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    Any ideas on age

    Shot a nice mature red stag recently, just wondering if anyone educated in aging can hazard a guess at this blokes age.



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    No idea but he won't be getting any older
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    Have a look in the helpful links thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Have a look in the helpful links thread.

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    Page no longer exists apparently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    No idea but he won't be getting any older
    I thought you were always just a little older than your teeth?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    I thought you were always just a little older than your teeth?
    Except in your case Maca. How old are those dentures?
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    the pedicles (wide bit at start of antlers) should be close to skull on an older animal...up to 2" high on a youngun
    the way the hair curls on head and general shape are also indicaters
    lentle n saxtons book has picture of the teeth in there too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bavarian_Hunter View Post
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    Bugger.
    I had posted a link to a quite good article on ageing red deer by the teeth.

    It would give a better indication having a fresh shot of the teeth and gums rather than the cleaned jaw....I will try and find the article again.
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    Cant find it but here is another.

    http://www.thedeerinitiative.co.uk/u...guides/110.pdf

    This would suggest that deer was in the 9 to 12 year old range but this is quite subjective depending on feed quality/abundance and resulting tooth wear.
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    I'm going 6+ with the height and width of those teeth.

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    Send half the jaw to Alan Jackson in Taupo , he will cut a tooth and tell you exactly how old he was. Cheers Martin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    the pedicles (wide bit at start of antlers) should be close to skull on an older animal...up to 2" high on a youngun
    the way the hair curls on head and general shape are also indicaters
    lentle n saxtons book has picture of the teeth in there too.
    Coronets you mean, pedicle is the bone that attaches to the antler. A little bit of pedicle falls off with the antler each time they cast bringing the coronets closer to the skull (as you're obviously aware). this blokes coronets were almost sitting on the skull.

    He's getting to that magic time where there's so little pedicle left and the coronets are so low they almost appear to be slipping off the skull.

    He's got all the characteristics of an old deer and I am aware that there are too many variables to call age accurately based on tooth wear. I was just interested to hear people's opinions on what they'd ballpark him at.

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    ah well you knows what IM on about then lol. he old enough to be shooting and youve got your trophy now...good on ya....just hope your teeth are up to the eating of all that steak.

 

 

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