It’s been a while since I’ve seen a buck with spikes this small much less two of them. I have to think that they’re twins since they look so much alike. Years ago I would have never thought that either one of them could possibly ever grow a set of antlers that would put them into the shooter class. But research by respected wildlife biologists has shown that with age and the proper nutrition even bucks this size can grow a respectable rack. It generally takes until a buck is 4 1/2 years old before its antlers start to reach their full potential. These two are 1 1/2 now so hopefully in 3 more years they'll be nice 10 pointers but I'm not holding my breath ;). They were photographed on Christmas Day so maybe that's a good omen.