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    doe with antler

    Hi,
    Had a call yesterday off an austrian chap we shoot for over in the cotswolds, he said where was we as he had a roe doe under his pear trees with an antler as long as her ears and could we go get it, we were too far away as this was 4.00pm last evening, so my next question is would you shoot this if its not part of the cull plan as its still in velvet and if shooting as a trophy wouldnt be the same really.
    Any thoughts on this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by apollo View Post
    Hi,
    Had a call yesterday off an austrian chap we shoot for over in the cotswolds, he said where was we as he had a roe doe under his pear trees with an antler as long as her ears and could we go get it, we were too far away as this was 4.00pm last evening, so my next question is would you shoot this if its not part of the cull plan as its still in velvet and if shooting as a trophy wouldnt be the same really.
    Any thoughts on this...
    To right I would I wouldnt hesitate

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    Definately shoot it, if it is indeed a doe with an antler a) its obviously got something wrong with it to cause a testosterone inbalance, thus falls into any cull plan - i.e. injured or diseased and b) doe's with antlers are like rocking horse sh*t, you probably won't ever get chance to shoot another.

    Tom

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    Are you sayin you would wait for it to be out of velvet, if you wait that long it may be out of season. what cull plan, do you have one, this is probably a non breeding doe, so may as well be culled.

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    No i wouldnt wait till its out of velvet just saying its not worth shooting as a trophy in velvet as not sure how it would hold up to being mounted in velvet, sorry for confusion and as we have taken what we wanted off this patch it wasnt seen there before so didnt fall into the plan but if its coming under the catergeary of diseased ill see what can be done, unless its come from next door as they dont allow shooting then it may of gone back by monday, will get supporting pics if we find it

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    Quote Originally Posted by apollo View Post
    No i wouldnt wait till its out of velvet just saying its not worth shooting as a trophy in velvet as not sure how it would hold up to being mounted in velvet, sorry for confusion and as we have taken what we wanted off this patch it wasnt seen there before so didnt fall into the plan but if its coming under the catergeary of diseased ill see what can be done, unless its come from next door as they dont allow shooting then it may of gone back by monday, will get supporting pics if we find it
    Hi Apollo,

    I shot a roe doe with antlers in 2008, it only had what appeared to be buttons where the pedicles would be. Have a look at my gallery there are some photo's of the doe on there. She was barren so seemed like was no longer capable of breeding.

    My opinion would be it is worth culling as she is probably quite old and will not be dropping any more young later in the year. If you do manage to shoot it, would be very interested to see if she was carrying young or not?

    Cheers

    Ross

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    Quote Originally Posted by r.atkinson View Post
    Hi Apollo,

    I shot a roe doe with antlers in 2008, it only had what appeared to be buttons where the pedicles would be. Have a look at my gallery there are some photo's of the doe on there. She was barren so seemed like was no longer capable of breeding.

    My opinion would be it is worth culling as she is probably quite old and will not be dropping any more young later in the year. If you do manage to shoot it, would be very interested to see if she was carrying young or not?

    Cheers

    Ross
    I have an antlered doe on my ground who had a buck kid with her from last season. I'm not saying don't shoot her but also don't write her off as not capable of breeding, they can and do. Mine has a single antler that stands level with the top of her ears. she may still go as the cull has only just started on that area.

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    Hi Eddie
    I've seen a couple one which I shot and she was as hold as the hills (and as tough)

    WD

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    hi,

    personally, but heh i like to be different, no.
    the so called imbalance of hormones may well be just down to old age.
    if she is in good condition let her be.
    she has earned the right of passage if she is an old animal to see her life out.

    if she is ill or looks ill welfare takes over and dispatch
    for what its worth she may not go to hard antler and she may not cast either.
    you could be waiting a long while.

    f.

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    if you want to make it into a mount soak the velvet antler in formaldehyde then wrap it in silver foil before boiling the skull or just pop it in the freezer till you can get it to a
    taxidermist they will know what to do

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