members? Just a thought.
     
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    cool video site. i think that a "hands on" approach, via a small class is more beneficial for me as that way i can actually ask questions and have them explained to my dumb***. also get to hang with some good ol iowawhtietail boys!! good post BT.
     
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    It might be fun for people to bring in video of bucks they've taped so everyone could have some practice at aging. I think the more you work on it the better you get. I know I've learned alot by watching tapes and discussing age and scoring with others.

    Old buck
     
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    Done.
    We will set up a time for after breeding season. Otherwise nobody would show up. I agree we should have plenty of video and pictures to discuss. Thanks for the ideas, very helpful.

    BT
     
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    i make a motion for WAAAY after breding season. after rut is late muzzle after all. [​IMG] maybe something to chase away the february doldrums? i'm up for this, we could also bring hunting videos and check out some of the bucks body postures and compare and contrast between what we call "mature" and what some of the "professionals" call mature. scottIC and i have discussions on this when we're out and about. i think that a lot of video crews add 1 or 2 years and 10-15 inches of bone on bigger bucks.
     
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    I'm with Muddy and vote for the seminar to be held after all seasons close. February needs a bright spot!
     
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    I'm with Muddy and vote for the seminar to be held after all seasons close. February needs a bright spot!

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    Ditto! I got whitetail fever right now! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Good idea guys,
    We will wait until AFTER season to do this, February Duldrums?

    This will be a good time to recap the season.

    Hopefully we'll all have stories to tell.

    Thanks for the input.

    BT
     

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