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Unexpected Fallow #7352753
11/19/18 05:32 PM
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I drew an antlerless whitetail hunt for the Lake Alan Henry WMA and spent this last weekend trying to fill it. When I got there Friday afternoon the wildlife tech explained the rules to me. Spikes and button bucks were allowed but not encouraged, and he instructed me to only shoot deer that were accompanied by bucks. After 3 hours of hunting in my blind I decided to slowly head back to the truck and see if I could creep up on a deer in the last 15mins of shooting time. I quickly ran into a herd of 4 deer, 3 antlerless and a big 8 point whitetail. I picked out the biggest antlerless and dropped it with a parting heart shot. When I got up to it I realized I had shot a young fallow buck who had tiny antlers! The wildlife tech was convinced it was a mule/whitetail hybrid but Iím 98% sure itís a fallow. Either way I got to keep it! [Linked Image]
Not what I was expecting but Iíll take it!

Re: Unexpected Fallow [Re: SJdport57] #7353097
11/19/18 11:45 PM
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The white line has me thinking itís a fallow as well. Congrats


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Re: Unexpected Fallow [Re: SJdport57] #7354333
11/21/18 12:28 PM
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It is a fallow


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Re: Unexpected Fallow [Re: SJdport57] #7357214
11/25/18 02:54 AM
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What did the tail look like? The horn base looks like it could be a fallow but the body coloring is telling me something else.


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11/25/18 03:01 AM
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Sure looks like a fallow, good eating. Glad you get keep it up


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Re: Unexpected Fallow [Re: SJdport57] #7379166
12/17/18 05:11 PM
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if it was a fallow, it would have had a penis sheath hanging down below his belly, it is very distinctive on fallow males, even the yearlings who have not yet had their antlers protruding

would be better to see pictures of tail and sheath, because from this picture, it does not look like a fallow to me.

not to mention, a young fallow like that would likely hang out with his mama vs a herd of whitetail

Last edited by rsquared; 12/17/18 05:11 PM.

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