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Old 02-03-2007, 06:30 PM
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My Moultrie snapped this picture of a deer back in November. At first, I didn't think much of it, but the more I messed with it (lightening and playing with the exposure), the more it looked like there is a set of hardware on its head. What does everyone think? Are those antlers, or just some limbs lighting up at just the right place to look like antlers. I've included a zoomed in (but otherwise unedited) version for comparison. I also have other nighttime pix from this camera location for comparison. If you're interested, PM me and I'll send you the unedited version.

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Old 02-03-2007, 07:17 PM
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I sure looks like he's got something up there, and it looks wide and tall to me. Hope you get more and better pics of him.
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Old 02-03-2007, 09:28 PM
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i agree
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Old 02-04-2007, 07:41 AM
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same here; I do think it Ivory.
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Old 02-04-2007, 08:34 AM
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looks like a good one to me!!
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Old 02-04-2007, 10:15 AM
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almost look like it has a palmation we have a 10 pt here with a palmation but its on like a 2 acre wodded area in the middle of the burbs so cant hunt there at all but i think it goes down the road about a mile to a farm i hunt so maybe ill see it sometime
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Old 02-04-2007, 11:14 AM
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Glad to see that everyone else thinks it's a buck and not just wishful thinking on my part. I think that what looks like palmation is actually a leaf hanging from a tree halfway between the camera and the deer. That shows up in all of the other pictures, but the other pictures don't show his antlers. Of course this stupid leaf had to be in just the right place to obstruct the view of his rack.

We havepictures of several different 8 pointers from this farm, but this guy appears to be a 10 from this picture - at least his right side has at5+ points. My mom and a buddy (Primitive Weapon) have seen a 10 pointer on the farm, and this could possibly be him... But it's the only photo of him that we've been able to get. I had the camera set to no-flash during bow season, and there we lots of nighttime pix that are completely dark. He could possibly be in one of those, but I obviously can't tell.
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Old 02-05-2007, 08:33 AM
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Obviously, I'm in agreement here. ErinsDaddy and I have studied this photo quite a bit.

I would love to get a chance to see him on camera, but better yet, during bow season come October!!!
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:57 AM
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definitely looks like antlers
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