Cementum Annuli Deer Aging

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  1. purebowhunting

    purebowhunting Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Thinking of having a deer I shot this year aged using this method. If you're not familiar, a lab slices a tooth of the deer to count the rings similar to tree rings. Wondering if anyone has ever used it and their confidence in the results. Seems there are mixed opinions on its accuracy. Thanks.
     
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    I used it on my buck last year. Said it was 4 1/2, I believe it. That's my only experience with it. I've always heard its the only accurate way to truly age a deer.
     
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    My understanding is that it is the most accurate way of determining the age, but carries a pretty high price tag. How much, and where are you looking to have it done?
     
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    We used these guys last year - http://deerage.com/ and had good results. $40 and I had my results back in about 2 months.
     
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    This is pretty much what I bought, got it on Amazon a few years back and just used it this past March or April. Got results bac in August. Basically pull the two front incisors and send in with the prepaid envelope/certificate. $20 you get it in 4 months, or you can send in a check for additional fee for expedited return and/or a certificate. Goes to same place as what Justin referred.

    http://www.identicards.com/productcart/m/viewPrd.asp#details
     
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    purebowhunting Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Was planning on using deerage.com, same place as Justin and cls used, think I'll give it a try!
     

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