Messed up antler on 1 side

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  1. Mike Composky

    Mike Composky Newb

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    I have this buck that has a messed antler on 1 side. I know if injuries during antler growth this will happen. Will the antler develope next year or will it always be messed up. So I am asking should I shoot it this year or wait and see? 20211010_211438.jpg
     
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    It would more than likely change next year most do.That said, to shoot or not only you can decide based on YOUR personal goals. Either way, a good killing shot and recovery on any deer will always get a hardy CONGRATS from this hunter.
     
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    Only you can decide that.
    If presented with the choice you can decide. If that buck gets you going then cool

    In Venatione Veritas
     
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    It's impossible to know for sure. I've had pics of deer that have had a messed-up side their entire life and others that have been messed up for a year and then back to normal. It all depends on if it was caused by genetics or an injury.
     
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    NebMo Hunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    ive got 2 pictures with a deer with a second beam on its left.
    It isnt the biggest deer we have but its the one I want. Im guessing our timber is the southern part of his range and hoping I can snag him.
     

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