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Age This Buck #45

Age This Buck #45

This buck is a legend amongst some of the Bowhunt or Die team, with years of history and several very close encounters. Opening day of the 2014 season our very own Justin Zarr had this buck walk right under his stand, but unfortunately for Justin he had already lowered his bow to the ground and […]
02/20/2024February 20, 2024
Age This Buck #44

Age This Buck #44

Yes you are looking at this right, this big bodied deer is indeed a buck! There are a number of characteristics to look at when ageing this particular deer besides his massive body size. the rounded nose, is an indicator that this buck past his prime along with the lose skin found around the deer’s […]
02/6/2024February 6, 2024
Age This Buck #43

Age This Buck #43

When we showed this buck to our panel of experienced hunters, there were two big take aways from every ones responses. First, that this deer is mature sporting a solid neck and sagging belly even in September. The second take away was that this deer would not get a pass if he walked by the […]
01/23/2024January 23, 2024
Age This Buck #42

Age This Buck #42

The rut can take a heavy toll on the bodies of whitetail bucks, after a month of chasing, fighting and eating very little, signs of fatigue show in their body shape and size. Even the most mature bucks can look run down and skinny after an eventful November. Sporting a slender yet rather large body […]
01/9/2024January 9, 2024
Age This Buck #41

Age This Buck #41

On this age this buck we have conflicting ages from our experts! ages range by almost two years, and all have good ideas on why their age is the correct one. This buck had been hit in the neck in 2020 and causing his antler growth to change for the next two years. He was […]
12/26/2023December 26, 2023
Whitetail buck in velvet caught on trail camera.

Age This Buck #40

Check out the summer coat on this cool Illinois buck! With the winter of 2022-2023 hitting this deer hard, his body is not the same as it was the summer prior. So far in 2023 this buck has managed to give hunters the slip, and we are still hopeful that we can wrap a tag […]
12/11/2023December 11, 2023
Age This Buck #39

Age This Buck #39

Here’s an interesting buck, sporting a very unique rack. Whether this is genetic or from injury is unclear, however this deer is frequent on camera and has no problem displaying signs of wanting to be in charge. With the help of the images below, what is your best guess for the age of this whitetail […]
11/28/2023November 28, 2023
Age This Buck #38

Age This Buck #38

This buck has managed to give hunters the slip for a few years now, he is well known for working scrapes in daylight when the hunter is not around. Based off of the pictures you see below, what is your best guess for the age of this elusive IL buck?
11/9/2023November 9, 2023
Age This Buck #37

Age This Buck #37

From the middle of November to near the end of the 2022 season, this IL buck was very visible. What do you think that means? He’s young and inexperienced? or perhaps old and over confident? Based on the video clip and trail camera videos you see below, what is your best age estimate for this […]
10/26/2023October 26, 2023
Age This Buck #36

Age This Buck #36

Harvested back in 2022, this buck had been seen and documented as far back as 2019. Possibly even earlier. This northern IL buck sports a solid body and good set of antlers in 2022. Based off of all the video and pictures you see below what is your best guess for the age of this […]
10/12/2023October 12, 2023