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Old 06-26-2017, 08:37 PM   #1
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Seems that this deer injured his G2 about a week ago. Question is, Will it keep growing? Haven't seen this before.
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Old 06-26-2017, 08:39 PM   #2
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The ones I had typically didnt grow much more at the point of the injury. In other words I dont think that point is going to continue growing downward. It will be interesting to see what others have to say about their experiences.
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Old 06-26-2017, 08:49 PM   #3
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I bet it stops growing. We had several like that a few years ago. None of theirs got very long.
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Old 06-26-2017, 08:51 PM   #4
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My experience is they usually fall off at the break or injury..
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Old 06-26-2017, 08:51 PM   #5
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I had a big 8 do that but he broke it off completely. I will see if the old point of break will continue to grow or not
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Old 06-26-2017, 08:56 PM   #6
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From my experience they usually will fall off at the injury
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Old 06-26-2017, 09:03 PM   #7
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I was hoping that it would just fall off, so nobody would kill him thinking it's a drop. I'm pretty sure this deer was actually a decent 10 point last year around 135 at 3 or 4 years old.
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Old 06-26-2017, 09:17 PM   #8
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Seen it quite a bit. I have seen them fill up with blood looking like a club or bat and then break off. If it is not full of blood already I doubt it will fill up. Seen them stay broken or bent over like that and keep growing a bit. Most likely will break off when he rubs out or in the rut if it does the latter. I have also seen them kick a point off at the break that will grow upwards.
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Old 06-26-2017, 09:18 PM   #9
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I had a real young buck that injured his rack last year. It didn't grow much more but never fell off. I'm anxious to see what he does this year with the split beam on the right side.
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Old 06-26-2017, 09:23 PM   #10
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I think that since you are feeding double down...it should grow to the ground
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Old 06-26-2017, 09:41 PM   #11
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I think that since you are feeding double down...it should grow to the ground
Yep, they should of named it Double Down to the ground!!
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Old 06-27-2017, 04:57 AM   #12
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All in fun...on serious note do hope your deer/horns are looking good!...

How is that redneck/hillbilly doing that thinks he is a biologist?
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Old 06-29-2017, 09:13 AM   #13
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All depends on how it is broken. If it only broke "internally", it will probably just stay there until he sheds. I've seen them break and tear the velvet and they usually get all nasty and the piece will fall off. They can also get a blood infection from busted velvet and die from it. And they are antlers, not horns....
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Old 06-29-2017, 09:31 AM   #14
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Why correct horns vs antlers? Were you confused on what he was referencing? Of course not, so why even mention it?
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Old 06-29-2017, 09:41 AM   #15
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Over the years, I've seen dozens of these type injuries. I've seen them fall off still in velvet and hang on through hardening, only to break off at some point in the early season (rubbing and fighting).
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Old 06-29-2017, 09:55 AM   #16
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We had one of these fellas a few years back. These pictures were taken 2 years prior to finding his skull in the pasture......with the turned down 2 just like in the picture. Seems once this guy injured it, the trait stuck with him. Does it an injury during velvet alter genetics?
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Old 06-29-2017, 10:30 AM   #17
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That's how DD gets its name. The other side is coming...
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Old 06-29-2017, 12:23 PM   #18
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I had a buck break of one whole side last year he was 5.5 last year and the break got him a pass which has turned out to be a blessing in disguise so far based of his growth this year he should be an awesome deer
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Old 06-29-2017, 12:31 PM   #19
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How do you know he injured it and it is not just growing like that? Do you have before and after pics?
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Old 06-29-2017, 05:45 PM   #20
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My experience is they usually fall off at the break or injury..
this is my experience as well
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Old 07-10-2017, 07:22 PM   #21
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cool pics
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Old 07-13-2017, 09:19 PM   #22
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Update... looks like it just fell off
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Old 07-14-2017, 09:39 AM   #23
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Update... looks like it just fell off
Well dang....
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Old 07-14-2017, 09:42 AM   #24
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Update... looks like it just fell off
Well, since the deer is clearly not worth anything anymore, I can get rid of it for you if you need me to. Just let me know this fall...I will even do it free of charge!
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Old 07-14-2017, 10:18 AM   #25
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I was hoping that it would just fall off, so nobody would kill him thinking it's a drop. I'm pretty sure this deer was actually a decent 10 point last year around 135 at 3 or 4 years old.
Now you have to worry about someone shooting him thinking he is a cull 7 point!
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Old 07-14-2017, 02:08 PM   #26
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Why correct horns vs antlers? Were you confused on what he was referencing? Of course not, so why even mention it?
Because I call things what they are. Would you call Lowes Home Depot? Would you call your dog a cat? Deer have antlers, not horns. Antlers are modified bone that are cast off each year, horns are modified hair that continually grow and are not shed with the exception of Pronghorn. Pretty simple.....
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