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Last Thursday I had what looked like an impressive racked deer headed my way. It was definitely an 8 pt and would of been droppe

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  • Last Thursday I had what looked like an impressive racked deer headed my way. It was definitely an 8 pt and would of been droppe

    Last Thursday I had what looked like an impressive racked deer headed my way. It was definitely an 8 pt and would of been dropped had it had all of it's tines. Now I have heard of deer losing a tine or two in battles but this deer, I kid you not, had 5 tines broken off. I was tempted to shoot because it had a great width and mass to the beams and would of made for a goofy mount but decided to let him walk because I knew there were other big boys in the area. So I guess my question is... has anyone encountered such a mangled up rack before or perhaps this guy had a disorder/malnutrition that prevented him from growing a strong set of antlers? Any thoughts? I sure hope I get a showdown with the bruiser that did this to him!

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    meant to say Tuesday, not like it matters though

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    • #3
      like you said, wait for the other guy. he may be in bad shape thought too. that would have been an interesting rack for the wall. but look at it like this, the meat would have still tasted great.

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      • #4
        never heard of so many tines being busted, I also wonder if possibly the buck had a mineral lacking in its diet, making its antlers weaker and more prone to break.

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