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Do Antlers Bleed a Litte When Broken Off? #8749140 12/03/22 10:57 PM
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Got a couple pics this morning of a buck with some blood on his antlers. Obviously, he's a scrapper and busted up pretty good, but still very submissive around the other bucks. Is that possibly his blood, or that of his sparring partner? Or something else?

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Re: Do Antlers Bleed a Litte When Broken Off? [Re: kry226] #8749143 12/03/22 11:01 PM
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If he was bleeding I’d think it would be in his face, but his antlers may not of 100% hardened at his age also


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Re: Do Antlers Bleed a Litte When Broken Off? [Re: kry226] #8749146 12/03/22 11:03 PM
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The hard antler itself does not bleed but damage to the base can cause bleeding. More likely that blood is from him or another buck and good chance if it is his it is from a wound caused not on the antler itself but near the base from another buck. Odds are he will be fine next year without ill effects, if it is damage to the pedicle that side will most likely never be right in the future. Being that the antler is still there I bet he will will not be damaged in the future


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Re: Do Antlers Bleed a Litte When Broken Off? [Re: kry226] #8749150 12/03/22 11:06 PM
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Thanks, gents. I was wondering as it appears the blood is concentrated around where the points and beams are broken. No telling, it seems.


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Re: Do Antlers Bleed a Litte When Broken Off? [Re: kry226] #8749264 12/04/22 02:11 AM
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Yeah he got in a big fight. Wonder what the other guy looks like?

Re: Do Antlers Bleed a Litte When Broken Off? [Re: kry226] #8749309 12/04/22 03:18 AM
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i assume you are not hunting near Korea, what part of Texas are you hunting?

near Windthorst where I hunt, just seeing the same bucks with no real obvious rutting activity being obseved


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Re: Do Antlers Bleed a Litte When Broken Off? [Re: Buzzsaw] #8749343 12/04/22 04:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
i assume you are not hunting near Korea, what part of Texas are you hunting?

near Windthorst where I hunt, just seeing the same bucks with no real obvious rutting activity being obseved

I just returned to Korea from a couple weeks at our place in Hall County. Nov 15-30 is always high adventure in the panhandle with a later rut than most places. The pics are from my RidgeTec cell cam.


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If he broke the pedicle it will bleed, antlers will not bleed at this time of the year.

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Originally Posted by Wytex
If he broke the pedicle it will bleed, antlers will not bleed at this time of the year.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^^^^^^

Most likely has some pedicle damage


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Originally Posted by ILUVBIGBUCKS
Originally Posted by Wytex
If he broke the pedicle it will bleed, antlers will not bleed at this time of the year.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^^^^^^

Most likely has some pedicle damage


Agree. And, will be interesting to see if it's permanent damage and what impact that has on next years new antlers. I've seen this cause 'double main beams' in future years.

Re: Do Antlers Bleed a Litte When Broken Off? [Re: kry226] #8751497 12/06/22 08:00 PM
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Thanks again, y'all. We don't always see the same bucks year to year, but I'm looking forward to seeing if he makes it (he's obviously a scrapper but pretty defenseless now) and what his next set looks like. up


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I have yet to see a full-on buck fight in person. I've seen them on tv of course, but it has to be something to watch one in person!

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Originally Posted by Elkivory2
I have yet to see a full-on buck fight in person. I've seen them on tv of course, but it has to be something to watch one in person!


One I caught in video years ago.


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Antlers? We don't need no stinkin' antlers... eeks333



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Rut equals fighting this time of the year. Broken antlers inflict a lot of damage to the other buck since they are not balanced in a fight. My guess is that is blood from a gouged out eye or possibly from an ear rip on the other buck.
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Originally Posted by stxranchman
Rut equals fighting this time of the year. Broken antlers inflict a lot of damage to the other buck since they are not balanced in a fight. My guess is that is blood from a gouged out eye or possibly from an ear rip on the other buck.
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Yessir, agreed. Haven't seen any injured bucks on camera yet, but I'm definitely looking. Thanks.


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