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Is this a young deer?


Junior Member
S.E. Ohio
I agree with that this deer appears young in that pic. If you have more pics you might be able to get a better guess.

Young or not I would have zero chance of letting him pass.
I'm not sure the bottom one is the same deer



Big Weff

Junior Member
Unless I had 1000 acres and that deer was right in the middle of it there is no way I would question that deers age…. I would not pass that deer if I was 100% certain no one else would shoot him just to be clear. My guess on age is 4 but I’d shoot that fugr before the deer farmer comes looking for him.


Senior Member
Supporting Member
Jamestown, OH
Yeah I would guess 4 years old. I can guarantee that if he came by my stand I would fall out of it. I would do my best to try and get an arrow through him. 😂🤣😂
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Active Member
Keene, OH
Do the farms have to test for that stuff?
.YES. Guernsey County - https://www.farmprogress.com/animal-health/chronic-wasting-disease-confirmed-ohio-captive-deer
.YES. Holmes County - https://www.cleveland.com/outdoors/2014/10/deer_at_homes_county_hunting_p.html
.YES. Wayne County - https://agri.ohio.gov/wps/portal/go...news-and-events/cwd-detected-on-wayne-co-farm
.YES. Wyandot County -


The legal ones do to a point, the illegal ones don't but once ONE deer with CWD gets loose tested or not, it's introduced into the wild herd and spreads throughout the area and continues to spread via the wild herd.

We have three deer from a farm that escaped over the last five years - at LEAST - This is a young buck from the neighbors land a couple weeks ago.

The outfitter had a mature doe with a tag last year and this year, I saw a tagged buck in 2018 running loose on the property South of me....

There are no "legal" deer farm in the area. ODNR officials have been contacted and are investigating.