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Offline BowEd

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Tribute to an old king
« on: December 07, 2017, 07:22:40 am »
Here's a self done tribute to a deer harvested over here.Kind of unique.I call him the unicorn buck.Quite the mass on this buck.Done on an oak burl.

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Offline bjrogg

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Re: Tribute to an old king
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2017, 07:33:26 am »
More like triceratops Ed. I don't have a picture but there was a buck one of my buddies got that looks just like that. Nice rack with a third antler coming out of a completely different spot in the skull. In fact it's very similar location to the tribute you just posted.
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Offline Zuma

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Re: Tribute to an old king
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2017, 08:04:12 am »
I think I see a little glue, did you also start Jackalopes >:D >:D
I have never seen that before. Awesome. :-D :-D
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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Tribute to an old king
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2017, 08:38:23 am »
Gnarly rack, bet he had a heck of a time rubbing that.  Every now and then, a mules shows up with an atypical rack.  There was a 53 pointer hanging in a place in LaPorte, until it burned down.  Could be genetic, or a bad rub (or a jackalope as Zuma mentioned).  Makes good conversation and a nice mount, in any case.
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Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: Tribute to an old king
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2017, 09:10:19 am »
I really dig the mount Ed. Nothing too too fancy, just enough to show off the beauty and uniqueness of the deer.  :OK
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Offline BowEd

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Re: Tribute to an old king
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2017, 09:39:19 am »
Thanks fellas....This is really just a small example of what some racks can look like.This one was here that's all.There's opinions on why this happens.Some say genetics or possibly nuitrtion.I'm sure there is someone out there that has more insight to this sort of thing than me.
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Offline TimBo

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Re: Tribute to an old king
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2017, 10:42:40 am »
I bet he scared the you-know-what out of many a little buck in his day!

Offline Zuma

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Re: Tribute to an old king
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2017, 04:19:54 pm »
It is interesting that the odd point looks like it belongs exactly
where the main beam is missing one. A very cool wall hanger. 8)
DNA info tells where and what to build in the womb and beyond.
Seems it had the what right and the where wrong, ???
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Offline burchett.donald

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Re: Tribute to an old king
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2017, 03:57:14 am »
  Looks like the old guy was equipped with an eye puncher...That would back them off quick...
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Offline BowEd

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Re: Tribute to an old king
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2017, 04:15:55 am »
Yes I would imagine he would have his way most times in a pushing match....lol,but even the big ones get injured at times.I see bucks limping around here occasionally through the rutting time.
I'm of the opinion that this guy would have something like this rack probably every year with that extra rosette and spike.Could be wrong though.You'll see even though he's a nontypical the points still do match up numbers wise on each side.I brain tanned a big different buck a while back that was probably of the same age as this one.He had all kinds of poke hole scars on his neck and shoulders.Could be those two fought each other a time or two too.
The mass on him is quite a bit for a whitetail 9 to 10 point rack.Over 6" around the rosette area.Probably at least a 5 to 7 year old animal.I never did any teeth evaluation though.
« Last Edit: December 08, 2017, 04:20:59 am by BowEd »
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Re: Tribute to an old king
« Reply #10 on: Today at 01:35:21 am »
Nice deer and very nice job on the mount, very cool.
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