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#6995395 - 12/13/17 07:49 PM What causes squiggly antlers?
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What causes wiggly/squiggly antlers? Trying to think how best to describe it... Antlers that look like someone tried to freehand draw tines. I've noticed a higher number of the bucks on our property in Bandera county have these squiggly tines than I see even in Kerr county. Local genetics, diet, coincidence? Not thinking injury because it seems to effect multiple tines.

Thanks in advance!
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#6995420 - 12/13/17 08:01 PM Re: What causes squiggly antlers? [Re: GimmeABuck]
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Just a higher population of ancient old bucks?
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#6995441 - 12/13/17 08:11 PM Re: What causes squiggly antlers? [Re: GimmeABuck]
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Squiggly genes.
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#6995461 - 12/13/17 08:26 PM Re: What causes squiggly antlers? [Re: Sneaky]
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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
Squiggly genes.
Winner......
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#6995498 - 12/13/17 08:58 PM Re: What causes squiggly antlers? [Re: Sneaky]
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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
Squiggly genes.


rofl

I couldn't answer but most the ones I have seen with squiggly genes are old bucks. See if you can get a picture that we can look at
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#6995710 - 12/14/17 06:40 AM Re: What causes squiggly antlers? [Re: GimmeABuck]
Jimbo Offline
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Genetically inferior deer, not an easy fix.

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#6995713 - 12/14/17 06:46 AM Re: What causes squiggly antlers? [Re: GimmeABuck]
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Dead on Sneaky got to be those squiggly genes.
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#6995754 - 12/14/17 07:23 AM Re: What causes squiggly antlers? [Re: GimmeABuck]
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Your buck-to-doe ratio is clearly out of whack. Join the QDMA, kill more does, and give them another year or two. They're sure to become brutes.
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#6996212 - 12/14/17 12:36 PM Re: What causes squiggly antlers? [Re: GimmeABuck]
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Squiggly genes is probably right though roflmao And very funny, Texas Dan laugh

Here is an extreme example from a few years ago and then a more typical example from this year.


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#6996229 - 12/14/17 12:45 PM Re: What causes squiggly antlers? [Re: GimmeABuck]
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That deer is sick ancient or starving. This a HF place?
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#6996240 - 12/14/17 12:50 PM Re: What causes squiggly antlers? [Re: redchevy]
GimmeABuck Offline
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No sir. We saw him on camera for awhile and then he just disappeared. Havent had one look like that again, though we did have a skeletal pig for awhile.
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#6996264 - 12/14/17 01:06 PM Re: What causes squiggly antlers? [Re: GimmeABuck]
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#6996265 - 12/14/17 01:06 PM Re: What causes squiggly antlers? [Re: GimmeABuck]
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Add viagra to your corn feeders -

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#6996270 - 12/14/17 01:10 PM Re: What causes squiggly antlers? [Re: kdkane1971]
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Originally Posted By: kdkane1971
Add viagra to your corn feeders -


Zinger!!!

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#6996279 - 12/14/17 01:16 PM Re: What causes squiggly antlers? [Re: kdkane1971]
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Originally Posted By: kdkane1971
Add viagra to your corn feeders -
roflmao genius, why didn't I think if this
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