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Young Popeye

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olddogrib 15-Jan-22
[email protected] 15-Jan-22
[email protected] 15-Jan-22
bowfitz 15-Jan-22
Woodchucker 15-Jan-22
Bob Rowlands 15-Jan-22
TrapperKayak 15-Jan-22
bluesman 15-Jan-22
bluesman 15-Jan-22
From: olddogrib
Date: 15-Jan-22

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When I viewed this pic on my laptop I thought the little buck's eye was dislocated and he may have messed with the wrong buck. But he doesn't look like much of a trouble-maker and on my desktop monitor I'm not sure it isn't just a tumor of some kind. A clue is the missing spike on the off-side. The one he's got doesn't look big enough to get broken off and I've read somewhere that some types of injuries will cause abnormal/assymetrical antler growth so I wonder if he even had one on that side to begin with. Maybe 4nolz will chime in. At any rate the little guy is a testament to resilience. He looked otherwise in good shape in other pics.

From: [email protected]
Date: 15-Jan-22




Some sort of trauma hopefully you'll get more pictures

From: [email protected]
Date: 15-Jan-22




The eye might be intact that might be a growth (small phone screen)

From: bowfitz
Date: 15-Jan-22




looks like the growth is under the eye maybe

From: Woodchucker Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 15-Jan-22




Certainly just speculating, but asymmetrical antler growth on the opposite side of a previous injury would be normal. However, the injury or whatever it is, looks like it’s fairly recent which would mean it more likely to cause odd antler growth in the future not the present. If I had to guess, I’d say the spike shed early due to trauma to that eye, but that’s just a guess.

Friend of mine wounded a buck with a bow this November and ended up shooting that same buck with a rifle a few weeks later. When the buck hit the ground, both antlers fell off.

From: Bob Rowlands
Date: 15-Jan-22




I saw a muley buck a few years ago that had his left eyeball dangling out of the socket. That was gnarly.

From: TrapperKayak
Date: 15-Jan-22




Looks like a papilloma wart under the eye.

From: bluesman
Date: 15-Jan-22




Physical injuries can cause unusual antler growth , hopefully that fella loses the tumour . Last year I arrowed an antlered doe , I had heard of them , but first I had ever seen. It was funny as I went to field dress the deer and there was no male parts I had to look at the head again . The antler was very small though .

From: bluesman
Date: 15-Jan-22

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Here is the antlered doe , You can see the BEAR TD limb beside it .





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