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MO Bowhunter....2 bucks, 1 shot
I'm curious how this would be possible? Clean skull?
Seems they may be confused on the definition of “harvested”…
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?
A few years? Only if he never shed.
Would have to have been a dead head he got tangled with.
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.
That's pretty wild. I agree and think that he got tangled with a dead head.
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.
“A few years? Only if he never shed.”
Lol! Thanks Midwest, I had to think it over a bit before I realized the obvious!
Maybe he figured the other bucks would back off if they saw what he did to the last buck that challenged him!
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!!!