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post #1 of 68 (permalink) Old 01-14-2012, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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Age my 2011 buck (Age added)

I killed this buck on the 12th of October in Clinton County, while stillhunting in the rain with my crossbow. I wasn't going to get him aged, but when I posted an antler growth pictorial in the trail camera forum, someone asked if I was having him aged, and I thought "Why not?" So I sent a tooth to the lab, and just got the results back. Thought it might be fun to give you all a chance to practice your age estimating on him, since I have lots of pics of him on the hoof, and now know his age.

My scales didn't work when I went to weigh this one, so I measured his chest, and most of the weight calculators put him at 190-something live, 150 dressed. His gross score is right around 115", inside spread 16 1/4". He lived in a "big woods" area, with the nearest real ag about 5-7 miles away.









There are more pics of him here: Antler Growth Pictorial

I'll post his age in a day or two!

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I will give it a shot 3.5 years

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I am torn between 2.5 and 3.5. I guess I will go with 3.5 also
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3.5....

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3.5 is my guess although 2.5 would have been my guess in farm area because of the small head on the deer
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2.5. Was that cementum aging? If so, which lab did you send away to?
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A rare for PA 4.5 year old.

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4.5
To bad ya didn't get a shot at the big one he was with.
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2.5. Was that cementum aging? If so, which lab did you send away to?
Yes, it was cementum annuli aging. Wildlife Analytical Labs in TX.

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2.5. Was that cementum aging? If so, which lab did you send away to?
Yes, it was cementum annuli aging. Wildlife Analytical Labs in TX.
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