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well thats actually a mule deer (unlike what the title says), but it is one of the weirdest deer ive ever seen
Looks like a Mulie to me?? In the 80’s I had a buck jump out of it bed just 20 yards from me. I didn’t see any horn in the thick brush, but my brother shot. It was a 6pt whitetail with the left side bent down like stalactites, really cool. It had a bad cut on it right rear quarter. It’s pretty common to have horn grow odd on opposite side of injury, but to have both I would agree with face plate.
my dad shot a deer in the 90's thats a 4 point on side and a 3 point on the other but on the 3 point side the antler does a u turn and goes along its face. at the base of the antler just to the right on the skull plate there is a small hole that does not completely penetrate the skull plate. i am not sure what the hole was coaused from but i believe thats why the antler is messed up
thats not even a whitetail is it?
I killed a somewhat similar deer a few years ago. One side was a short (4" or so) beam folded over against his head. The other side was something else! The beam curved along his face and the tip was pushing into his muzzle. He had scars that looked suspiciously like auto collision injuries. I believe he'd been hit by a car while his antlers were still in velvet. Makes me wonder about this deer. Oh, I did get photos.
We hunt Wisconsin, and this year my friend Dave shot a buck that looked just like this buck. The only difference was only one antler had dropped. I told him I would mount the antlers, and while cleaning up the skull, I found a cracked skull plate. The pedicle had actually stopped growing on the outside of the head, but the protein and minerals that form the antlers actually formed a semi solid ,almost gelatinous substance under the skin. It was similiar in texture and strength to cartiledge. My guess is the deer was either hit by a car, or may have injured itseld escaping from something. We have plenty of wolves in the area we hunt.
I have a question. What would have happened if this thing had aged to get 8 or 10 points?
it must have been hard for him to eat with all that junk covering his mouth
What happened to this buck? It looks like it was shot and thrown into the back of a pickup to me
Imagine what a pain in the the butt it would be to mount that thing.
My buddy I hunt with killed abuck like this 3 years ago and mounted it. have no idea how they get that way. but the buck was only a youngstre and we had not sen him the year before so dont know if it would happen year to year or only once, anybody else have an idea on that?
it's probaly a injury in velvet, rarely genetics
look a little closer at the pictures and you can see the tips of antlers appear to still have velvet onthem / while it may be possible skull plate was broken this would seem to me that seeing more than one like this would be unlikely .regadless of how it happened everyone is entitled to thier own opinion without lowering ourselves to name calling. i think it was meant to educate us and have fun with,
not that i know of. we must just be two smarter people. lol
Wow, Bowman. Are you and CoyoteGod related?
oh yeah and divinestrake, hate to break it to you, but deer dont shed and grow antlers after they die
it might not have been the skull plate healing although it could. a friend of mine shot a deer that had a normal four point antler on one side and an antler that grew down the side of his face on the other side. after he skinned the head we could tell that the antler had been bent or broken or whatever before, like in velvet and the skull was completely fine, im not and expert but theres my input
CoyoteGod, are you serious???
DivineStrake are you retarded??? This is definitely a one of a kind buck, I would mount him.
Here comes the Hammer...lol!
Hey Hawg----Now THAT is pretty damn funny.....ain't no antlers growing back---EVER!
This is real interesting. I saw a buck this year with some of the same features. The buck I saw though had only one antler growing down toward its nose the other was normal and both antler had their normal color.
lol...it well be REAL INTERESTING...especially considering he's dead!
It'll be interesting to see if they grow back like that next year, too. Keep us posted!
wow i'm emailing this to all my friends but i've got no clue on how it could possibly gotten that way.sorry dude.
re: herbie57, sorry I meant born with something wrong with him. like hawg said, something was wrong with his skull plate. but i agree, probably an accident which didn't heal correctly. i've never seen anything like it beofre though.
Well that's something i've never seen before, pretty cool
I just told you what happened...that could NOT have been done while in velvet...the skull plate was already healed in the position it's in...when the antlers started to grow they grew out from the pedestal in a NORMAL direction. If you were to move the antlers to a typical position, the pedestals would be in a typical/normal position
thats realy odd but my geuss is that while in velvet they wer caught or "hung up" in somthing
I know what happened...I've seen this a few times. He had a broken skull plate...and it did not heal correctly. Sometimes the skull plate will be lose & the antlers will just dangle and flop around until it heals...it looks like that bucks are healed in that position.
He got hurt in some way, simple as that
no mystery here' unsual yes, the deers horns were probably caught in something while he was in velvet and his antlers were still developing
How can you say a buck was born that way, his antlers fall off and grow back the same way other do. My guess is they got injured, either way its pretty cool.
Who knows.. still good eatin.
man... no idea. looks like he was born that way?
Deformed? These antlers are downright ugly. What do you suppose happened to this buck?
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