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#3057234 - 11/30/12 05:29 PM Cactus buck?
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Anybody know what's going on with this guy? Did he snag his coin purse during velvet at some point in his life?
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#3057262 - 11/30/12 05:46 PM Re: Cactus buck? [Re: Soggy Bottom]
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yep if the ball s get hurt they will stay in velvet. might not have any anymore haha
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#3057408 - 11/30/12 07:26 PM Re: Cactus buck? [Re: nick2720]
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Either had an unfortunate castration or its an antlered doe
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#3057409 - 11/30/12 07:26 PM Re: Cactus buck? [Re: nick2720]
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Cool looking buck!! Would make an awesome looking mount.
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#3057513 - 11/30/12 08:17 PM Re: Cactus buck? [Re: lpo1981]
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#3057554 - 11/30/12 08:40 PM Re: Cactus buck? [Re: easy45]
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yep. skinny neck. might have lost him marbles
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#3057763 - 11/30/12 11:54 PM Re: Cactus buck? [Re: redblood]
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If it were an antlered doe it would be the fattest doe in history. He may have lost his nuts, but he eats good.
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#3057830 - 12/01/12 05:41 AM Re: Cactus buck? [Re: Southern Sportsman]
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#3057921 - 12/01/12 07:57 AM Re: Cactus buck? [Re: rem270]
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nice pics
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#3058007 - 12/01/12 08:58 AM Re: Cactus buck? [Re: nate17]
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#3059660 - 12/02/12 02:53 PM Re: Cactus buck? [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
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where was this taken at if you dont mind me asking?

I ask because my uncle got a big 4pt in velvet in and it looks like this one. It was killed in Obion Co up around reelfoot lake area
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#3060430 - 12/02/12 09:37 PM Re: Cactus buck? [Re: nick2720]
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 Originally Posted By: nick2720
yep if the ball s get hurt they will stay in velvet. might not have any anymore haha


Yep, me thinks he hung them out to dry...........
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#3060649 - 12/03/12 05:59 AM Re: Cactus buck? [Re: Boone 58]
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Nevermind its a different buck. Pretty amazing theres 2 around that almost look identical tho.

The deer my uncle has both its main beams wrap around more instead of the one in the pic is going up
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#3060688 - 12/03/12 06:34 AM Re: Cactus buck? [Re: Soggy Bottom]
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#3060861 - 12/03/12 08:52 AM Re: Cactus buck? [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
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He/She/It does have a skinny neck but look how big the other parts of the body look? I can say every deer in velvet that I have seen checked in during this time of year were does, but it was only like two.
I had an antlered doe killed off of our place 3 years ago, but she was out of velvet.

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#3061177 - 12/03/12 12:14 PM Re: Cactus buck? [Re: rem270]
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 Originally Posted By: rem270
where was this taken at if you dont mind me asking?

I ask because my uncle got a big 4pt in velvet in and it looks like this one. It was killed in Obion Co up around reelfoot lake area


I'm in Fayette Co, did your uncle's buck show any signs of injury to his jewels??

Woodsman, u think his skinny neck could be bc he's not affected by the rut? Am I correct in assuming a hot doe trottin by prolly wouldn't peak his interest due to low testosterone? I appreciate y'all's help!
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#3061215 - 12/03/12 12:32 PM Re: Cactus buck? [Re: Soggy Bottom]
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 Originally Posted By: CraighogCounty2

I'm in Fayette Co, did your uncle's buck show any signs of injury to his jewels??


He said it had only one testicle and it was about the size of the end of your thumb.
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#3061223 - 12/03/12 12:36 PM Re: Cactus buck? [Re: Soggy Bottom]
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Im not no deer biologist, but his/her neck does look skinny that of a doe would look. I would guess from lack of testosterone. But then again, wouldn't a doe have to have extra amounts of testosterone to grow antlers? I have heard that a buck sheds his anlters when his testosterone levels plummet.
Is this a girly man or a manly girl?

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#3061228 - 12/03/12 12:38 PM Re: Cactus buck? [Re: woodsman87]
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Definitely not an antlered doe. In fact, that buck looks close to if not fully mature.
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#3061293 - 12/03/12 01:45 PM Re: Cactus buck? [Re: BSK]
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Here's another angle. Not 100% certain, but I think I've read where a rise in testosterone levels triggers velvet shedding. So, if he's not producing test, his velvet antlers will continue to grow and ossify. Also I think without test, he won't shed his antlers either, so will his velvet just continue to grow year round?
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#3061310 - 12/03/12 01:59 PM Re: Cactus buck? [Re: Soggy Bottom]
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Sometimes, very cold temps will freeze the velvet and kill the growing antlers, requiring them to start over again. If he was carrying the same antlers his whole life, they would be a heck of a lot bigger/crazier than his current set. I suspect that for whatever reason, he sheds them annually.
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#3061891 - 12/03/12 07:32 PM Re: Cactus buck? [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
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Probly married. Just hasn't seen his balls since his doe took them and put them high on a shelf
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#3062476 - 12/04/12 06:48 AM Re: Cactus buck? [Re: Greenhead]
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 Originally Posted By: Greenhead
Probly married. Just hasn't seen his balls since his doe took them and put them high on a shelf


Hate it when that happens. Haven't seen mine in years...
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#3067932 - 12/07/12 12:12 PM Re: Cactus buck? [Re: BSK]
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Interesting..
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#3068070 - 12/07/12 01:41 PM Re: Cactus buck? [Re: Polecat]
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I agree either sheds them annually or its a recent injury.
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