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…

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!

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!

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.

I’m gana say this guy is 4.5 years old

I’m gonna say 5 years old.

4.5 years old

I’m guessing 5.5 years old.

2.5

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

3.5

I think 4.5 is a good guess.

this buck looks like 4.5 years old to me.

4.5 years old

5.5 years old

4 yrs. old

He looks 4.5 to me.

3 1/2

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

6yr old

I would say at least 5.5 years old.

I’m going with 4.5

I would guess 3.5 years old.

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

4.5

4 1/2

I vote 4.5!

I am guessing 4.5.

4.5

3.5

I’m saying 5.5

4.5 year old bruiser

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

I think he is 3.5 years old.

3.5

I’m gonna say 5

I’d say 4.5

4.5

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

I’m going to say 3.5

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

I would put him at 4.5

5.5 says Tim Waldroup

4.

5.5

4.5

5.5

3.5 Years

3.5 years old. Final answer.

5.5 years old

I’d be guessing the age at 4

I am going with 4.5 years.

4.5

3.5 years old

4.5 years old belly is not quite straight across

2.5

3yrs old. It’s a trick I say!

4.5

2.5

5.5 yr old

4.5

3.5 yrs

Would say 2.5

4.5 years old

4.5 I think.

4,5

7

3.5

4.5 years old.

4.5

4.5

5.5 years old.

I say 7.5

That deer is 3.5 years old.

Nice mass and big antler

5 1/2 old

My guess is 4.0

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

I’m going to say 4.5 years old.

I say 4.5

4.5

5.5 years old

4.5 years

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

Id say 3.5 by looking at the photos

I say 6 yrs old

I think 3

He’s gotta be 4.5

3.5 has potential

This buck is 5.5

3.5

3.5

I’m gonna guess 5.5 yrs old.

3.5

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!

5.5

3.5…especially if it’s a midwest deer.

3.5

4 years old

4.5

4.5

4.5 year old

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

3.5 y/o

4.5 years Old

4.5 years old

4.5 years old

4.5

3.5 years old

Pilot – 4.5 yo

4 1/2

3.5 year old

5.5 years young.

I’d say 4.5 yrs

4.5

4.5 years old

4.0

4.5 years old

4.5 year old

4.5

4 years old

5.5 year old

5

4.5 years old

5.5 yrs

3 Years old

2.5 years old.

4.5

5.5 years old

Gotta be 4.5

4.5 years old

2.5 years old

4.5

That dude is 5.5 years old

5.5

I’m guessing 4.5

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

5.5

4.5

4 years old.

Solid 3.5 year old

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

Solid 3.5 yr old

3.5

3.5

3.5 years old

4.5

5.5 year old

3.5 years

3 years old

3.5 yr old…

3.5years

3.5 years

3.5 years old

4.5 years old.

3.5 years old

4.5 years old

That is a 3 1/2 year old deer.

4.5

That deer is 3 1/2 years old.

4.5

3.5

5.5

4 years old

3.5

5.5

5 1/2 years old

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.

3 1/2 yrs

4 years old

4.5

6.5 years old

3.5

4 years of age. Shooter for me no question!

4.5

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

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

3 1/2

3.5

3.5

4.5

2.5 at the time of the picture.

3.75

4.5

2.5

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

3.5 years old

4.5

5.5

3.5 yrs old

5.5

4.5

3.5 at the time of the picture

3.5

3.5 to 4.5 yrs old

I think this buck is 3.5 yrs old guys

5.5 years old

3.5

4.5

4.5 years old

4.5 years old.

4 1/2

5.5 years old

5.5 years old

I think he is 3.5 yrs old

5.5 years old

4.5 years old

I’m guessing 3.5 years old

4.5

4 yo

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

4.5 yrs old

3.5 year old

4.5

I saying 3.5

3.5 years

3.5

I’m going to say 4.5 year old

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.

3.5 year old

7.5 year old – grey on face

4 years old

5

3.5 years old in pic is my guess

I am guessing 5.5 yrs old

I’m going with 4.5 years old

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

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

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

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!

3.5 years old

Im going with 3.5 years old.

3.5

I’m voting 3.5 years

3.5

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.

4.5

3.5

5.5

4.5

I’m guessing around 4 years

3.5

4.5

4.5

3.5 yr old

3.5 years

6 years old

4.5

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

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

4.5 yo

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

3.6

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

4.5 face looks older then the body

4. 5 years

3.5

3.5

5.5 for sure

4.5 years old

4.5 years old

5.5 yrs old

4.5

5 1/2 years old

3.5 years old

3 1/2 but depending on where you are in the country can make a big difference when you consider body size and stature and muscular structure

3.5

I’d say 2.5 years old

4.5