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#6962803 - 11/16/17 11:41 AM Nice dark chocolate rack
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I really love this guys rack. Always been a fan of the. Dark chocolate antlers

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#6962812 - 11/16/17 11:47 AM Re: Nice dark chocolate rack [Re: caseyusmc]
fredeboy Offline
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Holy Crap
What a rack! eeks333

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#6962818 - 11/16/17 11:56 AM Re: Nice dark chocolate rack [Re: fredeboy]
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Originally Posted By: fredeboy
Holy Crap
What a rack! eeks333
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#6962824 - 11/16/17 12:00 PM Re: Nice dark chocolate rack [Re: caseyusmc]
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Oh crap. I just hit the protein feeder, I was shaking so bad. grin
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#6962842 - 11/16/17 12:17 PM Re: Nice dark chocolate rack [Re: caseyusmc]
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I was told that the more the rub the darker the get. I wonder it there is any truth to that scratch
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#6962869 - 11/16/17 12:39 PM Re: Nice dark chocolate rack [Re: caseyusmc]
Texasteach Offline
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According to a wildlife biologist:

"Antler coloration is determined by several things, including: (1) buck age (older, more dominant bucks make many more rubs on trees than younger bucks, therefore their antlers tend to be darker; (2) bark coloration of the predominant rubbing trees in a region; (3) genetics (some strains of bucks have light racks in their DNA while other have dark); (4) time of year (early in the fall “new” antlers are darker; later in the season antlers that have been exposed to sun and light longer and are more bleached out, especially in open habitats."
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#6962885 - 11/16/17 12:57 PM Re: Nice dark chocolate rack [Re: caseyusmc]
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#6962886 - 11/16/17 12:59 PM Re: Nice dark chocolate rack [Re: dogcatcher]
catsquirrel Offline
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Looks good to me

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#6962907 - 11/16/17 01:15 PM Re: Nice dark chocolate rack [Re: caseyusmc]
caseyusmc Offline
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Honestly I'm not positive why some are darker by texasteach seems to make sense to me so I'd go with what he said.

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#6962910 - 11/16/17 01:17 PM Re: Nice dark chocolate rack [Re: caseyusmc]
dlrz71 Offline
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That's not all I would be a fan of grin Great looking buck!!

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#6962933 - 11/16/17 01:40 PM Re: Nice dark chocolate rack [Re: caseyusmc]
sbushee Offline
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Boom

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#6962978 - 11/16/17 02:28 PM Re: Nice dark chocolate rack [Re: caseyusmc]
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WOW!

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#6962986 - 11/16/17 02:34 PM Re: Nice dark chocolate rack [Re: caseyusmc]
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#6963086 - 11/16/17 04:12 PM Re: Nice dark chocolate rack [Re: caseyusmc]
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I'm lost for words confused2

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#6963108 - 11/16/17 04:33 PM Re: Nice dark chocolate rack [Re: Texasteach]
Erathkid Offline
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Originally Posted By: Texasteach
According to a wildlife biologist:

"Antler coloration is determined by several things, including: (1) buck age (older, more dominant bucks make many more rubs on trees than younger bucks, therefore their antlers tend to be darker; (2) bark coloration of the predominant rubbing trees in a region; (3) genetics (some strains of bucks have light racks in their DNA while other have dark); (4) time of year (early in the fall “new” antlers are darker; later in the season antlers that have been exposed to sun and light longer and are more bleached out, especially in open habitats."
Sounds perfectly reasonable. Thanks for sharing that... Great looking buck.
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