How old is this non-typical buck from Nebraska?

By Grant Woods,

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Can you help me determine the age on this deer? This is in southeast Nebraska on the river. There is abundance of food from row crops (corn, beans, alfalfa) and I have mutiple food plots (standing corn, clover, rye, oats, and brassicas)


Thank you for providing the location and habitat quality!

This buck has much potential!  It appears his neck merges with his chest above his brisket.  His back and belly don’t sag and his chest doesn’t sag below where his shoulder meets his let.  I estimate this buck is three years old. He’s a fine buck now and will be a whopper if he stays healthy for another year or two!  

Enjoy creation,


November 4, 2015