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#5493826 - 12/22/14 06:40 PM extremly odd deer...input needed
bigun Offline
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Registered: 12/03/12
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Watched this deer for four years, never shed his antlers or velvet. When I did finally kill him, I found out he was a stag. Has anyone else seen this before?



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#5493870 - 12/22/14 06:58 PM Re: extremly odd deer...input needed [Re: bigun]
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Registered: 08/04/10
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Yes in certain areas they are killed every year. Neat euro up
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#5493875 - 12/22/14 07:01 PM Re: extremly odd deer...input needed [Re: bigun]
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Registered: 12/23/12
Posts: 1010
Loc: Denton or Knox County
Never seen one. Just read about them. Rare, unique trophy!

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#5493919 - 12/22/14 07:22 PM Re: extremly odd deer...input needed [Re: Big_Ag]
8Point Offline
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Registered: 09/08/07
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Loc: balch springs tx
I shot one back in 1987 in East Texas.
It was the last day of the season. His antlers were still soft.
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#5493987 - 12/22/14 07:47 PM Re: extremly odd deer...input needed [Re: bigun]
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Registered: 04/19/07
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Loc: Metroplex
I kill one just about every year. Meats awesome.

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#5494090 - 12/22/14 08:25 PM Re: extremly odd deer...input needed [Re: bigun]
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Registered: 09/23/09
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Loc: Austin
Yep, lots of them in the Hill Country.
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#5494296 - 12/22/14 09:45 PM Re: extremly odd deer...input needed [Re: bigun]
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Stupid question, but what makes it a stag? Google only made me more confused.
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#5494336 - 12/22/14 10:02 PM Re: extremly odd deer...input needed [Re: Duck_Hunter]
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Loc: balch springs tx
Originally Posted By: Duck_Hunter
Stupid question, but what makes it a stag? Google only made me more confused.
No family jewels. cry
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#5494467 - 12/22/14 10:51 PM Re: extremly odd deer...input needed [Re: bigun]
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Registered: 07/17/06
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Unique euro!!
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#5494475 - 12/22/14 10:55 PM Re: extremly odd deer...input needed [Re: bigun]
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Registered: 10/11/07
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Loc: Bryan, Texas
That is caused by a hormone deficiency (no testicles).
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#5494502 - 12/22/14 11:16 PM Re: extremly odd deer...input needed [Re: BOBO the Clown]
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
I kill one just about every year. Meats awesome.


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I have never seen one, but heard about them.
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#5494601 - 12/23/14 05:36 AM Re: extremly odd deer...input needed [Re: bigun]
mreed Offline
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Registered: 11/17/09
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Loc: wise county
I had one like that on my place last year but never got a chance to put a pin on him

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#5494677 - 12/23/14 07:23 AM Re: extremly odd deer...input needed [Re: bigun]
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Registered: 01/15/07
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Loc: Live in Katy, Hunt in Llano Co...
A condition called "Hypogonadism" causes stag bucks. TPWD released a good paper on it a while back.
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#5494806 - 12/23/14 08:32 AM Re: extremly odd deer...input needed [Re: bigun]
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Registered: 02/16/11
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Loc: Annetta TX
Cool euro
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#5495713 - 12/23/14 02:28 PM Re: extremly odd deer...input needed [Re: bigun]
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Registered: 10/25/08
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Loc: Marble Falls, TX
Lease partner killed one in Llano county. Biologist told us that ther is a fungus (moss) that grows on the granite out here that the deer love. If they eat too much of it as fawns it can cause the jewels not to drop. Hence a cryptorchid deer. Always velvet little to no testosterone. Uncommon but not rare out my way

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