How old is this buck?

By Grant Woods,

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How old is this buck? I have a guess and I am wondering what yours is……..


It’s a bit tough to be accurate when the area and/or habitat type isn’t included.  It appears this buck’s shoulders are well developed. His chest seems to sag below where his leg meets his shoulder.  These are indicators the buck is four years old or older. 

The buck’s back and belly don’t sag. This may be due to posture and that it’s November 30th and he’s lost a lot of weight during the rut.  There is minimal staining on his tarsal gland.  I estimate this buck is three or four years old.

Enjoy creation,


December 4, 2015