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    Deformed heads

    This is one I shot a couple of years ago. We spent about 45min from a ridge top where we heard it to the valley below trying to sneak up on it. It was moaning not roaring and moving away from us as we roared. As we got closer I would run a couple of meters using the wind gusts and moaning to hide any noise. Got to 15m then dropped it. It bolted 20m then stopped. My brother put a round into it about 1" from mine.


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    How do they get like that? Is it natural or when thy are in velvet and run through thick stuff?
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    Take the orange hat off so we can see the deformity better next time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    How do they get like that? Is it natural or when thy are in velvet and run through thick stuff?
    More likely damaged while in soft antler rather than a genetic deformity Toby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    Take the orange hat off so we can see the deformity better next time.
    Jeeze KJ, dont hold back mate........I will have to wear a balaclava for mine then!!!!!!
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    Has anyone else noticed that most of the time a stag with deformed antlers often has a crook leg?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    Has anyone else noticed that most of the time a stag with deformed antlers often has a crook leg?
    Yeah Brads, i read a blog on that (american) saying that often happens when the stag injures itself when it is in velvet, usually the opposite antler to the back leg damaged??????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouser View Post
    Yeah Brads, i read a blog on that (american) saying that often happens when the stag injures itself when it is in velvet, usually the opposite antler to the back leg damaged??????
    Yeah I've shot a few like that always opposite back leg.

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    @Reindeer

    This is a Urewera deformed antler

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    Your latest one is nearly as pretty

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    Doing my bit to clean the muck out of the gene pool to make people like you look like legends

    I was wearing the same orange hat when I shot this one

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    You will be able to open a custom Harley shop soon mate
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    Yeah I've had a few retard heads.


    Same stag in the roar he had a few hinds with him 2



    and this years one. It could be the son? as it's in the same general area.

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    The second one almost looks like a Roebuck

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    For a splendid collection of odd ones visit dave herns in waipuk and look up you'll be amazed.

 

 

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