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Aging Antelope
It's All in the Teeth

By William Jensen
Photos by Craig Bihrle

JPG -- Antelope on hill

Originally published in:
North Dakota Outdoors
(August, 1998)


Official Publication of the
State Game and Fish Department
100 North Bismarck Expressway
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501-5095


Game and Fish biologists sometimes run antelope checking stations to gather information about harvested animals. One of the more common questions from hunters is: "...so how old is my goat?"

If you've ever brought your antelope to a field check station, a biologist probably aged it for you by looking at its teeth, and told you some basic things about how they did it. But you probably still had questions about how the animal's age was determined, and wondered if you couldn't do it yourself. This guide will help successful hunters estimate pronghorn ages.


This resource is based on the following source:
Jensen, William.  1998.  Aging antelope -- it's all in the teeth.
     North Dakota Outdoors 61(2):16-20.
This resource should be cited as:
Jensen, William.  1998.  Aging antelope -- it's all in the teeth.
     North Dakota Outdoors 61(2):16-20.  Jamestown, ND:
     Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online. 
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/mammals/antelope/index.htm
     (Version 02OCT98).

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This article was first published in the August 1998 issue of North Dakota Outdoors, an official publication of the North Dakota State Game and Fish Department.

William Jensen is a big game biologist with the Game and Fish Department.


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