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Old 01-13-2022, 08:27 AM   #1
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Old 01-13-2022, 08:35 AM   #2
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Old 01-13-2022, 08:39 AM   #3
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Young, but fully aged
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Old 01-13-2022, 08:48 AM   #4
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3.5. dentine as wide as the enamel on the 4th tooth but not the others.
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Old 01-13-2022, 08:50 AM   #5
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Needs to be a view from the top.
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Old 01-13-2022, 08:53 AM   #6
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Old 01-13-2022, 08:57 AM   #7
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Old 01-13-2022, 08:58 AM   #8
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Old 01-13-2022, 08:58 AM   #9
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Old 01-13-2022, 09:05 AM   #10
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I need to see his rack. I bet he was an 8pt judging from the teeth. Let's call him barely 4
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Old 01-13-2022, 09:11 AM   #11
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Without history my money is on 4 1/2
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Old 01-13-2022, 09:14 AM   #12
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I need to see his rack. I bet he was an 8pt judging from the teeth. Let's call him barely 4

One measuring has him at 140 6/8

On the hoof i had him older and am kicking myself for putting a arrow in him

I thought he was a different deer that I had misjudged
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Old 01-13-2022, 09:17 AM   #13
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I thought this was him…granted it is tough to get mature deer pics in ET
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Old 01-13-2022, 09:35 AM   #14
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He is nice. The deer in that pic sure looks mature. It's very possible he us older than those teeth show. All our known age mature bucks have teeth better than known age.
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Old 01-13-2022, 09:39 AM   #15
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Old 01-13-2022, 09:40 AM   #16
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Old 01-13-2022, 09:50 AM   #17
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About 4.

But the rings on his ears and the dark hocks say 5-6.
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Old 01-13-2022, 09:56 AM   #18
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Nice buck, no matter the age!
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Old 01-13-2022, 09:59 AM   #19
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Nice buck, no matter the age!
That was my point. Dang nice regardless of teeth.

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Old 01-13-2022, 09:59 AM   #20
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Tooth wear means absolutely nothing in east Texas. We kill 6 year old deer that we know for a fact are 6 and the teeth look like that. Congratulations on hell of a deer.

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Old 01-13-2022, 10:06 AM   #21
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Book says 3, deer probably older
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Old 01-13-2022, 10:06 AM   #22
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"age the teeth"... by that question in your original post, he's a classic 3 1/2 year old... but like some have said may or may not be accurate... Only 2 age deer can absolutely be aged 100%... Fawn and 1 1/2 year old... Fawns only have 5 teeth, and a yearling has a 3-cusped 4th tooth... all other age classes are judged by wear... All deer do not eat the same food/chew the same way, etc... many variables. However teeth aging a specific herd is still a good management tool especially if you can kill known aged deer and extract their jawbones as a model for YOUR herd. One area/herd will be pretty consistent.
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Old 01-13-2022, 10:08 AM   #23
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Tooth wear means absolutely nothing in east Texas. We kill 6 year old deer that we know for a fact are 6 and the teeth look like that. Congratulations on hell of a deer.

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I think this what I an dealing with.

A deer that browses for its life versus months on end of grinding corn will wear a bit different…

We are really trying to shoot some older deer in the 6.5 and up age bracket.

What we are finding is that ET deer in that age are huge monsters…and does that age are impossible to kill lol
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Old 01-13-2022, 10:16 AM   #24
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Most all the deer we kill are 6 plus and tooth wear is a joke to me. We have to pull jaw bones from every deer and they vary so much. It's hard to go by body size too. We have 225 lb. deer that are 6 and 160 lb. deer that are 6. The best way is to know your deer from one deer to the next and keep a folder on them.


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Old 01-13-2022, 10:30 AM   #25
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I always go by the ear tags to know for certain
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Old 01-13-2022, 10:32 AM   #26
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I used to do some deer aging for MD's Wildlife Administration MANY YEARS back(I'm NOT a biologist) and still have friends that swing by and do same for the state,. They age fawn, 1-1/2, older than 1-1/2 for their purposes. Fawn and 1-1/2 are almost 100% after that it's an educated guess depending on jaw/teeth alignment and other factors. Book would say 3-1/2 on yours like already said but diet and soil type do make a difference. Send in front incisor if you still have it for a better guess and yes they also can be off a year or two as I've witnessed from trailcam pics of same deer for multiple years but more accurate than web experts LOL

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Old 01-13-2022, 10:34 AM   #27
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Don't beat yourself up over it. Most likely your field guess is more accurate than the teeth. Going by the out-dated, inaccurate, bogus teeth aging book/chart...most will say that deer was 3 or 4.
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Most all the deer we kill are 6 plus and tooth wear is a joke to me. We have to pull jaw bones from every deer and they vary so much. It's hard to go by body size too. We have 225 lb. deer that are 6 and 160 lb. deer that are 6. The best way is to know your deer from one deer to the next and keep a folder on them.


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Virtually every year, I post examples of this.
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Old 01-13-2022, 10:43 AM   #29
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I have given Top Of Texas a lot of grief over this topic. Truth is I respect him and understand where he is coming from. In recent years, he has taken the stance that noone should beat themselves or others up over a dead deers teeth. He is right on that.

He has also stated that a deer has not reached maximum antler growth unless he has at least one dished molar. I think that's right as well, however that can easily be at 9 or 10 years old in East Tx.
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Old 01-13-2022, 10:44 AM   #30
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He's as old has he's gonna get. Congrats on a great deer!
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