Can You Age a Deer With This Jaw?

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RE: Can You Age a Deer With This Jaw?

Postby twarrick0831 » Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:12 am

The peaks are slill on the molars, I would have to say 3 -4.

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RE: Can You Age a Deer With This Jaw?

Postby Benwha » Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:51 am

Hard to say without knownig where it comes from, forage can play a part in tooth wear, judging from the wear on the front teeth and lack of wear on the molars, I'd guess 3-4 years.

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RE: Can You Age a Deer With This Jaw?

Postby GAbowhunter » Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:43 am

I say the deer is over 6 years old.. Has all it's teeth and all teeth are well formed and they look well used over the years..
 
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RE: Can You Age a Deer With This Jaw?

Postby WayneL » Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:07 am

I'm going 3 1/2 - 4 1/2 too.
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RE: Can You Age a Deer With This Jaw?

Postby dadof3upatree » Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:55 pm

My guess is the deer was well over 8.5 years. Perhaps 10.5 or more. And probably not a wild deer.
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RE: Can You Age a Deer With This Jaw?

Postby OHhunter » Sun Jul 26, 2009 3:30 pm

I normally don't age past 3.5, so I may be way off but he looks to be worn down a little more than a 3.5 year.  I would like to be able to feel the wear to be more sure, but I'm guessing 4.5 possibly 5.5.
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RE: Can You Age a Deer With This Jaw?

Postby wingsplace » Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:36 pm

It appears this is the jawbone of a deer over 6.5 years old.

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RE: Can You Age a Deer With This Jaw?

Postby drdaven » Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:07 am

I am guessing 4.5 to 5.5.  Not enough wear on the molars.
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RE: Can You Age a Deer With This Jaw?

Postby buckhunter21 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:43 am

I'm guessing 2.5-3.5.  Leaning more towards 2.5.  Hardly any wear.
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RE: Can You Age a Deer With This Jaw?

Postby Demoderby4 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:32 am

I said 3.5-4.5 before looking at the comparison but the teeth on the example compared to the others on the link i would say 6.5-8.5 the jaws are almost identical. At least to me they look that way.
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