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    roe doe with start of antler growth

    had to distpatch a roe doe [road hit] the other day
    and she had the start of 1 antler ,has anyone come across this before ??
    i did some reading and it can happen in older barren does
    so i went back to were i left her [a week later] and opened her up to have a look
    everything seemed in good order, but condition had gone down hill ,to be expected ,
    she was pregnant with 2
    took some picks with my phone ,not the best picks sorry
    antler growth was about 1in high and 1in in dia and covered in fur [not the velvet/ smooth antler type]
    the bullet in the picks is a 22.250 for scale
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails pick2.jpg   pick 1.jpg  

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    Shot a doe a couple of years ago she had about 1 1/2" growth on both sides and no anal tush
    Wingy

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    Shot 3 does with antler growth in my time .

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    Yes, not uncommon, maybe one in 100 in my experience. It's due to a hormonal imbalance so that is more likely in old animals but, like you the 3 I have culled were both pregnant and neither were terribly old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wingy View Post
    Shot a doe a couple of years ago she had about 1 1/2" growth on both sides and no anal tush
    Wingy
    that would be a buck Martin you dosy barsteward sorry pal coud'nt resist that one.
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    I have a young doe with about an 1inch on each. Didn't know what was best to do with her leave or take her off. Any thoughts?

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    Well, all of mine have been healthy but I'd be inclined to take her out in the Winter in case a (less rigorous..) neighbour mistakes her for a buck and shoots her when she has dependant young.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkshire lad View Post
    I have a young doe with about an 1inch on each. Didn't know what was best to do with her leave or take her off. Any thoughts?

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