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    Muntjac

    Hello folks

    Shot this boy this evening, went 30lb head & legs on / 25lb clean, good animal.

    As you can see his antlers are somewhat abnormal possibly going back.

    This is not the first muntie buck I have shot like this and just wondered if you folks are finding this sort of head on any of your munties?

    Max




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    I have shot many a muntie with unbalanced heads.Not sure but could be a testosterone problem or maybe they get damaged when they fight as, with the does coming into season more frequently than other deer,it follows that muntjac bucks spend a lot more time fighting

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    Max
    I thought I had more pics
    only could find this one


    will try harder to see if I can locate the others
    as for a reason why this happens
    Age plays havoc on us all, even deer
    not uncommon for an older beast to start loosing condition and symetry in it's head gear long before the body weight suffers

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    Shot a good few like that. I'll see if I can dig out some old heads and photo them.

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    Hereditary?

    I know we used to shoot a lot of Sika stags that showed similar palmations and always to the same side antler giving rise to the hereditary theory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamross65 View Post
    Hereditary?

    .
    That also plays a part but more noticeable in the younger animals

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    By a strange coincidence, I shot this old fella tonight!
    Quite old (8 years+?), broken canines, 30lb head and legs on.
    Probably quite a bruiser in his day as no neck scarring or split ears!
    Great deer!!!
    MS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey Spanker View Post
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    By a strange coincidence, I shot this old fella tonight!
    Quite old (8 years+?), broken canines, 30lb head and legs on.
    Probably quite a bruiser in his day as no neck scarring or split ears!
    Great deer!!!
    MS
    Is it going to scotland?

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    Hi Max


    Here's a photo of one shot by a guest last year(Rick o shea)




    I've shot a few myself almost with just stumps left and they were as old as the hills.

    Shot one in Hampshire a couple of years ago he had hardly got any ears left at all and scars all over him.
    I think if its not obviously a young animal with some sort of damage or imbalance then its a sign of age and going back (but I've been wrong before )


    Changing the subject a bit but we have found all our bucks shot this time to be 2-4lb heavier on average than previous years???? Any body else found this.

    Wayne

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    I was fortunate enough to bump into this chap a couple of years ago.

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