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Post by eddie c » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:57 am

the bucks are supposed to have dropped their antlers. some one needs to tell these 2. cam date is 3/16, this is a video.

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Post by TradRag » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:15 pm

no kidding! Great video footage though!
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Post by Olschool » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:38 pm

I think you should have taken that cull buck out during season, rack is a little too tall for no wider than it is.

April fools! Now why did he wait till after season to come by??

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Post by eddie c » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:37 pm

Olschool wrote:I think you should have taken that cull buck out during season, rack is a little too tall for no wider than it is.

April fools! Now why did he wait till after season to come by??
he might have been one of the 3 i saw chasing a doe on the last day of ML. I couldnt get a shot at any of them and I wouldnt have turned any of the 3 down.
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Post by Aeronut » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:41 am

It is common to see bucks carrying both antlers well past mid April around here.
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Re: well,

Post by zeek from coon creek » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:06 am

Over the years I've seen a very few bucks still carrying polished antlers in hot weather. I'm not convinced that every buck sheds his antlers every year. There are exceptions to every rule. But that is an awesome deer.
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Post by eddie c » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:03 am

Aeronut wrote:It is common to see bucks carrying both antlers well past mid April around here.
it's an argument with guys in this state. some want to extend archery season into January or Febuary after the firearms season closes. some argue that they are finding sheds in late January/early Febuary and we will be shooting bucks thinking they are does. Arkansas runs their bow season into Febuary, we're at the same level of the latitude so some guys argue the opposite. these pics say otherwise to me.
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Post by zeek from coon creek » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:10 pm

and we will be shooting bucks thinking they are does.
New Year's Day, 2006 I convinced a buddy to give it one more try. We went that morning, and he shot a huge doe. When we went to field dress it it had male plumbing. we checked it's head and the spots where it had shed it's antlers were still raw and bloody. This buck had an injured hind leg; perhaps the stress of the injury caused him to shed prematurely.
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Post by eddie c » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:09 pm

zeek from coon creek wrote:
and we will be shooting bucks thinking they are does.
New Year's Day, 2006 I convinced a buddy to give it one more try. We went that morning, and he shot a huge doe. When we went to field dress it it had male plumbing. we checked it's head and the spots where it had shed it's antlers were still raw and bloody. This buck had an injured hind leg; perhaps the stress of the injury caused him to shed prematurely.
the wildlife guys have stated, on several occasions, that antler drop is due to several factors. stress is one of them, nurtrishion ( how do you spell nutrition? :? ) is another. the less stress the longer the buck keep their horns.

one of the bowhunters' arguments is if you are bowhunting correctly you should be close enough to tell a buck with shedded antlers from a doe. uuummm, i just that may be the case on a big deer but a small one, i dont know. :?
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