How Old Is He? - Deer Hunting Forums

Go Back   Deer Hunting Forums > General Forums > The Lodge
The Lodge Meet other hunters and share hunting stories, tips, and tricks.

Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-29-2012, 10:13 AM
okla_bowhunter's Avatar
B&C 100 Class
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: ponca city, oklahoma, (north central oklahoma)
Posts: 59
Default How Old Is He?

Just checked my trail cam for the first time since March, had lots of deer but im trying to figure out the age of this buck. This picture was takin 6/4/12. Also how much more antler growth is ahead of him before he sloughs off his velvet
Attached Thumbnails
How Old Is He?-trail-cam-buck-june-2012.jpg  

How Old Is He?-trail-cam-buck-2-june-2012.jpg  

Last edited by okla_bowhunter; 07-29-2012 at 10:19 AM.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-29-2012, 10:28 AM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon, Ohio
Posts: 8,243

he's a nice buck but hard to get a good look at him. Hopefully you get a few more shots of him.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-29-2012, 12:56 PM
okla_bowhunter's Avatar
B&C 100 Class
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: ponca city, oklahoma, (north central oklahoma)
Posts: 59

Field Judging Age of Whitetail Deer Using Body Structure
Referencing the above website, judging the age by body i would estimate he would be 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 years. Of course this isnt full proof, just curious.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-30-2012, 06:13 AM
BruceBruce1959's Avatar  
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Vermont
Posts: 5,688

I'm going to guess he's about 3-1/2 and so far he's completed approx. 75% of his antler development and looks to be a solid 8 pointer this year in great physical health.
I wouldn't hesitate eating that one.

Good Luck
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.
-Benjamin Franklin

Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-30-2012, 01:56 PM
tator's Avatar
B&C 180 Class
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: North-Central Missouri
Posts: 3,228

I'm with BB on this one. This buck is probably a 3 1/2 year old and COULD possibly be a 2 1/2 year old. One thing I have noticed about buck size in the USA is that the further south you go, the smaller the body (not rake). The farther north you go, the thicker the body and weight. Since you are in OK, which is fairly close to MO geographically, I would guess this buck to be a 3 1/2 year old. If that buck was here in north central MO, he'd probably be a 2 1/2 year old.

The thing that makes me think he's 3 1/2 is his belly- it droops down. A 2 1/2 year old buck isn't going to have that much droop. I definately know he's not a 4 1/2 year old b/c of his neck. 4 1/2 year old's will have a thicker neck than that.

he does have nice brows, which also makes me think he's 3 1/2 not 2 1/2.

That'll my official guess.... 3 1/2 this year and he'll definately grow bigger if that pic was taken on June 4. I would guess that he'll grow anywhere between 2-4 more inches before he's done for this year. Good luck to you and keep watching him!
James 1:2-8
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Top Posters
Hunting Man8243
joel the signman3608
hunt NH1203
Deer & big ole boar
Deer & big ole boar

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:37 PM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1