Age deer via teethContributors to this thread:
Lost Arra 08-Nov-20
Would like to know the age of this deer. Looked on several charts but I still can tell. Any experts out there regarding aging whitetail?
you need to look at both sides and most importantly the top view to get an accurate guess
Sorry about the picture in the tractor bucket.
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What KYDEER1. Need top view along with right and left sides.
Send'm in to one of those companies that charges you $50 to get within 10yrs
The best way is to have an incisor sectioned. The second best is to visit your state deer biologist. Tooth wear varies by habitat type. A visit with a biologist has always been a pleasant experience for me.
Need to see the tops of the molars - can’t tell from the side view you provided.
From: Lost Arra
Tooth replacement is pretty accurate (fawn, yearling, adult). As greenmountain mentioned tooth wear on deer older than 2 1/2 can be variable depending on diet and environment but local biologists can usually sort it out. The older they get the less accurate tooth wear becomes.
You age based on wear on the lingual side of the molars, tongue. If it was taken in a state with good seasonal weather changes then the annuli can be used to age it. Wyoming G&F tooth aging lab is the best in the country, they have been proven right by comparing known aged deer to their teeth. Read the disclaimer here : https://wgfd.wyo.gov/Hunting/Tooth-Aging#biggame