Strange Utah BuckContributors to this thread:
buzz mc 31-Jul-18
Empty Freezer 31-Jul-18
I’ve seen pictures of strange racks but this guy is really strange.
From: buzz mc
That's wild. Would it have been possible, for whatever reason, for that buck to have not shed that side from last year and that is why it's left side is so non-typical? Possibly damaged its pedicle somehow so the new antler grew in below the old horn?
Wow crazy.buzz mc...that'd be my guess too.
Very cool buck! The one on his left is alright too!
for some reason that side didnt drop when the other did, thus the malformation .. ..
That's what it looks like to me.
Dont know as if I had ever seen or heard of this before. cool
That is CRAZY!!
I've seen pictures of bucks that didn't shed one side, then re-grew only the side that did shed (so velvet on one side and hard horned on the other). But, I've not seen one grow a new set on the side that still had the unshed antler.
From: Empty Freezer
i will be their in 3 weeks so ill let you know what he tastes like.. HAHA
The buck more than likely was partially castrated prior to dropping his horns. Testosterone levels trigger the shedding of antlers. Maybe just enough testosterone to hold last years horn and produce the new velvet. It will be interesting to see if he sheds the velvet. Testicular issues or damage are the cause for cactus bucks. He probably had a bad day and injured the boys. Does with antlers generally have high levels of testosterone too. They rarely shed. Or he may be from one of the old bomb test sites. Lol. I would shoot him! AA
Got a strange elk on a game cam last year.
Some shed hunter is wondering why he never found a match to his nice 3 pt.
Somehow blood flow to those hard tines was disrupted.
Wow definitely unique, thanks for sharing.... Wonder if he ever sheds that hard horn?