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Thread: Deer Still in Velvet!!! WHy?

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    Deer Still in Velvet!!! WHy?

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    My first guess is that you have a antlered doe on your hands, does have the ability to produce antlers, but not the testosterone to shed the velvet.

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    this is the third season we have pics of him, or her, or it... every year his horns get longer, but still stay invelvet

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    Antlered doe or a buck with no junk.
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    Probably a Stag. A co-worker of mine, shot a muley last week that still had velvet. It had no balls. He wanted to use his doe tag on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SD BowHunter View Post
    Probably a Stag. A co-worker of mine, shot a muley last week that still had velvet. It had no balls. He wanted to use his doe tag on it.
    In Texas you can use a doe tag on a stag like this.

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    not to hijack but, is there a differance between a stag and a cactus buck? i don't hear the term used much but, my understanding is it's a buck with no nuts and usually has a freakish rack.

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    looks like a doe to me
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    not balls!!! seen a buck like this once grew new rack every year to
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzly_Adams View Post
    not to hijack but, is there a differance between a stag and a cactus buck? i don't hear the term used much but, my understanding is it's a buck with no nuts and usually has a freakish rack.
    good question but those cactus bucks are weird because they just continue to grow causing every little bump to develop
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    my girlfriend passed on a five pointer last year on opening weekend here in missouri that was still in velvet and a month later my buddy shot it still in velvet and his horns where like rubber you could move the horns around, he called the mdc and they took sample of it to test. he had both testys so it was unsure of what was wrong.

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    Look at the neck....... you have pics from 3 yrs in a row. Antlered doe. I would make a nice doe mount though
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    i don't agree with ally cat, that does with antlers can't shed velvet. i have a seven point doe mounted that is hard horned. however i did see a deer in the same area the year before i killed her, that had the same left side of antlers and no right side . so makes me wonder if she didn't shed that left side then grew the right side the next year.
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    I have seen 2 bucks that did this here in MS...They never shed their horns and they statyed in velvet yr after yr.. Neither one of them had a pair of balls....Experts said the reason bucks (or does for that matter) do this is the lack of hormones to permit the antlers to shed.
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    what part of ms???

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    Quote Originally Posted by bco99 View Post
    what part of ms???
    One close to my area south of vicksburg , and the other 20mins north of vicksburg. Neither one of them had balls , They were both males just no balls.. They were both in full velvet and you could see how the horns grew ontop of each other yr after yr..Very weird how they grew without falling or rotting off.. One scored 150+ nontyp of course (about 3-4 yrs old) , the other was just screwed up little basket rack probly no older than a 1 1/2
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