#110 - Can We Accurately Age Deer? A Review Of Science

#110 - Can We Accurately Age Deer? A Review Of Science

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How old is he? A common question after killing a buck or when deciding whether to shoot him. Today we are discussing the three most commonly used methods for aging deer: tooth wear and replacement, cementum annuli, and aging on the hoof. We share how these methods were developed and what the current body of scientific literature says about their accuracy. See cited papers below.   -Tooth Development and Wear as Criteria of Age in White-Tailed Deer -Aging White-Tailed Deer by Tooth Replacement and Wear: A Critical Evaluation of a Time-Honored Technique -Physical Characteristics for Age Estimation of Male White-tailed Deer in Southern Texas -Accuracy and implications of visually estimating age of male white‐tailed deer using physical characteristics from photographs
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How old is he? A common question after killing a buck or when deciding whether to shoot him. Today we are discussing the three most commonly used methods for aging deer: tooth wear and replacement, cementum annuli, and aging on the hoof. We share how these methods were developed and what the current body of scientific literature says about their accuracy. See cited papers below.   -Tooth Development and Wear as Criteria of Age in White-Tailed Deer -Aging White-Tailed Deer by Tooth Replacement and Wear: A Critical Evaluation of a Time-Honored Technique -Physical Characteristics for Age Estimation of Male White-tailed Deer in Southern Texas -Accuracy and implications of visually estimating age of male white‐tailed deer using physical characteristics from photographs
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