Whitetail Deer Hunting Gain a better understanding of the World's most popular big game animal and the techniques that will help you become a better deer hunter.

Sick Buck Picture?

Old 08-05-2008, 06:30 AM
  #1  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location:
Posts: 19
Default Sick Buck Picture?

I got the picture below on my Stealth Camera this weekend and the small buck in the picture seems to have some serious discoloration, anyone seen something like this before? Is he sick? Is this something to worry about spreading to the rest of the deer?




TeamVA1819 is offline  
Old 08-05-2008, 06:42 AM
  #2  
Fork Horn
 
jmccoy_77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location:
Posts: 142
Default RE: Sick Buck Picture?

Pic?
jmccoy_77 is offline  
Old 08-05-2008, 06:47 AM
  #3  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location:
Posts: 19
Default RE: Sick Buck Picture?

Sorry about there...here it is....

TeamVA1819 is offline  
Old 08-05-2008, 07:34 AM
  #4  
Nontypical Buck
 
Pope94/IA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 1,583
Default RE: Sick Buck Picture?

Im just guessing its a really really lucky old deer. But its possible it could have a skin disease of some sort. Perhaps chicken pocks?
Pope94/IA is offline  
Old 08-05-2008, 08:28 AM
  #5  
Fork Horn
 
D Rock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: The Hoosier State
Posts: 314
Default RE: Sick Buck Picture?

I would have to see a better picture of him, but he just looks old. From the picture he looks to have a big pot belly that would tell me he is an older dude with a skin problem.
D Rock is offline  
Old 08-05-2008, 08:33 AM
  #6  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location:
Posts: 19
Default RE: Sick Buck Picture?

I appreciate the feedback...I feel it is my obligation to cull the herd of the old geezer and take him out of his misery. Thanks again and I'll keep you all posted once the season opens up.
TeamVA1819 is offline  
Old 08-05-2008, 09:16 AM
  #7  
Nontypical Buck
 
childers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cobb County, Georgia
Posts: 2,582
Default RE: Sick Buck Picture?

maybe scabies, or some other disease.

heck it could even be from extreme heat on this deer.


childers is offline  
Old 08-05-2008, 09:20 AM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Georgia
Posts: 164
Default RE: Sick Buck Picture?

I think I am going to break ranks (as usual) and say that this deer may simply be beginning the transition from the summer coat to the winter coat. While he may be a couple of weeks early, we should start seeing more of this in the coming weeks and months.
kry226 is offline  
Old 08-05-2008, 09:52 AM
  #9  
Spike
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 70
Default RE: Sick Buck Picture?

Maybe he's got something like what Michael Jackson has!!!!
tenpointer65 is offline  
Old 08-05-2008, 10:19 AM
  #10  
Nontypical Buck
 
Edcyclopedia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: S. NH
Posts: 3,045
Default RE: Sick Buck Picture?

ORIGINAL: kry226

I think I am going to break ranks (as usual) and say that this deer may simply be beginning the transition from the summer coat to the winter coat. While he may be a couple of weeks early, we should start seeing more of this in the coming weeks and months.
My guess also...
Some of the spotting can be a bad, bad tick problem?? Maybe a few battle wounds from many years of rutt??

I shot a 6 pointer a few years back with an overabundance of ticks and his thick winter coat barely covered some of the blotchy spots.
Edcyclopedia is offline  

Quick Reply: Sick Buck Picture?


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.