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#5979397 - 10/15/15 05:14 PM ALIEN BUCK?
haslethunter Offline
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Registered: 11/07/05
Posts: 130
Loc: haslet, texas
I am in an AR County. Do you think this buck is a legal buck to kill. I believe he is only 2 1\2 years old. I seen him numerous times last year and thought he was injured during velvet. Last year he had a fork horn about 6" tall on one side but the other side was just a 6" long spike that grew out to the side instead of up. I am curious if he would qualify as having an unbranched antler. I also saw him chasing lots of does last year and am not sure I want any more of this genetic.



]alien buck[/url]


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#5979418 - 10/15/15 05:31 PM Re: ALIEN BUCK? [Re: haslethunter]
MckinneyRifleHunter Offline
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Registered: 11/14/11
Posts: 81
Loc: mckinney, tx
i would say yes, but it would be best to just contact your game warden.

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#5979437 - 10/15/15 05:46 PM Re: ALIEN BUCK? [Re: haslethunter]
stxranchman Offline
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No he won't qualify as an unbranched antler on either side from what I can tell. That is not genetic but could be an antler or pedicle injury. Almost all of antlers that appear like this will be injury/damage related. You have any pics from last year or any more from this year?
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#5979444 - 10/15/15 05:57 PM Re: ALIEN BUCK? [Re: haslethunter]
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Registered: 07/21/11
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Does he get hard horned, I've seen it when their nuts don't drop or only have one!
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#5979486 - 10/15/15 06:30 PM Re: ALIEN BUCK? [Re: haslethunter]
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Registered: 02/13/15
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Loc: Waxahachie, TX
Maybe he's a she.

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#5979498 - 10/15/15 06:37 PM Re: ALIEN BUCK? [Re: haslethunter]
haslethunter Offline
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Registered: 11/07/05
Posts: 130
Loc: haslet, texas
2014 picture of him



]2014 Alien Buck[/url]

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#5979506 - 10/15/15 06:43 PM Re: ALIEN BUCK? [Re: haslethunter]
stxranchman Offline
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How are you sure it is the same buck? Does he have any identifying markings? Where both pedicles injured?
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#5979536 - 10/15/15 07:13 PM Re: ALIEN BUCK? [Re: haslethunter]
haslethunter Offline
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Registered: 11/07/05
Posts: 130
Loc: haslet, texas
No way to know for sure but I have never seen anything like him on my place in 30 yrs. I am really just assuming. Last year he did have a red spot like an injury on the side that grew out instead of up. I have lots of pics of him but most are at night. I will try to narrow them down. He is a North Texas deer so I would guess he will be about 150-170lbs at maturity.


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#5979544 - 10/15/15 07:20 PM Re: ALIEN BUCK? [Re: haslethunter]
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Registered: 08/04/12
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Loc: Greenville, TX
I have one like him.





He wasn't damaged early either. Just wonky.




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#5979658 - 10/15/15 08:24 PM Re: ALIEN BUCK? [Re: haslethunter]
8pointdrop Offline
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Registered: 12/16/11
Posts: 4739
Loc: My favorite place TEXAS
First buck could be a stag not dropping antlers and new ones growing the next year. Second and third bucks are pedicle damage.

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#5979864 - 10/15/15 10:07 PM Re: ALIEN BUCK? [Re: haslethunter]
haslethunter Offline
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Registered: 11/07/05
Posts: 130
Loc: haslet, texas
This another picture of him from this year.




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#5979880 - 10/15/15 10:16 PM Re: ALIEN BUCK? [Re: haslethunter]
blazin Offline
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Registered: 10/25/11
Posts: 2026
Loc: Texas
He's young. Watch him grow into something.

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#5979921 - 10/15/15 10:46 PM Re: ALIEN BUCK? [Re: haslethunter]
8pointdrop Offline
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Registered: 12/16/11
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Are the dates correct? Look for him this year and see if he sheds his velvet.

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#5980515 - 10/16/15 11:53 AM Re: ALIEN BUCK? [Re: haslethunter]
bamakeith Offline
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Registered: 10/15/15
Posts: 10
I'd be really tempted to let him walk for one more year just to see what happens.

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#5980605 - 10/16/15 12:53 PM Re: ALIEN BUCK? [Re: bamakeith]
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Originally Posted By: bamakeith
I'd be really tempted to let him walk for one more year just to see what happens.


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