How old is this buck?

By Grant Woods,

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Can you help me age this buck? We seem to kill too many 3.5 year olds so I’m trying to learn a better way so these bucks can reach their full potential. We see a lot of 130-150 class deer and I’d like to see some even bigger. Thanks for your help if you can.


I don’t know where (what state) this deer lives or the quality of the habitat.  It appears his shoulders aren’t fully developed and his chest doesn’t sag below where his shoulder meets his chest.  His neck merges with his chest above his brisket. I estimate this deer is three years old.

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November 2, 2015