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    Default Unique Caribou Antler? (First time I've seen this)



    The bull on the right is a DANDY! I've got a pic of him from more square on which shows his size better, but the bull on the left has three times coming off the rear where there is usually just one. I noticed it after I was looking at the pics and realized that was the first time I'd seen that...

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    You at work on the slope?

    I'm at Alpine and we have a small group of bulls hanging around today. To your question: I saw a bull near Toolik a few years ago that a forked kicker off his left antler, but never 3 separate kickers like the bull in the picture.
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    They look pretty bony, need to put some fat on!
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    Pretty cool dont recall ever seein one like that. Do you have a pic that shows his other antler to see whats on that one, kind of hard to tell in that pic... awesome pic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik in AK View Post
    You at work on the slope?
    Yes. In my experience up here you usually see bulls that are lacking in something...tops, bez, main beam length...but this bull on the right is a shooter, that's for sure...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear View Post
    Do you have a pic that shows his other antler to see whats on that one, kind of hard to tell in that pic... awesome pic
    After looking, it appears that he has a double on his left...even another triple maybe...I've got a vid I will hopefully throw up soon. There was a third bull with these two that was W-I-D-E but had half of his right antler broken off.

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    Lets see the frontal pic...

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    I agree full frontal is nice to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J in AK View Post
    Lets see the frontal pic...
    You don't get to play after that lifetime bull you shot last year...

    I don't have a full frontal but have a better pic from the top that will show a different angle on him.

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    Nice Bulls!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunt_ak View Post
    You don't get to play after that lifetime bull you shot last year...

    I don't have a full frontal but have a better pic from the top that will show a different angle on him.
    Hahahaha, lifetime bull? I have no idea what you are talking about. Think I'll move a little North, and try a new area, how does dc827 sound? In all seriousness though, this hunting season is gonna be awesome, I can't wait!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunt_ak View Post


    The bull on the right is a DANDY! I've got a pic of him from more square on which shows his size better, but the bull on the left has three times coming off the rear where there is usually just one. I noticed it after I was looking at the pics and realized that was the first time I'd seen that...
    Hey Luke, were you hanging from a "sky hook" to take that picture ? Theres no ground up there with that kind of elevation. Great pictures and thanks for all us guys loosing sleep tonight. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland on the River View Post
    Hey Luke, were you hanging from a "sky hook" to take that picture ? Theres no ground up there with that kind of elevation....
    My guess is that he took the photo while he was on top of the pipeline doing some work/maintenance. That sure is a unique looking antler.

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    I was on a flight of stairs...

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    Theres nothing unusual about those Bulls or their racks.Very nice, for sure!!

    They have just got done shedding their winter hairs and heald the warbel fly holes and infections along their back sides, so August is the month they start to get ack in shape and fat with a nice velvet feeling hide just perfect for all around use.
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    well the bull on the left has more rounded haunches, and i suspect will plump up better as the season progresses. i would definately keep an eye on him. the bull on the right seems a bit spare, perhaps heavily parasitisized, maybe heavily warbled and the hide might be useless until well after the rut.
    the bull on the right has more mass and heavier horns, which is a serious factor if you carry your game yourself.
    of course if they are rutty i wouldn't shoot either of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik in AK View Post
    You at work on the slope?

    I'm at Alpine and we have a small group of bulls hanging around today. To your question: I saw a bull near Toolik a few years ago that a forked kicker off his left antler, but never 3 separate kickers like the bull in the picture.

    I also work at alpine on the rig and seen these guys

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    Obviously, they know how to park in the lines.

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    Here is one from a ways East of ya......Central Barrenground Bou. Kinda looks like your bull on the right. Distant cousins maybe :-)
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