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Deer fangs?
Whitetail Deer
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Wv hillbilly 13-Dec-23
Wv hillbilly 13-Dec-23
BUCKeye 13-Dec-23
KB 13-Dec-23
Zbone 13-Dec-23
casekiska 13-Dec-23
Zbone 13-Dec-23
keepemsharp 13-Dec-23
Wildan2 13-Dec-23
Ron Niziolek 13-Dec-23
Medicinemann 13-Dec-23
Zbone 13-Dec-23
Zbone 13-Dec-23
buckeye 14-Dec-23
fuzzy 14-Dec-23
AaronShort 14-Dec-23
13-Dec-23

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Doing a few euro’s for some fellas around here. First time I’ve seen this. It’s like an elk ivory or fang. Anyone ever seen one?

13-Dec-23

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From: BUCKeye
13-Dec-23
Vampire deer. I assume it was killed with a wooden arrow?

With such a small% of deer kills getting euro mount, makes you wonder how many others have this.

From: KB
13-Dec-23
From what I gather they’re somewhat common in our southeast Alaska blacktail population. My brother in law killed one this year with just one fang, similar to your pic. Never crossed paths with a muley or whitetail that had them though.

From: Zbone
13-Dec-23
Yeah, they're rare but comes from ancient ancestors all the way back to prehistoric times...

From: casekiska
13-Dec-23
Yep, have heard of this before. Some years ago also saw a pic of a WI whitetail with two rather good sized and thick "fangs." Pretty unusual however, a guy just never knows what the whitetail woods will yield!

From: Zbone
13-Dec-23
Yeah learned a long time ago never say never when it comes to whitetails...8^) They're all individuals...

From: keepemsharp
13-Dec-23
Was in a shop in Juneau Alaska called the wolley mamouth they had a deer head on the wall with open mouth and had coyote teeth on it. I was pointing and laughing and all the other people were looking at me like "what is he laughing about".

From: Wildan2
13-Dec-23
My DIL shot one this year;never would have known but we did a Euro with it.

From: Ron Niziolek
13-Dec-23
Mike Barrett just showed me one that he has. I believe it’s from a mule deer but hopefully he’ll chime in with accurate info.

From: Medicinemann
13-Dec-23
Maybe they just aren't that common in whitetails (like one in every 10,000...kinda like a doe with antlers)....but several species of deer have canines. Sambar, musk deer, and Chinese Water deer, for example.....some have fangs instead of antlers,

From: Zbone
13-Dec-23
Yeah Jake, I'd read most deer species all had a common ancestor once upon a time which had tusks...

From: Zbone
13-Dec-23

Zbone's Link
Here ya go:

"The answer involves genetics - prehistoric genetics, to be more exact. The whitetail evolved from deer that originated in Asia tens of millions of years ago, and at least some of those early species had canines"

https://www.northamericanwhitetail.com/editorial/weirdwhitetails_wt_ww1201vampire/264011

From: buckeye
14-Dec-23

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The whitetail buck I killed this year had them. Pretty rare from what I've read.

From: fuzzy
14-Dec-23
I've killed at least one that had em, honestly never thought much about it.

From: AaronShort
14-Dec-23
I have been fortunate to kill two bucks with them. Back to back years out of the same tree. Ten years later my wife killed one that only had one side. Kind of cool and definitely a conversation piece.

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