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Grant Woods

Where to Find Mature Bucks


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Last week I shared Mississippi State’s research about the relationship between age and antler size. Clearly, a buck’s antler size increases as he ages until he reaches senility. So where are older/mature bucks? The answer may surprise you. Several studies have shown that about 10% of each age class of bucks, once they are more […]

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Grant Woods

A Quick Method to Age Bucks on the Hoof


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Last week I shared the relationship between age and buck antler size.  Clearly bucks tend to produce larger antlers as they mature. So, if your goal is to harvest bucks with larger than average antlers, it’s important to pass immature bucks. This means it’s important to have a method to quickly estimate the age of […]

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Grant Woods

Patterning Doe Fawns to Kill Mature Bucks


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Most adult does have now been bred throughout most of the whitetails’ range. They are back to a feeding/seeking cover pattern and taking their female fawns in tow with them. Female fawns will enter puberty and become receptive once they weight about 70 pounds. In areas with enough quality forage for all deer in the […]

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Grant Woods

Taking a Second Look to Age a Buck


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This time of year I receive numerous posts on my Facebook page requesting help with estimating the age of bucks. I receive so many questions on this subject that I’d like to share some tips I use to estimate a buck’s age. I think the tips should be simple as we rarely have more than […]

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