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What is this deer ?
« on: April 18, 2017, 05:41:30 PM »
This deer is one of my friends late fathers bucks . She says she thinks its from around ellensburg . Anyways , it looked like something more coastal or from more southern wa .

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Re: What is this deer ?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2017, 05:44:39 PM »
By the dimensions, I'd guess it's a blacktail if I had to guess.  I wonder if someone has stained the antlers. They're awful shiny.
It's a pig of a buck either way. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: What is this deer ?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2017, 05:47:09 PM »
Yeah they seemed to have been laquered or something of the sort . But yeah it sure is a toad , my jaw dropped when I saw it for the first time !
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Re: What is this deer ?
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2017, 07:20:02 PM »
Looks like blacktail antlers.
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Re: What is this deer ?
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2017, 08:12:29 PM »
I'd also say toad blacktail!

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Re: What is this deer ?
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2017, 08:34:48 PM »
Any approximate guesses on a score ? Sorry for the junky pics lol
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Re: What is this deer ?
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2017, 09:44:15 PM »
What's it smell like?

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Re: What is this deer ?
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2017, 09:03:42 AM »
Looks like a blacktail.  Probably shot along time ago.  It was a big thing in the old days (pre-1970's) to lacquer your horns with varnish to make them shine like that.  Also most people hung their horns outside or in a barn and it would preserve them.  Just my two cents.  If it is a muley, its a real nice buck.  If its a blacktail, its a monster trophy!  My guess is that it is a blacktail but I'm not sure.
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Re: What is this deer ?
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2017, 09:27:24 AM »
Call Boone and Crockett office in Missoula (406.542.1888) and get a DNA research kit........$125 and you will find out a lot with the sample.   It just takes  time to collect the sample and money to buy the kit....Buzzi

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Re: What is this deer ?
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2017, 09:30:16 AM »
Or, just do the Smell Test.

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Re: What is this deer ?
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2017, 09:34:08 AM »
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Re: What is this deer ?
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2017, 05:11:24 PM »
Not worth 125$ DNA test to me haha . Anyways its a trophy and pretty awesome . Thanks for the insight fellas !
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