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MO Bowhunter....2 bucks, 1 shot
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
midwest 03-Nov-22
JTreeman 03-Nov-22
70lbDraw 03-Nov-22
midwest 03-Nov-22
Grey Ghost 03-Nov-22
deerhunter72 03-Nov-22
Cheesehead Mike 03-Nov-22
70lbDraw 03-Nov-22
btnbuck 03-Nov-22
greg simon 03-Nov-22
From: midwest
03-Nov-22

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I'm curious how this would be possible? Clean skull?

From: JTreeman
03-Nov-22
Seems they may be confused on the definition of “harvested”…

—jim

From: 70lbDraw
03-Nov-22
Why is it so impossible? Looks like they were pretty tangled up. Nothing like carrying the rotting skull of your adversary around for few years. Unless the live buck found a dead head during the rut and felt the urge to challenge it, and it got tangled up?

From: midwest
03-Nov-22
A few years? Only if he never shed.

Would have to have been a dead head he got tangled with.

From: Grey Ghost
03-Nov-22
Hard to imagine, but is it possible scavengers picked the dead buck clean while the live buck recovered from the battle? Far fetched, I know, but some strange things happen with Mother Nature.

I'm more inclined to think the buck picked a fight with a dead head.

Matt

From: deerhunter72
03-Nov-22
That's pretty wild. I agree and think that he got tangled with a dead head.

03-Nov-22
This isn't the first time. I remember about 20 years ago or more a Wisconsin guy shot a big buck with the fresh head and part of the neck of another buck locked in his antlers. There was speculation that coyotes were feeding on the dead buck which allowed him to pull the head free.

From: 70lbDraw
03-Nov-22
“A few years? Only if he never shed.”

Lol! Thanks Midwest, I had to think it over a bit before I realized the obvious!

From: btnbuck
03-Nov-22
Maybe he figured the other bucks would back off if they saw what he did to the last buck that challenged him!

From: greg simon
03-Nov-22
I've seen many bucks fight and even mount to breed plastic decoys. Why not fight with a dead head? You know the dead head did not back down from any challenge!!!

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