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Mule Deer
Contributors to this thread:
PECO2 27-Oct-23
JohnMC 27-Oct-23
MathewsMan 27-Oct-23
MathewsMan 27-Oct-23
Zbone 27-Oct-23
PECO2 28-Oct-23
DanaC 28-Oct-23
buckeye 28-Oct-23
t-roy 28-Oct-23
Treeline 28-Oct-23
Corax_latrans 28-Oct-23
PECO2 28-Oct-23
csalem 28-Oct-23
Hunts_with_stick 28-Oct-23
Starfire 31-Oct-23
Zbone 31-Oct-23
fuzzy 01-Nov-23
Will 01-Nov-23
PECO2 01-Nov-23
From: PECO2
27-Oct-23

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Caught a picture of this guy while out and about today. I've not seen such palmation on any of the local deer, or in real life. I think it's pretty cool. Show them it you got them pictures of palmated mule deer antlers.

From: JohnMC
27-Oct-23
Cool deer

From: MathewsMan
27-Oct-23

From: MathewsMan
27-Oct-23

MathewsMan's embedded Photo
MathewsMan's embedded Photo

From: Zbone
27-Oct-23
I like palmations, thanks for sharing...

I shoot that buck in a minute...8^)

From: PECO2
28-Oct-23

PECO2's embedded Photo
PECO2's embedded Photo
zbone he was with this buck. I like to eat them, the other buck looks healthier, but I'd probably also shoot the palmated buck.

From: DanaC
28-Oct-23
Mom dallied with a caribou ;-)

Kidding aside, would like to know how old he is.

From: buckeye
28-Oct-23
He looks like a youngster, I'd like to see him in 3 years

From: t-roy
28-Oct-23
Kinda looks like he is knock-kneed a little bit. I had a whitetail buck on trail camera for a few years, that was knock-kneed as well.

From: Treeline
28-Oct-23
I hunted a monster palpated mule deer back in the 90’s up in NW Colorado.

Wish I had pictures but that was before I had a cell phone or an attachment for the spotting scope. That buck was easily 230”+. Emptied my quiver on him and he just stood there as I stood up and started walking towards him to pick up the arrows…

One of many experiences with giant mule deer that still haunt me…

28-Oct-23
“Emptied my quiver on him and he just stood there as I stood up and started walking towards him to pick up the arrows…”

Kinda makes you wonder how much of all this “stealthiness” is really required, doesn’t it?? LOL. BTDT, just with far less interesting deer.

@Peco - were those in an area where you get WT hybrids? The one on the left doesn’t look like he can make up his mind…

From: PECO2
28-Oct-23
Corax, not really. There are a few deer around here though with a rack like his. The one I arrowed last year looked related.

From: csalem
28-Oct-23
Cool rack

28-Oct-23
I noticed the knock knees too

From: Starfire
31-Oct-23
Call him "Salad Tongs"

From: Zbone
31-Oct-23
Yeah PECO2, how does he walk, are those knock knees obvious? Maybe could have been injured causing the palmations...

From: fuzzy
01-Nov-23
It very cool. It seems like there must be a palmation gene buried deep in all deer species, maybe going back to a common ancestor..

From: Will
01-Nov-23
That's a super cool Muley. I had the same thought Corax did... that one on the left looks like a whitetail rack on a mulie body. The knock-kneed palmated one is super cool.

From: PECO2
01-Nov-23
He did have a limp, more noticeable in his right rear leg. Overall he did not have a smooth deer gait.

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