AGE THIS DEER

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  1. Bowhunterlink

    Bowhunterlink Weekend Warrior

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    Need help aging this deer. I’ve decided to give him at least 2 more years thinking he is in the 2-2.5 range.
     

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    Any profile pics of him?

    From that view, you can't well assess his hind end, neck, nor torso. You can see some brisket development, but I couldn't say, based on that pic, if he is 2.5 or 3.5.
     
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    tynimiller Legendary Woodsman

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    Every deer in the fall is a half give or take some.....unless they are an extremely odd fall born fawn. Just fyi.

    As for this picture, I firmly believe no credible guess can be given beyond saying not a yearling. No history, only one photo (front at that) makes it nearly impossible for someone to truly say.

    Besides after a deer gets past that 3.5 year old fall - each deer truly can illustrate various body characteristics where it becomes a best guess thing.
     
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    Here are the other views thanks wl704
     

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    tynimiller Legendary Woodsman

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    Bone structure doesn't scream any older than 2.5 for me personally.
     
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    Shawn Clark Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Agreed
     
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    dnoodles Legendary Woodsman

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    same...most likely a Kentucky 2 year old.
     
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    I would say 2.5 years as well. He ought to be a great buck in a couple of years if he stays alive. Or, he also be fantastic aged a week in a walk-in freezer at 34*F.
     
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    wl704 Legendary Woodsman

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    Agree with Ty!

    Fwiw QDMA has a weekly email with an 'age this deer' poll and a brief write up of the prior week's poll and 'expert' analysis. Really pretty good detail and explanations.
     
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    Nice and tender steaks.
     
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    I would agree a really really great 2.5 year old!
     
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    2.25
     
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    Mod-it Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Definitely a young one. I think two more years is a good plan.
     
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    bowhunt4abuck Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Looks like a stud 2 year old to me too. Could be something special if it’s lucky enough to live a few more years. Good luck this season


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