I know that deer here in SW OK are certainly smaller in stature than the corn fed deer in MN where I grew up. So I'm trying to come up with some good ways to age a doe or buck from looking at them. Are there any reliable ways to look at a deer and determine if it is a shooter or not? I mean beside seeing a 10 point buck! One that arrow is released it is too late to change your mind. I'm afraid my son will shoot anything that walks in front of him, especially a buck. I also don't want to shoot too young of deer in the heat of the moment.

To the seasoned hunter these may seem like a stupid questions, but my son and I are not seasoned hunters. The bottom line is I want us to be a responsible archers.