12 Tips for Aging Bucks When Deer Hunting: It's Not Just Antler Size!

12 Tips for Aging Bucks When Deer Hunting: It's Not Just Antler Size!

Grant shares how to quickly and accurately age a buck on the hoof! Tips and techniques to age bucks using real world examples from trail camera images and live observations. It’s not just antler size! Set your own goals based on where you’re hunting and what You want to take home. First and foremost – enjoy the hunt! #TeamOutdoors #deerhunting

See the original video where this clip was shown with other tips for hunters: https://youtu.be/cVp1PHDZKXY

21 Comments

  1. Sons of Thunder on September 3, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    Good tips! I agree, your strategy should be based on your goals for the area you hunt. I’m in the coastal plains of South Carolina and for me to set a goal to only shot 200+ pound deer is not realistic. But my kids and I are trying to set better goals. I encourage them when starting to shoot any deer they choose and each season to improve, in age class of animal. We are getting there, and my oldest son, 15 at the time, shot a 4Β½ year old last season. Not a giant, but a good deer by South Carolina standards! Really enjoy the videos and tips! Hope the family is all doing well and the rest of the GrowingDeer team!

  2. RFalls on September 3, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    Great info, and well explained.

  3. The rough and tough hunter on September 3, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    I heard most of a bucks antler genes come from does

  4. Johnny Costner on September 3, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    Isn’t this episode a rerun ?

  5. Russ Steven on September 3, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    Hey buddy! Me and my brother have been watching this deer on our property for a year now and if we see him in day time or on trail camera we can’t tell his age. What do you think on his age?

  6. Casey Curry on September 3, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    Neck size,belly and short legged sloped back bucks are free game…..this video does help a lot for proper deer management and showing this to the old group of guys at camp helps a lot

  7. Trace Luker on September 3, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    Hey buddy love the video

  8. Donald Sherman on September 3, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    Hi Dr. Woods, I’ve owned my 40 acres that is next to a potash plant with 600 acres that aren’t hunted. I’ve owned it for 33 years and normally see from 15 to 30 does and fawns on opening day and following days. This year was totally different. I think I experienced lockdown for the first time. In 3 days of hunting, I only saw 4 does total. Fawns were always by themselves and only small bucks were seen. On the 4th day, everything went back to normal and I was seeing doe family groups and lone does with fawns and I took a nice 8 point. Does the lockdown period occur in areas at different times? As I said, this was the first time seeing this in 33 years of hunting my property. Thank you for any information you can share with me.

  9. Sue Johnson on September 3, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    Wow thanks !!!

  10. Chase Johnson outdoors on September 3, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    Their are a lot of big bucks on my property how do I get them to stay and what yard do I need to put on my 11 year olds bow it has a three pin sight

  11. Backcountry Survivalists on September 3, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    Great tips Grant!!

  12. Wyn McAlpine on September 3, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    Do you ever recommend a basal bark herbicide application for treating areas of very thick saplings where the saplings are thin enough to make hack and squirting difficult yet tall enough to put the foliage out of reach thus eliminating the option of spraying the canopies of the young saplings?

  13. Cameron Ritz on September 3, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    I was the 3rd viewer

  14. The pro console gamer 09 on September 3, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    Thanks

  15. Backcountry Survivalists on September 3, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    Question, are your daughters going to take over the account or will someone else?

  16. Miguel Uno on September 3, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    Thank you GrowingDeer.tv this is very helpful… A buddy and I have been debating the age of a deer on my 40 acres. I say it is 3 1/2 and he says 4 1/2… What does everyone else think? The timestamp is wrong and is from last fall. After watching this video, I think my buddy may be right.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3ZovjkJKy8

  17. michael jeffries on September 3, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    GREAT EXPERT ADVICE.

  18. Last Breath TV on September 3, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    This was a phenomenal video for aging bucks! Thanks for the info Dr. Woods.

  19. Mike Lauer on September 3, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    I was a little disappointed that you did not end this video the same way you end all your videos with saying to take time every day to slow down and listen to what the Creator is saying to us ? Great video anyway Grant. Congrats on your award from MDC also sir. You clearly deserve it.

  20. Donald Sherman on September 3, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    I forgot to tell you I’m located in central Michigan.

  21. craig79792000 on September 3, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    Just cut its head off and count the rings.

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