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#6891432 - 09/18/17 07:06 PM growth on deer ?
diablodog Offline
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Registered: 04/23/15
Posts: 54
What is wrong with this deer ? I have watched these grow on him over the last 2 months . Is this going to hurt the other deer?

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#6891532 - 09/18/17 08:26 PM Re: growth on deer ? [Re: diablodog]
Texas buckeye Offline
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Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 3936
Loc: Keller
looks like that deer has something wrong for sure. Initially thought ticks but those are in areas where the deer could kick them off...so don't think that.

Looks like some kind of cutaneous tumor issue.

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#6891558 - 09/18/17 08:54 PM Re: growth on deer ? [Re: diablodog]
djs303 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/12
Posts: 342
Loc: Jackson County
They are warts. Pretty common in deer. I have seen photos a lot worse than that.

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#6891709 - 09/18/17 11:36 PM Re: growth on deer ? [Re: diablodog]
txh Offline
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Registered: 06/19/12
Posts: 53
Wart or whatever, I'd take him out.

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#6891823 - 09/19/17 06:40 AM Re: growth on deer ? [Re: diablodog]
Simple Searcher Offline
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Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 6041
Loc: Helotes, Hext
We have one like that too, but only one "wart" and also on the neck.
If you want to see some crazy pictures Google "deer warts" ugh.
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#6892061 - 09/19/17 10:29 AM Re: growth on deer ? [Re: diablodog]
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
Old enough to be culled, IMO. Let a kid shoot him.
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#6892083 - 09/19/17 10:43 AM Re: growth on deer ? [Re: djs303]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
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Originally Posted By: djs303
They are warts. Pretty common in deer. I have seen photos a lot worse than that.


In 30 years of hunting ive never seen anything like it. I have seen melanistic and piebald deer though which is far from common.
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#6892341 - 09/19/17 01:50 PM Re: growth on deer ? [Re: diablodog]
diablodog Offline
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Registered: 04/23/15
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He gets worse every week on the photos . It looks like he is going to loose use of the eye soon . I was thinking a cull for a kid also . There is enough of a rack there to look good to a kid . I just wanted to know if he was a risk to the other deer in the area , but after reading up on it the risk seems small .

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#6893616 - 09/20/17 04:10 PM Re: growth on deer ? [Re: diablodog]
Trash Fish and Cull Bucks Offline
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Registered: 07/11/12
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The wart-like structures are called fibromas. Caused by a virus transmitted by biting insects. Nothing to worry about, meat is not affected and not contagious. Most of them eventually dry up and fall off, so no long-term affects. Fairly common in deer.
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#6902967 - 09/28/17 10:58 PM Re: growth on deer ? [Re: diablodog]
J.Monaghan Offline
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Registered: 09/06/17
Posts: 103
Loc: Kilgore, Tx
Shoot his butt

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#6903855 - 09/29/17 09:58 PM Re: growth on deer ? [Re: Trash Fish and Cull Bucks]
MathMan Offline
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Registered: 07/24/10
Posts: 1768
Loc: South Texas
Originally Posted By: Trash Fish and Cull Bucks
The wart-like structures are called fibromas. Caused by a virus transmitted by biting insects. Nothing to worry about, meat is not affected and not contagious. Most of them eventually dry up and fall off, so no long-term affects. Fairly common in deer.


This ^^^
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