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Old 06-18-2008, 11:11 PM
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hey everyone

i was just wondering if you could tell how old a buck is at this time of year. when they are just starting to grow the antlers.
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Old 06-19-2008, 06:52 AM
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hey everyone

i was just wondering if you could tell how old a buck is at this time of year. when they are just starting to grow the antlers.

I will guarantee you this is impossible to tell. I know a few people that own deer and me being one myself. Some deer will go nuts in the early stages while some go nuts growing in the later stages. So I know there is no way of telling a deers age by this. Im sure you can get in with 3 years but thats a pretty big gap considering the average age of a whitetail. JMHO
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Old 06-19-2008, 07:23 AM
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I agree...you'd be better off looking at body size and the characteristics for the different age classes....most deer look pretty scraggly this time of year though.
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Old 06-19-2008, 07:59 AM
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Body Size is about all you can get a guess on, but even then it's not for sure.
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