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Illinois hairless deer killed
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
woodguy65 13-Dec-22
Grey Ghost 13-Dec-22
deerhunter72 13-Dec-22
nmwapiti 13-Dec-22
BOHNTR 13-Dec-22
t-roy 13-Dec-22
woodguy65 13-Dec-22
tobywon 13-Dec-22
ryanrc 13-Dec-22
sticksender 13-Dec-22
t-roy 13-Dec-22
sticksender 13-Dec-22
deerhunter72 13-Dec-22
greg simon 13-Dec-22
Medicinemann 13-Dec-22
CTBobcat 13-Dec-22
drycreek 13-Dec-22
midwest 13-Dec-22
blackbear62 13-Dec-22
Zbone 13-Dec-22
GFL 14-Dec-22
Huntiam 14-Dec-22
t-roy 14-Dec-22
Zbone 14-Dec-22
Zim 14-Dec-22
Bill in MI 15-Dec-22
Scoot 15-Dec-22
From: woodguy65
13-Dec-22
https://www.fieldandstream.com/hunting/illinois-hairless-whitetail-deer-buck/

I don’t start many threads so hopefully link works.

Had a friend send me interesting article this morning.

From: Grey Ghost
13-Dec-22

Grey Ghost's Link
Here's a proper link.

That thing is creepy looking!!

Matt

From: deerhunter72
13-Dec-22
That is the ugliest deer I've ever seen!

From: nmwapiti
13-Dec-22
Zombie deer. Wonder how he survived the winters.

From: BOHNTR
13-Dec-22
Gives a new meaning to ‘buck skin’!

From: t-roy
13-Dec-22
He’d look good strapped to the hood of a low rider.

From: woodguy65
13-Dec-22
Nmwapiti - that’s first thought I had as well. Article mentioned he was low in fat/very lean because he was burning more fat to stay warm without the hair…but still!

From: tobywon
13-Dec-22
Great, a deerscaping thread now :) Crazy deer

From: ryanrc
13-Dec-22
Probably an allergic condition.

From: sticksender
13-Dec-22
His dad Steve is a friend of mine and sent me that pic this week. Never saw such a thing before, very interesting. I can't imagine that deer could have survived the entire upcoming mid-western winter hairless.

From: t-roy
13-Dec-22
What part of Illinois, Greg? I’d imagine even in southern Illinois, the chances of that buck surviving the winter would be pretty low. From the pic, my guess would be the buck was at least 1 1/2, possibly 2 1/2. I wonder if it developed this condition this spring/summer.

From: sticksender
13-Dec-22
t-roy they live in New Baden IL (just east of St Louis) but hunt a good ways to the southeast of there. I'm thinking there's no way that deer was hairless last winter. Whatever happened to it must've occurred this spring or summer.

From: deerhunter72
13-Dec-22
Dale is about 40 miles east of me in southern Illinois. Very near to where I go on my yearly bowhunting trip. We don't get as much snow as we used to, but the temps get down in the single digits pretty often and we have a cold snap coming like that next week. I don't see how that deer could live through even a mildly harsh winter.

From: greg simon
13-Dec-22
That deer looks like a giant walking scrotum!!! No way could I eat that meat. Probably not anything wrong with it, but damn that is one ugly creature!

From: Medicinemann
13-Dec-22
I wonder if anyone had trail cameras photos of it from last year? They are such tough, resilient animals that while I can't imagine it surviving a winter, they have proven me wrong before.....

From: CTBobcat
13-Dec-22
so crazy looking

13-Dec-22

Ricky The Cabel Guy's Link

From: drycreek
13-Dec-22
Hmmmm, a little hair on its ears, pubic area, and scent glands. That’s about the same for me except my hocks ain’t been too dark in a few years……

From: midwest
13-Dec-22
[email protected] drycreek!!!

That thing is just bizarre! I'd eat it. Wouldn't be the first hairless thing I've eaten... :-P

From: blackbear62
13-Dec-22
Would that deer be considered "buck naked".

From: Zbone
13-Dec-22
Maybe a tick plague like happens to some moose...

From: GFL
14-Dec-22

GFL's embedded Photo
GFL's embedded Photo
Not a deer but I did have this hairless squirrel here last year.

From: Huntiam
14-Dec-22
Wish they was all like that..I could gut that 1 and not sneeze

From: t-roy
14-Dec-22
Not me!……There are certain things are just made to be covered with hair……

From: Zbone
14-Dec-22
GFL - What is that a hairless gray squirrel? Is/was it alive in photo?

Bet it had a heck of a time jumping from tree to tree, they use their splayed tail as a rutter in mid air... I bet he fell a lot...8^)

From: Zim
14-Dec-22
Ya quite sure I’d be passing on that buck for sure, Lol.

From: Bill in MI
15-Dec-22
Careful, it'll steal your backpack when you're not looking.

From: Scoot
15-Dec-22
"Not me!……There are certain things are just made to be covered with hair……"

Hahaha- there's only one person I would expect to post this, and he did just that!!!

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