How old is this buck?

By Grant Woods,

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My friend that I lease our hunting property with and I disagree on the age of this buck. Can you give my your professional opinion about how old he is? I am sending 4 pics of the same deer.


Thank you for sending four pictures of the buck when he’s broadside to the camera.  The fourth picture, where his head is looking straight forward, is the best for showing his actual posture/body shape.  The buck’s back and belly lines are straight.  That’s to say neither his back or belly seem to be sagging.  His chest doesn’t sag below where his leg meets his shoulder. His neck merges with his chest well above his brisket.  

I estimate this buck to be three years old.  Do either of you agree with me?

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