Is this buck three years old?

By Grant Woods,

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Wondering the age of this deer. To me he looks like a 3.5 year old but I’d like your opinion


It appears this buck’s shoulders aren’t fully developed. They are smaller than his hams.  His chest doesn’t sag to where his leg meets his shoulder.  His neck merges with his chest well above his brisket.  When I cover his antlers his body appears like that of a mature doe. These are all indicators this bucks is two years old.  

If your goal is to tag a three year old buck I’d probably give this one a pass.

Enjoy creation,


October 29, 2015