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Author Topic: QDMA anlter info  (Read 267 times)

Offline yari

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QDMA anlter info
« on: March 26, 2020, 04:26:29 PM »
I just read a great article showing healthy vs stressed deer herd. it basically said you can tell by the shed antler. if the shed has a convex break the deer was healthy. if the break is flat or concave, the deer was stressed.

I always wondered about this. i just figured it was a hereditary thing. I thought this was interesting. I checked the sheds from this year and I have a healthy herd.

FYI. typically early drop sheds are from stressed deer and have flat or concave breaks.

also, if a buck is born on a 'stress year', like drought, he will never catch up to non-stress year bucks. I've actually heard this before

there you go. now you don't have to read the article. i'm here to help @--0--0105   
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Offline Madgomer

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Re: QDMA anlter info
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2020, 09:37:54 PM »
Interesting, I'm going to go take a look at some of mine.  I have a matched pair that I found on January 2 about ten years ago, seems like those should be concave-ish based on this theory.  That big one I found a couple of weeks ago was definitely convex, hope to see him this fall.
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