Age This Buck

The Age This Buck entry for November comes from Ohio. It’s a beefy, battle-scarred buck that took quite the blow to his left ear as he battled it out with other bucks during the 2018 rut. He’s a survivor, and he showed back up on the trail camera again in 2019.

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The broken-eared Ohio buck.

Photos above and below give a good look at the buck cruising for does as the 2o19 November rut cranked up. He seems to be doing well and holding his own. Below is a broadside look at the old warrior as he slips by the Stealth Cam.

Age This Buck

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Young buck just getting started, or over the hill warrior?

What do you think? How old is this broken-eared Ohio buck? Comment below for a chance to win some great Bowhunting.com gear.

Results from October’s Age This Doe

With bowhunters across the country vying for the top spot in our Trophy Doe Contest, we mixed things up in October with an Age This Doe entry. If you didn’t see the photo before, here it is below…

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She’s a beast! How old did you guess her to be?

After encountering this old, Tennessee nanny doe for a number of years now, we’re calling her a 5 year old. We’ve yet to have an encounter with her in bow range during the 2019 year, but when we do, arrows will be sent. And we just might have her aged to see how old she truly is.

What did you guess for the age of this doe?

Brodie Swisher

Brodie Swisher

Editorial Manager at Bowhunting.com
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.
Brodie Swisher

Comments

  1. Michael Benton says:

    5 1/2 years old

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  2. Cade heffernan says:

    That’s a great 4 1/2 year old buck

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    • Perry Pappas says:

      4 1/2. Back has not begin to sag yet. Muzzle is starting to turn grey. 100% he is 4 1/2.

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  3. William Wallace says:

    8 years old

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  4. Justin Duncan says:

    I think he’s only a 3 year old maybe 2 1/2

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  5. 4.5

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  6. Mike dean says:

    6.5 or 7

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  7. Daniel Abel says:

    3.5 years

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  8. Derrek Schwartz says:

    6 1/2

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  9. Anthony Eccles says:

    any where from 5 to 12 years old but my guess is 10 years old

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  10. 4.5

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  11. 3.5

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  12. Derrick says:

    4 1/2 yr

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  13. Chad Erbrecht says:

    His neck, chest, and shoulders are clearly bigger than his waist and hind quarters. I call it the “linebacker look”. I’ve found when this happens you’re still looking at a mid range aged deer. Probably 4.5.

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  14. Tyler LaRue says:

    My guess would be 5.5

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  15. Dave Johnson says:

    I think that she is a strong 4.5 to 5 yr old and the buck is a 4.5 to5 yr old

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  16. Justin Klein says:

    That is a big mature buck I’d definitely like to harvest. I’d say 6 1/2-7 1/2.

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    • Ricky Strickland says:

      I think he’s 3 to 31/2 years old

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  17. Craig Hershey says:

    6 year old

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  18. Keith Hensley says:

    3 1/2 yrs. old

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  19. Eric Kellogg says:

    6.5 yrs

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  20. Everett Klapperich says:

    3.5 year old buck

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  21. Layne Koehn says:

    5 yrs old

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  22. EVAN J RINKE says:

    4.5 yo!

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  23. Drew crosser says:

    3.5 to 4.5 years old

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  24. Garrett Godlewski says:

    4 and a half years old

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  25. 4.5

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  26. 3.5

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  27. Aaron jackson says:

    3.5 yr old

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  28. Joshua bartlett says:

    84 months=7years 🦌

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  29. 3.5 or 4

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  30. Rich Naylor says:

    There are some features that would make you think older but Im putting him at 3.5

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  31. Joshua Raley says:

    3.5

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  32. 4

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  33. 4.5

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  34. J. Lefel says:

    I’m going to say that with the long legs, lack of a pot belly, “slim looking” brisket area, and no sway in his back, along with the “long” look to his face, that the buck in the photo is no more than 3 1/2 yrs old. But im probably wrong!!

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  35. fireputter78 says:

    Thought 3.5 at most…his body does not seem that of an old warrior. Overall, very nice buck and I would fling an arrow!

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  36. 4 1/2 years old

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  37. John Wolfe says:

    He does not have the sagging back and pot-belly of an older deer. I estimate him to be 3 1/2 years of age.

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  38. Charles H says:

    3.5 year old

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  39. Jerry McLauchlin says:

    Hard to say because he needs some weight on those old bones. Guess 6-1/2

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  40. That’s a 3.5 yrs old deer

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  41. leander stutzman says:

    3.5 to 4.5

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  42. John Leitzel says:

    2 1/2

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    • Kenneth Jasinski says:

      Id put him at 3.5 to 4.5 years old, id be very surprised if hes older then that, his body frame makes him look 3 but he does have a slightly grey head to make him look older but his brisket doesnt look extremely developed and no gut and back sway, could have no gut from rutting but id still put him in the 3 to 4 year old range. Still a great deer and in PA, id be dieing to get a shot

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  43. J lessatd says:

    63/4

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  44. ROGER WILSON says:

    I thank he is only a 3 1/2 year old deer .

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  45. Ricky Godwin says:

    4 1/2 yrs old.

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  46. James G Risley says:

    2.5 or 3.5 still has the longer nose.

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  47. Terry Rowan says:

    5 years at the time of the photo

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  48. Tonett Pardun says:

    3yrs old

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