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#3070174 - 12/08/12 10:58 PM Fighting Scars???
Mtn Hunter
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I shot this buck several weeks back in an area with plenty of bucks. As soon as I saw him walking through the woods I noticed the scars on his back. As you can see he has one recently broken brow tine and another tine broken from sometime ago. My question is: are the scars on his back from fighting or from something else? I've never seen one this scarred up.


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#3070205 - 12/08/12 11:20 PM Re: Fighting Scars??? [Re: Mtn Hunter]
catman529
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Looks like he was caught on a fence or something, never seen that. Were the scars scabbed over? I shot a buck this year that had scabbed scars on his neck but not like that on his back.
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#3070224 - 12/08/12 11:45 PM Re: Fighting Scars??? [Re: catman529]
travle
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that is weird....you figure with hair removal like that their would be cuts or scrapes. I have never seen a deer scarred up from fighting, but you would think it would be around the head, neck, and front shoulder areas and not on the back.
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#3070246 - 12/09/12 01:27 AM Re: Fighting Scars??? [Re: travle]
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Looks to me like he had a place where he liked to duck under a fence
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#3070557 - 12/09/12 10:08 AM Re: Fighting Scars??? [Re: tn droptine]
ROVERBOY
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Yeah could be a fence ducker. But, could be scars from fightin' too. I killed one last year that had a spot on his back right where it meets the neck that I couldn't cover with both hands. The spot was as smooth as a babys butt. He had one broke point and several scars on his face and neck.
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#3070636 - 12/09/12 10:56 AM Re: Fighting Scars??? [Re: ROVERBOY]
Hollar Hunter
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You guys are all wrong a PANTHER OBVIOUSLY jumped on his back!
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#3070659 - 12/09/12 11:04 AM Re: Fighting Scars??? [Re: Hollar Hunter]
Mtn Hunter
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He didn't have any scabs or open wounds on his back. His neck had a few small scratches and an ear was cut up a little.
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#3071137 - 12/09/12 04:00 PM Re: Fighting Scars??? [Re: Mtn Hunter]
JCDEERMAN
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Mine had a patch on his back about 8 inches in diameter worn down to his skin. He got his butt whipped by someone
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#3071566 - 12/09/12 08:13 PM Re: Fighting Scars??? [Re: tn droptine]
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 Originally Posted By: tn droptine
Looks to me like he had a place where he liked to duck under a fence


X_2....regularly running / crossing thru/under barbed wire.......
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#3071677 - 12/09/12 09:03 PM Re: Fighting Scars??? [Re: Boone 58]
ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER
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nice buck
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