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Old 02-27-2010, 04:50 AM
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Hi Guys,

I have posted these surveys elsewhere and the responses were surprising to say the least. While clearly no one could say with certaintly, by just looking at the picture, how old this buck is most hunters should be capable of classifying him within the correct relative age bracket. For those that can't, posts like this can be a real eye opener and will help them to increase their field aging skills going forward...plus the posts are just plain fun!

So lets hear it?...How old do you think this normal free ranging NJ buck is?

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Old 02-27-2010, 06:18 AM
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Body/neck to me looks like a 3.5 yr. old, but then this is a NJ deer, so maybe 2.5
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Old 02-27-2010, 05:58 PM
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I would say 3.5 as well.
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:02 PM
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thats tough..... large body/neck but his rack is kinda thin,hmmm. i'd have to say 3.5 year old buck. or a really plump 2.5 year old.
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Old 02-28-2010, 04:04 AM
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I would guess 3.5 as well.
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:56 AM
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You guys are all very good! (On another site the many people were guessing 1.5yrs old..Lol)

This deer was in fact aged via the cementum annuli "tooth aging" method at 3.5 yrs old!
http://www.deerage.com/?gclid=CMrdp8...FWEO5QodMkRlgA

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Old 03-01-2010, 04:22 AM
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I'd say 3.5 on this one...
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:23 AM
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I don't think many other people outside of NE have a good idea on aging our bucks up here... midwest etc. are much more superior than ours...
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:36 AM
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Its hard for anyone out of a region or even county to age a buck.

For instance, how old do you think this guy is? By tooth, he is 2.5years old with a 21" spread. 190lbs dressed. Killed on MD eastern shore


But this guy same age, killed accross the bay behind my house. Mere 130lbs.


Same state, 2 hours apart.
 
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3.5 years of age before his demise
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