Some Feet?!!

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by rebelzgrl76, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. rebelzgrl76

    rebelzgrl76 New Member

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    "This buck was a truck kill near Alma, WI. DNR said that high protein,
    specifically corn was the cause of the abnormal feet. The deer is
    currently sitting in the alma bait shop freezer. "


    I have never seen anything like this, have any of ya'll?
     

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  2. FROG

    FROG New Member

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    That looks messed up there now.
     

  3. flatheadchris

    flatheadchris New Member

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    thats creepy id pray over my meal twice before eating that thing:lol:
     
  4. SeedTick

    SeedTick New Member

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    It's a shame all that extra bone didn't go to the top.

    st
     
  5. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Looks like some genetics gone wrong for sure. Thanks for sharing Amy.
     
  6. catfishrus

    catfishrus New Member

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    he just need some toe nail clippers, thats all. no really that is a disease of some type or a lack of something in the deers system. i have seen a deer on a vidoe tape that had the same problem but cant remember what tape its on. i cannot remember what they said caused it either but it wasnt from food that the deer had ate. i think the tape was a realtree home videos series tape from a few years back.
     
  7. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    I have seen that oddity on domestic horses and cattle but never in wildlife in domestics its known as Foundering or Founder
     
  8. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    Almost looks like the poor animal has shoes on.I wonder if it hurt him to stand or walk?:roll_eyes:
     
  9. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Sure looks like it would be very uncomfortable,
     
  10. catfishrus

    catfishrus New Member

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    the one i saw on the vidoe tape was walking funny. it look like it was walking on hot coals or something. lifting the feet up higher than normal.
     
  11. Cutter

    Cutter New Member

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    I use to hunt in South Carolina and hung out at a deer cooler there. I saw a deer a guy brought in to put in the cooler that had that same problem with its feet. They wasn't as bad as the one in that photo though.

    Thanks for sharing the photo!

    Cutter
     
  12. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    WE call it foundering too.I have seen it twice on a horse.peewee-williams
     
  13. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    he deffinately needs a pedicure
     
  14. buddah

    buddah New Member

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    Wow! Never seen anything like that before! Wierd.
     
  15. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    I've always been told to hunt where the deer are, but never thought about hanging around a deer cooler. LOL

    By the way, strange name you got there Cutter. LOL
     
  16. Dnedster

    Dnedster New Member

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    The deer needs the nails clipped LOL must be some gene thing with that deer cool pics don't let your nails grow Ned
     
  17. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    This oddity is caused by too much protien in the animals diet. It is called foundering, it makes the hoofs grow faster than normal. once this happens to an animal, it can't be stopped. That deer must have been traveling through an area where farmers had planted high protien or high oil corn. I would be willing togo out on a limb here and say, that there is most likely alot more in that area just like him.
     
  18. duxsrus

    duxsrus New Member

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    Way to get it out of the gene pool too. Never seen that before eother. Cool find Amy.
     
  19. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    This is not a genetic problem at all, it has to do with the amount of corn they eat.
    Goes to show you that, too much of a good thing IS bad for you, LOL!!!
     
  20. fishnfool68

    fishnfool68 New Member

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    I'd think deer like that would be easier to find for us and other predetors due to the added noise when it walks.I would think it would also slow em down a bit too.I wouldn't think they would live long once the hoofs got so long.That was a nice deer though.Maybe its not a coincedence it threw itself into traffic.