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Antlers still on deer

Old 05-12-2008, 06:56 PM
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Sunday i went to our land to plant some food plots and while i was driving in the fields on the four-wheeler, i noticed that one of the deer in the herd still had both antlers on. it seemed to be a decent 8 pointer. I thought that was pretty strange.
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Old 05-12-2008, 07:20 PM
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hm
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Old 05-12-2008, 07:46 PM
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thats strange
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Old 05-12-2008, 07:55 PM
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Definetly strange for this time of year. To bad you couldn't get any pictures.
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Old 05-13-2008, 05:35 AM
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I didnt intend on seeing anything so i didnt bring my camera. Do you think there is something wrong with deer??
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Old 05-13-2008, 09:34 AM
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Its probly an antlerd doe if it still has antlers now.
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Old 05-13-2008, 09:51 AM
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i think that would be a deer i would try to capture on camera, and even try to harvest......But yea that is pretty weird...
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Old 05-13-2008, 09:55 AM
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I've read that some keep them on until the new ones start growing.Cool
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Old 05-13-2008, 10:54 AM
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I saw a nice 8 pt about 10 years ago still carry his head set at the end of April. Maybe some deer need the help of new antler growth to push the antlers off, kind of like a kid loosing his first toothe. Who knows, just my 2 cents.
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:15 PM
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It is strange, but oddly I have heard the same type of story here in Montana. A fellow I work with has been seeing a nice 8-pointer around his place and waiting for it to drop sheds. As of May 7th the buck was still carrying its rack.
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