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Thread: Oldest jaw aging?

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    Oldest jaw aging?

    Curious to know what ages some of you guys have had your deer jaws assessed at...

    My oldest is a Sika stag (spiker as waaaaay beyond his prime) at 179 months (14years)! Shot Western Kaimanawas in Tree Trunk Gorge last November. At 8meters, I'm pretty sure he was deaf and blind as he was still feeding when I stumbled onto him and shot him in the eye Either that, or I was the only hunter stupid enough to be there in the past decade, so he had no fear.

    Next two oldest were Sika hind @ 88months and Red stag @ 76months.

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    Mine is a 9 1/2 year old whitetail buck on Stewart island. Only deer I have ever had aged
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    Shot an old hind once with no front teeth and molars worn almost to the gums.
    Never had a jaw professionally aged.
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    Ive been told of a 22 year old sika hind shot on Clements road. And I've got a pretty good sika stag just shy of 9 years
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmsf View Post
    Ive been told of a 22 year old sika hind shot on Clements road. And I've got a pretty good sika stag just shy of 9 years
    Boy that's a long time for a Sika to be living in the breach that is clements mill road. Must have been one wily sika!
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    Sika hind on spion Kop 21 and 1/4 years
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    sika hind from tongariro 16 years approx, still had milk in her udder ( march ) and tiny bumps growing from where the antlers would be on a male
    cheers
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    The oldest I have had aged was 88months, i am pretty sure a few of the hinds I have shot were older then this but usually don't bring the jaws out. (I think there was a sika stag that scored over 170 in the Sika show last year that was aged at 13 or 14.. cant remember exactly.)
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    7mmsaum wins

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmsaum View Post
    Sika hind on spion Kop 21 and 1/4 years
    hey mate, you talking about the Spion Kop in S Africa?
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    Sorry for my ignorance but who does actually ages the deer for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deepsouthaussie View Post
    Sorry for my ignorance but who does actually ages the deer for you?
    Allan Jackson ages them. You can get hold of him via Mark at Custom Cartridges in Taupo, or at the Sika Show in late September

 

 

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