Age This Buck

It’s time to roll out our Age This Buck entry for August, as well as announce our July Age This Buck winner. In case you didn’t see the buck we featured in July, here’s another look…

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How old is this Kentucky velvet buck?

The buck was a west Kentucky buck in velvet prior to the September archery opener. The photos was captured by our friend Harry Pozniak of River Valley Farms in Kentucky. One of Pozniak’s clients killed the buck a few weeks after the photo was taken. Pozniak says the buck was a 3.5 year old buck he had a number of trail cam photos of prior to hunting season.

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Bill Utley killed the 3.5 year old buck while hunting with Pozniak at River Valley Farms.

We had 203 comments and guesses on this buck’s age with 55 people guessing 3.5. Of those 55 people, we randomly selected one winner. That winner is…Terry Foster! Congrats Terry, make sure you send your info to [email protected], thank you to everyone that entered!

Up Next, Age This Buck

This month’s entry comes from BHOD prostaffer, Matt Miller. Matt has a number of photos of this Illinois buck. How old do you think this buck is?

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Give us your best guess on the age of this buck for a chance to win some Bowhunting.com gear.

What do you think? How old is this Illinois buck? Comment below with your best guess for a chance to win some great Bowhunting.com swag.

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Brodie Swisher is a world champion game caller, outdoor writer, seminar speaker and Editor for Bowhunting.com. Brodie and his family live in the Kentucky Lake area of west Tennessee.
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  1. Paul Bossardet says:

    4.5

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  2. Brian Christopher Anderson says:

    6.5 years old

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  3. Douglas Krebs says:

    4.5 year old

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  4. 5.5 y/o

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  5. Joey micciche says:

    5.5

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  6. Amanda Allen says:

    4yrs 7 months

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  7. John patak says:

    5.5

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  8. Scott baker says:

    4.5

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    • Tough angle, I’ll say 4.5 only because of area from which he comes. Face is more wedged, neck brisket blended. Date puts him in what we see as the beginning of the rut here, so his neck looks to be swelling. Weeds cover other indicators.

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  9. Andy venditto says:

    4.5

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  10. Sam Smith says:

    5 years

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  11. 4.5

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  12. Jake Bern says:

    4.5

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  13. Eric Phillips says:

    6.5

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  14. Tim Ensminger says:

    4.5

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  15. Ryan vue says:

    5.5 y/o

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  16. Zach Marquess says:

    4.5

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  17. Trent Vesbach says:

    4.5

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  18. Steve Miller says:

    4.5 years. Nose filled, neck almost filled to brisket. Rear legs still appear slightly long due to no pot belly being developed. Nice shoulder development.

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  19. Eric Meek says:

    5.5

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  20. Haden casey says:

    5.5

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  21. Greg Dow says:

    5.5

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  22. 4.5

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  23. Christopher Sutherland says:

    5.5

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  24. David Lennon says:

    4.5 years

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  25. Brock Lee says:

    4.5 years

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  26. Clinton Foster says:

    4.5 years old

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  27. Adam Carter says:

    5.5 years old

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  28. Richard says:

    5 y/o

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  29. Joshua Rose says:

    4.5 years old

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  30. Myles Martin says:

    5.5 years old

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  31. 5.5

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  32. derrick says:

    5.5

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  33. Joseph Coy says:

    5.5

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  34. scott majewski says:

    6 yo

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  35. Layne Koehn says:

    6.5 years old.

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  36. 6 years old

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  37. Tom pace says:

    4.5

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  38. Bradley Schwartz says:

    4.5!!

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  39. Kevin Johnson says:

    5.5 yo

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  40. Brendan Quirion says:

    4.5

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  41. Don Townsend says:

    5.5

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  42. 5.5

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  43. Erik Ungewitter says:

    6.5

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  44. Clark Mims says:

    4 1/2

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  45. 4.5

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  46. josh hopkins says:

    Im going to guess 4.5

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  47. Kevin Wagler says:

    4.5 year old

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  48. Barry Bridgeman says:

    5.5

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  49. Chuck Magnuson says:

    4.5

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  50. 4.5 years old

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  51. Jim Vaughen says:

    4.5

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  52. Brad Hara says:

    5.5

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  53. Mark Schimmel says:

    5.5 That’s a mature warrior (could be older, but I’m sticking with 5.5)

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  54. Dallas Skinner says:

    5 1/2 years old

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  55. Travis Heilman says:

    6.5

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  56. 5yrs…nice buck

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  57. Steve Hetrick says:

    4.5

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  58. 5.25 YO

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  59. Peter Mosby says:

    4 1/4 years old

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  60. 5

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  61. Clayton K says:

    4.5

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  62. Terry Rowan says:

    4.5

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  63. Rich Washburn says:

    4.5 just starting to get a belly

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  64. Tyler Pitts says:

    5.5 years old

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  65. Jerry McLauchlin says:

    The buck is 5 1/2 years.

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  66. Gary Strickland says:

    5 years old

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  67. Scott Combs says:

    51/2 to 6

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  68. Scott Combs says:

    3.5

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  69. Todd Buckman says:

    5.5

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  70. Andy Sebastian says:

    5 years old

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  71. Robert LaFontaine says:

    4.5

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  72. Jerry McLauchlin says:

    This is a great forum for hunters to learn to field age a buck. On my farm I constantly have 3.5/4.5 bucks shot that score in mid 160 range. I’m not an expert on field scoring but know many hunters let the antlers be the deciding factor. Last year I told one of my partners not to shoot a specific buck. A 3-1/2 166 5/8 ( I could have arrowed him! I’d love to see @Bowhunter have a biologist tell us the age of each buck if his age is not known.

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  73. 5.5

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  74. 6.5

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  75. Craig Hershey says:

    4.5

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  76. Russ Mason says:

    5

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  77. Michael A says:

    3 years old. IL breeds em big and they get fat on corn & beans

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  78. I’m guessing 5. That’s a thick brute.

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  79. Jonathan larimer says:

    I’m going to put him at 5.5

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  80. Chris Lynn says:

    4.5 years old

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  81. Tommy Gilbert says:

    5.5

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  82. Brandon Schaub says:

    5.5 Years old

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  83. Josh Johnson says:

    4.5

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  84. Chris Dove says:

    6 years old

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  85. Devin Markin says:

    4.5

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  86. Robbie Rollins says:

    4.5

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  87. Joshua Raley says:

    4.5

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  88. Shawn N. Ammons says:

    4.7

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  89. Dale Troutman says:

    Dale Troutman. 3.5

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  90. Adam Smallridge says:

    4 1/2 years old.

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  91. Mitch Terry says:

    5.5

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  92. Tough picture to age,, (shadows,,distance),,
    But huge chest,,, I say
    5.5 yrs

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  93. Josh Bartlett says:

    I’d say 6ish, Unless it was 5ish but if it was younger than that then I would say 4ish.

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  94. Ethan Porter says:

    5

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  95. robert vaillancourt says:

    5.5

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  96. Jacob May says:

    4.5

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  97. Chasing the Wild says:

    4

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  98. Eric Campbell says:

    5.5

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  99. Roland lee says:

    5 years old

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  100. 4.5

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  101. Ken Riehl says:

    4.5

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  102. 4.5

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  103. Noah Holt says:

    4.5

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  104. James Honorkiewicz says:

    6

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  105. Clay Ostrander says:

    8.5, He easily has a 25-36 inch neck and looks almost to fillied out.
    I killied one last year that was very similar to this body type and it was a 9 year old.

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  106. 5.5

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  107. Chuck White says:

    5.5

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  108. Daryl Lanouette says:

    3.5 years old

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  109. Daniel Abel says:

    4.5

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  110. Lee Koehn says:

    5.5

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  111. Derrek Schwartz says:

    6.5

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  112. Rob Brandt says:

    5.5

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  113. David Witt says:

    5.5

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  114. My guess would be 4.5

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  115. Daryl Snell says:

    4.5 years

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  116. Ryan Hammer says:

    7.5yrs

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