How old is the buck?

By Grant Woods,

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Grant, I was wondering if you could estimate how old this Buck is. I had him on trail cam for a couple of days. He left and was killed a few days before regular rifle season with a bow. Thanks Grant.


Wow, what a great looking buck! I’m sure these pictures were on your mind at the beginning of season! 

Looking over this buck’s body characteristics, I would estimate him to be 4.5+ years old. This buck very well developed front shoulders. You can see when looking at him broadside that his front shoulders are larger than his back hams. Also this buck’s neck extends all the way down to the bottom of his brisket! These are all sure signs that this buck has reached maturity. 

Thanks for sending these photos! 

GrowingDeer Together, 

Matt Dye