Age This Buck

We kicked off our Age This Buck series last week with a look at a buck that BHOD team member, Tim Ainsworth, killed in 2016. It was a big, bad, beastly buck that kept the guys on the edge of their treestand seat when the time got right. If you didn’t get a chance to catch last week’s post, here’s a Stealth Cam photo of the buck…

Age this buck - week-1

Things got exciting when this big buck began showing up in the food plot during daylight hours.

The guys named the buck, Cricket. How old was he? We had guesses from just about every age imaginable, but this buck was cementum aged at 6.5 years old. He had a ton of mass and plenty of character to go with it. He was a true giant.

Last week we had 86 people guess the age of that buck, and only 16 got it correct! Out of those 16, the random winner we chose for some new Bowhunt or Die gear was Heather Brackley! Make sure to send us your information to info@bowhunting.com to claim your prize!

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Here’s Tim with the the 6.5 year old buck named, Cricket.

A big congrats to Tim on a buck of lifetime! We’re anxious to see what Tim comes up with for the 2018/2019 deer season.

Up next, Age This Buck!

Age this buck - Pilot Buck

Up close and personal! What’s your best guess on the age of this buck?

Comment below and take your best guess on the age of this buck. And remember, only guesses in the comments section here on the website are eligible to win a prize, swag or gear. Facebook comments won’t make the cut. 

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  1. Bill Kilmartin says:

    I’m gana say this guy is 4.5 years old

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    • Lee barksdale says:

      I’m gonna say 5 years old.

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    • Jared Paulakovich says:

      4.5 years old

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  2. Daniel Abel says:

    I’m guessing 5.5 years old.

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  3. Chad law says:

    2.5

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  4. 3.5 young face. little sag in the back. smaller hind ends

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  5. James T says:

    I think 4.5 is a good guess.

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  6. GRANT A NICODEMUS says:

    this buck looks like 4.5 years old to me.

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  7. Ron Goldman says:

    4.5 years old

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  8. Brad Morgen says:

    5.5 years old

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  9. Jeremy Walk says:

    4 yrs. old

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  10. He looks 4.5 to me.

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  11. John Bunting says:

    3 1/2

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  12. Hard to tell from profile but I’d guess around 5.

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  13. Jeff Bradford says:

    6yr old

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  14. Daryl Anderson says:

    I would say at least 5.5 years old.

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  15. Craig Hershey says:

    I’m going with 4.5

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  16. I would guess 3.5 years old.

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  17. Rick Dunker says:

    4.5. I always add a year to what I think.

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  18. Mike Hull says:

    4.5

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  19. Jeff purdy says:

    4 1/2

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  20. allen Jones says:

    I vote 4.5!

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  21. Jeremy D Wilson says:

    I am guessing 4.5.

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  22. Corwyn Hall says:

    4.5

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  23. Daniel Patterson says:

    3.5

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  24. Robert Cochran says:

    I’m saying 5.5

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  25. Devon Bancroft says:

    4.5 year old bruiser

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  26. Mark Ginder says:

    4years 7months -wild – 3yrs 7 months genetic

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  27. I think he is 3.5 years old.

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  28. Barry Dressel Jr says:

    3.5

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  29. Kyle McKittrick says:

    I’m gonna say 5

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  30. Lee Koehn says:

    I’d say 4.5

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  31. 4.5

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  32. Larry F Maxwell says:

    I think that bucker when the picture was taken was three and a half years old and making four and a half now

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  33. Ryan fair says:

    I’m going to say 3.5

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  34. Jacobo R. says:

    I’m from spain so not used to white tail deer but think he is 4,5 years old

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  35. Brad Bloom says:

    I would put him at 4.5

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  36. TIMOTHY CLEE WALDROUP says:

    5.5 says Tim Waldroup

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  37. Mike Vanderstine says:

    4.

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  38. Luke Vigue says:

    5.5

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  39. C.j. Bell says:

    4.5

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  40. Michael ozmun says:

    5.5

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  41. Brent Ludwig says:

    3.5 Years

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  42. Jason Behrends says:

    3.5 years old. Final answer.

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  43. Ryan Cornelius says:

    5.5 years old

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  44. I’d be guessing the age at 4

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  45. William Crooks says:

    I am going with 4.5 years.

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  46. Joe Chestnut says:

    4.5

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  47. Paul Kalinoski says:

    3.5 years old

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  48. 4.5 years old belly is not quite straight across

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  49. 2.5

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  50. Benjamin Durtka says:

    3yrs old. It’s a trick I say!

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  51. Zackary Blevins says:

    4.5

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  52. Justin Schuler says:

    2.5

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  53. Jacob West says:

    5.5 yr old

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  54. Jon Snell says:

    4.5

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  55. Ben Tibbetts says:

    3.5 yrs

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  56. Justin Schuler says:

    Would say 2.5

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  57. Austin Potter says:

    4.5 years old

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  58. Tim Talbott says:

    4.5 I think.

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  59. Rene Duclos says:

    4,5

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  60. Gary Oliver says:

    7

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  61. 3.5

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  62. 4.5 years old.

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  63. Chad Vance says:

    4.5

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  64. Brad ferguson says:

    4.5

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  65. Kent Helmuth says:

    5.5 years old.

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  66. I say 7.5

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  67. Scott duda says:

    That deer is 3.5 years old.

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  68. Christian coté says:

    Nice mass and big antler
    5 1/2 old

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  69. Bernard L Murphy says:

    My guess is 4.0

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  70. Steve Holter says:

    I think this is a young buck … 3.5 yrs old.

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  71. James Call says:

    I’m going to say 4.5 years old.

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  72. Kirk Barrett says:

    I say 4.5

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  73. Brett Ballew says:

    4.5

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  74. Rylan Yoder says:

    5.5 years old

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  75. Justin Batchelor says:

    4.5 years

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  76. Tyler Pitts says:

    4.5 years old. His back is just starting to have a little sway to it and his belly is barely sagging.

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  77. kevin knight says:

    Id say 3.5 by looking at the photos

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  78. Bradley Nelson says:

    I say 6 yrs old

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  79. Keith A Buzzelli says:

    I think 3

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  80. Kevin Baer says:

    He’s gotta be 4.5

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  81. Adam Johnson says:

    3.5 has potential

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  82. This buck is 5.5

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  83. Jake Hintze says:

    3.5

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  84. Justin Brackley says:

    3.5

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  85. Ben Sabean says:

    I’m gonna guess 5.5 yrs old.

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  86. Brandon Seitz says:

    3.5

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  87. Avery Faulkner says:

    My scientifically wild ass guess is 3.5. I know that if he happens to walk into my shooting lane he’s certainly mature enough to bring home to the grill!

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  88. Eric Phillips says:

    5.5

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  89. Bret Ernst says:

    3.5…especially if it’s a midwest deer.

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  90. Austin Johnson says:

    3.5

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  91. CJ Shuler says:

    4 years old

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  92. David Vandenberg says:

    4.5

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  93. Ryan Chinchar says:

    4.5

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  94. Douglas Krebs says:

    4.5 year old

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  95. I would say 4.5 based on a fairly straightforward body and fairly big chest yet with a smaller rear and just not the whole pig look that most 5 yr olds have

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  96. dale w magee says:

    3.5 y/o

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  97. Carter Kocian says:

    4.5 years Old

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  98. Mike Zuiker says:

    4.5 years old

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  99. Phil Davis says:

    4.5 years old

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  100. Mike hobson says:

    4.5

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  101. Lawrence Coogan says:

    3.5 years old

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  102. Pilot – 4.5 yo

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  103. Trey Robertson says:

    4 1/2

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  104. George w williams says:

    3.5 year old

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  105. Thane Boge says:

    5.5 years young.

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  106. Cory fischer says:

    I’d say 4.5 yrs

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  107. Rodney Swartzentruber says:

    4.5

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  108. Jeremy Pruitt says:

    4.5 years old

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  109. Patrick says:

    4.0

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  110. Kyle Arp says:

    4.5 years old

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  111. Chad Larman says:

    4.5 year old

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  112. Dakota Cantrell says:

    4.5

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  113. Redzone Pursuit says:

    4 years old

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  114. Matt Hanstad says:

    5.5 year old

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  115. Troy Cook says:

    5

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  116. 4.5 years old

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  117. 5.5 yrs

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  118. Lee Phillippi says:

    3 Years old

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  119. 2.5 years old.

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  120. Tammy F Guess says:

    4.5

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  121. 5.5 years old

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  122. Lucas Spray says:

    Gotta be 4.5

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  123. 4.5 years old

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  124. Joe lyons says:

    2.5 years old

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  125. HEATH LUTHER says:

    4.5

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  126. Carson F says:

    That dude is 5.5 years old

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  127. Kenny McCrea says:

    5.5

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  128. I’m guessing 4.5

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  129. James Duncanson says:

    I’m thinking about 3.5 years. Neck and hind quarters don’t look too massive.

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  130. Austin hicks says:

    5.5

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  131. Jess Dilley says:

    4.5

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  132. Michael Williams says:

    4 years old.

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  133. Solid 3.5 year old

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  134. Eli bowlin says:

    I would say this buck is around 3 1/2 to 4 years old.

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  135. Tyler Shiery says:

    Solid 3.5 yr old

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  136. Heather Brackley says:

    3.5

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  137. Justin Barker says:

    3.5

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  138. Adam K says:

    3.5 years old

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  139. Ronnie bel says:

    4.5

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  140. Jeremiah Conley says:

    5.5 year old

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  141. Stephen Stilwell says:

    3.5 years

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  142. Kenton Rose says:

    3 years old

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  143. Robbie Rollins says:

    3.5 yr old…

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  144. Fred Wagner says:

    3.5years

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  145. Matt Bennardo says:

    3.5 years

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  146. Matt Bennardo says:

    3.5 years old

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  147. Ryan Mullins says:

    4.5 years old.

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  148. Chris Lynn says:

    3.5 years old

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  149. Brandon Savage says:

    4.5 years old

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  150. Daniel Prater says:

    That is a 3 1/2 year old deer.

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  151. Shayne Calzavara says:

    4.5

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  152. Daniel Prater says:

    That deer is 3 1/2 years old.

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  153. 4.5

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  154. Robin M. Floyd says:

    3.5

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  155. Darren says:

    5.5

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  156. Troy Winchell says:

    4 years old

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  157. Bradley Harris says:

    3.5

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  158. Nick Rus says:

    5.5

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  159. Chris G says:

    5 1/2 years old

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  160. John A Ruege says:

    This one is tough. I will say he is 3 1/2 years old. He has good mature body size, but doesn’t quite match the 61/2 yr old bruiser of the previous week. Add to that his antler mass and size doesn’t quite measure up to the big guy. If he survives another season or two he could have a chance to challenge the 61/2 yr old.

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  161. Ryan Doupe says:

    3 1/2 yrs

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  162. 4 years old

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  163. Luke scott says:

    4.5

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  164. Anthony Jones says:

    6.5 years old

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  165. 3.5

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  166. andrew anderson says:

    4 years of age. Shooter for me no question!

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  167. t8rsalad says:

    4.5

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  168. Aleksi A says:

    I’ll guess 3,5 years, neck doens’t look very big and antleress are quite thin.

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  169. Steven Miller says:

    I’m gonna go with 3.5 If I am right he is gonna be a Stud!

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  170. Brian Voss says:

    3 1/2

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  171. 3.5

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  172. Garret Hinrichs says:

    3.5

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  173. Brad Kaufmann says:

    4.5

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  174. 2.5 at the time of the picture.

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  175. Gavin Bragger says:

    3.75

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  176. eric kellogg says:

    4.5

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  177. Dave Costable says:

    2.5

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  178. Carter Dickson says:

    4.5 old and grey face, but body isn’t worn down

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  179. Brian Glowacki says:

    3.5 years old

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  180. Josh Axtell says:

    4.5

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  181. Randall Lusk says:

    5.5

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  182. David Flowers says:

    3.5 yrs old

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  183. Chad Gillaspie says:

    5.5

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  184. Ken Faircloth says:

    4.5

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  185. Gary Kessinger says:

    3.5 at the time of the picture

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  186. Darrin lewis says:

    3.5

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  187. Will McLaughlin says:

    3.5 to 4.5 yrs old

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  188. Joe Pelland says:

    I think this buck is 3.5 yrs old guys

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  189. Shaun Geidel says:

    5.5 years old

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  190. Joe Pelland says:

    3.5

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  191. Caroline Childers says:

    4.5

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  192. Danny Gooch says:

    4.5 years old

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  193. Alex Yost says:

    4.5 years old.

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  194. Chris Brumfield says:

    4 1/2

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  195. Colin Z says:

    5.5 years old

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  196. Jacob Schuepbach says:

    5.5 years old

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  197. Joey pelland says:

    I think he is 3.5 yrs old

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  198. Kevin Johnson says:

    5.5 years old

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  199. Evan Eisenbath says:

    4.5 years old

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  200. Aaron Ritter says:

    I’m guessing 3.5 years old

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  201. Rachel Michelle Pollard says:

    4.5

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  202. Mark Johnson says:

    4 yo

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  203. Lou Locke says:

    Appears to be at least 4.5 yr old (Roman Nose). I’m guessing he is 5.5 though.

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  204. Mickey Treaster says:

    4.5 yrs old

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  205. Adam Walters says:

    3.5 year old

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  206. James Philen says:

    4.5

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  207. Jeff Rutledge says:

    I saying 3.5

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  208. Chris P. says:

    3.5 years

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  209. Putnam John D. says:

    3.5

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  210. Donavan Risch says:

    I’m going to say 4.5 year old

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  211. Tough one because of his stance, but I’d say likely 3.5 as his neck not necessarily into brisket and he has a rectangular athletic shape.

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  212. Davis King says:

    3.5 year old

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  213. Mike Kelly says:

    7.5 year old – grey on face

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  214. Frank Shiflet says:

    4 years old

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  215. Ethan Porter says:

    5

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  216. Lawrence Coogan says:

    3.5 years old in pic is my guess

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  217. Matt Hargis says:

    I am guessing 5.5 yrs old

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  218. Dustin Ballard says:

    I’m going with 4.5 years old

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  219. George Riedel says:

    This is a stud of buck! I’m gunna say 3.5 years old

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  220. Daniel P Stephany says:

    3.5 year old. Looks like a sleek race horse. Not much mass and hind quarters look a little thin.

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  221. Joshua Raley says:

    3.5. I might guess older if this pic was after the rut, but the 10/15 date makes me think 3.5.

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  222. Daniel P Stephany says:

    3 1/2. His body looks like a race horse. You can still see the definition between the neck and shoulders, unlike a 5 1/2 year old where it seems to all look like the neck and shoulders flow seemlessly together. No sag in the belly and no sway in the back. Not very much mass either, although genetics can play into that as well. Great deer!

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  223. Brad Galbreath says:

    3.5 years old

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  224. Im going with 3.5 years old.

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  225. Cody Moser says:

    3.5

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  226. Derrick Yoder says:

    I’m voting 3.5 years

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  227. Hunter Cooley says:

    3.5

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  228. Ryan Frappier says:

    I’m going 4.5 Slight sag in his back says hes not yet fully there. Also his face and snout are not showing me hes a older maturer buck.

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  229. Dustin Stever says:

    4.5

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  230. Hunter Adams says:

    3.5

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  231. Dwight Leidholm says:

    5.5

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  232. john willi says:

    4.5

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  233. ryan yoder says:

    I’m guessing around 4 years

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  234. Jeff Bajema says:

    3.5

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  235. Josh Deal says:

    4.5

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  236. Michael James says:

    4.5

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  237. Justin Stuva says:

    3.5 yr old

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  238. John Rocchio says:

    3.5 years

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  239. Clarence Perry says:

    6 years old

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  240. 4.5

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  241. Joe Penrod says:

    4.5 yr old…block nose good muscle in the front should.

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  242. Jesse Harbourn says:

    3.5 year old. Forehead sure looks mature… body doesn’t quite match it though!

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  243. Jeremy Rawson says:

    4.5 yo

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  244. MICHAEL MACINTOSH says:

    7.5 years….body composition skewed by the movement…older deer with average genetics

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  245. 3.6

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  246. Jason Christopherson says:

    3.5, not enough mass in the neck and body to be much older

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  247. 4.5 face looks older then the body

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  248. 4. 5 years

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  249. George w williams says:

    3.5

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  250. Charles Pickle says:

    3.5

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  251. Brandon broadaway says:

    5.5 for sure

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  252. 4.5 years old

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