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Strange deformation. #8463999 12/02/21 12:08 AM
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I thought this fellow had something stuck on his antler but couldn't get a good look until today. The large bulb actually forms a slight cup. Some of the other antler tips show a bit of damage also.

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Good pics

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Cool pics! up

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He tipped all if them in velvet. Where ever he was eating at wasn't antler friendly.

Cool pic


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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
He tipped all if them in velvet. Where ever he was eating at wasn't antler friendly.

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Agree.

Re: Strange deformation. [Re: Michael W.] #8464411 12/02/21 01:57 PM
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Got too close to a camp fire and melted them down.

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Great looking very unique

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That’s cool. Hope you can find those shed horns.

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Re: Strange deformation. [Re: Michael W.] #8464919 12/02/21 11:05 PM
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Deervid-19, tell your wife and boss that you have to quarantine at your lease till after season is over to keep it from spreading.

Re: Strange deformation. [Re: Old Rabbit] #8465042 12/03/21 01:32 AM
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I just came across something interesting. Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease can cause antler problems.

My neighbor found a dead buck in her yard a couple months ago. It had discharge coming from its mouth and nose. That is also a sign of the Hemorrhagic disease. Its caused by an a bite from an insect called a midge.



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After looking at more photos of deformation of antlers due to Hemorrhagic Disease I think this was maybe impact with something.



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I lean heavily towards the deformity is due to injuring his antlers during velvet,
and since the 4 tips almost appear as though they are flat-ish, as though he ran under a fence and injured the antler tips (during velvet stage).

and great picts!!

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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
He tipped all if them in velvet. Where ever he was eating at wasn't antler friendly.

Cool pic



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