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Weird buck this morning
Mule Deer
Contributors to this thread:
JohnMC 08-Jan-23
Zbone 08-Jan-23
TurboT 08-Jan-23
t-roy 08-Jan-23
Zbone 08-Jan-23
JohnMC 08-Jan-23
Catscratch 08-Jan-23
JohnMC 08-Jan-23
MA-PAdeerslayer 08-Jan-23
Zbone 08-Jan-23
Grey Ghost 09-Jan-23
greg simon 09-Jan-23
WV Mountaineer 09-Jan-23
APauls 09-Jan-23
JohnMC 09-Jan-23
Grey Ghost 09-Jan-23
MA-PAdeerslayer 09-Jan-23
Zbone 09-Jan-23
Grunter 09-Jan-23
BULELK1 10-Jan-23
From: JohnMC
08-Jan-23

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I thought he had shed until I looked at picture on my computer.

From: Zbone
08-Jan-23
Looks shed... Massive pedicles...

BTW, looks like a whitetail and not a muley???

From: TurboT
08-Jan-23
looks like a really young deer. strange for sure

From: t-roy
08-Jan-23
Cactus buck, possibly?

From: Zbone
08-Jan-23
Yeah, maybe button buck turning cactus buck...

From: JohnMC
08-Jan-23
I don't think he was a yearling. I don't think he has shed/that is not new growth.

From: Catscratch
08-Jan-23
Antlered doe?

Buck with both beams broken off right above the bases, then rubbed and stained funny colors?

From: JohnMC
08-Jan-23

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He was running with this guy. Body size was similar. So definitely not a doe. He was not 1.5 years either.

08-Jan-23
Definately strange….and looks like a whitetail…? Odd to be hanging with a muley and running with one of them???

From: Zbone
08-Jan-23
Yearlings are between 1 year old and 2 two years old, but that buck with the small face, brownish color and short ears looks like a button whitetail to me.... Would be nice to see him beside that muley for size reference... Got any more pix?

From: Grey Ghost
09-Jan-23
John, are these more refuge deer? If so, what are your thoughts on the overall health of that herd? I ask because some of the deer in your past pics haven't looked real healthy to me. They've seemed kinda scraggly and lacking body weight, even during some of your early season picture sessions. Have you noticed that, or is it just me?

Matt

From: greg simon
09-Jan-23
Maybe a whitetail muley cross with screwed up antlers.

09-Jan-23
Yes. I’m thinking a mixed deer.

From: APauls
09-Jan-23
Grey Ghost I've thought the same. Must be CWD

From: JohnMC
09-Jan-23

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Remember this deer from back in June of 22'. I don't think it is same deer. But this was in the beginning of the antler cycle. Very similar.

From: Grey Ghost
09-Jan-23
Wow, I don't think I've every seen a mulie that looked that mangy. Poor guy.

Matt

09-Jan-23
Wow. That’s very very similar..

From: Zbone
09-Jan-23
Yeah agree, very similar... That's really strange..

From: Grunter
09-Jan-23
The last pic...looks like his tail is mostly gone and no nuts? Maybe coyotes got him and thats why he looks bad? Or mange?

From: BULELK1
10-Jan-23
Man, that looks terrible.

No doubt if it was cold and snow covered, he prolly would have died by now.

You're always finding something unique John,

Robb

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