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Tony Lloyd was hunting on the family farm in Bedford County when he killed this great 10-point buck, whose rack was still completely in velvet.
Lloyd said the buck had never been spotted before he shot it.
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Way to go Tony. I hope the taxidermist is able to maintain the velvet.
always wanted to kill one like this! greta job
Forget the velvet,just look at those crazy eyes! Kidding aside,was there any mention of what season this was taken? Early bow perhaps?
He didn’t say when it was, but you can see the trees in the background have no leaves. I suspect this was a gun/muzzleloader kill that had a physical problem — such as castration — that led to the deer not having the desire to rub the velvet off its antlers.
Interesting, very interesting. I was about to ask if anyone knew what would have caused this guy to not rub his velvet off.
There is so much to know & learn about these animals….
Well that had to hurt.
The buck was killed on the second monday during gun season,and yes he was fully castrated.
I’ve never heard of this before. So how do you suppose the buck was castrated? Got them caught in barbed wire or maybe from coyote attack?
Thanks for filling us in, Tony.
Ranger, accidental castration is not all that rare. The wilds are a dangerous place! Could have been a barbed wire fence or just a poorly executed jump over a deadfall. Whatever it was, as Kevin said, that had to hurt. Not to mention the blow to his pride when his grunt turned into more of an estrous bleat. (Bad joke. Sorry.)
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While growing up in rural Southern Oregon, Mark Taylor
developed a passion for the outdoors while he and his younger brother tagged along with their father on fishing,
hunting and camping adventures.
Graduating from Northwestern University in 1988, Taylor spent four years as an officer in the U.S. Navy based
in Norfolk before moving into journalism.
After five years writing about the military for a Norfolk-based publishing company, he became the outdoors
editor at The Roanoke Times in 1998. He lives in Roanoke with his wife and twin daughters.