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#7039585 - 01/15/18 07:51 PM Elk or red deer or???
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Any guesses? How can you tell the difference?
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#7039656 - 01/15/18 08:54 PM Re: Elk or red deer or??? [Re: Normanpig]
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With the crowns on top my guess would be red deer

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#7039659 - 01/15/18 08:57 PM Re: Elk or red deer or??? [Re: Normanpig]
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My guess would be wapiti (American elk)cervus canadensis. Red stag tend to start having multiple points coming off of the spear point (4th point) after a few years of age.



When red stags grow up, they can have some really massive antlers.

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#7039669 - 01/15/18 09:05 PM Re: Elk or red deer or??? [Re: Normanpig]
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Red deer

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#7039671 - 01/15/18 09:07 PM Re: Elk or red deer or??? [Re: Normanpig]
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Score is:

2-red deer
1-elk

Whoís next? And I donít know the answer. Btw.



Edited by Normanpig (01/15/18 09:08 PM)
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#7039685 - 01/15/18 09:16 PM Re: Elk or red deer or??? [Re: Normanpig]
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Elk- Red Deer cross.
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#7039687 - 01/15/18 09:17 PM Re: Elk or red deer or??? [Re: Normanpig]
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Crowns? Red deer.
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#7039692 - 01/15/18 09:18 PM Re: Elk or red deer or??? [Re: Normanpig]
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I call this elk Basket head so I vote Elk
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#7039711 - 01/15/18 09:33 PM Re: Elk or red deer or??? [Re: Normanpig]
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Sooooo

3- red
2 - elk
1- Cross breed

With out DNA itís a guess? I guess....
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#7039744 - 01/15/18 10:12 PM Re: Elk or red deer or??? [Re: Normanpig]
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Red deer!
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#7039749 - 01/15/18 10:16 PM Re: Elk or red deer or??? [Re: Normanpig]
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Roosevelt Elk

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#7039771 - 01/15/18 10:43 PM Re: Elk or red deer or??? [Re: Normanpig]
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Red deer

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#7039863 - 01/16/18 06:36 AM Re: Elk or red deer or??? [Re: Normanpig]
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100% Red Deer. Take it to the bank.
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#7039915 - 01/16/18 07:27 AM Re: Elk or red deer or??? [Re: Normanpig]
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Iíd say Red deer but from genetics in Spain or Argentina. The red deer there have that shape, the ones in New Zealand have the mass and huge crowns. Hard to tell I wouldnt be surprised if it was elk, cross or red deer. Really just have to know where the animal came from. Iíve seen crosses with elk bodies and little sika looking racks and Iíve seen sika bodies and huge red deer racks. Cool rack though.
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#7040078 - 01/16/18 09:37 AM Re: Elk or red deer or??? [Re: Normanpig]
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I raise Red Deer, and this could very well be an Elk/Red cross as they will definitely do that. But my final guess is a Red Deer who is just lacking true crowns and mass.


Edited by HiBanksDeer (01/16/18 09:38 AM)
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