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#5704850 - 04/17/15 12:08 PM Buck in poor shape
JMalin Offline
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At first I thought it was due to a very hard rut, but with the lack of progress he is making with good range conditions and free choice protein, I'm not sure what to expect going forward or if he'll even make it to next season. Think he might be diseased?













Edited by JMalin (04/17/15 12:21 PM)

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#5704865 - 04/17/15 12:14 PM Re: Buck in poor shape [Re: JMalin]
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Age issue more than anything IMO. He could have gotten an injury during the rut that is not easy to see also. He still looks in pretty good shape.
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#5704875 - 04/17/15 12:20 PM Re: Buck in poor shape [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Age issue more than anything IMO. He could have gotten an injury during the rut that is not easy to see also. He still looks in pretty good shape.


I agree...Not in that bad of shape
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#5704891 - 04/17/15 12:33 PM Re: Buck in poor shape [Re: JMalin]
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He's pretty skinny, but I wouldn't be that worried about him.

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#5704894 - 04/17/15 12:36 PM Re: Buck in poor shape [Re: JMalin]
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Skinny, but does not look that bad to me.
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#5704900 - 04/17/15 12:38 PM Re: Buck in poor shape [Re: JMalin]
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Probably just the angle of the pic, but looks like he's foundering in the front hooves?

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#5704905 - 04/17/15 12:40 PM Re: Buck in poor shape [Re: talkturkey]
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Originally Posted By: talkturkey
Probably just the angle of the pic, but looks like he's foundering in the front hooves?



We actually had to cut back on Corn for the exact same reason bang
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#5705964 - 04/17/15 10:15 PM Re: Buck in poor shape [Re: SniperRAB]
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Originally Posted By: SniperRAB
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Age issue more than anything IMO. He could have gotten an injury during the rut that is not easy to see also. He still looks in pretty good shape.


I agree...Not in that bad of shape


Why would he be so thin with all the new browse showing up, as well as al the ground cover growth this month?
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#5705968 - 04/17/15 10:19 PM Re: Buck in poor shape [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: SniperRAB
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Age issue more than anything IMO. He could have gotten an injury during the rut that is not easy to see also. He still looks in pretty good shape.


I agree...Not in that bad of shape


Why would he be so thin with all the new browse showing up, as well as al the ground cover growth this month?


Doubt he has much tooth to chew - even the new tenderest of forbes.
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#5706006 - 04/17/15 11:32 PM Re: Buck in poor shape [Re: JMalin]
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Young deer, 2.5 or maybe 3.5 year old rutted down IMO.

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#5706188 - 04/18/15 09:02 AM Re: Buck in poor shape [Re: JMalin]
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Old mature buck. He's a little thin but not abnormal for this time of year. The only deer I see fat now are pregnant does. All others still look kind of rough, thin from winter and scruffy losing their winter coats. Most of your pics are frontal or quartering too. These pics always make them look skinny and thin. Most of time younger as well, but no mistaking this one, he is older very mature buck. I think he will be fine.

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#5706250 - 04/18/15 10:04 AM Re: Buck in poor shape [Re: tbgascorer]
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Originally Posted By: tbgascorer
Old mature buck. He's a little thin but not abnormal for this time of year. The only deer I see fat now are pregnant does. All others still look kind of rough, thin from winter and scruffy losing their winter coats. Most of your pics are frontal or quartering too. These pics always make them look skinny and thin. Most of time younger as well, but no mistaking this one, he is older very mature buck. I think he will be fine.


Agree, not younger buck, older management type buck..

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#5706310 - 04/18/15 11:51 AM Re: Buck in poor shape [Re: JMalin]
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Those last two pictures look like he has 1 hoof in the grave, one on a banana peel, and the rear two hanging off a cliff. I'm much less an expert opinion than many here, but he just doesn't look very well to me and worse as time goes by.

I hope he doesn't pass away under your feeder...
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#5706321 - 04/18/15 12:06 PM Re: Buck in poor shape [Re: JMalin]
JMalin Offline
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He was the first buck to shed his antlers. I had pictures of him hard horned March 5th, and a picture I suspect is him March 8th without them. He looked great all through last summer into the month of December. Never put him being any older than 5.5-6.5

I guess time will tell.

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#5706790 - 04/18/15 08:54 PM Re: Buck in poor shape [Re: JMalin]
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looks old to me

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