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Age guess
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
LINK 04-Sep-22
Bou'bound 04-Sep-22
milnrick 04-Sep-22
Buffalo1 04-Sep-22
sitO 04-Sep-22
drycreek 04-Sep-22
Bearman 04-Sep-22
LINK 05-Sep-22
Indiana_GSP 05-Sep-22
Indiana_GSP 05-Sep-22
APauls 06-Sep-22
Bou'bound 06-Sep-22
Highlife 06-Sep-22
fdp 18-Sep-22
04-Sep-22

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What is your age guess on this buck? I think he is just a 7 pt. Thanks

From: LINK
04-Sep-22
Older than 3.5. Beyond that I don’t have a guess. Once they hit maturity it’s hard to say if they are 4.5 or 7.5 without some prior history.

From: Bou'bound
04-Sep-22
3 3/4th at this point

From: milnrick
04-Sep-22
I'd judge him as a very nice 4 1/2 year old. I'm pretty sure he'd start showing a bit of a sway back by age 5.

From: Buffalo1
04-Sep-22
5 1/2 yrs

From: sitO
04-Sep-22
Agree w/Milnrick, no sway so I doubt he's over 4. Send his teeth in for Cementum aging, then you'll know within 10yrs either way

From: drycreek
04-Sep-22
My SWAG is 5.5 too. His shoulders are as big as his hips, got a little gut on him, and when his neck swells it’s probably gonna meet his brisket. No older than that, and could be 4.5. How’s that for a definitive answer ? ;-)

From: Bearman
04-Sep-22
He's over 1.5. 90%over 2.5 60%over 3.5 I'm guessing he was born June 2 2018, maybe June 3rd?

From: LINK
05-Sep-22
Older than 3.5. Beyond that I don’t have a guess. Once they hit maturity it’s hard to say if they are 4.5 or 7.5 without some prior history.

From: Indiana_GSP
05-Sep-22
4.5 plus. What link said. After that, tough to say. No 3.5 has a gut like that.

From: Indiana_GSP
05-Sep-22
4.5 plus. What link said. After that, tough to say. No 3.5 has a gut like that.

From: APauls
06-Sep-22
I'm with the 3.5+ crowd. If you listen to guys that have even had captive deer herds like Don Higgins they say they can't tell past a few years old. So if they can't tell anyone else is just blowing smoke. He also laughs when guys talk about the broke back and belly sway and all those different things. People age differently, animals age differently. There's no way of knowing unless you watched em grow.

I feel like I know deer as good as the next guy, but when you see those bucks that have crazy genetics and are like 130" and only 1.5 years old even looking at it I can't see 1.5 years old. I know it's not 3+ but whether I'm looking at an average 2.5 year old or an insanely gifted 1.5 I can't hardly say.

From: Bou'bound
06-Sep-22
3 3/4th at this point

From: Highlife
06-Sep-22
It's Illinois boys 1 1/2 year old their corn grown ;)

From: fdp
18-Sep-22

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