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Strange Utah Buck
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Contributors to this thread:
DL 31-Jul-18
buzz mc 31-Jul-18
Treeline 31-Jul-18
sticksender 31-Jul-18
Brotsky 31-Jul-18
JTV 31-Jul-18
IdyllwildArcher 31-Jul-18
loesshillsarcher 31-Jul-18
SlipShot 31-Jul-18
StickFlicker 31-Jul-18
Empty Freezer 31-Jul-18
Altizer 31-Jul-18
Elkoholic 01-Aug-18
TrapperKayak 01-Aug-18
BullBuster 01-Aug-18
Zbone 01-Aug-18
From: DL
31-Jul-18

DL's embedded Photo
DL's embedded Photo
I’ve seen pictures of strange racks but this guy is really strange.

From: buzz mc
31-Jul-18
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?

From: Treeline
31-Jul-18
Cool!

From: sticksender
31-Jul-18
Wow crazy.

buzz mc...that'd be my guess too.

From: Brotsky
31-Jul-18
Very cool buck! The one on his left is alright too!

From: JTV
31-Jul-18
for some reason that side didnt drop when the other did, thus the malformation .. ..

31-Jul-18
That's what it looks like to me.

31-Jul-18
Dont know as if I had ever seen or heard of this before. cool

From: SlipShot
31-Jul-18
That is CRAZY!!

From: StickFlicker
31-Jul-18
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.

31-Jul-18
i will be their in 3 weeks so ill let you know what he tastes like.. HAHA

From: Altizer
31-Jul-18
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

From: Elkoholic
01-Aug-18

Elkoholic's embedded Photo
Elkoholic's embedded Photo
Got a strange elk on a game cam last year.

From: TrapperKayak
01-Aug-18
Some shed hunter is wondering why he never found a match to his nice 3 pt.

From: BullBuster
01-Aug-18
Somehow blood flow to those hard tines was disrupted.

From: Zbone
01-Aug-18
Wow definitely unique, thanks for sharing.... Wonder if he ever sheds that hard horn?

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