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Young or old #8030994 10/31/20 01:50 AM
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A lease buddy thinks this deer is old and I think it’s a younger buck. Best pics I can find, but what do you think?

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Define "young"...last pic he looks the oldest out of those 3. If temp is correct then he may be fluffed up a bit.


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I’m certainly no expert but would say 2.5, maybe 3.5 but doubt it....needs a few years in my book.

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Doesnt look "young" to me.


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Have to agree with your lease buddy. Short front end shoulder blades sticking up above his back.

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My buddy said his face is short and looks old. I’m saying 2.5-3.5 he thinks the deer is 4.5-5.5.

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He looks 3.5 to me. No pot belly, or sway back. The later looks like it might be starting.


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The second pic he has the head profile of an mature buck. The belly extend past the flank and not up into it also. My first guess when I saw the pics was he was mature. He has a lot of staining on his hocks also. Night time B&W photos can be difficult to pinpoint ages from on a buck like this one. He may look different in the daytime or in person also.


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Neither young or old, looks middle aged to me.

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Not enough details for me to say......


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You'll be able to tell better when you see it on the hoof and how it interacts with others.

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looks 4 or 5 to me.


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He looks 3 to me in 2 of the 3 pics.

I don't see anything definite to say this deer is post mature and if he is not post mature then I have to think he is 3.5.


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Originally Posted by Hudbone
You'll be able to tell better when you see it on the hoof and how it interacts with others.

^^^^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^


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