Originally Posted by Broz
Sorry .. I could not resist.
Seriously, Size is the easiest way. A 1 1/2 year old will be smaller than the adult cows.
That caught me by surprise
Seriously though if you want young cow look for the slick, light colored cow that looks proportionate in body vs neck. These are the cows I never shoot, they are the good breeders and will do well in winter and have a few calve to have. I go for the big, dark, raggedy cows with the big toe heads, if they don't have a calf the get dead. You can not beat eating an older dry cow, dry cow elk roast will put anything to shame!!! Fortunately I got a bull and cow tag burning a hole in my pocket this year