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#5993280 - 10/25/15 11:11 AM Age on some Young Co bucks
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These two look young to me. What's yalls opinion on them.

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#5993297 - 10/25/15 11:23 AM Re: Age on some Young Co bucks [Re: fonzie]
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3.5 on both
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#5993304 - 10/25/15 11:32 AM Re: Age on some Young Co bucks [Re: fonzie]
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Top one looks like a 4 yo since he looks older than the second one and the second one looks like a 3yo. More up to date pics wild make it easier to tell.

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#5993314 - 10/25/15 11:40 AM Re: Age on some Young Co bucks [Re: fonzie]
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I'm going out next weekend hopefully I have some new pictures. These were a few months ago as yall can tell from the dates.
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#5993320 - 10/25/15 11:46 AM Re: Age on some Young Co bucks [Re: fonzie]
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They both look like mature bucks to me based on those 2 pics, which isn't alot to go on.
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#5993339 - 10/25/15 12:00 PM Re: Age on some Young Co bucks [Re: fonzie]
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In most cases the neck will broaden and thicken as they mature and neck will become as big as the body at the shoulders and chest . At 3.5 years old the neck is still thin and will swell a bit during the rut but is not filled out yet. 4.5 is a transitional year and 5.5 up everything is thick, the neck, the arms, belly and the body. Just my 2 cents and things I look at but this does not apply to every deer and or location, nutrition etc. I am a life long student of nature.
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#5993353 - 10/25/15 12:09 PM Re: Age on some Young Co bucks [Re: fonzie]
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I'm still learning and trying to figure out how to figure an age based on the body. This guy showed up last year and I hope to see him again this year. I'd say he's 5ish.

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#5993382 - 10/25/15 12:29 PM Re: Age on some Young Co bucks [Re: fonzie]
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The first 2 bucks look to be 3.5 or 4.5, but that's just a guess based on 1 summer picture. The last buck is fully mature at 5+. Good luck this season.
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#5993419 - 10/25/15 01:11 PM Re: Age on some Young Co bucks [Re: fonzie]
allterrain Offline
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Originally Posted By: fonzie
I'm still learning and trying to figure out how to figure an age based on the body. This guy showed up last year and I hope to see him again this year. I'd say he's 5ish.


Looks 5.5 on last years pic. Belly is filled out all the way back into the hind quarters area and is hanging below the breast plate. Neck is fully developed. Good luck getting that one he is a nice mature buck.
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#5993439 - 10/25/15 01:34 PM Re: Age on some Young Co bucks [Re: fonzie]
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I would call the top buck 5 at least and 4 on the second buck. Last years buck is 6 or older.
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#5993440 - 10/25/15 01:36 PM Re: Age on some Young Co bucks [Re: allterrain]
stxranchman Offline
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Originally Posted By: allterrain
In most cases the neck will broaden and thicken as they mature and neck will become as big as the body at the shoulders and chest . At 3.5 years old the neck is still thin and will swell a bit during the rut but is not filled out yet. 4.5 is a transitional year and 5.5 up everything is thick, the neck, the arms, belly and the body. Just my 2 cents and things I look at but this does not apply to every deer and or location, nutrition etc. I am a life long student of nature.


That is correct for pics closer to the rut or in the rut. These pics are from the mid-summer time. They will not look anything like this now body wise.
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#5993468 - 10/25/15 01:50 PM Re: Age on some Young Co bucks [Re: fonzie]
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looks like the top buck is the buck from last year to me

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#6007625 - 11/02/15 09:12 PM Re: Age on some Young Co bucks [Re: fonzie]
fonzie Offline
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Here are a few more pics.. Looks like that have broken a few tines



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