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Offline Rem14

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What's Going On !!!
« on: October 24, 2021, 07:31:24 PM »
Had an old legal buck (the wife had her eyes on to fill her modern tag) shed his antlers before the season even started. We laughed  that he out foxed us so he would not get shot. So today we see another legal one that has shed half of his rack. If this keeps up the only bucks I see during the muzzle loader season will be balled ones. Can I blame it on Global Warming? Everything else gets blamed for that. Any thoughts?

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Re: What's Going On !!!
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2021, 07:37:40 PM »
Maybe they got the COVID vaccine?????
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Re: What's Going On !!!
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2021, 07:40:45 PM »
All I can think of is old, maybe low T

Or sick
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Re: What's Going On !!!
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2021, 10:05:13 AM »
Old is what we thought on the first one, 5 1/2-6 yr old, but the second one 2 1/2- 3 yr old. Don't appear to be sick, all the deer seem to be above average weight and in good condition. The deer the wife harvested was 25 lbs above the normal average weight for our area.

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Re: What's Going On !!!
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2021, 10:10:01 AM »
At least you know a couple will make it through the hunting season and hopefully hold on to their antlers long enough next year to be shot.   :tup:  You need to take up bow hunting so you can whack them before they loose their antlers.   :chuckle: :chuckle:

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Re: What's Going On !!!
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2021, 10:12:53 AM »
I saw this a couple years ago in Douglas county.  Saw a nice 4 pt during muzzy season, during rifle season it only had one horn and when it got shot the other horn popped off.  Saw several one horned deer running around that year.  This year its velvet...have seen a lot of bucks still in velvet or not completely rubbed.  Odd.

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Re: What's Going On !!!
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2021, 10:29:27 AM »
He no longer identifies as a buck.


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Re: What's Going On !!!
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Re: What's Going On !!!
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2021, 01:47:47 PM »
Did you see the antler?  I wonder if they were shed or you just happened upon a rowdy section of the woods.

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Re: What's Going On !!!
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2021, 03:06:25 PM »
We have cameras so we watch what is going on. The older buck started out breaking off all but about 5" on one side. Then he shed the other side off. A couple days later  he sheds the stub.

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Re: What's Going On !!!
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2021, 05:48:31 PM »
 :hello:

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Re: What's Going On !!!
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2021, 10:41:36 AM »
Here is a pic of the young one. Obviously the old one is hard to tell being bald unless he raises his leg. :chuckle: :chuckle:

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Re: What's Going On !!!
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2021, 05:23:06 PM »
Here today gone today. Took this picture this morning, this afternoon they are both bald.

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Re: What's Going On !!!
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2021, 05:53:29 PM »
Perhaps they need some mineral supplement?
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Re: What's Going On !!!
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2021, 08:48:58 PM »
You arenít near Hanford Nuke Reservation are you. :chuckle:

 


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