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What's the oldest Deer you have Shot?

Old 08-27-2009, 04:23 AM
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4.5 yo deer.
16.5 yo bear
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Old 08-27-2009, 06:10 AM
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3.5 yo buck i guess
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:41 AM
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In 1969 I shot my first buck, an big 8 pointer that scored about 130-135. He field dressed out at about 225, and the DNR biologist at the checkout station aged him at about 8.5 to 10.5 years old. Not many teeth left in him and the rack was probably on the downswing. I can't get my fingers around his base on the head.

A few years ago, I shot a huge doe, dressed at about 175, that the guy at the checkout showed me that this deer had literally no teeth left, and he estimated the age at anywhere from about 8.5 to 11.5 yrs , old. Like it was mentioned before, I probably did a good thing, since he figured that that doe would not have made it thru a hard winter. He said that doe was bigger than 90% of the bucks that were being checked in.
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:20 AM
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5.5 year old buck as far as I know. There have been some that have not been aged.
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:59 PM
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3.5 year old buck
4.5 year old doe

You can tell that I hunt pretty heavily pressured area by never seeing any older deer. I know of a 16.5 year old doe that hangs around one hunting camp. I wouldn't believe it but sure enough they have a picture of a one eared doe from the early 90's with another unique characterist and every year or so since then they have a picture of her. Its pretty neat to see. They have a photo album that tracks the deer they've shot over the years and sure enough, someone always sees her and gets a picture of her in there stand. No one would think of shooting her now, leather would probably be more tender than her!
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Old 08-28-2009, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by timbercruiser
From the articles I have read in QDMA and other magazines, unless you have a tooth cross sectioned you can't get an accurate age on a deer. The wear on the teeth method has a lot of variables in it that give false ageing.
Exactly. I have read the same thing many times.

I did some web surfing and came up with this website.


You send in the two front, bottom teeth to them and they will accurately age the deer for you. Two years ago it cost me $20 for the basic package. Alot more accurate than wear aging. Check it out.
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