Shot a fallow buck today with proper pedicels and then a button on top of each.
never seen this I would expect a spike coming out of each pedicel. It didn't look old but I also don't believe it's a follower from this year. I haven't shot loads but this is out of the normal pattern for where I shoot.
There was nothing else in the gralloch that was unusual but when I split the haunches I found some nodes between the tissues - a string of small black ones and one kidney bean size but white and not full of liquid but solid.
the carcass was in great condition with a sign of some mild scouring but from a while ago, dried out. Animal acted normally before being shot.
is this unusual?