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Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by Novatrapper, Nov 26, 2019.

  1. Novatrapper

    Novatrapper Member

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    I shot a buck on 21 November, definitely the oldest deer I’ve ever seen. His face was Snow White and even behind his ears are white. He was definitely a scrapper for an old grandpappy, all bruised up, broken antlers and holes in him everywhere. I can’t even guess an age on this buck.
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  2. gut_pile

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    Congrats on a true trophy!
     
  3. tlh2865

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    Heck of a buck! Did you get a weight for him? And where in the country did he come from?
     
  4. Novatrapper

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    Thanks!
    He dressed 200 lbs. taken in Nova Scotia


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    Nice buck! You could consider sending a tooth to be aged just to satisfy everyone's curiosity...
     
  6. Novatrapper

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    I will be sending the lower jaw in for sure!


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    He’s a pig! Congrats!
     
  8. Drycreek

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    Old warrior no doubt. I killed one years ago like that, an old seven point that was over the hill. I have a “horn mount” of him on my living room wall because he was the first buck I killed with a handgun. He was also the heaviest buck I’ve ever taken. Good one, congrats Nova !
     
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    Heck of a Buck.

    Love the "Photo Bomb" behind you.
     
  10. Jeff H

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    Wow.. He's ancient! Is there anything left of his molars ?
     
  11. Chainsaw

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    A big congratulations Nova. That's a monster deer especially for Nov. 21 to still dress at 200. Here 180 pounds is a very large deer as is everything up to 200 lbs. At 200 lbs though they are so much larger even though their actual weight is only twenty or less pounds more they look surreal in size as your deer does. Some years here we are involved in a 200 pound deer or hear of two or three and other years 190 is the largest anyone seems to shoot. It's just one of those things, probably like a 149 is a nice deer but over 150 score is another and special level in deer antler growth. Great deer and the huge size as great as it is is really just a bonus to his age; I've not seen deer with a white face before. It will be interesting to see what age his teeth says he is. Again congratulations on a heck of a deer.

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  12. Triple C

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    Heck of an old warrior there. Congrats on a fine buck!
     
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    Congrats, cool buck!


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  14. Novatrapper

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    So they tell me after 3 1/2 years of age it gets tricky to determine the actual age of the deer, judging by wear along with pictures of the deer itself I’m being told 9 1/2 + years old.


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  15. Deer Stuffer

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    Centinum Alluni (spelling?) is very accurate. You need the two middle teeth from front bottom. They put them in a chemical to soften the teeth to an eraser consistency. Slice them than count centinum in teeth like growth rings in a tree. Way more accurate than jaw aging, that is only estimating.
     
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    Cementum annuli is + or - 1 50% of the time.

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  17. Drycreek

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    True, from what I’ve read. The study I saw stated that jawbone aging was a little over 50% accurate and the cementum annuli was a little over 60% accurate on deer whose ages were already known. I believe Dr. Mickey Hellikson did that study.
     
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    Helluva buck! Congrats on an old bruiser.
     

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