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Huge Kansas dead head?
« on: January 08, 2023, 01:44:19 PM »
Supposedly some woman in Wichita Kansas was fishing and found this giant dead head in the water. Anyone else see it?
« Last Edit: January 08, 2023, 03:50:48 PM by LDennis24 »

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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2023, 02:06:02 PM »
With a rack like that, it could probably drown just from trying to get a drink.

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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2023, 03:42:55 PM »
Otherworldly.  Way too much calcium in the water there, apparently...  :o

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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2023, 04:29:21 PM »
Looks like a dino skeleton!
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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2023, 06:12:12 PM »
Looks pretty dry for having been fished off the bottom of a lake  :dunno:

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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2023, 07:46:58 PM »
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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2023, 06:28:39 AM »
Looks pretty dry for having been fished off the bottom of a lake  :dunno:
Anyone say it was fished from the bottom, they said found.
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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2023, 06:39:24 AM »
Two thoughts, I wonder if it should be dated?  Could it have been preserved somehow and it's really old?  Or, maybe it came from a high fenced herd and somehow ended up in the river? 
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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2023, 07:14:26 AM »
Two thoughts, I wonder if it should be dated?  Could it have been preserved somehow and it's really old?  Or, maybe it came from a high fenced herd and somehow ended up in the river?

My immediate thoughts was high fence. Maybe they were fishing a pond in a high fence area :chuckle: who knows🤷🏻‍♂️
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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2023, 10:14:25 AM »
High fenceÖ. Wasnít big enough so they tossed it in the riverÖ

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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2023, 10:55:59 AM »
Poached from high fence area somewhere else then thrown in water and "found" a year or two later for attention.  :dunno:

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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2023, 10:41:03 AM »
I bet that was a high fence deer that got poached and someone ditched the evidence in the water.

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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2023, 11:42:52 AM »
I bet that was a high fence deer that got poached and someone ditched the evidence in the water.

Why poach a high fence deer if you're not planning to keep the antlers?

I'm choosing to believe it's on the up and up until shown otherwise. Cool deer, even cooler find. I swear Ive found the coolest stuff on the ground wandering ricer banks and stream beds.

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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2023, 12:31:16 AM »
 If you owned a high fence ranch, wouldnít you know if this buck was on your land?ÖI would! :twocents:
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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2023, 06:20:07 AM »
If you owned a high fence ranch, wouldnít you know if this buck was on your land?ÖI would! :twocents:
Prob why it's in the creek, maybe it was poached and the azz hats realized they could never hide it?  :dunno:
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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2023, 06:37:55 AM »
Still haven't heard anything else about it. You would think it would be getting more attention. Probably not even a true story of finding it in the lake.

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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2023, 09:13:47 AM »
I bet that was a high fence deer that got poached and someone ditched the evidence in the water.

Why poach a high fence deer if you're not planning to keep the antlers?

I'm choosing to believe it's on the up and up until shown otherwise. Cool deer, even cooler find. I swear Ive found the coolest stuff on the ground wandering ricer banks and stream beds.

Because they realized how stupid it was to think you could get away with it so you ditch it. The smart thing to do would be get rid of the evidence.  Do you recall the story of a buck just like this in recent years that was poached and the dummy showed it off?

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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2023, 09:19:46 AM »
I bet that was a high fence deer that got poached and someone ditched the evidence in the water.

Why poach a high fence deer if you're not planning to keep the antlers?

I'm choosing to believe it's on the up and up until shown otherwise. Cool deer, even cooler find. I swear Ive found the coolest stuff on the ground wandering ricer banks and stream beds.

Because they realized how stupid it was to think you could get away with it so you ditch it. The smart thing to do would be get rid of the evidence.  Do you recall the story of a buck just like this in recent years that was poached and the dummy showed it off?

I recall a somewhat similar story of a huge bull elk.

It ended up being high fence;   they ended up posting pics of it eating Purina elk chow out of a trough and clearly showing the ear tag. 

Point being, any monster high fence buck would have plenty of pics. 

Tough thing to steal and show off.

I have no idea if this is high fence.  But it is a whopper. 
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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2023, 09:31:16 AM »
Same person sent me this pic saying it's from Kansas with only the score for them posted. 220"

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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2023, 11:11:48 AM »
If you owned a high fence ranch, wouldnít you know if this buck was on your land?ÖI would! :twocents:
Prob why it's in the creek, maybe it was poached and the azz hats realized they could never hide it?  :dunno:

My point was, wouldnít the land owner be speaking up, once they saw the pic, that this buck was on his ranch and someone poached it? :dunno:
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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2023, 09:42:25 AM »
If you owned a high fence ranch, wouldnít you know if this buck was on your land?ÖI would! :twocents:
Prob why it's in the creek, maybe it was poached and the azz hats realized they could never hide it?  :dunno:

My point was, wouldnít the land owner be speaking up, once they saw the pic, that this buck was on his ranch and someone poached it? :dunno:

Probably. Itís a pretty big internet. Who knows the real story.

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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2023, 09:43:45 AM »
This is the high buck that was poached Iím thinking of.

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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2023, 10:45:57 AM »
I bet that was a high fence deer that got poached and someone ditched the evidence in the water.

Why poach a high fence deer if you're not planning to keep the antlers?

I'm choosing to believe it's on the up and up until shown otherwise. Cool deer, even cooler find. I swear Ive found the coolest stuff on the ground wandering ricer banks and stream beds.

Because they realized how stupid it was to think you could get away with it so you ditch it. The smart thing to do would be get rid of the evidence.  Do you recall the story of a buck just like this in recent years that was poached and the dummy showed it off?

This one?
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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2023, 11:13:25 AM »
Yeah I can't find this deer anywhere. My brother pulled it off of Facebook. Who knows what the real story is but it's awfully similar to the one that guy poached on the high fence  ranch.

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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2023, 11:27:16 AM »
Pretty tough to know for sure..alot of bucks die of old age in Kansas

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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2023, 01:09:03 PM »
This is the high buck that was poached Iím thinking of.
Man those are already white. Like the deer never lost an antler.
Almost like that deer had been growing those it's whole life.
It's crazy ,I think. :dunno:
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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2023, 02:13:23 PM »
This place never disappoints  :rolleyes: why canít it just be that someone found it? There are more legal reasons a deer can die and end up in a river than there are illegal ones. The majority here are talking about how it was poached without any evidence. Until I see some Iím going to think that it either died of old age or a hunter didnít find it after hitting it bad with a bow. White antlers are not an indicator of a high fence animal. And a soak in a river and sun can turn them white faster than a high fence can anywhere.
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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #27 on: January 16, 2023, 07:11:29 AM »
This place never disappoints  :rolleyes: why canít it just be that someone found it? There are more legal reasons a deer can die and end up in a river than there are illegal ones. The majority here are talking about how it was poached without any evidence. Until I see some Iím going to think that it either died of old age or a hunter didnít find it after hitting it bad with a bow. White antlers are not an indicator of a high fence animal. And a soak in a river and sun can turn them white faster than a high fence can anywhere.

The best evidence we have IS the type of antlers very commonly found on high fence hunts. Which is why itís most likely this isnít a natural deer. Maybe someone found it and maybe it escaped from a high fence and wasnít poached. Who knows. Find that in Washington and it would be a lot more interesting.

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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #28 on: January 16, 2023, 08:38:15 PM »
This place never disappoints  :rolleyes: why canít it just be that someone found it? There are more legal reasons a deer can die and end up in a river than there are illegal ones. The majority here are talking about how it was poached without any evidence. Until I see some Iím going to think that it either died of old age or a hunter didnít find it after hitting it bad with a bow. White antlers are not an indicator of a high fence animal. And a soak in a river and sun can turn them white faster than a high fence can anywhere.

The best evidence we have IS the type of antlers very commonly found on high fence hunts. Which is why itís most likely this isnít a natural deer. Maybe someone found it and maybe it escaped from a high fence and wasnít poached. Who knows. Find that in Washington and it would be a lot more interesting.

This type of antler is common throughout Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri.

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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2023, 05:31:37 PM »
This place never disappoints  :rolleyes: why canít it just be that someone found it? There are more legal reasons a deer can die and end up in a river than there are illegal ones. The majority here are talking about how it was poached without any evidence. Until I see some Iím going to think that it either died of old age or a hunter didnít find it after hitting it bad with a bow. White antlers are not an indicator of a high fence animal. And a soak in a river and sun can turn them white faster than a high fence can anywhere.

The best evidence we have IS the type of antlers very commonly found on high fence hunts. Which is why itís most likely this isnít a natural deer. Maybe someone found it and maybe it escaped from a high fence and wasnít poached. Who knows. Find that in Washington and it would be a lot more interesting.

So now a pic of a white horn and your opinion are evidence? 😂 ok if you say so.

The theory that it was poached and the thrown in the water is absurd! Now if you found a body with no head then I might be inclined to believe you but one that were to poach that set of horns ainít leaving them behind smh

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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2023, 07:17:19 PM »
I'm with M_ray, I believe they found it and the story is true. I have some nice antlers from Washington that I have never shared. Don't want to have to avoid telling people where I get them and ruining a good area. There are lots of monster bucks that only one person has seen. It doesn't have to be a high fence animal to be huge.

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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2023, 07:43:50 PM »
I spent a month hunting west Kansas this year and can attest there is a very good chance this could be free range and legit

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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #32 on: January 29, 2023, 11:23:10 AM »
One of the biggest Muleys I saw photos of this last year was out of Kansas.    I really dont like that every huge buck has to be considered high fenced these days.  I mean was the hole in the horn buck high fenced.  THat thing was nuts

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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #33 on: January 29, 2023, 11:57:58 AM »
I would hazard to say there have been trophy bucks even in this state that died of old age having never been seen by anyone.

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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #34 on: February 10, 2023, 07:25:43 PM »
What a giant

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« Reply #35 on: February 10, 2023, 07:47:59 PM »
One of the biggest Muleys I saw photos of this last year was out of Kansas.    I really dont like that every huge buck has to be considered high fenced these days.  I mean was the hole in the horn buck high fenced.  THat thing was nuts

One of my coworkers who just retired, in 2010, shot a 232 double dropper  Non-Typical that is one of the coolest Mule deer I have ever seen.
She shot it on her familyís 200 acre ranch in Kansas.
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Re: Huge Kansas dead head?
« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2023, 08:17:24 AM »
Good for her!  Thatís awesome!

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That is a monster

 


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