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#543062 - 12/28/07 12:50 PM Bachelor group and in VELVET!!!??? HELP>>>>
doublelung
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A good friend of mine killed an 8 point Wednesday afternoon.
The buck was a 2.5 year old deer and was one of 5 bucks in a bachelor group. There were no other deer in the field but these bucks, they came out together and were feeding together. And to make it even more weird, the buck was in FULL velvet!


Thoughts anyone???

BSK ????

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#543075 - 12/28/07 01:07 PM Re: Bachelor group and in VELVET!!!??? HELP>>>> [Re: doublelung]
Mossygoose
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Not sure if this is right or not. But my experiences with bucks in velvet this late in the year, the ones I have killed or seen killed, they only had one testical.
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#543129 - 12/28/07 02:13 PM Re: Bachelor group and in VELVET!!!??? HELP>>>> [Re: Mossygoose]
doublelung
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Everything that was supposed to be there was! That was my first thought as well but all was in check.
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#543154 - 12/28/07 02:32 PM Re: Bachelor group and in VELVET!!!??? HELP>>>> [Re: doublelung]
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Bucks that either have problems producing specific hormones or their body doesn't react normally to those hormones can stay in velvet year round.

Just because the buck has testicles doesn't mean they are functioning correctly. In addition his body may not be able to recognize/utilize hormones produced.
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#544027 - 12/30/07 09:38 AM Re: Bachelor group and in VELVET!!!??? HELP>>>> [Re: BSK]
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Soundes like deer imported from San Francisco.
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#544050 - 12/30/07 10:13 AM Re: Bachelor group and in VELVET!!!??? HELP>>>> [Re: Bigg'un4214]
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 Originally Posted By: Bigg'un4214
Soundes like deer imported from San Francisco.

That is funny.
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#544066 - 12/30/07 10:37 AM Re: Bachelor group and in VELVET!!!??? HELP>>>> [Re: BigGame]
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My friend in Decatur Co. killed what he thought was a big doe, only to find that it was a buck that had dropped his antlers and the sores on top of his head were already healed. He may have been antlerless for a couple of weeks.
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#547334 - 01/02/08 03:15 PM Re: Bachelor group and in VELVET!!!??? HELP>>>> [Re: .300 WSM]
doublelung
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BSK I've heard you talk about "stress" on the deer herd having strange effects on the deer.
Could this be something that was brought on because of the "weird" (EHD, drought, heat wave) year??

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#548320 - 01/03/08 08:51 AM Re: Bachelor group and in VELVET!!!??? HELP>>>> [Re: doublelung]
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 Originally Posted By: doublelung
BSK I've heard you talk about "stress" on the deer herd having strange effects on the deer.
Could this be something that was brought on because of the "weird" (EHD, drought, heat wave) year??


A buck in velvet in December, no. That is a hormone problem. But this strange year has definitely stressed deer. Look at all the reports of early antler drop. That is definitely stress-related.
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#557279 - 01/09/08 10:04 PM Re: Bachelor group and in VELVET!!!??? HELP>>>> [Re: BSK]
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If the Buck is Stressed or his Testicals don't work, it only means one thing. He's married.
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