How old is this buck?

By Grant Woods,

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I have a new buck on camera I have never seen before. I guess him at around 4 years, but would also like to know what you think?


That is great, new bucks are always a gift! I believe this buck to be 3.5 years old. There are areas where he will still develop additional mass, like his front shoulders, neck and brisket. You can see there is a small break between his neck and brisket, this gap will diminish with age. These are key characteristics to identify when aging deer. 

Thanks for posting the question!

Growing deer together,