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Unusually Good Brow Tine Growth, But Why? #8116598 01/05/21 09:44 PM
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This year our deer are better than normal, but specifically we are seeing lots of deer with really long brow tines. Whereas our deer typically grow 3-5 inch brow tines, this year we have seen many bucks with brow tines in excess of 6 inches. Is that an indication of good rain and browse during the early growth stages? It can’t be just an overnight genetic shift. Any thoughts from the THF gurus?

By way of example, last Friday I encountered a buck we bad not seen nor had on camera. He has probably the best set of matching brows I’ve ever seen in person.

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Re: Unusually Good Brow Tine Growth, But Why? [Re: Grosvenor] #8116757 01/05/21 11:47 PM
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I dont know. I could guess but nothing makes sense to me. Anything that would make brows grow it seems would make all other aspects of the rack grow as well. STx or someone may have the answer.


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Re: Unusually Good Brow Tine Growth, But Why? [Re: Grosvenor] #8120731 01/08/21 03:43 PM
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Earlier this year I was talking to an outfitter about mule deer in Sonora and he commented that the mass on the bucks is often better at the H3 measurements than at the h1s because they get a lot of rain in the later growth stages. It made sense to me, so I’m just wondering if there is a similar explanation for our deer’s growth this year.

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Very nice sir

Re: Unusually Good Brow Tine Growth, But Why? [Re: Grosvenor] #8121332 01/08/21 11:28 PM
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Genetics

Re: Unusually Good Brow Tine Growth, But Why? [Re: Grosvenor] #8121509 01/09/21 01:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Grosvenor
Earlier this year I was talking to an outfitter about mule deer in Sonora and he commented that the mass on the bucks is often better at the H3 measurements than at the h1s because they get a lot of rain in the later growth stages. It made sense to me, so I’m just wondering if there is a similar explanation for our deer’s growth this year.

Interesting info. Keep it coming. I still don’t know answer but STx will have a good answer so I’m waiting. Of course I don’t know that an answer will make much difference but still fun to know.


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Re: Unusually Good Brow Tine Growth, But Why? [Re: don k] #8122294 01/09/21 06:54 PM
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I don’t think that’s the explanation. The deer in the photos is just one example. We went from average brows to way above average brows in one year. I could post a lot more examples.

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