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Re: Tooth aging experts?

Unread postby WV Bowhunter » Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:23 am

sbeasley wrote:[img]EFFDFA00-0028-41BB-8E8D-1A9B3868A3AE.jpeg[/img] Tooth analysis is certainly more scientific. What can you tell by looking at their feet? These look battle worn but I’ll have to wait for tooth results to have an actual age


Those sure do look like they’ve covered some rough terrain.


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Unread postby 1STRANGEWILDERNESS » Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:27 am

Holy wah! That boy seen many moons
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Unread postby brancher147 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:50 am

sbeasley wrote:[img]EFFDFA00-0028-41BB-8E8D-1A9B3868A3AE.jpeg[/img] Tooth analysis is certainly more scientific. What can you tell by looking at their feet? These look battle worn but I’ll have to wait for tooth results to have an actual age

That deer looks like an EHD survivor. If it’s real rocky terrain you can see wear on the hoof pads and rounded hoof tips on an older deer. But those tips look sharp and cracks on top like that are indicative of EHD.
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Re: Tooth aging experts?

Unread postby MichiganMike » Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:00 am

wow thats something, thanks for posting that.
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Re: Tooth aging experts?

Unread postby sbeasley » Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:04 am

I never heard that about EHD. It’s not always fatal? I’ve never heard of a bout in our area. We do have some old coal mining strip pits in our area so there is some exposed rock- sandstone and shale though, nothing hard like granite. I never really paid attention to the feet before but these stood out. I don’t spend much time tracking in mature Forrest hill country but I can see how unique hoof prints can identify a buck.
Didn’t mean to hijack WVs thread. Those teeth are amazing. I would send those to the lab for sure
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Re: Tooth aging experts?

Unread postby muddy » Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:05 am

sbeasley wrote:[img]EFFDFA00-0028-41BB-8E8D-1A9B3868A3AE.jpeg[/img] Tooth analysis is certainly more scientific. What can you tell by looking at their feet? These look battle worn but I’ll have to wait for tooth results to have an actual age


Agreed with what was posted above, the hooves are off a deer that survived EHD. Have seen a lot of that in my state the past few years.
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