Aging whitetail bucks is something you can do on-the-spot if you know what you’re looking for, and Bob Humphrey, wrote an article on the North American Whitetail website that gives you criteria on how to estimate whiteys that are the following ages:
- 2 1/2 years
- 3 1/2 years
- 4 1/2 years
- 5 1/2 – 7 1/2 years
- 8 1/2 years +
Humphrey points out how much easier it is to age deer on a trail cam, but his tips should help you age deer “on-the-hoof” while you’re out hunting and scouting. It is basically a matter of knowing about antler size and width along with details on the buck’s body.
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(Feature photo via Don Jones)