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markjenna 08-21-2014 07:54 AM

Fix tines or not fix tines
I am wondering how many have your tines fixed or just leave deer how it was. This is the big boy I shot last year and am debating over having the tines fix. He was 165 and some change but could of been like
180+ with the 3 tines he had broke off. Would you fix them if it was your deer. Thanks and good luck this year...

Western MA Hunter 08-21-2014 10:16 AM

what a stud.. first off, congrats on such a freak! beautiful buck.
I personally say leave him the way he was when you shot him.. that is how he died and should be remembered in my opinion.
I do have friends that have had them fixed though and they are happy with it. My buddy did, but the deer broke a tine after running into a tree and he could not find it apparently. he said it wasn't broken when he shot...

illiniquack15 08-21-2014 10:22 AM

Awesome deer. I would leave him how he is. His score should be as he died. But hey man, its going up on your wall.

dbllunged 08-21-2014 10:35 AM

I have had tines put back on. But I have had pictures of those deer prior to killing them so the taxidermist had something to go off and the tines were very similar to what they originally were. The other thing is the score always reflects the deer as it was killed.

FCSpringer 08-21-2014 10:45 AM

Nice deer. I never have. I mounted my biggest one with a bite out of his ear, shaped nicely like a k9 mouth LOL. He asked if I wanted a new ear, and I said no. I wish I knew the story behind it. It was all healed up.

TX_Hoghunter 08-21-2014 10:46 AM

I would leave it alone.


ojibwa 08-21-2014 05:20 PM

don't have a problem fixing tines I have had it done before...
I am not so much a purest that a deer has to be the way he was killed.. I almost had a shot at a a big 8pt last year that had a big wad of orange baler twine in his rack , there is no way I would mount him like that.. I know guys who would though..

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