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Old 11-20-2005, 09:17 PM
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Default Any ideas on the age of this deer?

I shot a nice 10 point yesterday ...my best so far.
The deer had a small body compared to his rack, which got me curious about his age.
I have taken pics of the teeth and would love some opinions.





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Old 11-20-2005, 09:31 PM
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3 1/2
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Old 11-20-2005, 09:35 PM
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Judging by those teeth, I would say 2 1/2 years old. The cusps are sharp, and the crests don't show wear.
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Old 11-20-2005, 09:48 PM
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I forgot to add that this is an Ohio deer. He was full of corn when I shot him.


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Old 11-20-2005, 09:54 PM
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Nice buck, but I hate to say his teeth show him to be only 2.5 years old, maybe 3.5 if I could get the teeth in my hands and look at them. Certainly no older. That buck would have been a monster at maturity.

There are lots of websites that can show you how to age him based on tooth wear, and your pics are good enough to do it with.

Try this one http://www.kerrlake.com/deer/teeth.html
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Old 11-20-2005, 10:24 PM
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I had come to the same conclusion myself. Definitely no older than 3.5, probably 2.5.

I took this buck on heavily hunted public land, believe it or not. And my brother killed a 9 point just a little bit smaller from the same tree two weeks earlier. Unbelievable.

I wish I owned some private land with this kind of genetics on it. This deer would have been world class in a few more years.

Gotta love Ohio!


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Old 11-20-2005, 10:32 PM
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Did you get any pics w/front teeth showing? IMO, Juding from the pics helooks tobe3 to4.
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Old 11-21-2005, 06:04 AM
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ORIGINAL: longrifle1000

Judging by those teeth, I would say 2 1/2 years old. The cusps are sharp, and the crests don't show wear.
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Jes I think you "nailed" it ...2 1/2

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Old 11-21-2005, 08:31 AM
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Nice Buck, with a bow too. Are you getting him mounted?You already skinned the head?
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Old 11-21-2005, 08:57 AM
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I'm sitting here looking at Jawbone aging chart;I'm gonna say 3.5.

Alot of Dentine on Molors.

Maybe you should try to get a biologist to age??
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