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Genetics or Damage? #7658324 11/11/19 12:17 PM
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My hunting buddy shot this deer yesterday morning. Think the malformation is genetics or damaged at some point. 14 1/2", field dress 155 lbs.
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Re: Genetics or Damage? [Re: lthomas132] #7658360 11/11/19 01:12 PM
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Did you inspect it's teeth to see if they were worn down.
Could be old age or genetics in my opinion. Damage would most likely be on one antler, but that whole rack looks funky.

It needed to go!...Good Job!

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I love those freak deer

Re: Genetics or Damage? [Re: lthomas132] #7658620 11/11/19 05:22 PM
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Not genetics. Looks more like lack of teeth and old age than anything. Very common for very old bucks to have antlers that look like that. Other thing is it could be from antler damage, or leg injury or illness.


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Re: Genetics or Damage? [Re: stxranchman] #7658766 11/11/19 07:53 PM
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Yes, taxi said it was 7-8 years old.


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Re: Genetics or Damage? [Re: lthomas132] #7659955 11/12/19 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by lthomas132
Yes, taxi said it was 7-8 years old.


Which means probably 9.


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