How old is this south Mississippi buck?

By Grant Woods,

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First off, I want to say thank you for what you do. Not the fact you share knowledge with the rest of us. But that you always are glorifying God in your videos, and encourage others to seek him. I’ve been watching your show since I stumbled upon it a few months ago! Boy, am I glad I found it! I am a new hunter with this being only my second season. In a way, I’m having to teach myself, and I’m trying to implement the things you guys do at the proving grounds. With being new to hunting, I struggle with trying to age deer. Can you help me out and try to determine the age of this south Mississippi buck? I hope God continues to bless you and your family!



Thank you for sharing the kind words and asking God to bless my family!  I sincerely appreciate your prayers!

The buck’s back and belly appear to be straight.  There’s no sag in either.  The buck’s chest doesn’t sag below where his shoulder meets his leg.  His neck merges with his chest well above his brisket.  I estimate this buck is two or three years old – depending on the quality of habitat within his home range.  

I suggest folks establish their buck harvest criteria based primarily on the landowner’s goals and secondarily on what makes them happy.  

Enjoy creation,