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Old 05-29-2008, 10:12 AM
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Actually, the jawbone is not 100% and it is virtually impossible to age a deer by its teeth after age 3.5. The only truly accurate way to age a deer is a combination of the jaw and weighing the eye lense. With the jawbone alone you can easily tell a fawn, yearling, and 2.5 year old. Beyond that the only thing you can say with certainty is 3.5+. They tested it with over 1000 biologists and aging a deer beyond 3.5 with just the jaw bone they were only accurate 1/3 of the time.
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