Dont Know If This Is True, But it LOOKS LEGIT

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by H2O Mellon, Jan 2, 2006.

  1. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    Got this email from my buddy tonight: (Pic Included)

    Jeremy and the rest of Mea's family were hunting on Thanksgiving -we
    were visiting my family and so we weren't there. Jeremy tells the
    story "I had scouted some deer that had a HUGE buck, as i got closer
    he ran away but this other LARGE buck approached.

    As the LARGE deer got closer i noticed that he only had one side of his
    antlers. I let him pass but decided to come again to that spot the next
    day. Day TWO, I got to the same spot and sat for a while and saw another
    LARGE deer approaching - odd enough it looked as if part of his antlers
    were broken and hanging from his rack - as I continued to look - it
    began to seem as if maybe he had been fighting and the other deer's
    antler had gotten broken off and lodged in his rack.

    I shot - and dropped the deer. As I approach the deer, I thought that
    the attached antler had fallen off - to my surprise - as i picked up the
    deer head to look at the rack - i notice that I had been wrong - the
    antler was not dangling from the deer - it was LODGED into the side of
    the deer's NECK."

    At the Taxidermist - they discovered that the antler had actually lodged
    8 inches into the deer's neck. We have no idea how this happened - the
    RUT is in full swing up here and there has been lots of rattling
    antlers.

     
  2. Desperado

    Desperado Active Member

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    I have heard of this happening, but never seen the picture. Just not sure if it is real.
     

  3. Ohio_River_Rat

    Ohio_River_Rat New Member

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    ik that antler break off from fighting all the time and stranger things have happend theres been deer with head lights in them one with a fishing pole stabbed into him(saw these in a buckmasters) there was one buck that had his skull broken and the antlers grew infront of his face and ik on tv there was one buck that had his antler and skull plate nearly ripped off and was only dangleing.

    I guess if a buck had cracked his antler and then got in a fight the antler could have broken off in side of him it looks like it was just on the inside of the hide so it could have missed anything that was vital.
    just my few cents worth
     
  4. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Nothing in nature really surprises me, that is pretty strange however.
     
  5. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    The Whitetail Deer is an amazing creature, I could see something like this being legit.
     
  6. centralcalcat

    centralcalcat New Member

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    That is pretty amazing. I know of ntlers being locked is pretty common I have even seen animals starve because of it, but to get impaled like that. WOW.
     
  7. bigfatcat

    bigfatcat New Member

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    heard of them getting racks locked in their own racks but not locked into them
     
  8. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    well ya i don't see why it couldn't happen. seen stranger things.
     
  9. Big Country01

    Big Country01 New Member

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    what's weird to me is if they hook up rack to rack and they don't break off with all that knocking how did this one break off while in this deers body?