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I need some help aging this 10 point buck. . . . . . . . . . . .:confused:


 

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Howdy EastTexasDroptine, first let me say I love all the pics you post, keep them coming...
There's only one way to age a Whitetail Deer accurately and that's by their teeth.
A deer can't be aged by it's weight, size, antlers or coloring.
So anything anyone says about a deers age without using their teeth to determine the age is merely a guess as to how old that particular deer is.
Here is a link if you're interested in seeing how a deer is aged by it's teeth.

Whitetail Ageing


My GUESS on your 10 pointer in the picture is 3 1/2 years old.
 

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another thing is northern deer tend to get heavy coats and fat layers.but your feeding em so its a push.i would say thats a 21/2 to 3 yr old deer.like bruce said teeth are the only true test so let me shoot em and ill give ya the jaw bones:lol:
 

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another thing is northern deer tend to get heavy coats and fat layers.but your feeding em so its a push.i would say thats a 21/2 to 3 yr old deer.like bruce said teeth are the only true test so let me shoot em and ill give ya the jaw bones:lol:
I LIKE THAT IDEA:pickle::pickle::thumbup:
 

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Nice rack but don't think it is an old buck either. I would say 3.5 tops it just doesn't seem to have the pot belly or muscle mass I would expect in an older buck.

Nice pics.
 

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also look at the ears and the rack too small
 

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Definitely worth letting grow another couple years. I also think around 3 now and a nice 3 at that could be reeal nice. Best of luck ! Great Pics! And remember to keep jaw bone when you do get him.:rolleyes:
 

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Sorry Droptine, almost got caught up debating how you should manage your deer. You seem to be quite involved and will have no problem making your own decisions. You simply asked for opinions on age so you could decide for yourself and the general guess seems to be around 3 1/2 without use of teeth. Again Good luck and congratulations you seem to be doing a fine job managing the herd on your own.:coffee:
 

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Thank yall for all the input. . . . I think he is about 3.5yrs old. Thank you Turtle, I do spend ALOT of time/money putting out corn/feed for the deer. . . . . . . . . . . .
 

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good for you .or as oprah would say"YOU GO GIRL":w00t::lol::lol::lol:
 
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