This bucks timing might be off........

gator-n-buck

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A little early to have a full set of horns in velvet?

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fourwheeler431

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That actually may be a doe with horns,I've heard that they keep velvet most of the year and never drop their horns,maybe someone with real world knowledge will chime in. It would be cool to have on the wall though!
 

Andy S.

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Buck with an injury to his testicles/testosterone would be my guess. Anyone else notice the stained tarsal glands in the second pic?
 

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Good grief Daryl.
Have you forgotten Bergmans rule about doe head shape?

Bregmans Rule:
as we move away from the cold months, and closer to summer, does become less and less swollen from being so close to the equator, thus resulting in smaller body appendages and smaller heads. The heads become more "cylindrical" in shape. Unlike bucks who have larger appendages and more "square" looking heads.

Wow...wildlife management 101.
 

Diehard Hunter

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Good grief Daryl.
Have you forgotten Bergmans rule about doe head shape?

Bregmans Rule:
as we move away from the cold months, and closer to summer, does become less and less swollen from being so close to the equator, thus resulting in smaller body appendages and smaller heads. The heads become more "cylindrical" in shape. Unlike bucks who have larger appendages and more "square" looking heads.

Wow...wildlife management 101.

I hope you just forgot the LOL at the end of that!
 
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