How old is this buck?

By Grant Woods,

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I was wondering if you could help me age this deer. My friend shot this buck on saturday evening. The deer pretty much had no teeth left. The photo im attaching is from two years ago. Any help would be appreciated.


That’s a nice buck!  If his molars were worn smooth then the buck was certainly very mature.  It’s tough to accurately estimate the age bucks based on images when the buck’s head is down.  This tends to distort their posture and body shape.  

It’s also very helpful to know the location or habitat quality (local land primarily timbered or covered with corn and soybeans).  

Enjoy creation,


November 19, 2015