Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Text by William Jensen
Photos by Craig Bihrle
Originally published in:
North Dakota Outdoors
Official Publication of the
State Game and Fish Department
100 North Bismarck Expressway
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501-5095
If you've ever brought your deer 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 deer's age was determined, and wondered if you couldn't do it yourself. This guide will help successful hunters estimate the age of either mule deer or whitetails.
Jensen, William. 1996. How old is my deer? North Dakota Outdoors 59(4):2-6.This resource should be cited as:
Jensen, William. 1996. How old is my deer? North Dakota Outdoors 59(4):2-6. Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online. http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/mammals/deerteth/index.htm (Version 16JUL97).
William Jensen is a biologist with the Department's natural resources division.