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« on: November 25, 2007, 07:33:51 PM »

my dad shot a buck this morning with a mane on it (too bad he shot it in neck-i caped it out but will have to try and hide it) i was just wondering if this was uncommon?
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2007, 07:36:03 PM »

Nope I have mounted several with a mane.
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2007, 07:47:17 PM »

Depending on your area they run from rare to uncommon. We usually get at least one a year. In 45 years I have only killed one .
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2007, 09:04:16 PM »

Mounted two already in my short career.
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2007, 09:21:17 PM »

I usually get at least one a year.  My record is intact for this year as I got one the first week or our season.
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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2007, 09:59:19 PM »

i have done a few.  got 2 this year already
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2007, 10:51:36 PM »

I got one in this year 1st. i have ever seen hunted this area of Arkansas all my live.
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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2007, 10:52:32 PM »

must be a thing in our area then bennie, cause i have never gotten one in down here in sw missouri, Russ
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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2007, 11:51:02 PM »

I do more and more every year. This year I've gotten 5 or 6, including one yesterday. One of the deer with a mane this year, also has a 3rd antler protruding from it's skull between it's eyes. I have 2 finished hanging on my wall with manes, waiting for their owners to come and take them home. Most of the manes I see are short. 4-6 inches at the base of the neck. I mounted one a few years ago that had one that ran all the way down it's back like a zebra, and I had a fawn come under me bowhunting this year with the same long mane. Her mother and sister however, had no manes at all. If I have a little time tomorrow I'll snap some pics of the ones I have finished.
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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2007, 04:27:23 AM »

Being from S.C. we don't ,or at least i haven't seen one. I have seen deer that look like they are wearing a toupee on their head because the hair is so long would some one post a picture of one with a mane Thanks Tod.
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« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2007, 12:11:40 PM »

I've only done one, and I'm pretty sure it was last years
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« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2007, 07:10:43 PM »

Here are the two that I have finished at this time. They seem to get more and more common every year.


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« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2007, 07:12:04 PM »

the other one:


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« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2007, 08:38:00 PM »

if that is just a darker "stripe " then i have done a few, i thought you guys were talkin about a real mane like horse type not as long as a horse, but longer than the rest of the deer, Russ
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« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2007, 08:46:13 PM »

I have mounted 1 with a mane. The customer didn't even know it had a mane. He thought I did a bad sewing job! :oLOL! I showed him that I used a short incision and that the mane was fairly rare(at least in S GA) He was finally happy and also proud that he had a rare deer. Russ, the mane that I'm talking about was like a horses mane(just not as long), with the mane hair longer than the rest of the hair.
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