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Deer in velvet #8024442 10/26/20 06:12 PM
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This is a buck I shot this weekend in Mills County on our MLD ranch. Any idea what causes them to be in velvet this late? I don’t think I have seen one this late that had full velvet.

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Re: Deer in velvet [Re: Landing Gear Down] #8024527 10/26/20 07:33 PM
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Did he have nuts? Maybe a stag

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Interesting you asked that. I’m no expert on deer nuts (or any others for that matter), but his nuts seemed smaller than normal.

Re: Deer in velvet [Re: Landing Gear Down] #8024704 10/26/20 09:23 PM
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Interesting article on this:

https://www.bowhunting.com/blog/2017/12/04/what-is-a-cryptorchid-buck/

Sounds like you know your stuff 270.

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Many years ago a family member killed a nice buck in late December that was still in velvet. It had no testicles. We could only speculate how it lost them...maybe being caught in a barb wire fence.

Re: Deer in velvet [Re: Landing Gear Down] #8024752 10/26/20 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Landing Gear Down
Interesting article on this:

https://www.bowhunting.com/blog/2017/12/04/what-is-a-cryptorchid-buck/

Sounds like you know your stuff 270.


We hunted Mason county for years and killed one every other year on average. It’s fairly common in the hill country. Their nuts were usually the size of grapes or smaller.
One good thing about it, the bucks sure were tasty without all that testosterone running through their veins

Re: Deer in velvet [Re: 270Sendero] #8026367 10/27/20 11:16 PM
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That happened to me a few years back. This picture was on Christmas day. He didnt have any nuts. That was the best tasting deer I ever had. It was like eating a steer. [Linked Image]

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