His left leg had been shot 6inches off the hoof. Im not sure how far we should be searching from where i killed him, would his leg limit his travel routine and how long do you figure the shed had been off??????????????????
An injury to a hind leg will often result in damage to the opposite corresponding antler. That is, an injured left hind leg will often manifest itself by a poorly or under developed right antler. This normally happens when a buck sustains an injured leg prior to or during antler development.
I am not an expert, and am not sure how this type of leg injury might affect a normally formed antler. However, it might result in the buck dropping the antler much earlier than normal. If so, your buck may have dropped that right antler long before you shot him.
Good luck in your search.
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