View Full Version : Dead buck found Guesses at tooth wear age

04-02-2009, 02:48 PM
I found this buck dead on a trail while shed hunting on our farm. He had been there awhile and I dont know what caused his death. We had 2 trail cam pics of him last year,which was our 1st year at owning the farm. I guessed him to be at 5-1/2 or 6-1/2 based on his looks in the pics.

Here are both lower jaws. His teeth are wore down about half way on the inside of the tooth but are higher on what would be the outside edge of teeth. He must have chewed on the inner half of his teeth. I still think he was 5 or 6. Any guesses from the fine folks here at Qdma???

04-02-2009, 02:50 PM
Wish I new how to get these all on one page. Sorry for so many pics.

Ace Basin Hunter
04-02-2009, 06:33 PM
4.5 or older

odocoileus virginianus
04-02-2009, 10:00 PM
I think you are right on with your guesses. I'd say he's for sure 5.5 plus which is about all you can do with tooth wear. He's mature for sure!