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Thread: how to age a deer?

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    how to age a deer?

    Hi all i shot a buck awhile ago an i was wondering how do you age them is it like sheep?

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    You look up their date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falconhell View Post
    Hi all i shot a buck awhile ago an i was wondering how do you age them is it like sheep?

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    You can age them from there head skin ,not a expert on this but I'm pretty sure you tell a young stag by the curly hair on his fore head as the deer gets older this area recedes , instead of a v shape it bluntens as it recedes . That's all I know but what I'm saying you can age them this way, maybe someone smarter than me can help you out .

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    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    I like to age mine with the skin on hanging by their back legs.
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    Have a look at the teeth. The incisors of an animal in its second year will show the middle two of the eight incisors as being bigger; the animal in its third year will have four, the fourth year six enlarged, the fifth year and beyond all eight are enlarged. As they age the teeth can be worn down, and have greater spaces between each tooth. The tusks too are generally longer in an older animal, but like antler growth can be indicative of food quantity and quality. An aged or malnourished animal will be slow to drop its winter coat.
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    No No No .....Sorry EeeBees, Thats not right .

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    No its not right
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    oh ok!! what is the rationale behind that philosophy?

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    Look at the link
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    Thank you... i understand!!!! its abit like aging eels by the rings on the inner ear plate...

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    Quote Originally Posted by EeeBees View Post
    Thank you... i understand!!!! its abit like aging eels by the rings on the inner ear plate...
    Exactly the same

 

 

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