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#3190814 - 03/12/13 02:10 PM BSK buck shedding question
catman529
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Seems a few of us here have noticed that most of the sheds we find are right sides. Most of mine are rights, with only an occasional left side. Some of the lefts came from matched sets that were very close together. Could be that our eyes are trained to see antlers a certain way so we overlook some left sides, or maybe it's just a strange coincidence.

But I was wondering if you have any data on bucks shedding their antlers in regard to which side falls off first... is it totally random, or is it more common for a buck to drop his right or left side first?


Edited by catman529 (03/12/13 02:11 PM)
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#3192030 - 03/13/13 06:55 PM Re: BSK buck shedding question [Re: catman529]
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I'm not BSK but the reason you are finding more right side antlers is due to the location of the simbrial portion of the brain that controls the bone growth of the deer. It's located closer to the right side of the brain therefore the right side receives the message first in turn releasing the right side first. Soon you will start seeing more left side antlers.
Ok so that was all B.S. I have no clue about any of this but am awaiting BSK's answer.

P.s. no I have no clue what a simbrial is I just made that up too.

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#3192034 - 03/13/13 06:58 PM Re: BSK buck shedding question [Re: TRIGGER]
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\:D you had me for about 4.5 seconds too
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#3192221 - 03/13/13 09:23 PM Re: BSK buck shedding question [Re: catman529]
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hahaha I was just about to google a simbrial \:D
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#3192247 - 03/13/13 10:03 PM Re: BSK buck shedding question [Re: TRIGGER]
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 Originally Posted By: TRIGGER
I'm not BSK but the reason you are finding more right side antlers is due to the location of the simbrial portion of the brain that controls the bone growth of the deer. It's located closer to the right side of the brain therefore the right side receives the message first in turn releasing the right side first. Soon you will start seeing more left side antlers.

^^^ this. I agree 100%. \:D
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#3192328 - 03/14/13 03:37 AM Re: BSK buck shedding question [Re: plinker22]
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Hilarious.
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#3192428 - 03/14/13 07:51 AM Re: BSK buck shedding question [Re: Poleaxe]
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Most bucks are right handed (south paws if you will) so they use the right side more....therefore, more apt to knock the right antler off first..
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#3192439 - 03/14/13 07:57 AM Re: BSK buck shedding question [Re: TRIGGER]
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 Originally Posted By: TRIGGER
I'm not BSK but the reason you are finding more right side antlers is due to the location of the simbrial portion of the brain that controls the bone growth of the deer. It's located closer to the right side of the brain therefore the right side receives the message first in turn releasing the right side first. Soon you will start seeing more left side antlers.
Ok so that was all B.S. I have no clue about any of this but am awaiting BSK's answer.


P.s. no I have no clue what a simbrial is I just made that up too.


This was good, you had me at first


Edited by Redfred16 (03/14/13 01:11 PM)
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#3193187 - 03/15/13 07:21 AM Re: BSK buck shedding question [Re: catman529]
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
...or maybe it's just a strange coincidence.


I suspect this is the answer.


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But I was wondering if you have any data on bucks shedding their antlers in regard to which side falls off first... is it totally random, or is it more common for a buck to drop his right or left side first?


I've seen no research on the topic.
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#3193316 - 03/15/13 10:09 AM Re: BSK buck shedding question [Re: Coach]
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 Originally Posted By: Coach
Most bucks are right handed (south paws if you will) ...

South Paws are lefties.

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