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One Ugly Deer
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
hawg 20-Dec-18
pa10point 20-Dec-18
WhitetailHtr 20-Dec-18
drycreek 20-Dec-18
Bob 20-Dec-18
hawg 20-Dec-18
TrapperKayak 20-Dec-18
tradi-doerr 20-Dec-18
ACB 20-Dec-18
sdkhunter 20-Dec-18
hawg 20-Dec-18
gobbler 20-Dec-18
MQQSE 20-Dec-18
stealthycat 20-Dec-18
sitO 20-Dec-18
Sugar 20-Dec-18
From: hawg
20-Dec-18

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What is wrong with this thing? I see one or two like this every year and they seem fine other than their hair. I've assumed some kind of mange but not sure. Ideas?

From: pa10point
20-Dec-18
Looks like she was hit by a car and got a little road rash.

From: WhitetailHtr
20-Dec-18
There is nothing that looks fine to me about that deer. Ears and body structure appear to be "off". CWD? I hope not.

From: drycreek
20-Dec-18
Damned if I know. I've always seen lots of midwest deer (on tv shows) that have bare spots on their backs too, never knew what that was about either. All that I've seen in person were big, slick, healthy looking deer. That could be road rash from a too close auto encounter I guess. I was going home one night years ago and a doe jumped out in front of me on a wet road and I smacked her as I was almost fully stopped. I had a pipe bumper with upright grill guards on it (shop made by a not-so-hot welder) and you could see the imprint on her sides where they took her hair off.

From: Bob
20-Dec-18
Don, I notice that where we hunt in Wyoming that the mule deer have bare spots on the top of their backs. I always thought it was from crossing under fences. pa10point x 2, looks like road rash to me also. Bob

From: hawg
20-Dec-18

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Another pic from last May

From: TrapperKayak
20-Dec-18
I see a walking winter kill.

From: tradi-doerr
20-Dec-18
Looks like she is shedding her winter coat, see this here in Co. as some don't shed as evenly as other deer. Plus the date you mention is about right for deer shedding.

From: ACB
20-Dec-18
Bare patches on back of buck deer are caused by them working licking branches .

From: sdkhunter
20-Dec-18
Looks like a type of mange to me....

From: hawg
20-Dec-18
There's a couple that look like this all year (note May and December pictures) and I've seen them for several years now. This is my driveway camera at my house and I see them all the time and they appear healthy and normal except for their hair missing. I haven't seen any bucks chasing them though:)

From: gobbler
20-Dec-18
Meth

From: MQQSE
20-Dec-18

MQQSE's embedded Photo
MQQSE's embedded Photo
These bare spots are from fighting where I live.

From: stealthycat
20-Dec-18

stealthycat's embedded Photo
stealthycat's embedded Photo
a fighter

From: sitO
20-Dec-18
That deer looks horrible, I'd say mange as well...wait...is that just outside of Ft Collins?

P.S. I'm gonna have to move this comment "Bare patches on back of buck deer are caused by them working licking branches"... over to another thread. Where's that silliest things... ;?)

From: Sugar
20-Dec-18
Looks like she was run by dogs or yotes...also stealthy always thought it was tick infestation

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