Whitetail buck without antlers

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Shufisher, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. Shufisher

    Shufisher Active Member

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    This is a first for me, I shot a rather large deer by Texas Hill Country standards, field dressed to 100 lbs. Big thick necked rutting animal...without antlers. Any ideas on what may cause this? He did have all of his plumbing, by the way.

    Thanks,

    Shu
     
  2. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    It's not uncommon, I've shot several bucks with antlers broken off fairly close to the head. I don't know if they get too rammy early on with still soft antlers or just wear them off to look like "girly deer".
     

  3. Shufisher

    Shufisher Active Member

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    These were not broken off near the head. This was a mature buck in full rut, that had absolutely no signs of any antler growth.
    Doea anybody know of any websites that might shed some light onto this subject?
     
  4. RBrowning

    RBrowning Well-Known Member

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    Damn deer are getting too smart! Now they are going into stealth mode [​IMG]
     
  5. Guest

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    This Buck could've been in his declining years (an old man), and just didn't have the stuff it took to grow em anymore. Did you age him???