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Old 02-22-2010, 08:33 AM
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Anyone care to guess the age of this jaw bone? Its off of my euro mount I did yesterday..I'll post pics of the deer after a few people guess at it...







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Old 02-22-2010, 08:40 AM
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Looks young to me as the teeth don't have much wear, still sharp and pointed. I would guess 2 1/2 and no older than 3 1/2
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:03 AM
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4 1/2 - 5 1/2
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:01 PM
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I'd say 5 1/2 yr's old too.
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Old 02-23-2010, 05:47 AM
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From the teeth we know the deer is at least 2 1/2 (third molar has 3 cusps) (aging beyond that requires closer examination).
But, I would guess not much older, contrary to what we would like to believe, The chances of a deer living to 4 1/2 is rare and one making it to 5 1/2 is very rare, Not that they can't we just won't let them. Doc

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Old 02-23-2010, 05:53 AM
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Looks pretty young to me still. Maybe 2 1/2. Teeth aren't worn too bad. Still look pointy.
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:37 AM
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I think 2 1/2 years old
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:47 AM
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I would say 1 1/2 years old!
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by DocD View Post
From the teeth we know the deer is at least 2 1/2 (third molar has 3 cusps) (aging beyond that requires closer examination).
But, I would guess not much older, contrary to what we would like to believe, The chances of a deer living to 4 1/2 is rare and one making it to 5 1/2 is very rare, Not that they can't we just won't let them. Doc


I only see 2 cusps on the 3rd toof, looks like the 6th toof is in all the way.
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:54 AM
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Okay guys,Im going with 2 1/2 just because i've see his body,but you can't judge a deer by their rack where I hunt in East TN,I live up in the MTNS and we have very rock and sandy soil,pretty much no top soil at all and no ag fields..While we do produce some pretty good deer,its just not a common thing,while this is a little smaller than average they are bigger ones on average in the area,I'd say an average mature deer will go anywhere from 100-115 anything over that is considered huge in this area..



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