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Cameron County 8-year-old doe

This deer was captured in WMU 2G in February 2009 as an adult on private land. That means she is at least 8.5 years old as of 2015. We only age deer as adults or juveniles (<1 year old) when captured. That's because it is easy to identify a fawn (by body size and presence of original incisors or "baby teeth"). To age them as 1.5 or 2.5+ years old we would need to open the jaw (and possibly extract an incisor tooth) and it's just too stressful on the deer. Thanks to Steven Hess for sharing this photo!
Cameron County 8-year-old doe
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