Retranger wrote:Didn't mean to make you a lot of work charlie. Was just wondering if you knew something I didn't. Before I retired I used to work the deer check stations once in a while during hunting season aging deer. I remember checking several deer that looked similar, but be different ages and come from different areas.
It's no work at all Doug. I can see where you are coming from, seeing all those deer at the check stations, and I can agree on similarities. I find that deer antlers are for the most part, like finger prints, all different. But deer antlers from the same deer are noticeably the same. There are exceptions, a sticker here and there that changes year to year, drop-tines that come and go, and even points that come and go from year to year, and deer injuries causing deformities. But when you find look-a-likes within a few hundred yards from last years find, there is no doubt they are from the same deer. When you see them side by side you will agree.