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Old 03-05-2014, 04:13 PM
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I killed a 9 pt back in January that had a 5 1/2" drop tine on his right antler. What causes this? Is it genetics or an injury the buck might have had or a break in his velvet? I've heard them are the 3 main reasons that cause a drop tine. Needless to say hes at the taxidermist that's the only drop tine I've ever seen in person. Ill try to get a pic of him up here when I figure it out lol.
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:34 PM
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I thought a Drop-tine on a Buck was because of Age and/or Genetics?

Congratulations on getting a Drop-tine Buck.....pretty Rare seeing or shooting one!

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Old 03-05-2014, 05:02 PM
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Thanks I bout hyperventalated when I saw that drop tine when I walked up to him lol. When I loaded him up I called a friend of mine to come look at him and he told me its either genetics or a tear in his velvet. Then somebody else told me if they have an injury they'll. have a drop tine so idk what causes it. I figured he was 4.5 or 5.5 yrs old and didn't appear to have anything wrong with him he was scent trailin a doe that came by about 20 mins before he came by. I said he was lookin fo love and found a 150 grain core lokt!
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Old 03-05-2014, 05:30 PM
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I have seen 3 drop tine bucks on the hoof in my 50+ years iof deer hunting. I have no clue what causes such, but I was figurig genetics more so than injury.
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Old 03-05-2014, 06:45 PM
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i have never seen a drop tine but i wish congrats on the buck to..my first buck did almost that same exact thing.. but he found a 180 grain bullet.
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Old 03-06-2014, 06:52 AM
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My cousin shot a drop tine buck,the only one I've ever seen.I think it's genetics.
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Old 03-06-2014, 07:46 AM
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Congrats! I dont think its an injury...just genetics/food.
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Old 03-08-2014, 02:29 PM
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can't wait to shoot me a monster with double matching drop tines!


genetics.
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Old 03-08-2014, 02:59 PM
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i shot at a 14-17 point drop tine last year. i dont think a day has gone by that i dont think of that buck
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Old 03-08-2014, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by buckman11 View Post
i shot at a 14-17 point drop tine last year. i dont think a day has gone by that i dont think of that buck
Man id be sick until I killed him next season.
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