How old is this buck?

By Grant Woods,

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Mr woods would you mind telling me how old you think this deer is. He is new to my property this year and was wondering how old you think he is. Thanks for your time and consideration


That’s a nice buck!  I don’t know where he is from and the quality of the local habitat.  Those are important factors in accurately estimating a buck’s age.

It appears his neck merges with his chest well above his brisket and that his shoulders and hams aren’t fully developed.  His antler bases are much larger than the diameter of his eyes. These are all indicators of a three year old buck.  I not extremely confident that this buck is three, but that’s my best estimate based on the pictures.

Enjoy creation,


October 19, 2015