Bull with crooked spike

Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by Timber338, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. Timber338

    Timber338 Well-Known Member

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    Check out this bull's crooked left spike. Thought some of you might enjoy seeing it. Been watching this guy all winter and now waiting for it to fall off. Not really sure how it happened but guessing it's from an injury of some sort ... ? Anybody else see anything like this?

    Can't wait to see how the new left antler is going to grow in. He's part of a big herd that hangs out mainly on private property in the mountains west of Denver. I'll try and get pics of him as the new antler grows, but the herd is typically harder to find in the summer months.
     

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  2. Bowhunter7

    Bowhunter7 Active Member

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    That bulls antler when it gets bigger will be a problem for him
     

  3. Timber338

    Timber338 Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking the same thing. I think his front tine is going to grow into the front of his face.
     
  4. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    you guys have never seen a unicorn before?
     
  5. mustang58

    mustang58 Well-Known Member

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    This happens a lot. The pedestal is broken. Next year I bet he has 3 or 4 points with a pretty tall main beam and a big dropper that hangs by his face with a bulbus end on it. I don't know why this happens to spikes but it is probably due the small size of the pedestal. I have never killed one like that but have seen several. I have never seen an old bull like that though.