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Tooth Aging Services
I have several WT bucks and and old muley doe I want aged. What's the best (cheapest) site out there?
I saw this for Matson Labs, $75 for 5 set of teeth.
Just got results back from one set I sent in back in Sept. 90 day turn around approximately, $33.00--deerage.com
Matson's give you back a nice report and if you have 5 sets that's only 15.00 per set...…...anyone have a better deal out there???
A public hunting area headquarters, near me, has deer jaw bones mounted on the wall. They have a jaw bone for every age deer. Back years ago, when you checked a deer in, they would pull a jaw bone and age it. Doesn't hurt a deer mount.
Jawbone aging charts can be useful for "estimating". Counting cementum rings under a microscope is the most accurate and I hesitate to say exact since cementum rings can be tough to decipher on really old animals.
Jawbones from the same area would be best. My best example is where I hunt in southwest Kansas. The soil is very sandy and the wind blows fiercely which blows grit on vegetation. The result is teeth wear faster than anywhere else I've seen.
I have used Deerage.com before.