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Its not the biggest buck I have killed. But I also look to see howtravy40017-1.jpg unique it is and thought this one is worth the money.travy40023.jpg%7Boption%7D

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Definately unique. A trophy isn't always the one with the biggest antlers. One of the deer that I am the most proud of was a doe I shot my first year muzzleloader hunting. I was still hunting and got within about 10 yards of it. That was in 98, the year after the bad winter with all the winter killed deer.

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Thanks to all. I almost didnt put that rack on it I was going to use a 10point I shot a few years ago. But the warden told me it would be a fake deer or something like that. So I did the retard deer as she put it.

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Cool mount and a unique buck. I always wonder what happens to deer to make them get some weird racks.

I posted pic's in the Trail cam area of a 3 legged buck we had on one of my properties. He was alive very late into gun season. He had a unique rack and I'm hoping he makes it through so I can see what he looks like this year.

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I always wonder what happens to deer to make them get some weird racks.

The abnormal antler growth is caused from Calcium deficiencies, usually caused by some kind of wound on the opposite side of the body or poor health.

I'm not sure what page the 3-legged buck you posted is on, but is the abnormal growth on the opposite side of the body?

I believe the reason is, is they have to put the calcium towards bone development, so if they get hit by a car or whatever they need to put that energy there instead of toward antler development. Why it happens on opposite sides I'm not exactly sure of.... I've heard it at one time but can't remember right now. I think it has something to do with how the body distributes the calcium and brain activity.....??????

But, uness I'm completly off my rocker, I'm pretty sure this is what causes abnormal antler development.

Sweet buck, btw! Very unique!

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My 3 legged one is on page 13 of the trail cam pics. I have heard it's the opposite side of the body thing and yes he does show this.

I've also heard that an injury to the pedestal can cause some weird antler growth.

However, I shot a nice 10 pointer down in Missouri with a nasty gun shot wound in his right hind quarter. Both antlers looked the same.

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However, I shot a nice 10 pointer down in Missouri with a nasty gun shot wound in his right hind quarter. Both antlers looked the same.

I think the injury needs to occur prior to development for growth to be affected. I would assume this deer had already grown it's antlers for the year.

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