Aging a Coyote

Why age a coyote? Although not necessary, we like to determine a coyotes age to determine what kind of coyote responded to our call and how he reacted while coming in. The more you know about them the better you can adapt and react in the late season, or on a stand that has you stumped. 


1 ½ YEARS OLD Very white, with round canines. Very little wear on incisors.

1 ½ YEARS OLD

Very white, with round canines. Very little wear on incisors.

2 ½ YEARS OLD No longer brilliant white, additional wear on canines, and wear on incisors.

2 ½ YEARS OLD

No longer brilliant white, additional wear on canines, and wear on incisors.

3 ½ YEARS OLD Flattened canines with very evident flattening wear on incisor one.

3 ½ YEARS OLD

Flattened canines with very evident flattening wear on incisor one.

4 ½ YEARS OLD Incisor one dentine showing with notch still visible.

4 ½ YEARS OLD

Incisor one dentine showing with notch still visible.

6 ½ YEARS OLD Incisor one notch is gone, lower incisors no longer show ridges and are flat across.

6 ½ YEARS OLD

Incisor one notch is gone, lower incisors no longer show ridges and are flat across.