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Buck or Doe??

This weekend while me and a buddy were out scouting some prime turkey hunting grounds....we stumbled on to quite a few deer..but one in paticular caught my eye....I seen a deer that still had antlers...I'm pretty sure it was a doe but.....would a doe shed the velvet from it's antlers.....it's horns were still really brown and looked good..only a 2X3..had two small yearlings following......I know the area holds deer of a hermaphrodite variety cause I shot a 2 point white-tail doe with one horn here about 6 years ago then 2 years later another guy shot a 5X5 mule deer..and this year our neighbor shot a 3 X4 white-tail doe..my 2 point and the 5X5 Muley had velvet still but the others didn't.....could it be???

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Hermaphrodite deer...given all the discussion about gay hunting partners, this should be interesting.

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Very interesting. Wish I knew the answer.
Is it possible that does with antlers don't shed ??. Butif that could be the case, wouldn't it be "horns" as opposed to "anlers".

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Hermaphrodite deer...given all the discussion about gay hunting partners, this should be interesting.

Well, a deer that'a a Cross-Dresser, just couldn't be a Canadian Big smile Big smile

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And by the way, isn't "hermaphrodite" politically incorrect?

I can see the headline now: GAY HUNTING PARTNER MOUNTS TRANSGENDER DEER.

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Maybe a weirder headline would read:

"TRANSGENDER DEER MOUNTS ITSELF"

--dave

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LOL How did I know this was going to turn into another BS session about our homo deer...LOL I love it....I will have to throw in that my doe...actually had...a horn..not an antler...just for referance...My dog packed the head off about six years ago anf I found it about a month and a half ago while lookin for deer horns...I will post a pic when I get the camera back...

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I saw a buck on April 6th this year that still had one antler on. Maybe it just didn't drop them yet.

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hunter777 wrote:
I saw a buck on April 6th this year that still had one antler on. Maybe it just didn't drop them yet.

I have also seen bucks this time of the year with antlers still...but I only have one Question...what color was the antler....most bucks that hold there antlers this long ...the antler it self will turn really light colored....this deers antlers were sloid brown and very much attached...

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