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Deformed Whitetail Deer Mystery

Deformed Whitetail Deer Mystery

What do you suppose happened to this whitetail deer?
mystery buck jan09 1

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from paulring wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

well thats actually a mule deer (unlike what the title says), but it is one of the weirdest deer ive ever seen

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from quadbowhunter wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

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.

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from Taylor Pommier wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

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

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from huntnut wrote 4 years 51 weeks ago

thats not even a whitetail is it?

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from hanshi wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

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.

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from Donnie the bull wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

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.

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from bigwaterfowler wrote 5 years 13 weeks ago

mount it

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from Colorado Samurai wrote 5 years 19 weeks ago

I have a question. What would have happened if this thing had aged to get 8 or 10 points?

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from mitcarls wrote 5 years 23 weeks ago

it must have been hard for him to eat with all that junk covering his mouth

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from elkslayer wrote 5 years 24 weeks ago

What happened to this buck? It looks like it was shot and thrown into the back of a pickup to me

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from squirrelhunter wrote 5 years 24 weeks ago

Imagine what a pain in the the butt it would be to mount that thing.

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from saintdeer wrote 5 years 24 weeks ago

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?

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from bear hunter wrote 5 years 25 weeks ago

it's probaly a injury in velvet, rarely genetics

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from 6phunter wrote 5 years 25 weeks ago

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,

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from bowman wrote 5 years 25 weeks ago

not that i know of. we must just be two smarter people. lol

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from DivineStrake wrote 5 years 25 weeks ago

Wow, Bowman. Are you and CoyoteGod related?

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from bowman wrote 5 years 25 weeks ago

oh yeah and divinestrake, hate to break it to you, but deer dont shed and grow antlers after they die

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from bowman wrote 5 years 25 weeks ago

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

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from DivineStrake wrote 5 years 25 weeks ago

CoyoteGod, are you serious???

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from DivineStrake wrote 5 years 25 weeks ago

CoyoteGod, are you serious???

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from CoyoteGod wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

DivineStrake are you retarded??? This is definitely a one of a kind buck, I would mount him.

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from HawgNSons.Com wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Here comes the Hammer...lol!

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from Hammer wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Hey Hawg----Now THAT is pretty damn funny.....ain't no antlers growing back---EVER!

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from beagleboy wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

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.

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from HawgNSons.Com wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

lol...it well be REAL INTERESTING...especially considering he's dead!

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from DivineStrake wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

It'll be interesting to see if they grow back like that next year, too. Keep us posted!

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from texashottie84 wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

yeahh!!!

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from buckgirl043 wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

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.

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from Kristen Keys wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

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.

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from Yoda wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Well that's something i've never seen before, pretty cool

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from HawgNSons.Com wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

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

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from Aaron1991 wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

thats realy odd but my geuss is that while in velvet they wer caught or "hung up" in somthing

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from HawgNSons.Com wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

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.

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from elkslayer wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

He got hurt in some way, simple as that

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from 6phunter wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

no mystery here' unsual yes, the deers horns were probably caught in something while he was in velvet and his antlers were still developing

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from herbie57_57 wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

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.

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from long taxi ride wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Who knows.. still good eatin.

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from Kristen Keys wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

man... no idea. looks like he was born that way?

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from 6phunter wrote 5 years 25 weeks ago

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,

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from 6phunter wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

no mystery here' unsual yes, the deers horns were probably caught in something while he was in velvet and his antlers were still developing

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from HawgNSons.Com wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

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.

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from herbie57_57 wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

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.

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from bowman wrote 5 years 25 weeks ago

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

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from long taxi ride wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Who knows.. still good eatin.

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from elkslayer wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

He got hurt in some way, simple as that

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from Aaron1991 wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

thats realy odd but my geuss is that while in velvet they wer caught or "hung up" in somthing

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from HawgNSons.Com wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

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

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from Yoda wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Well that's something i've never seen before, pretty cool

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from buckgirl043 wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

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.

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from beagleboy wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

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.

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from Hammer wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Hey Hawg----Now THAT is pretty damn funny.....ain't no antlers growing back---EVER!

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from HawgNSons.Com wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Here comes the Hammer...lol!

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from DivineStrake wrote 5 years 25 weeks ago

CoyoteGod, are you serious???

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from bowman wrote 5 years 25 weeks ago

not that i know of. we must just be two smarter people. lol

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from bear hunter wrote 5 years 25 weeks ago

it's probaly a injury in velvet, rarely genetics

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from saintdeer wrote 5 years 24 weeks ago

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?

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from squirrelhunter wrote 5 years 24 weeks ago

Imagine what a pain in the the butt it would be to mount that thing.

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from mitcarls wrote 5 years 23 weeks ago

it must have been hard for him to eat with all that junk covering his mouth

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from Colorado Samurai wrote 5 years 19 weeks ago

I have a question. What would have happened if this thing had aged to get 8 or 10 points?

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from bigwaterfowler wrote 5 years 13 weeks ago

mount it

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from Donnie the bull wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

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.

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from hanshi wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

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.

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from Kristen Keys wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

man... no idea. looks like he was born that way?

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from Kristen Keys wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

man... no idea. looks like he was born that way?

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from texashottie84 wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

yeahh!!!

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from HawgNSons.Com wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

lol...it well be REAL INTERESTING...especially considering he's dead!

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from DivineStrake wrote 5 years 25 weeks ago

CoyoteGod, are you serious???

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from bowman wrote 5 years 25 weeks ago

oh yeah and divinestrake, hate to break it to you, but deer dont shed and grow antlers after they die

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from elkslayer wrote 5 years 24 weeks ago

What happened to this buck? It looks like it was shot and thrown into the back of a pickup to me

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from huntnut wrote 4 years 51 weeks ago

thats not even a whitetail is it?

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from Taylor Pommier wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

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

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from quadbowhunter wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

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.

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from paulring wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

well thats actually a mule deer (unlike what the title says), but it is one of the weirdest deer ive ever seen

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from Kristen Keys wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

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.

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from DivineStrake wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

It'll be interesting to see if they grow back like that next year, too. Keep us posted!

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from DivineStrake wrote 5 years 25 weeks ago

Wow, Bowman. Are you and CoyoteGod related?

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from CoyoteGod wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

DivineStrake are you retarded??? This is definitely a one of a kind buck, I would mount him.

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