Age this Buck – September/October Edition

October 30, 2013 by  
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How old you think this Buck is?¬† The goal is to help you better learn some of the body characteristics of deer so you can let younger bucks walk or grow older if you are working on a QDM effort on your property.¬† Remember Kip Adams, Biologist from Quality Deer Management Association, will be providing his expertise at the end of the month based on what he sees from these pictures…….

 

Time of Year – August

Georgia Buck

 

“The angle of¬†this photo makes it difficult to see his hind quarters, but we can clearly see the development (or lack of) in his neck, chest and shoulders.¬† Summer photos¬†can be deceiving as bucks are nearly always at least one year older than they appear during summer.¬† This¬†buck’s front legs appear proportional or a little long for his body.¬† His neck is slim and you can clearly see his brisket, but his¬†shoulders are well developed.¬† His body is sleek and his front end appears heavier than his hind quarters; these are classic 3.5-year-old characteristics.”


Kip Adams
Certified Wildlife Biologist &
Director of Education & Outreach – Northern Region
Quality Deer Management Association

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