I think most guys err on the conservative side when it comes to aging deer from looking at pictures...not that it's a bad thing.
This buck looks pretty filled out in the neck and body and has good tine length so I'd say he's a 3.5 year old.
Edit: I didn't see the daylight photo first time, but seeing now that the main beams aren't that long I'm gonna have to lean toward a 2.5 year old with pretty good genetics and eatin well. Almost looks like he has two main beams on his left side. Nice buck.
Hard to tell with the limited views in the night photos. What attributes do you see that make you think 3.5? You know your local herd and potential better than we do. In some areas of the country, he would be a typical 2.5..in others a typical 3.5.
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