How old is this Olla, Louisiana buck?

By Grant Woods,

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← Grant's AnswersHow Old Is This Buck?
How old do you think this deer is? These photos were taken at my deer camp in Olla, Louisiana which has a majority of Pine Woods with a small hardwood bottom. The date on the photos are incorrect however the time is not.


Thanks for including the location and description of local habitat!  Those details help increase the accuracy of age estimates.

It appears the buck’s antler bases are not larger than the diameter of his eyes.  His shoulder and ham don’t appear fully developed and his neck merges with his chest well above his brisket.  I estimate this buck is 2.5 years old.  

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October 19, 2015