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Old 04-11-2008, 06:35 AM
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I need some help aging this 10 point buck. . . . . . . . . . . .



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Old 04-11-2008, 07:08 AM
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Howdy EastTexasDroptine, first let me say I love all the pics you post, keep them coming...
There's only one way to age a Whitetail Deer accurately and that's by their teeth.
A deer can't be aged by it's weight, size, antlers or coloring.
So anything anyone says about a deers age without using their teeth to determine the age is merely a guess as to how old that particular deer is.
Here is a link if you're interested in seeing how a deer is aged by it's teeth.

Whitetail Ageing


My GUESS on your 10 pointer in the picture is 3 1/2 years old.
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Old 04-11-2008, 08:27 AM
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My Guess Would Allso Be 3 1/2 Years Old.very Nice Pics.
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:00 AM
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another thing is northern deer tend to get heavy coats and fat layers.but your feeding em so its a push.i would say thats a 21/2 to 3 yr old deer.like bruce said teeth are the only true test so let me shoot em and ill give ya the jaw bones
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:15 AM
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another thing is northern deer tend to get heavy coats and fat layers.but your feeding em so its a push.i would say thats a 21/2 to 3 yr old deer.like bruce said teeth are the only true test so let me shoot em and ill give ya the jaw bones
I LIKE THAT IDEA
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Nice rack but don't think it is an old buck either. I would say 3.5 tops it just doesn't seem to have the pot belly or muscle mass I would expect in an older buck.

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Old 04-11-2008, 09:42 AM
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also look at the ears and the rack too small
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Old 04-11-2008, 06:19 PM
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Definitely worth letting grow another couple years. I also think around 3 now and a nice 3 at that could be reeal nice. Best of luck ! Great Pics! And remember to keep jaw bone when you do get him.
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Old enough to shoot!
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