I have never seen a perruque and only recently came across the topic in the BDS manual for DSC1.
I understand that accident or illness can upset hormone levels causing soft antler growth. The manual instructs that these animals should be culled as death will follow from infection and fly blow.
Should these males be shot out of season if I come accross one? Do exemptions on calibre and cull method apply as an emergency case if I was out shooting with 223 in England for example?