- Apr 12, 2008
- Knoxville, Tennessee
I was sitting in my stand and had a deer sneak in behind me. I looked over my shoulder as he passed by and noticed a beautiful right antler with a perfectly symmetrical 5 points. The deer appeared to be mature, grass belly and rather large. The issue was he was completely bald on the left side. He quartered away at about 30 yards and I let him walk. Is there any way to tell if that is genetics, lost in a fight, hit by a car, etc and will there be an antler there next year? Seems early for them to shed them and if he makes it to next year, he'll be a wallhanger. Thanks to the knowledge base.