I have a question,I lived and hunted in the south-eastern part of Ohio til Iwas in my early 20's I now reside in South Carolina and I am in my 40's Two years ago I went to Ohio to deer hunt at my Uncles
and he had a deer head on the wall that had a mane like ahorse would have only it was about 3/4" long. The taxidermist told him about 1 out
of 100 deer he does will have this! No one here in Carolina that I
have talked to has ever heard of this,they think I'm nuts!I was just wondering if this was in the north-eastern states that this occured or is this in the western states also?
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I have seen many out of the Eastern Seaboard areas. Lot of piebalds that way too.
People who say they have never seen or heard of it normally have not huntined long or not been in taxidermy long.
I have seen one around here, but only one.
I grew up in Lexington, SC. And yes, we have them there. As John said, they are not uncommon anywhere. Last year I shot a 220 pound field dressed 7 pointer here in Delaware. He has a mane that runs from between the ears all the way to above his shoulders. It's about 3 inches long. I get a kick out of people who see him and ask, "How did you screw up that sewing job like that?"
Small world! I'm not far away from there, I'm in Aiken Co. thank to everybody that replyed
Mane all the way down the neck to the shoulders, hair about 1/2 to 3/4 inch long. It was neat looking and the customer was as proud of the mane as he was of the huge antlers.
And I hate them because like george said everyone thinks you screwed the sewing job.
actually mounted 1 like that with about 1/2 inch of mane a few yrs ago ......kinda neat looking if u ask me
forgot to tell ya I live in Iowa
Here in Michigan, I see quite a few like that. My boy just shot a spikehorn last week that had a mane that was an inch high and about 8 inches long. I just finished up a deer from last year that had one a little longer than that and I have a lifesize skin of a 1 1/2 year old almost black northern Michigan whitetail that has a mane that starts between his ears and goes clear down to the base of his tail and it IS NOT for sale. My brother is a deer processor and we see about 12 every year with a mane. He cuts up about 400 deer per year and half of them are DOES. So about 12 out of 200 bucks will have a mane.
I just mounted one today, and I see between two or three to as many as 10 or so each season. One of my friends raised a buck from my herd that had one, too.