How old is your oldest buck?
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Shug 28-Mar-24
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DL 29-Mar-24
Philbow 29-Mar-24
Shug 29-Mar-24
Charlie Rehor 29-Mar-24
Rob in VT 29-Mar-24
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sitO 29-Mar-24
BlacktailBob 29-Mar-24
Lee 29-Mar-24
Cheesehead Mike 29-Mar-24
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Shug 30-Mar-24
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Thornton 31-Mar-24
Lee 31-Mar-24
Z Barebow 31-Mar-24
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Zbone 03-Apr-24
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From: Shug
28-Mar-24

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2023 Buck
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2023 Buck
My friend sent the teeth in from my coues deer last year and it came back at 9 1/2

Curious if anyone’s has sent teeth in and what ages you came up with… PS one of the coues bucks I took this year appears to have a bit more tooth wear than the 9 1/2 year old I guess when the results come in I’ll know better..

From: Shug
28-Mar-24

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2024 buck
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2024 buck
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2024 Buck
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2024 Buck

From: Shug
28-Mar-24
Ohh yea… Trump 2024

From: Nick Muche
28-Mar-24
2 1/2

From: Shug
28-Mar-24
^^^^^ wonderful person

From: t-roy
28-Mar-24

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First year on camera. He’s either 3.5 or possibly 4.5.
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First year on camera. He’s either 3.5 or possibly 4.5.
I’ve never sent teeth in to have them aged, but I have trail cam pics every year since 2016, of this buck, that I killed in 2021. He was at least 8.5, possibly 9.5 when I killed him. His curvy right brow tine was the main distinguishing characteristic on him every year.

From: Matt
28-Mar-24
10.5, and my buddy killed one that was 12.5.

From: DL
29-Mar-24

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Old

29-Mar-24

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this one was aged by a dnr biologist at 8.5.

From: Philbow
29-Mar-24
If I had not shot him, he would have been 56 this year.

29-Mar-24
^^^ hilarious

From: Shug
29-Mar-24
Interesting stuff thanks

29-Mar-24

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6.5 year old
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6.5 year old
Unless you do Cementum annuli under a microscope it’s only a guess. Here’s an example of a 6.5 year old.

From: Rob in VT
29-Mar-24

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A pair of 5.5 year old bucks based on sending teeth in.

From: RonP
29-Mar-24
guessing 4.5 or 5.5.

From: sitO
29-Mar-24

sitO's Link
Cementum aging accuracy is 85% at best on Whitetail, but it is getting better over time.

From: BlacktailBob
29-Mar-24

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Never had a deer aged before. But from your other thred regarding bears, this is my last brown bear and it was only two years old! Just got the info back. I knew it was a small, young bear, but I had no idean it was only a cub.

From: Lee
29-Mar-24
My oldest whitetail I sent teeth in on was 7.5. I killed one last year that was worn to nothing. Should have sent teeth in but at least 8.5.

Lee

29-Mar-24

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I killed this one in northern Wisconsin during the pre wolf days. I know it's only a guess but we estimated 8-9 years old based on tooth wear. I need to send his teeth in.

I killed a big one at home that me and the neighbors had 6 years of history and trail cam photos of so we figure he's at least 7. Never got a daylight photo of him and the only time I ever saw him in daylight was the morning I killed him. He was tending and breeding a doe on November 2nd.

From: Gus
29-Mar-24
Not a buck but I killed a bull elk in Nevada where they collect the teeth and age them. The card came back stating that the bull was 13 years old.

From: PECO2
29-Mar-24
Not very old, I'm a meat hunter.

From: BRIBOWl
29-Mar-24
I sure do like these photos!

From: Basil
29-Mar-24
Not a deer but shot a 130ish # dry sow that aged 31 years old. Next year a buddy shot a 28 year old. Tooth wear was really obvious on both. Don’t think we’ve shot one over 7 in the past 30 years since.

From: Shug
30-Mar-24
Thanks for the input guys ..: Bob that’s the one with Larry?

From: ahunter76
30-Mar-24
I have been bowhunting since 1956 & never aged 1 animal & the list is a pretty good variety with recurves & compound. Elk, Black Bears, Caribou, many whitetails & Mule Deer, Antelope, Buffalo, several Wild Hogs & a few Exotic Deer & Sheep & a Goat..

30-Mar-24

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The only animal we have had aged was a Colorado elk aged by the state as 10+ yrs old.

My wife’s deer wasn’t aged. But he has saggy jowls and was huge bodied. So probably 7 yrs old

From: grizzly
30-Mar-24
9 1/2 yr old whitetail in The Black Hills, Tall decent mass but only a 4 x2. Would have loved to see him at 6 1/2. Guys at work said I only got him because he was deaf and blind. Ha.

30-Mar-24
33 yrs old… never touched a kernel of corn. Public land.

From: JohnMC
30-Mar-24

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This one is 36 years old from 1988.

From: Mitch
30-Mar-24

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Both these bucks were aged at 7.5 years old. I had 5 years of trail camera photos of the 8 point and I didn’t know the 10 point existed until I shot him.

From: keepemsharp
30-Mar-24
Dead.

From: Thornton
31-Mar-24

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The 6x6 buck on the right. He is heavier than all the rest, and his face was gray with a double throat patch. His skull is bigger than my biggest archery buck on the left. No idea how old he was though.

From: Lee
31-Mar-24

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This is the one I didn’t get aged.

From: Z Barebow
31-Mar-24

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Didn’t get a chance to discuss with him before I sent an arrow into his chest. Feed free to ask him as he now has plenty of time on his hooves.

From: DGW
31-Mar-24

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I did not have teeth aged , but of all the deer I have shot this buck stands out as the oldest one.

From: DL
31-Mar-24
Cementum? Sounds like an old mafia disposal tactic with cementy shoes

From: grizzlyadam
02-Apr-24
I killed a buck in 2022 that was tooth aged at 11.5 years old. Had another a few years back that was aged at 9.5.

From: wytex
02-Apr-24
10 1/2 yr old 2x3 mule deer buck. I took a 12 1/2 yr old antelope doe years back, oldest pronghorn the WG&F lab had aged at that time. We get most of our deer aged by WG&F and have since back in 90's when they started the lab.

From: Zbone
03-Apr-24
Wouldn't know how old this old staghorn was, but I'm sure he was old and likely the oldest one I ever killed...

From: KHNC
03-Apr-24
7.5 in SC for me. Rare that a buck gets to live that long in the south.

From: Zbone
04-Apr-24

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Me - "Wouldn't know how old this old staghorn was, but I'm sure he was old and likely the oldest one I ever killed"

Since my photo wouldn't post above, lemme try again...

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