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#3179382 - 02/28/13 03:03 PM Pease help age jaws
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Earlier this week I found these jaw bones, but I am just learning about aging deer. After cleaning them up these are the 3. The 1st one, some of yall had already said it's 1.5 yrs old. I think the next 2 may be older but not much so here's the 1st one again:



Here's the 2 I haven't had aged yet:





Thank yall for looking.
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#3179414 - 02/28/13 03:37 PM Re: Pease help age jaws [Re: Outdoor life]
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Need a top down view but #2 is 3.5 tops, and #3 looks like 2.5 to me.
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#3179520 - 02/28/13 05:21 PM Re: Pease help age jaws [Re: catman529]
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Alright, well here's pic #2 from the top



Also do you know a good link or something to show the ages of deer with the jaws, that I could see, to learn myself? Thanks.
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#3179526 - 02/28/13 05:29 PM Re: Pease help age jaws [Re: Outdoor life]
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That one is definitely 2.5.

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/pwdpubs/media/pwd_bk_w7000_0755.pdf

This helps - also check out some videos on YouTube, they will help. Fawns and yearlings are the easiest to identify.
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#3179529 - 02/28/13 05:36 PM Re: Pease help age jaws [Re: catman529]
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Thank you catman! I thought they looked a little older than the 1st one but someone with more experience on the subject always helps. I'm gonna print that pdf off and keep it for the future.
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#3179817 - 02/28/13 09:48 PM Re: Pease help age jaws [Re: Outdoor life]
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I just learned to age jawbone over the past deer season. So I am by no means an expert, but have spent some time studying a bunch of jaws from 1.5 to 5.5+ and have watched and re-watched several YouTube videos on it while holding jawbones in my hand at the same time. QDMA has a great 2-part video on YouTube for aging deer jaws. It's methodical and easy to understand.
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#3180918 - 03/02/13 12:40 AM Re: Pease help age jaws [Re: catman529]
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Thank you very much. You're right, the fawns look VERY easy.
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#3184482 - 03/05/13 04:57 PM Re: Pease help age jaws [Re: Outdoor life]
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Outdoor life,

Catman is correct, the first jaw is a yearling (that died fairly early, probably late summer), and the 2nd and 3rd jawbones are from 2 1/2 year-old deer (and I suspect deer #3 died earlier than deer #2).
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#3184620 - 03/05/13 07:08 PM Re: Pease help age jaws [Re: BSK]
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I knew they all was pretty young when I saw them, after seeing other jaw bones on here, with the tooth wear, but wanted to know more.

BSK, I found all 3 of these jaws together, about 20 yards apart, with the other bones as well, like the spine. At first I wasn't sure what the deal was until I found this one (one of the 3)...notice the hole that was cut where the antlers go, so I assume they was poached and dumped(being on my uncles property, in which very few are even let to step on)...2 of the bottom jaws, I could not find the skulls too.

Note on the pic, I moved the skull and jaw bones closer to the spine for the pic.

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#3185280 - 03/06/13 12:16 PM Re: Pease help age jaws [Re: Outdoor life]
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Yup, highly likely to be poaching deaths.
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