Matson's Oldest
Animals

Remember, hunting season is always just around the corner, and the Matson’s oldest animal age records are ready to be broken!

The Oldest Records.
Waiting To Be Broken.

Matson’s has kept record of the oldest animals we have ever aged, but the records are just waiting to be broken! Do you have any old deer teeth? We can age any tooth at any time. Whether submitting a tooth from a fresh harvest or prepared skull, maybe you will be the next to claim the title for one of the oldest animals ever aged at Matson’s!

Oldest Ungulates Aged At Matson's Lab

Old Deer

Oldest White-tailed
Deer

22
years old
Harvested in Louisiana

Oldest Mule Deer

20
years old
Harvested in Washington

Oldest Black-tailed
Deer

22
years old
Harvested in Oregon

Old Elk, Moose, & Bison

Oldest Elk

32
years old
Harvested in Pennsylvania

Oldest Moose

22
years old
Harvested in New Brunswick, Canada

Oldest Bison

22
years old
Harvested in Northwest Territories, Canada

Old Mountain Goat, Pronghorn, & Bighorn Sheep

Oldest Mountain Goat

18
years old
Harvested in British Columbia, Canada

Oldest Pronghorn

17
years old
Harvested in North Dakota

Oldest Bighorn Sheep

17
years old
Harvested in British Columbia, Canada

Oldest Carnivores Aged At Matson's Lab

Old Bears

Oldest Black Bear

35
years old
Harvested in Idaho

Oldest Brown/Grizzly Bear

39
years old
Harvested in Alaska

Oldest Polar Bear

34
years old
Harvested in Nunavut, Canada

Old Mountain Lion, Bobcat, & Lynx

Oldest Mountain Lion

22
years old
Harvested in Montana

Oldest Bobcat

23
years old
Harvested in New Mexico

Oldest Lynx

18
years old
Harvested in Switzerland

Old Wolf, Coyote, & Fox

Oldest Wolf

15
years old
Harvested in Northwest Territories, Canada

Oldest Coyote

15
years old
Harvested in Colorado

Oldest Red Fox

16
years old
Harvested in Sweden

Old Wolverine, Badger, & Marten

Oldest Wolverine

13
years old
Harvested in Northwest Territories, Canada

Oldest Badger

19
years old
Harvested in Washington

Oldest Marten

16
years old
Harvested in Alaska

Do you think you can beat one of our records?

For a more detailed look at our oldest ungulates and carnivores, check out the charts below!

Oldest Ungulate Species

SpeciesTotal Aged 1978 – 2020Oldest Age to DateHarvest Location
White-tailed Deer345,56022Louisiana
Elk201,61532Pennsylvania
Moose173,30322New Brunswick
Mule Deer137,23820Washington
Black-tailed Deer53,41622Oregon
Caribou47,74122Alaska, N. Territories (tie)
Mountain Goat22,51818British Columbia
Pronghorn19,82117North Dakota
Bighorn Sheep4,92817British Columbia
Sika Deer4,76518Japan
Bison4,51922N. Territories
Red Deer3,35320Spain
Roe Deer1,90115Belgium
Muskox1,26817N. Territories
Wild Boar5611Spain

Oldest Carnivore Species

SpeciesTotal Aged 1978 – 2020Oldest Age to DateHarvest Location
Black Bear823,03335Idaho
Brown/Grizzly Bear73,10739Alaska
Polar Bear34Nunavut
Bobcat234,08523New Mexico
Mountain Lion80,74922Montana
Lynx19,66518Switzerland
Wolf12,28715N. Territories
Coyote26,74915Colorado
Fox25,83416Sweden
Wolverine6,32013N. Territories
Badger2,13819Washington
Fisher34,95810Minnesota
Marten81,75516Alaska
Mink15,52610France
Weasel/Stoat7887New Zealand
River Otter53,69619Connecticut
Sea Otter24,11120Alaska
Seal16,90642Ontario
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