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#5509833 - 12/30/14 10:20 PM Why so skinny?
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#5509844 - 12/30/14 10:26 PM Re: Why so skinny? [Re: wp75169]
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Ruttin' hardcore....

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#5509857 - 12/30/14 10:38 PM Re: Why so skinny? [Re: wp75169]
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Looks rutted down to me. Good looking buck up
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#5509861 - 12/30/14 10:40 PM Re: Why so skinny? [Re: wp75169]
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That big boy has been chasing some girls and he's wore out.

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#5509888 - 12/30/14 10:55 PM Re: Why so skinny? [Re: wp75169]
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That's good to hear. All my other bucks look twice that size so I was concerned. For all you guessers will be make 120"?

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#5509893 - 12/30/14 10:59 PM Re: Why so skinny? [Re: txshntr]
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Originally Posted By: txshntr
Looks rutted down to me. Good looking buck up
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#5509911 - 12/30/14 11:22 PM Re: Why so skinny? [Re: wp75169]
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I'd say that deer is definitely over 120"

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#5509971 - 12/31/14 01:51 AM Re: Why so skinny? [Re: wp75169]
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Chasing the ladies hard!!!
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#5509975 - 12/31/14 02:02 AM Re: Why so skinny? [Re: Seadog]
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Originally Posted By: Seadog
Chasing the ladies hard!!!


and not taking time to eat while chasing. Lots of bucks loose a bunch of weight to the rut.
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#5510014 - 12/31/14 06:03 AM Re: Why so skinny? [Re: wp75169]
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He also looks pretty old to me. Could be worn teeth (and the rut).
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#5510045 - 12/31/14 06:53 AM Re: Why so skinny? [Re: wp75169]
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I will also say rut related. Rut can be tough on some buck. But my thoughts are more that he might have been stuck with an antler somewhere that we can't see. Seen bucks get an antler tip in the underside of the belly/flank area that you could not hardly see until you shot them. That type of wound is very common in bucks after they loose a fight. The winning buck will gore the looser as the looser turns to flee. They catch an antler in the gut or in the butt. He also appears to be missing his tail.
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#5510072 - 12/31/14 07:20 AM Re: Why so skinny? [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
I will also say rut related. Rut can be tough on some buck. But my thoughts are more that he might have been stuck with an antler somewhere that we can't see. Seen bucks get an antler tip in the underside of the belly/flank area that you could not hardly see until you shot them. That type of wound is very common in bucks after they loose a fight. The winning buck will gore the looser as the looser turns to flee. They catch an antler in the gut or in the butt. He also appears to be missing his tail.


So you're saying is, he's had his butt tore up...

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#5510094 - 12/31/14 07:37 AM Re: Why so skinny? [Re: wp75169]
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Ha, I missed the tail thing all together. I have a lot of pics of him. I'm going to see if I have one I can see his rear on better.

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#5510236 - 12/31/14 08:57 AM Re: Why so skinny? [Re: wp75169]
Branden Offline
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Originally Posted By: wp75169
That's good to hear. All my other bucks look twice that size so I was concerned. For all you guessers will be make 120"?
He will make 130's agree with others rutted down.Nice buck

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#5510296 - 12/31/14 09:35 AM Re: Why so skinny? [Re: wp75169]
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combination of the age the rut and the drought I would tend to think

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