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Lots broaken horns this year? #7011744
12/26/17 02:10 PM
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My little brother and I had a discussion Christmas Eve about more broaken horns this year. I for one am seeing more than ever and my friends are too my brother says he thinks something to do with lots rain during early development stage? What do y'all think? This is one example.


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Re: Lots broaken horns this year? [Re: Buck25-06] #7011792
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Me and my grandsons saw giant buck when he looked our way his whole rt side was gone except for brow tine. Try to get pic looks like same doe he was with just came out.


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Re: Lots broaken horns this year? [Re: Buck25-06] #7011825
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I have noticed more than usual at my place in Montague County.

I would be interested to know how water would be a negative impact on the deer. Generally speaking, they had plenty of forage this year because of the early rains and so antlers have grown very well.


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Re: Lots broaken horns this year? [Re: Buck25-06] #7011867
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The big Roman Nosed old guy I shot earlier this month at my BinL's place in Fayette County had his left side broke off about 3+"s above his head and apparently continued to fight regularly, as the top of the stump was broomed off smooth and the edgebeginning to curl over so the very top was bigger around than the shaft of the Antler. He was missing some tines on his right side too, that left nuthin but lumps and also were smoothed over from contact with something. Overall his antlers however did look like he was going into the Old Age Decline and not producing as much Antler material as he probably had in the past, but was healthy and est'd to weigh 150/160lbs live weight.

BinL's place and surrounding properties have lots of forage, and the mottes of tree's and undergrowth were still leafed out the 1st week of December. If the weather is decent and not bitter cold teens & '20'ish or raining the 1st week of January, it'll be interesting to see what those pastures look like a month later.
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Re: Lots broaken horns this year? [Re: Double Naught Spy] #7011875
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Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
I have noticed more than usual at my place in Montague County.

I would be interested to know how water would be a negative impact on the deer. Generally speaking, they had plenty of forage this year because of the early rains and so antlers have grown very well.
my brother is 54 I'm 57 the only thing unusual in our county is excessive early rain. Only two brothers theorizing no biologist in this family.But if my brother says Rooster dips snuff there will be snuff can under that roosters wing.


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Slight subject change deer came out late this am still trying to get pic of ole 1 horn I bet 170+ if not broaken and slightly over 200 #


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Re: Lots broaken horns this year? [Re: Buck25-06] #7011940
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yes I have noticed in Archer county


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Re: Lots broaken horns this year? [Re: Buck25-06] #7012629
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Always. After October 1 its blendered horns. Hate it. Nothin worse than hunting a one antlered deer or just busted up. More bucks less doe = (,,)


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Originally Posted By: REALKILLER
Always. After October 1 its blendered horns. Hate it. Nothin worse than hunting a one antlered deer or just busted up. More bucks less doe = (,,)


Yep. Plenty of ladies make for less fights. Iíve noticed that ranches with colder winters also have higher broken antler %.

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Re: Lots broaken horns this year? [Re: Buck25-06] #7012781
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Yes here too. Had 3 10 point bucks earlier in the year, two of em are now busted to 8's. One of them are down to a 6. Strange year for sure. For here anyway!!

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Seems like more broken here also

Re: Lots broaken horns this year? [Re: Buck25-06] #7012896
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Thanks for in put I've been hunting over 40 years 25 that I have devoted much effort to and I have not seen or heard of this much breakage before .


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Re: Lots broaken horns this year? [Re: Buck25-06] #7013032
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Originally Posted By: Buck25-06
Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
I have noticed more than usual at my place in Montague County.

I would be interested to know how water would be a negative impact on the deer. Generally speaking, they had plenty of forage this year because of the early rains and so antlers have grown very well.
my brother is 54 I'm 57 the only thing unusual in our county is excessive early rain. Only two brothers theorizing no biologist in this family.But if my brother says Rooster dips snuff there will be snuff can under that roosters wing.


More rain usually promotes more antler growth due to better nutrition from more available forage. We didn't have any particularly large amounts of rain until June, but May was almost as many inches shy of rain as June was over. Before those two months we were running about par each month, but were about an inch behind for the first 4 months.

So I don't know. I don't see anything astoundingly off overall.


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I found the same condition in Dickens county. Had a chance to bring my grandsons and son in law to our place and to my surprise we had lots of bucks but I'd estimate that 70 plus percent had broken racks. I'm thinking the good news is they have gotten a pass till next years and we should have a really large base of potential trophies.

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We have a lot of broke horns every year since the drought was at the peak.
I think the buck to doe ratio is closer than ever in a lot of places due to poor fawn crops 5 and 6 years ago. This leads to a lot more fighting and limb rattling by competing bucks.
I would say that one in four buck with 8 points or more on our place is broke in some way. Maybe one in three.

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I have also seen more broke beams and tines this year, I have also seen a lot more buck fights this year than in years past. My ratio is about 1/1 bucks to doe, I would say that the cold and wet weather has kept the bucks more aggressive.

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We probably have 4 or 5 completely half racks this year where broken at the base or pedicle fairly early in the season. One mature buck I was after broke off left main beam just past the g2 before I could get back to the lease during bow season.


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Just my 2 cents, I saw more broken antlers this year also. Probably just coincidence, IMO. Also I shot a 20" wide 8 with two broken tines, obviously he was a fighter.

Re: Lots broaken horns this year? [Re: Buck25-06] #7015563
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Seen tons of broken antlers in the Throckmorton area both at the lease and at the processor. I have noticed our lease has more bucks than doe so I figured that was why, lots of fighting. We do have 2 studs on camera that are still in perfect condition antler wise.

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I didn't notice broken tines, but i did notice the number of doe was way down to an almost even buck-to-doe ration in Kerr county as well



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