Can You Age a Deer With This Jaw?

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Ben Sobieck
 
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RE: Can You Age a Deer With This Jaw?

Postby Ben Sobieck » Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:37 am

And the correct answer...

4.5 to 5.5 years old.

Anyone who guessed within this range will receive a round of applause in this week's e-newsletter. Congratulations, armchair biologists!

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RE: Can You Age a Deer With This Jaw?

Postby Ben Sobieck » Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:42 am

P.S. Special mention to drdraven, DeerCamp and OHhunter, who got it exactly correct.

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Re: Can You Age a Deer With This Jaw?

Postby toxophilite » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:22 am

hi, i'm new on the forum and realize this was posted back a few months but i thought i would help with the age, now its clear the original lingual crest of the first molar is worn away, simulated lingual crest have appeared, secondary crests appear worn away, the first molar worn to within 4-5 mm of gum on buccal side and second molar to wiyhin 5-6 mm plus heavy dentine crests on molars all point to five and onehalf ;)

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