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    how much force did this take

    evening lads and ladies

    whilst on holiday in devon we came across some fallow deer in the grounds of a castle near exeter. only when i put the pictures on my computer did i notice that the antler of this buck is actually broken. how often does this happen during the rutting seasonAttachment 10083Attachment 10084Attachment 10085
    the last pic is of the buck i suspect is the stongest in the herd. although you cant see it from the photo he was surrounded by doe's and the one with the broken antler was in a group of batchulers. any ideas how much force it takes to brake an antler like this

    regards pj

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    Powderham castle by any chance??
    Last edited by basil; 29-10-2011 at 22:10.
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    "He who kills sow with piglets empties the forest of boar" My neighbours dad on new years eve 2011.

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    More than your powers of observation

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    yes powderham castle. as for powers of observation had i had my bins i might of known sooner. just couldnt persuade the wife that it needed culling

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    Not sure why it would necessarily require culling. It has a broken antler, it is not injured. No doubt next year it will have a perfectly normal heath set of antlers.

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    was only pulling your leg. with the deer in a park situation like that i realise a proper cull plan would of course be needed and the animals studied and the right ones selected to be culled. i did notice that one antler was shorter than the other and thought it might have been formed that way. i meant to say only when i saw the picture as large as we can see it now did i notice that the end of the broken antler was bloodied and fresh

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    One of our Fallow bucks broke his antler last year, but that was in a fight with our big Red stag. Antler is extremely tough, very strong and not brittle, so it takes a heck of a lot of force to break one.

    He'll be fine next year, not a bad head on him either.

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    Plenty of prickets in amongst them a couple of weeks ago when i photographed this chap.

    and these.
    https://www.justgiving.com/John-Slee/
    "He who kills sow with piglets empties the forest of boar" My neighbours dad on new years eve 2011.

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    if he can hold a bunch of does with one antler just by grunting and sheer presants of being theres not much wrong with the boy

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