This deer will be plenty big enough in the body for his area. A buck of this size can expect to field dress at about 165-175lbs maybe more depending on the acorns this year. that is a big body for a buck that has to traverse the steep ridges and mountains everyday to get the groceries.
I would guess him to be 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 yrs old. Hard to tell from this pic. Mature, but yep, still a little young. It wouldn't break my heart if he never walked by my stand and gained another year, so long as the neighbors didn't grab him first. But if he came by during bow season, he's coming home with me.
I agree that shooting does for meat is much better than shooting bucks. But for me, in the mountains of southwest VA, he's a shooter! I hope to slip up to Adam's house and nab him, before he can!
thanks for the feedback