Got my first deer!!

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Fawn
Nov 22, 2002
12
Lexington, Ky.
I got my first deer this past Sunday in Ohio's muzzleloading season[:D]. I took what I thought was a nice doe but after it was down I found out that it was a buck that had dropped its antlers the day or night before. (The spots on its head were still bloody). Either way, it was a nice deer and I was excited as you can imagine. IS it really early for them to start dropping their antlers? I talked to a game warden who was sitting next to the truck when I got back and he said that he usually starts seeing them drop in January.

I should mention that it looked like it had been shot in the hind leg even though it was walking and moving fine(I watched it come down a trail). I am thinking the stress from that might have been part of the reason that they dropped early. The deer looked healthy other than that.
 

cpe

6 pointer
Nov 11, 2003
167
Benton, KY.
Last year, I saw Canada deer drop antlers in late January and February and saw several Alabama deer with hard antler in April. December does seem early.
 

Feedman

Cyber-Hunter
May 28, 2003
18,404
In the basement
Congratulations on your first deer. My brother saw a buck with antlers on his farm in Oldham Co. KY. In early april last year.

It ain't braggin, if you can back it up.
 

kybowhunter

6 pointer
Feb 1, 2003
432
central ky
Yeah it's typical for those antlers to shed right now.There are many factors that fall into this .

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Bucko

Spike
Oct 25, 2003
97
Hartland, Vt, USA.
I think a breeding buck that has run hard thru the rut could loose them anytime now, half the bucks coming to my feeders and my friends feeders now have lost there horns, only a couple of spikes and a small six have bone.I have looked all over the place for sheds and come up emty so far.we only have 4 to5 inchs of crusty snow they should show up.Bucko

Frank Warren
 

aceoky

12 pointer
Jul 14, 2003
13,494
W KY
Congrats on your first deer; that's something you'll never forget, sounds like a great hunt also!

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I'd rather be lucky than good any day!!

Reloaders Haul Brass!
 

raktrakr

Cyber-Hunter
Jan 20, 2002
6,669
central ky
congrats on your first. i agree that you should make an attempt to lacate the sheds. like lab said, you may have shot a monster
 

yelper

8 pointer
Nov 17, 2003
678
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Red,

Way to go, and with a Muzzleloader!!!

If you must smoke, please do it with BLACKPOWDER!
 


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