Deer With an Irregular Growth

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  1. Easton Harber

    Easton Harber New Member

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    EF165823-7384-424B-9F22-4495721A73B3.jpeg 5C96BBF3-A759-4B61-B5EA-DEBB924D4B0B.jpeg So I have a few cams set up on a property I hunt in NEIA and I came across a few photos of a deer with a large and irregular growth. I was wondering if anyone knows what it is. Thanks
     
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  3. JNRBRONC

    JNRBRONC Moderator

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    Looks like a cyst/abscess, probably got poked by something and a puss pocket formed around it.


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    Pretty common. I believe it's a thorn in most cases and you get what jrnBronk described.
     
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    Not sure what it is but seems more common than you'd expect. The ones I've seen seem to be more fluidy than you'd expect of an abscess.
     
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    It will eventually pop open and drain itself, not sure I would want to consume the meat though. Just the thought of puss turns me off.....
     
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    A guy I know has pics of one with a growth like that since it was a button buck. Was 3.5 last year and 170-180 class deer. Obviously not hurting antler growth on it.


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