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How old do these look?
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Early Bird 26-Jul-18
Early Bird 26-Jul-18
Dirk Diggler 26-Jul-18
Tinner2216 26-Jul-18
Early Bird 26-Jul-18
LKH 27-Jul-18
drycreek 27-Jul-18
Marsh 27-Jul-18
Franklin 28-Jul-18
Woods Walker 28-Jul-18
Mike-TN 28-Jul-18
Early Bird 28-Jul-18
Jaeger63 29-Jul-18
Shawn 29-Jul-18
Bucks&Ducks4Ever 29-Jul-18
Shawn 31-Jul-18
Pigsticker 31-Jul-18
Mike-TN 31-Jul-18
Early Bird 31-Jul-18
From: Early Bird
26-Jul-18

Early Bird's DeerBuilder embedded Photo
Early Bird's DeerBuilder embedded Photo

Any guess the age of these two deer.

Thanks!!

From: Early Bird
26-Jul-18

Early Bird's DeerBuilder embedded Photo
Early Bird's DeerBuilder embedded Photo

For some reason I the second pic didn't show, so here it is.

From: Dirk Diggler
26-Jul-18
2

From: Tinner2216
26-Jul-18
Big woods or ag fields? Also area of the country may make a big difference. 2 or 3

From: Early Bird
26-Jul-18
Big woods in Southern Ohio. I was thinking 2 for the first one and 3 or 4 on the second. Based on body size.

From: LKH
27-Jul-18
Without some sort of reference in the pics the actual size is impossible to tell. First deer is not as bulky (deep, solid chest) as the 2nd.

From: drycreek
27-Jul-18
My SWAG is top pic 3, bottom pic 4 or 5. I get the QDMA email each week with pics of "Guess the age bucks" and I'm on about 80% of the time. That's worth exactly what you paid for it.

From: Marsh
27-Jul-18
2 and maybe 3 on the bottom one, but having his head turned back and to the right, I think makes his body look bigger.

From: Franklin
28-Jul-18
I agree with 2 on the first....3-4 on the second.

From: Woods Walker
28-Jul-18
Get a jaw bone, then we'll know for sure! ;-)

From: Mike-TN
28-Jul-18
Daylight pic is very likely 2. I am used to judging KY deer but night pic looks 4+ to me. Out 3 yr olds are not that heavy and deep in the chest.

From: Early Bird
28-Jul-18
Thanks for all the replies, the first one could be very nice if he makes it another year. The second one looks like it is a potential shooter..

From: Jaeger63
29-Jul-18
The second pic is a mature buck which means he's at least 4. It gets hard to tell, unless you have history with the deer, just how old they are after reaching maturity. Antler mass will sometimes give an indication as many bucks tend to put on more mass as they age.

From: Shawn
29-Jul-18
I would say 3.5 and 4.5 but again it is hard to tell from those pics. Shawn

29-Jul-18
Figure they were born in January Shawn?;-) I have shot a lot bucks that looked younger on the hoof than what their teeth told us they really were and vise versa. Body size is a good indicator of heath and nutrition not age.

From: Shawn
31-Jul-18
No but this fall in 3 months when he can shoot them they will be that age. I could of said 38 months and 50 months. Shawn

From: Pigsticker
31-Jul-18
I can tell you that the first buck is definitely not be 3.5 and my inclination is that the larger buck is 3.5. I am assuming that these pics come off of your property and would be surprised if a 4.5 year old buck would at least generate more mass if not substantially bigger rack.

From: Mike-TN
31-Jul-18
The pic is only June 9 so he is going to put on a lot more antler. Would be nice to see an updated picture.

From: Early Bird
31-Jul-18
I will work on that. Going back in a week or so I hope to have an update.

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