Mike Carawan of Lexington killed this seven-pointer on the muzzleloader opener while hunting national forest land in Rockbridge County.
Both ears have been clipped off cleanly. They are fully healed so the injury was not recent.
Mike’s cousin, Jeff Matteson (who sent in this picture) said they haven’t seen anything likes this. Has anyone else?
My theory is that this deer got clipped in a hay field as a fawn. Any other guesses?