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Whitetail I just finished

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by Kurt27, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. Has a 3rd antler right below the main
     

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  2. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    How bizarre. I wonder how that would even happen. Very unique.
     

  3. Rausch

    Rausch Well-Known Member

    That's awesome!! I have a bull elk that has a very similar third antler. Didn't even notice it when shot it.
     
  4. gohunt

    gohunt New Member

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    Very nice!!! I killed one with a third pedicle, odd one almost in the middle of the forehead. My taxidermist said he'd been mounting deer for 40 years and that was only the second one he'd ever seen!
     
  5. akvz

    akvz New Member

    In unicorn goats, the horn buds are moved to the center of the head before horn growth starts and it grows as normal. Perhaps, in a similar way, these deer had trauma at a young age that shifted part of the pedicle downward or towards the middle of the skull, causing a third antler.
     
  6. 689

    689 Well-Known Member

    I just finished cleaning a whitetail with one more positioned more toward the middle of forehead. Its pretty cool.
     
  7. lokireptiles

    lokireptiles Member

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    Neat!

    It's a pretty rare find! Thanks for sharing it with us.
     
  8. I mounted one last year that had 4 unicorn points. Really weird.