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What is wrong here?

Old 10-01-2009, 07:19 PM
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Hey everyone I've been gettin pictures of lots of half racked bucks. What do you think is the cause of this? Genetics or what? What do you think I can do about it to help? I also get pictures of several good bucks to.






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Old 10-01-2009, 07:22 PM
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woah...uhhh
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:37 AM
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I'd guess that you've got low calcium in the soil. We've got areas of the state where the soil and bedrock are low in calcium and half-racks are common there.
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Old 10-02-2009, 10:28 AM
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i just want to make suggestion...... that high rack oddball deer...... let him grow, i think with some time that could be a real awsome buck, well there is a 50/50 chance anyway
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Old 10-05-2009, 06:38 PM
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shootem all and start over? dont really know never seen that many oddballs. good thing is those antlers are chewy anyways
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Old 10-05-2009, 06:45 PM
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first guess is poor nutrition.

that one may be broken off....the 4pt on 1 side...

poor genetics could be the case too.
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:11 PM
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Ditto--nromaker
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Arkansasmountainman View Post
i just want to make suggestion...... that high rack oddball deer...... let him grow, i think with some time that could be a real awsome buck, well there is a 50/50 chance anyway
Yeah a couple look like they could be half decent! Ok, no more puns.
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:57 PM
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I too would assume bad nutrition. Put some vitamins in your corn!!!! haha
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:22 PM
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let them shed them off then in early spring start putting out tons of minerals and stuff with vitamins in that should help
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