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What's going on with this buck?
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Milhouse 24-Aug-21
Milhouse 24-Aug-21
bentstick54 24-Aug-21
Supernaut 24-Aug-21
Milhouse 24-Aug-21
petedrummond 24-Aug-21
t-roy 24-Aug-21
Milhouse 24-Aug-21
SIP 24-Aug-21
[email protected] 24-Aug-21
Scrappy 25-Aug-21
Milhouse 25-Aug-21
Knife2sharp 25-Aug-21
LINK 25-Aug-21
BullBuster 26-Aug-21
From: Milhouse
24-Aug-21

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Taril cam pics frim just a few minutes ago (8/24/21)..... what's up with this buck? Some kinda pie bald deal? Or something else?

From: Milhouse
24-Aug-21

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Another one.....

24-Aug-21
Looks like he’s losing his summer coat, transitioning to winter coat.

From: Supernaut
24-Aug-21
^ my thoughts as well.

From: Milhouse
24-Aug-21
I've seen a lot of deer in that stage, I've never seen it loik like that.... along with the fact every other picture of everyone other deer right now is in the red/summer short hair stage. Not saying that's definitely not it, but just doesn't look right to me, especially for the time of year.

From: petedrummond
24-Aug-21
Piebald

From: t-roy
24-Aug-21
Possibly some piebald coloration is what came to my mind first, as well. I also thought it might just be some shading issues with your camera, but if it’s not happening on the other deer in the other pics, that probably not what’s happening.

From: Milhouse
24-Aug-21

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Here's a blown up, HD pic.....

From: SIP
24-Aug-21
Piebald vote here

24-Aug-21
Shedding- they are almost smooth skinned for a few days "silvery" I raised whitetails for 10 years

From: Scrappy
25-Aug-21
Yup piebald, I had a little doe come by my stand last year in November that had that same smokey coloration in spots with four white legs.

From: Milhouse
25-Aug-21
I'm kinda leaning towards 4nolz explanation now. It doesn't look defined enough to be piebald, and I got several pics of does yesterday, that are going from red to gray....

Anyway, nice little buck, with potential to do some with 2-3 more years under his belt.....

From: Knife2sharp
25-Aug-21
I saw this recently, either in a magazine or outdoor news, it's a form of mange deer can get.

From: LINK
25-Aug-21
Side effect of the COVID shot!

From: BullBuster
26-Aug-21

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Hair loss from scratching at ticks. That the conclusion we’ve come up for my deer. Ticks out of control this year from heat and dryness.

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