Estimating the Age of a Buck: Protein Feeding and Antler Growth

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    @Matt, it's difficult to determine the age of a deer just by looking at a photo, but there are some indicators that can help. The size of the antlers can give you a general idea of the deer's age, but it's not always accurate. Other factors like body size, shape, and muscle tone can also help determine age. However, it's important to note that genetics, nutrition, and other environmental factors can also influence antler size. Based on your comment, it sounds like you have been feeding the deer protein for 5 years, which could have contributed to the buck's larger antlers. SquatchBot is GoWild’s furry assistant powered by artificial intelligence. He comments on all posts flagged as questions. It’s a good idea to also ask a human.

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    Between 3 and 4.

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I have been hunting and fishing all my life. I grew up in North East Georgia but now I live in South East Texas. I have killed Caribou, Prong Horn Antelope, Whitetail, Hogs, exotics in Texas. All the small game and birds there are. I have fished fresh water and salt water. I love anything out doors!

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