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any tips as to telling yearlings apart from bigger does? becuse when there alone there realy isn't anything to compare them to s

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    any tips as to telling yearlings apart from bigger does? becuse when there alone there realy isn't anything to compare them to seems like all deer look huge

  • #2
    The longer the nose the better. The stub noses are the yearlings. But the more you hunt the more you can tell them apart.

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    • #3
      Check out the head/snout/face. Young deer have a more rounded, snubby face. Older deer have a longer, thinner, more angular face.

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      • #4
        Shane and love are both right also body size counts, the bigger the body it's probably and old doe.

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        • #5
          Ears, older does have long big ears and their legs are much longer than a yearling.

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          • #6
            Beer can size head yearling, beer bottle size head not.

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            • #7
              In addition to looking at the head, the hind legs of a yearling will usually be longer than the front legs.

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              • #8
                I shot 2 yearlngs at 205 yd last fall thinking they were doe's. What I look for is big doe small doe. Anyway the yearling is best eating.

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                • #9
                  i agree with you Del for an older gentleman that i know who loves the tenderness of the younger deer.

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                  • #10
                    Look at the nose. The longer the better. If it appears stubby don't shoot but then again, the young ones taste the best.

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                    • #11
                      I look at the head and ears. THe bigger the older.

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                      • #12
                        You're making fun of the doe I shot last fall, aren't you?

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