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Mystery antlers

hickslawns

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Here is a good one. These do not appear to be in velvet. How late have you guys seen deer carrying into the next season? Looking for opinions here to stir the mind since it is the slow-season.
 

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Jackalope

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Looks like he may have a groin injury. Couple be the reason he hasn't dropped the other side. I don't know. Just taking a stab at it.
 

hickslawns

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Looks like he may have a groin injury. Couple be the reason he hasn't dropped the other side. I don't know. Just taking a stab at it.


Antlered doe was a possibility. The last picture appears to be a penis. Could be an injury healing I suppose? I am not looking for a penis when I see antlers in the woods! :smiley_crocodile:
 

Jackalope

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Either that's the John Holmes of deer or he has an injury. Usually it's further back and way less pronounced than that.
 

hickslawns

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What can I say? We grow'em big in NW Ohio. :smiley_crocodile:

I was scratching my head a bit as I was looking at the picture. I won't lie. I wasn't sure.
 

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I saw one carrying both sides on opening day of turkey season last year... that's the latest I've ever seen one carrying. But this one takes the cake. Hard to say what the reasoning is.
 

hickslawns

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I am really leaning towards antler deformity on it's first set of antlers which maybe won't push the antler off until the new ones are sprouting (which they should be already) or an injury. Keep the opinions coming. I am intrigued by this.

Bowhunter57 suggested I put a camera out there looking for an "upskirt shot" to see if his dingle berries were okay. He said so jokingly. . . I think. haha
 

DJK Frank 16

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Never know, maybe you will get lucky and catch him by a licking branch and get a candid shot of him on his hind legs!! :smiley_crocodile: