Cryptochidism BuckContributors to this thread:
greg simon 07-Sep-17
Pat Lefemine 07-Sep-17
Brian M. 07-Sep-17
This poor guy will eventually be blinded by the antler growth. No nut syndrome.
From: greg simon
He would not go blind if he walked in front of me! Cool looking buck.
Me either. It's a California buck. I'd shot it in a heart beat. They are Unique one of a kind trophies. Good eating too. Never rut so no chance of being gamey. I begged a guy to let me shoot this one off his property.
From: Pat Lefemine
Do those nodules remain soft or does the horn harden and velvet fall off?
That no nut syndrome is rampant over on the CF ;0)
be a heck of a wall mount of that critter ...
Pat I thought there were tiny spikes under each bump. On mine one of the quarter sized nodules almost broke completely off. The smaller modules feel hard. The antlers have to be freeze dried to preserve them. Where I shot this buck there were two others there with the same issue. One was a Fork spike that were around 16" high with a lot of growth on the bottom third. Sat in a stand for 23 straight evenings and then a lion came through and killed my friends goats there. All the deer vanished. The other was a yearling that had all kinds of crazy growth and points going up.
Here's another crazy Buck From around the county
From: Brian M.
How do they score something like that?
This is what the above buck has with the large growths.
Buck we have around us
Wasn`t there a big controversy over a buck maybe 10 or 15 years ago that they argued if it was considered a "Cactus Buck" and it finally ended up with a non-typical score of 303" or something close.