15 03, 2013

Unicorn Buck Deer

2020-06-10T09:23:37-04:00March 15th, 2013|Big Deer Stories, BigDeer, Deer Science|Comments Off on Unicorn Buck Deer

A fellow sent this photo and wondered if it was BS or legit. Well, this is either a hoax (tine stuck on deer's nose) or a unicorn. How common or rare is a unicorn buck? Is it possible a tine could grow out of the buck's forehead? Short answer, yes, tines can and do grow there. Mickey Hellickson, one of the top whitetail scientists in the world, says: It is caused by trauma to the frontal bone. This entire region of the skull is capable of growing antler, and if an area of the frontal bone is injured (such as a tine puncture from another buck) the trauma may cause an antler to grow from the injury.  Interestingly, researchers have even experimentally caused antlers to [...]

6 03, 2013

Kansas: Monster Buck Dead from EHD

2020-06-10T09:23:38-04:00March 6th, 2013|BigDeer, Deer Science, Shed Hunting|939 Comments

  From the Buckmasters Facebook page:   Buckmasters and the BTR announce the biggest buck of 2012! We verified this is a wild, free-roaming buck and not an escapee from a deer farm. Unfortunately, it was the victim of EHD and found by someone in Kansas who wishes to remain anonymous, recovered with an official salvage tag.  

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