What is wrong with this deer?

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by hardtimes, Nov 16, 2018.

  1. hardtimes

    hardtimes 6 pointer

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    Had this buck come in earlier this week. The rack looks fine but the deer is looking like he is not doing well. I know that bucks can wear themselves down during the rut, but he looks like he has something else going on.

    What do y’all think?
     
  2. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    He's definitely sick. I don't know enough to know what disease it is but for sure he's not right.
     
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  3. elkaholic

    elkaholic 12 pointer

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    He has something else going on. Deer don't wear themselves down that bad during the rut.
     
  4. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

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    Looks like one lucky enough to recover from EHD to me.
     
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  5. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    Very possible. He'd get a pass for sure, although I don't know how he'd survive anything more than a very mild winter.
     
  6. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

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    Looks like he is eating corn. If he don't run the ladies. He could put some fat on and probably make it.
     
  7. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    He needs every kernel.
     
  8. SmokeShow

    SmokeShow 10 pointer

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    He is definitely super skinny. Otherwise looks healthy from a still pic. Hopefully he survives because he has a beautiful rack on him!
     
  9. bigbonner

    bigbonner 10 pointer

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    I have seen cattle do this when they eat a piece of metal and it sticks inside their stomach . It is called hardware . This may or may not be the case but with no sores , hair loss or large lumps , I think hardware.
     
  10. Ataulbe1

    Ataulbe1 10 pointer

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    I was thinking the same thing
     
  11. I didn't say

    I didn't say Fawn

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    Over here.
    STD from a dirty doe. May need a penicillin shot.
     
  12. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

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    Send the pic into the KDFWR. I’m sure they can tell or give you a good idea.
     
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  13. supergoat80

    supergoat80 10 pointer

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    I don’t know but he sure looks bad.
     
  14. aaronc

    aaronc 10 pointer

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    Wont make it to spring.....just my .02
     
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