Thoughts on ageContributors to this thread:
greg simon 01-Feb-24
Bent arrow 01-Feb-24
Don’t have any live photos but by tooth wear what do ya think this bucks age is? Also one odd thing is how he had excessive wear inline mid jaw which I thought was odd..
Teeth are being sent out to be aged.. Just thought I’d get opinions here…
Wow! 6 plus is my best guess
Depending on soils where he lived, between 6 and 8. He was certainly a mature buck. Jawbone aging has been proven to be only about 50% accurate and cementum annuli not much better at 60%.
Hmmmm, I've never seen anything like that before. Must be the spot where he mostly chews on sticks??
Shug- my thought is that you are pretty darn old. Looking older all the time (kinda like me). :)
My experience is that age is bad
Being a dentist I would crown all of those teeth. Severe wear.
Perhaps wear from the bit? ;-)
what part of the country? :)
From: greg simon
It looks like he might have fractured those two teeth. I don't see any way that could be a bilateral wear pattern unless there is a serious malformation of the maxilla.
As old as the dirt in the background. LOL. Looks old to me.
Ty guys except the mean ones… Ron Mexico
I'm in Drycreek's camp. 6-8... leaning closer to 6 though.
He is old as he is gonna get
From: Bent arrow
Agein sucks. Me est 8 at least.
I like the "bit" explanation, was he shot around Christmas? Did he have a red nose, cause I have read somewhere that the other 8 are all females?
Thanks guys.. Bwana.. no not a bit
Is kinda odd though
This buck I shot was nearing the end. He had front teeth missing.
When I see a deer like that come through the check station I just put 8.5+ in my data sheet. I can’t age them past that. Old deer for sure.