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    Mal-Formed Roe Antlers

    Shot this buck this morning. I could see straight away that his antlers had something "different" about them, but with him moving his head about it was difficult to see just what.
    I like finding these variations, so this one's destined for a plaque on the wall.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Scarning roe buck 140616 Mal-form antlers.jpg  
    You can't say muntjac without saying, Mmmmmm.

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    Hi

    Interesting head - I have kept most of my 'oddities' too, one of which is similar.

    Assuming just the skull for a plaque, when cleaned, if it seems to have some weight about it may be worth getting it measured (after the statutory 90days).......

    L

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    I've neverhad a head measured. Is it possible to grade a cut scull? I cut mine in this fashion.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Scarning roe buck 240811 trophy.jpg  
    You can't say muntjac without saying, Mmmmmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry mac View Post
    I've neverhad a head measured. Is it possible to grade a cut scull? I cut mine in this fashion.
    It is, but you're doing yourself no favours by using a long-nose cut when it comes to measuring. Would be best to measure "full skull" and then cut it to suit post measurement.

    That said, I do the same with my roe mounts.
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry mac View Post
    I've neverhad a head measured. Is it possible to grade a cut scull? I cut mine in this fashion.
    Have you got a weight for it? I have one that I cut short nose back in 2012. Used it for hanging keys on but have since moved and it now has no place to hang. Took it off the plaque and weighed it out of curiosity and its just above 350g. Pretty sure it wont make bronze as its a bit below the benchmark weight but worth putting it in anyway to see what it comes in at. The weight will give a good guide though.

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    Here's the trophy from this mal-form, and a couple of others I've kept.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails unicorn.jpg   Mal form Trophy.jpg   Grotesque antler.jpg  
    Last edited by Harry mac; 25-07-2016 at 11:57.
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