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    Default where's his antlers?

    got this on my trailcam... looks like he is missing both, thought the 1st pic was a cow with a sore on her head, but the neck on the 2nd pic makes me think it is a bull missing his headgear....?
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    Default I don't know

    The sore looks pretty high on the head to me to be an antler. But that is a pretty stout neck on that moose

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    Default On second thought

    Maybe, but it seems pretty early.

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    Well, Dave, that's exactly where the nubbin would be. Same time on the trailcam for the two pics, definitely the neck and bell say it's a bull.

    Pretty weird is all I can say. Cool pics,

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    For sure a bull

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    Question bell as indicator of sex?

    i see as many cows with bells here as bulls, more really, since i see more cows .
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    Massive neck. That boy has issues.

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    Good point on the bell, Dave, and both sexes having them.

    FYI, I just got a pm saying there are rumors of a new "anti" group of yurt-owning sea-kitten Homerians who recently acquired a couple of tranquilizer rifles and darts and have been going around tranquilizing bull moose and sawing off the antlers with the notion that it will save those animals from being taken by hunters.

    Maybe this is one of those bulls <grin>,

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    Shooting and sawing them to save them......~~LOL!!~~

    Those Moose huggers must be some **** good hunters........
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    Holy neck meat! Looks like little antlers that were snapped off. But look at the NECK! Humpback of Homer Spit.

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    It sure looks like a deer i shot that had one antler broken off. The nub looked the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushrat View Post
    Good point on the bell, Dave, and both sexes having them.

    FYI, I just got a pm saying there are rumors of a new "anti" group of yurt-owning sea-kitten Homerians who recently acquired a couple of tranquilizer rifles and darts and have been going around tranquilizing bull moose and sawing off the antlers with the notion that it will save those animals from being taken by hunters.

    Maybe this is one of those bulls <grin>,

    Someone needs to tell thies guy's if they want to save moose to shoot wolves and bears.

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    The dewlap, coloration and body of that moose certainly indicate a bull as does the "sore" on the noggin.

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    The first picture looks like a hooked 3 inch spike...look again at the 11 o'clock position and see if that doesn't look like an antler tip curving up. It definitely looks like a small spike to me.....
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    i sorta see what you do... but what about the other side?
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    I would agree that there is nothing on his left side....poor little guy...big dreams, little means........how do YOU spell frustration? I'm sure some sensitive young cow will tell him it's not the size of your antlers but how you use them / it

    .....as she strolls away with the bull sporting a 62" rack....
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    Those types of bulls are out there. Not many, but a few. Probably bad genetics... My good friend over in Palmer killed a bull up by Fairbanks in 2004 with almost the exact same antler on one side, maybe 4 inches at best (looks like a bent french fry), and had a mashed looking "boss if you will" on the other, almost resembling a hard cow patty. When looking at the skull cap, you'd rather play frisbee with it then consider it to be a moose. Anyways, he thought it was a cow at first glimpse as well, but 30 years of moose hunting experience told him different and he thought he saw "something" on the head but wasn't a 100% sure of antler configuration. Thankfully he was in an any bull area, he watched it for at least 10 minutes before it got within 20 yards, he felt confident and he punched his tag. It was definately a 3 year old healthy bull, just one with a goofy rack. Go figure.. I would doubt that he'll shed it and will retain it indefinately. If so, if you see him again next season and the little curly Q is longer than it is wide from the tip, take him... That'll be a 4 or 5 yr old spike.

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