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look at the expression on the guys face. Looks like he can't stand the smell of the rotting flesh left on the skull.

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Judging by its rack I would rule out malnutrition and would indicate a healthy deer.

Look at whats left of its neck. Was it cut off?

Guy shoots nice deer during bow season. Figures he'll do a European mount and lets nature clean the rest of the skull. A dog finds it and carries it off.

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Wolves!!!! Lots of them in Northern Minnesota and I'm sure there is a high population up there also.

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Judging by its rack I would rule out malnutrition and would indicate a healthy deer.

Look at whats left of its neck. Was it cut off?

Guy shoots nice deer during bow season. Figures he'll do a European mount and lets nature clean the rest of the skull. A dog finds it and carries it off.

I'm assuming they found the whole carcass and cut the head off themselves.

I'd like to hear what that baby scores.

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The head was still attached to the spine when found rib cage still intact no meat left on bones hide still on legs below knee fellow who found it is 11 hours away he is going to have it scored and mounted on another head

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I would think it would have to gross in the upper 190's or low 200's.

Looks like the wolves had their way with him, they always chew those "velvet boots" off the drop tines frown I wonder what those would have looked like otherwise?!?!

Sweet buck!

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I have a book at home that shows a couple monster bucks that died from being gored by other bucks. They catch one in the brain, or a vital, and die just like they were shot with an arrow. The book's author also suggested it's not uncommon for 2 bucks to be locked in battle, and have a third come in and get an undeterred charge on the dominate one. With no way to protect itself, it can be lethal.

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I just read an article by Charles Alsheimer in where he witnessed the same thing. While two bucks were locked in combat, a forkhorn snuck in and gored one of the bucks in the side. Luckily not a lethal blow.

Same as turkey hunting... you take out the boss gobbler and the remaining toms and jakes will flail the downed bird. Not a good scenario when you plan on having him mounted!

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look at the expression on the guys face. Looks like he can't stand the smell of the rotting flesh left on the skull.

No he's from Canada. He's just saying "This ones a beauty, Eh". grin

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i have a hard time beleiving wolves could take a mature deer like that down unless it was sick or injured, unless there was 3 feet of snow

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Wolves can take down any size Deer. I live in Northern Minnesota and witness a single wolve take down a mature doe. I also snowmobile and have found as many as 20 deer kills in one day. It happens frequently up here. It's a good time of the year to cruise around on you sled and look for big bucks and then retrieve the racks.

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