Yesterday, SD member Woodmaster shot a Fallow Buck which only had stumps for antlers. The buck was in good condition, plenty of fat and no internal or external signs of injury or disease. Going by the overall size and dentition of the buck we estimated about 3-4 years old, but it had only partial coronets and the uneven stumps looked as if they had been polished by rubbing. I've never seen this before and Ed (Herbert) who owns the ground has never seen this in 30 years. Any suggestions?
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We've seen bucks with broken antlers before, but nothing to this extent and there is not a problem with any vitamin deficiency in the area. Also he was definately not buck that had cast.