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Old 12-19-2017, 09:57 AM   #1
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My wife went with me to the lease this weekend for her first hunt ever. She got a decent 8 for her first deer on Saturday evening. On Sunday evening we had a freak come out and she took him.

I have never seen this buck before, but there is an older buck with the same deformity that hopefully will not make it through the season.

Here he is on the hoof:
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This is the older buck with the same issue:
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We are getting a euro done and keeping the lower jaw attached.
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He was 3.5 and had a small body, about the size of a 1.5 year old out there. I'm really glad she took this one out of the herd.
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Old 12-19-2017, 10:00 AM   #2
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Had a 7 pt last year that looked identical to him. When I went to kill him he was never seen again. Hopefully someone got him. He was pretty run down for whatever he reason.
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Old 12-19-2017, 10:03 AM   #3
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You ever see anyone that had a broken nose before?
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Old 12-19-2017, 10:09 AM   #4
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Wow
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Old 12-19-2017, 10:11 AM   #5
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I killed one like that last year. I thought it was a broken nose but the fact that you had two like that on your place makes me wonder if it's genetic.





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Old 12-19-2017, 10:12 AM   #6
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looks like Mike Tyson reconfigured his nose
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Old 12-19-2017, 10:16 AM   #7
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Hairlip deer?

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Old 12-19-2017, 10:18 AM   #8
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Don't drink the same water as them......
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Old 12-19-2017, 10:18 AM   #9
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His family tree didn't fork.
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Old 12-19-2017, 10:18 AM   #10
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I killed one like that last year. I thought it was a broken nose but the fact that you had two like that on your place makes me wonder if it's genetic.

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Good point.
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Old 12-19-2017, 10:23 AM   #11
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His father was a mule!
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Old 12-19-2017, 10:26 AM   #12
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It's from chasing parked cars
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Old 12-19-2017, 10:37 AM   #13
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Old 12-19-2017, 10:38 AM   #14
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I killed one like that last year. I thought it was a broken nose but the fact that you had two like that on your place makes me wonder if it's genetic.





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This was exactly what I though when this one came out. One I can see as a freak accident happened, but not two.
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Old 12-19-2017, 10:46 AM   #15
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We have 2 at the lease like that. Most likely broken noses on our bucks. Looks like it will make a cool euro.
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Old 12-19-2017, 10:46 AM   #16
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We had a yearling doe with the exact same thing, no idea what is was from.
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Old 12-19-2017, 10:52 AM   #17
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If it was from a broken nose I would think you could tell when you have the euro done. There should be some evidence of the break and where it healed.
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Old 12-19-2017, 10:54 AM   #18
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We had several that looked the same. Once we killed them we haven't had another one in 2 years. They do make cool euros though

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Old 12-19-2017, 10:57 AM   #19
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My wife went with me to the lease this weekend for her first hunt ever. She got a decent 8 for her first deer on Saturday evening. On Sunday evening we had a freak come out and she took him.

I have never seen this buck before, but there is an older buck with the same deformity that hopefully will not make it through the season.

Here he is on the hoof:
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This is the older buck with the same issue:
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We are getting a euro done and keeping the lower jaw attached.
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He was 3.5 and had a small body, about the size of a 1.5 year old out there. I'm really glad she took this one out of the herd.

What county? I have a picture of a buck this summer that looks very similar to your deformed buck.
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Old 12-19-2017, 10:59 AM   #20
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What county? I have a picture of a buck this summer that looks very similar to your deformed buck.
Schleicher county
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Old 12-19-2017, 11:05 AM   #21
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Schleicher county
Close, but not close enough. We are in Real co.
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Old 12-19-2017, 11:07 AM   #22
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He would have died of old age where we hunt. Wish we could take deer like that in Houston Co.

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Old 12-19-2017, 11:07 AM   #23
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crazy look to em.
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Old 01-25-2018, 01:42 PM   #24
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We ended up getting the 8 point pictured above and a doe with the same issue. Three deer this year. Hopefully we don't have too many more running around.
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Old 01-25-2018, 01:44 PM   #25
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We've had 3 or 4 on our place that I know of just like that.
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Old 01-25-2018, 01:48 PM   #26
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I have seen a buck and killed a doe that had the same thing. I call them "anteater nose deer".
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Old 01-25-2018, 01:53 PM   #27
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His family tree didn't fork.
I'm going with this...he thought his sister/mother was too good to pass up during the rut....
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Old 01-25-2018, 03:01 PM   #28
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It is a fairly common occurrence in some areas... Not sure what the formal name is but our biologist called it Parrot Nose... We killed a couple out west South of Del Rio... Most often they do not survive their first year as they cannot chew their cud if the deformity is too severe, and almost always when one is killed especially if it is a buck, it's a young deer or a stunted growth deer because of their lack of properly digesting their food...
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Old 01-25-2018, 03:05 PM   #29
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I'm thinking he stood up when he should've shut up!! Took an arse whoopin at the feeder one night. or what slick said...........both are viable theories.
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Old 01-25-2018, 03:08 PM   #30
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Old 01-25-2018, 03:13 PM   #31
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TBHr The Cajun killed one like that this year that we knew as a 4.5yr old named Roman. We think he may have been a buck that was caught and released from a hog trap a few years ago. In person you can see where he healed a fracture and has a bone mass. I also have a small sika spike coming around that has the same crooked nose.




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Old 01-25-2018, 03:18 PM   #32
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It is a fairly common occurrence in some areas... Not sure what the formal name is but our biologist called it Parrot Nose... We killed a couple out west South of Del Rio... Most often they do not survive their first year as they cannot chew their cud if the deformity is too severe, and almost always when one is killed especially if it is a buck, it's a young deer or a stunted growth deer because of their lack of properly digesting their food...
I couldnít find anything about this on the internet. Got any more info? Is it a birth defect? I donít know if the buck I killed had it from birth but he had it for at least 2 years. At 7.5 he was a healthy 170 inch buck so it obviously didnít affect his nutritional intake too much.
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Old 01-25-2018, 03:58 PM   #33
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It is a fairly common occurrence in some areas... Not sure what the formal name is but our biologist called it Parrot Nose... We killed a couple out west South of Del Rio... Most often they do not survive their first year as they cannot chew their cud if the deformity is too severe, and almost always when one is killed especially if it is a buck, it's a young deer or a stunted growth deer because of their lack of properly digesting their food...

Surprisingly, we killed a doe this year that was over 8 years old that had a severe case of this. We had a buck on the place that was actually our best three year old as a ten point, who had this deformaty as well. He must have gotten killed because he disappeared after opening weekend.


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Old 01-25-2018, 04:08 PM   #34
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I couldnít find anything about this on the internet. Got any more info? Is it a birth defect? I donít know if the buck I killed had it from birth but he had it for at least 2 years. At 7.5 he was a healthy 170 inch buck so it obviously didnít affect his nutritional intake too much.
Never researched it. That's just what our TPWD biologist told us... That was probably 1990 or so... Over the years, we killed 4 or 5 deer that had this deformity. If I recall, he said it might have come from sinus infection or (maybe bot fly) other issue with the sinus cavity when they are young... It would sort of make sense that it's not a birth defect and severity may be dependent on just when the infection occurred... However I think to do this to a deer such an infection would have to occur when still a fawn in its first year... otherwise the bone structure would have been grown out and complete... Wish I could remember more about what he told us... seems my forgetter is gettin' better and better the more seasons I see come and go...
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Old 01-25-2018, 04:11 PM   #35
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We killed one last year. Named him Potato.
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Old 01-25-2018, 04:20 PM   #36
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We killed one last year. Named him Potato.
Unicorn button buck!! ... that or a rhino deer fawn...
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