How old is the northern, Missouri buck?

By Grant Woods,

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← Grant's AnswersHow Old Is This Buck?
Hi Grant,
I live in Republic, but hunt in North Missouri. I’ve only hunted this farm two years and this is the first time I’ve had a camera up there. This guy looks like a shooter, but only if he’s mature. How old do you think he is?


I was raised just west of Republic!  There were VERY few deer there when I was a child.  

There doesn’t appear to be much sag in the buck’s back or belly.  His shoulders and hams don’t appear fully developed.  His neck merges with his chest above his brisket.  I estimate this buck to be three years old.  He’s a dandy!

Enjoy creation,