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 body. Along with all these characteristics, this deer has a belly that sags well below the line of a mature animal. One factor is that fact that this deer’s legs look to small for it’s body.
With these photos and the descriptions given above what is your best guess as to the age of this Illinois whitetail? Scroll down to the bottom of the page and compare your response to the responses of our hunters panel!