age this deer

Basscat

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Here is a good picture of the body of this deer.
What would you estimate his age at.
                                                       

(Edited by Basscat at 6:21 pm on Dec. 17, 2001)
 

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The  img  thing wasnt working (or i wasnt doing it right)

Its there now anyway.

It only took me 30 min. to do that.
 

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I don't know how old that buck is but he's too old to be walking up that HILL ! ! !

Nice Buck, my mouth's drooling

Tinhorn
 

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It's hard to say with out actually looking at their teeth.  Can you get him to smile??

I've shot a 1.5 yrs olds that had good 8 pt racks on him.  All depends on genetics, feed and health.

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I'd guess him to be a 3.5 year old.  Awful deep in the chest to be a 2.5 but possible.  Todd's right genetics and food are important.  Deer densities play a major role too.  In most parts of KY that would be a 2.5 or 3.5 year old.  In WI it might only be 2.5, in LA it could be a 5.5.
 

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I agree with Wapiti, no more than 3 1/2 yr old, depending on the region.
 

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My guess is three years.             Fubar
 

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Comparing him to the deer in NE he looks to be about 3.5 yrs old, but as said without looking at some teeth it is just a somewhat educated guess.

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About 2.5 the neck muscles don't really seem to flow into the shoulders like an older one would. but who can say for sure.
 

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I would have to guess 2.5 as well, he hasn't filled out his frame (body) like most 3.5+ deer have.
 

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I would have to agree with 2.5 years old. The neck isn't showing any muscle and the back is straight. Also no drop in the belly. Anyway if the buck came from the midwest.
 
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