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Is this a penned deer?

Old 11-01-2010, 03:42 PM
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We got this picture of a buck last week from one of our trail cameras. It seems as if the points on the buck have been clipped off near the top, and we heard that a pen roughly 12 miles away lost some of its big bucks in a storm during the summer.



That seems like a long way for a deer to travel, but this buck doesn't seem to be normal.
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Old 11-01-2010, 03:52 PM
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It isn't now. That makes him fair game.
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Old 11-01-2010, 04:12 PM
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Well heck... If he stays around let him go till next season, He'll get bigger!!
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Old 11-01-2010, 04:58 PM
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hes gona have a nice non cliped rack next yr if ur right
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:06 PM
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He won't hurt the gene pool either..
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:35 PM
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He may not be a bad thing for the gene pool, but do you think he'll survive the winter?
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by BillBrasky View Post
He may not be a bad thing for the gene pool, but do you think he'll survive the winter?
Good point, Wisconsin's winters can be brutal and a pen raised animal probably won't..
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:51 PM
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12 miles isnt very far at all, especially being he doesnt have an established territory of his own.
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Old 11-01-2010, 06:42 PM
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why do they clip the antlers? to make it safer for the other bucks or something
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Old 11-01-2010, 06:46 PM
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Just wondering, How ethical would it be to shoot this buck? If he was pen raised?
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