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Whitetail Wednesday: Can You Guess the Age of This Buck?

Estimating the age of bucks during winter can be difficult.  This is primarily because they commonly lose 25 percent or more of their body weight during the rut. Bucks tend to burn more calories than they consume this time of year. This is a huge loss in weight, and one of the results is a change in their body shape. A buck’s shape (how one part relates to another) is often used to estimate their age. For example, mature bucks often have very well developed shoulders and hams, and their back and bellies sag. Some of those shapes change if a buck loses a fourth of his weight. A friend...Read more »
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