How old is this buck from Douglas county, Missouri?

By Grant Woods,

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← Grant's AnswersHow Old Is This Buck?
Here are some photos of the same deer I sent you earlier. This deer is from Douglas county near Ava, Missouri. Much like the land around Branson the food source is primarily acorns, browse, and hayfields.


Thanks for the additional information!  

Based on these images and information I estimate this buck was at least four years old during 2013.  His neck merged with his chest at his brisket – even during August!  His shoulders appear fully developed and he has a buffalo shape (shoulders much larger than his hams).

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November 19, 2015