How old is this buck?

By Grant Woods,

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How old is this buck?


It’s always helpful to let me know where (what state) the buck is from and the quality of the local habitat.  Deer from areas with lower quality habitat (primarily timber and limited corn and soybeans crops) tend to age quicker than deer that have access to an abundance of quality forage.

Based on what I know this buck’s back and stomach don’t appear to sag.  His neck merges with his chest well above his brisket and his shoulders and hams don’t appear fully developed.  I estimate this buck to be three years old.

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October 15, 2015