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What can you tell from this antler?
Oct 3rd, 2018 at 5:28am
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Found this in "my" pine block I am allowed to hunt (all I ever see is pigs). Its Canterbury foothills but absolutely no native bush areas around, also very close proximity to houses and massive open paddock country around so wander how come it survived roar...

Anyway, would like to know if this is red or fallow and if age could be determined as well? Cheers!  Cool

  
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Re: What can you tell from this antler?
Reply #1 - Oct 3rd, 2018 at 5:53am
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Red deer, There is no way to guess age. Looks to be from a farm stag, and itís regroth after velveting .

To explain , when a stag has been velveted..it keeps growing for a period of time , but not as a full antler, or even giving it a deformed look .
  
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Re: What can you tell from this antler?
Reply #2 - Oct 4th, 2018 at 5:22am
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Thanks  Apple! Yeah that makes perfect sense. I was really puzzled by the deformed look and fact that whole antler is so short. No reason to let him grow full set if he is from a farm... Although he will be allowed to fatten up on spring grass first  Grin
  
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Re: What can you tell from this antler?
Reply #3 - Oct 4th, 2018 at 3:41pm
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my guess is its from a deer.   also guessing theres another 1 lying somewhere near where that was found.  Grin

If the other side was the same it would be the most disapointing 16? Pointer one could shoot but very unique.
  
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Re: What can you tell from this antler?
Reply #4 - Oct 4th, 2018 at 3:57pm
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maybe a very old stag who has gone back..... its a great burgler basher any way....
  
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Re: What can you tell from this antler?
Reply #5 - Oct 6th, 2018 at 8:32am
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I knew that someone here is gonna be clever bugger suggesting that its from deer, cheers GH  Grin

And yes technically 16 pointer so maybe if left alone until late summer than it might grow into full size? But if its velveting breed as Apple said than bit funny to claim it as a trophy I guess...

Micky thats exactly what I said to my mate - I imagine finding this 10000 years ago - ultimate weapon of a caveman!  Cheesy
  
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Re: What can you tell from this antler?
Reply #6 - Oct 6th, 2018 at 2:30pm
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cool find, looks a bit like the olympic torch.
  
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Re: What can you tell from this antler?
Reply #7 - Nov 6th, 2018 at 11:47am
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fletty wrote on Oct 6th, 2018 at 2:30pm:
cool find, looks a bit like the olympic torch.


I agree! it's awesome, make a holder like a torch on a castle wall and mount it by the BBQ!
  
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