How Old is My Deer? - Through the Deer's Lifespan

5-1/2; Years and Older:

In most hunted deer populations, less than two percent of the animals are more than five years of age. Accurately aging these deer by tooth wear is usually more of a guessing game than a science. In general, deer close to 5-1/2; years of age will show considerable wear on the premolars, and the first cusp of the fourth cheek tooth (first molar) will be dished out or show signs of "cupping."

JPG-Jaw at 5-1/2; Years and Older

9-1/2; Years:

By 9-1/2; years, all cheek teeth are cupped and worn nearly to the gum line.

JPG-Jaw at 9-1/2; Years

Age 6 months - 2 1/2
Age 3 1/2 - 4 1/2
Identifying Age by Hoof Size

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