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Old Nov 6th 2018, 10:00 AM   #1
 
  Nov 2018
  Oklahoma
Wild deer, injured leg, questions

This is my first post. I am not a deer farmer. I am a taxidermist and a deer hunter. I hope I can glean some valuable information from the knowledgeable people on this forum. I am getting trial cam pics of a mature whitetail. He has a very badly injured back leg. I am not an expert but it seems as if the buck is past the stage of possibly getting infected but maybe not. Looks to be a break that has healed deformed. Seems to be other wise healty. What do you feel the chances of survival are? I understand that if he does survive the injury, he will likely always have an abnormal antler. I would rather harvest the deer with a larger antler if given the opportunity. I don't want to shoot him if I thought he would be bigger next year. Abnormal is fine but I'd rather it be big and abnormal as I harvest only mature whitetail. On that token I don't want to pass him up hoping for him to be bigger next year if he's going to due anyway. I'd rather harvest him like he is than he die and rot. I hope this post is ok and I hope to receive any advice/information/opinions I can. Thanks in advance.
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Old Nov 9th 2018, 07:04 AM   #2
 
  Nov 2018
  Oklahoma
Nobody??
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Old Nov 9th 2018, 07:18 AM   #3
 
  Sep 2017
  Oklahoma

Cervid: Whitetail
Hey Dustin, Ron here, not always fast answers on here.
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Old Nov 9th 2018, 12:02 PM   #4
 
  Jan 2010
coyotes are gonna get him if you pass on him, the injury happened while he was growing the rack. harvest him and put it out of its misery
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Old Nov 10th 2018, 12:02 PM   #5
 
  Nov 2018
  Virginia
maybe

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coyotes are gonna get him if you pass on him, the injury happened while he was growing the rack. harvest him and put it out of its misery
by the looks though I would say he has already made it 5-6 months out there.
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Old Nov 10th 2018, 12:54 PM   #6
 
  Jan 2010
and look at the shape he is in, hip and backbones showing and cant run at all
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Old Nov 10th 2018, 02:43 PM   #7
 
  Nov 2018
  Oklahoma
Thanks for the replies.
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Old Nov 12th 2018, 02:48 PM   #8
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  Jan 2018
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Cervid: Different
Take him. It's a win win.
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Old Nov 12th 2018, 05:39 PM   #9
 
  Nov 2018
  Oklahoma
I got new pics of him today. It seems by the pics he may be taking part in the rut or at least trying to. He has broke off the main beam on the weak side.grrrr. One pic he looks to be checking on some does. Fighting? Does? Makes me think he has healed from the injury and is left deformed. Would be cool if he grew a gnarly side next year.
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