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Thoughts on age
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Shug 01-Feb-24
Shug 01-Feb-24
Shug 01-Feb-24
fuzzy 01-Feb-24
drycreek 01-Feb-24
Insheart 01-Feb-24
Scoot 01-Feb-24
Rgiesey 01-Feb-24
Jimmyjumpup 01-Feb-24
BwanaND 01-Feb-24
RonP 01-Feb-24
greg simon 01-Feb-24
12yards 01-Feb-24
Shug 01-Feb-24
milnrick 01-Feb-24
Bwhnt 01-Feb-24
Bent arrow 01-Feb-24
arlone 02-Feb-24
Shug 02-Feb-24
DL 02-Feb-24
Lee 13-Feb-24
From: Shug
01-Feb-24

Shug's embedded Photo
Shug's embedded Photo
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…

From: Shug
01-Feb-24

Shug's embedded Photo
Shug's embedded Photo

From: Shug
01-Feb-24

Shug's embedded Photo
Shug's embedded Photo

From: fuzzy
01-Feb-24
Wow! 6 plus is my best guess

From: drycreek
01-Feb-24
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%.

From: Insheart
01-Feb-24
Hmmmm, I've never seen anything like that before. Must be the spot where he mostly chews on sticks??

From: Scoot
01-Feb-24
Shug- my thought is that you are pretty darn old. Looking older all the time (kinda like me). :)

From: Rgiesey
01-Feb-24
My experience is that age is bad

From: Jimmyjumpup
01-Feb-24
Being a dentist I would crown all of those teeth. Severe wear.

From: BwanaND
01-Feb-24
Perhaps wear from the bit? ;-)

From: RonP
01-Feb-24
what part of the country? :)

From: greg simon
01-Feb-24
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.

From: 12yards
01-Feb-24
As old as the dirt in the background. LOL. Looks old to me.

From: Shug
01-Feb-24
Ty guys except the mean ones… Ron Mexico

From: milnrick
01-Feb-24
I'm in Drycreek's camp. 6-8... leaning closer to 6 though.

From: Bwhnt
01-Feb-24
He is old as he is gonna get

From: Bent arrow
01-Feb-24
Agein sucks. Me est 8 at least.

From: arlone
02-Feb-24
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?

From: Shug
02-Feb-24
Thanks guys.. Bwana.. no not a bit

Is kinda odd though

From: DL
02-Feb-24

DL's embedded Photo
DL's embedded Photo
This buck I shot was nearing the end. He had front teeth missing.

From: Lee
13-Feb-24
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.

Lee

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