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Old 01-30-2004, 06:48 AM
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I know everyone has heard of a doe with antlers, I was just setting here and started to wonder if anyone has ever heard of a buck that never had antlers? You know, you thought you were shooting a doe only to find a unit down there when you go to clean it? I am not talking about after they have shed, just never had them.

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Old 01-30-2004, 03:57 PM
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I do know a buck in the Catskills that was killed a couple of years ago and the guys in the camp had a doe permit so they shot this big doe or so they thought. We they flipped it over to dress it there were all the males parts. They then began to remember seeing a doe or so they thought chasing does but it didn't have any antlers or pedicals where the deer had shed. I aged the deer for them and it was 7.5 years old. I also know of a deer killed last week on Long Island that had one three point antler and the other side had nothing not even the pedical where it had shed. A buddy of mine had checked his bow journal and he had seen this same deer 2 years ago while bowhunting and it only had one side then also. This deer was 3.5 yrs old when killed this year.
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Old 11-16-2023, 07:46 AM
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Opening Day, 2019, northern Michigan, I shot my first deer in 40 years. It was a good sized doe, or so I thought. Like other posts, when we went to gut it my doe was a buck. The guys I was hunting said, leave it to Tom, 40 years to shoot a deer and the first one he gets is a cross dresser.
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Old 11-16-2023, 08:52 AM
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If thebuck had an injury to its testicles before it grew it's 1st antlers or it was not producing testrone it is possible that it could not grow any.
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Old 11-16-2023, 12:31 PM
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My dad shot a huge antlerless deer on a power line a couple years back the week after Thanksgiving. It came out and he dropped it a little over 400 yards.

Guided me to it by phone as it went down in a large area of golden rods and he had to cross a creek bottom to get to it so he was afraid he'd lose the location.

It was a very large shed antler buck. Huge bloody bases on it. Disappointing. But that's hunting sometimes.

As to the OP(from 2004) nature is weird. If you can imagine it it's probably out there somewhere.

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