Loc: Van Zandt Texas
Does look like Warts. Wonder what causes this? Pretty crazy pictures when you google Deer Warts. Wouldn't shoot that deer anyway but wonder if it affects the meat? Makes me wonder. Just don't want it to get worse.
Loc: Mount Pleasant, TX
Originally Posted By: 8pointdrop
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Fibromas are what the deer has. They will disappear when it gets much colder this fall and into the winter. The deer is edible.
Fibromas.... Google it, some cases are a lot worse than this.
I did, it's gross. The article I read said the virus is typically contracted through an open wound or biting insect. It appears to only be fatal if the warts blind the deer or make it impossible for them to eat.
Here is one i saw last weekend. Date is wrong on pic. Camera almost impossible to set up. Wont buy any more. This deer eats like crazy corn and protein. Poor thing. May need to let my son take it out.
There is nothing wrong with the deer. He will loose those when it gets colder. I have seen a buck 3 yrs in a row that was much worse than that. He lost all the Fibromas by Christmas each year. The year after those 3 yrs, he never had them.