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What you think he will age? I'm thinking 3.5 maybe even 4.5

 

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From the looks of his size and how the antlers are I would say he's at least 3 yrs. maybe 3.5 yrs old.
In the picture the antlers are still kind of pointing up, but a 4 or 5 year old will have his antlers more or less horizontal.

He's still a nice looking buck for however old he is!!
 

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antler shape is genetics and usually repeats the general shape just more mass every year up to around 7-8 years old then rack starts to reduce. Obviously, most bucks never see 7-8 years. This is how sheds can be traced back to the same buck every year.
 

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I agree with 3.5 b/c he doesn't yet have that mass in his antler where it meets the skull. Nice buck though....
 

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I'm gonna say 4.5, due to the loose skin where his neck meets his belly. On a deer younger than that, that area will be more taught looking IMO.
 
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