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#5492507 - 12/22/14 08:59 AM Very Unique Buck
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Loc: Lewisville, TX.
I've caught this deer at another stand a few times, and thought he was unique, but this time he gave us a full frontal.

Zooming in on the antlers, his bases are just massive. Any thoughts as to why he'd end up looking like this?

We've been hunting this area (Runnels County near Ballinger, TX) for 20+/- years, and never seen anything like it.

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#5492513 - 12/22/14 09:01 AM Re: Very Unique Buck [Re: 12pointer]
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He's like a poly uni.

Very cool.

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#5492519 - 12/22/14 09:05 AM Re: Very Unique Buck [Re: 12pointer]
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I was at a TBGA awards program for Region 4 once in the 90's. There was a buck there that looked like this. He was mounted and they had the shed from him from the year before. I say shed since when he shed the year before both antlers came off together as one shed. They were connected at the base of each antler. My guess is going to be an antler injury that caused him to break off both antlers in the skull causing injury to both pedicles.
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#5492542 - 12/22/14 09:16 AM Re: Very Unique Buck [Re: 12pointer]
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Nice one.
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#5492577 - 12/22/14 09:28 AM Re: Very Unique Buck [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
I was at a TBGA awards program for Region 4 once in the 90's. There was a buck there that looked like this. He was mounted and they had the shed from him from the year before. I say shed since when he shed the year before both antlers came off together as one shed. They were connected at the base of each antler. My guess is going to be an antler injury that caused him to break off both antlers in the skull causing injury to both pedicles.



^^^^^this.
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#5492596 - 12/22/14 09:36 AM Re: Very Unique Buck [Re: 12pointer]
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I'm going to try to harvest him. He is just so unique, I can't pass him up. Hope I'll get t oground check him.
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#5492600 - 12/22/14 09:37 AM Re: Very Unique Buck [Re: 12pointer]
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He will make a very nice mount and conversation piece.
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#5492605 - 12/22/14 09:39 AM Re: Very Unique Buck [Re: 12pointer]
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cool looking deer

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#5492611 - 12/22/14 09:39 AM Re: Very Unique Buck [Re: Concho]
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Originally Posted By: Concho
He will make a very nice mount and conversation piece.
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#5492612 - 12/22/14 09:40 AM Re: Very Unique Buck [Re: 12pointer]
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Good luck. I'd shoot him in a heartbeat.
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#5492628 - 12/22/14 09:44 AM Re: Very Unique Buck [Re: Creekrunner]
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Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
Good luck. I'd shoot him in a heartbeat.


Same here, he'd make an awesome trophy and mount.
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#5492656 - 12/22/14 09:53 AM Re: Very Unique Buck [Re: 12pointer]
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Loc: Denton/Argyle
Would be cool to see. Good luck!
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#5492805 - 12/22/14 11:13 AM Re: Very Unique Buck [Re: 12pointer]
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Looking at his body, he is either old or sick.
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#5492995 - 12/22/14 12:45 PM Re: Very Unique Buck [Re: 12pointer]
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I'm thinking he's rutted out. The other pics I have of him, he's plump and juicy.
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#5492999 - 12/22/14 12:48 PM Re: Very Unique Buck [Re: 12pointer]
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Originally Posted By: 12pointer
I'm going to try to harvest him. He is just so unique, I can't pass him up. Hope I'll get t oground check him.


Guess you don't hunt in an AR country... lucky
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