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Hey Guys. I am currently visiting my sister in Spain, and today we took a train out of Madrid and into Salamanca. On the way,

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  • Hey Guys. I am currently visiting my sister in Spain, and today we took a train out of Madrid and into Salamanca. On the way,

    Hey Guys. I am currently visiting my sister in Spain, and today we took a train out of Madrid and into Salamanca. On the way, I saw multiple fallow deer. I saw one buck, which caught my eye, because he had antlers. I was wondering, do any of you know if they don't shed (I thought all deer did) or perhaps if they shed at different times of the year? Thanks so much. \- Jack

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    They will shed their antlers in March or April.

    Jack, try to take a few photos of the Spain wildlife including the fallow deer, if you’re able to. Post the photos on the Trophy Room. Good luck and have a great time.

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    • #3
      All deer shed their antlers. It sounds like a great trip.
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      • #4
        I believe George Washington imported some fallow deer to this country, but they did not catch on.
        They have very interesting antler shapes, with palmated racks like a moose. Fallow deer are raised in captivity in some states on high-fenced hunting ranches.

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        • #5
          florida and texas have them don't they on private ranches?

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          • #6
            The female caribou will drop their antlers after giving birth in the spring. Sometimes up until June.

            Hey Jack, Spring is coming.
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            • #7
              I got 3 names for ya Gary. Jordan Zimmermann, Stephen Strausburg, and Gio Gonzales.

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              • #8
                Sadly, I don't think I will be able to get any pictures of the wildlife. The only time I am out of the city's is on a train going 70 mph. If I can I will try. However, if you guys are interested I will upload some pictures of their cities and some inside of one of their hunting stores.

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                • #9
                  deer in captivity can keep there antlers longer, i think it has to do with the drying of the pedestal under the antler, there are two or three places near me in wisconsin with captive deer with full sets yet. I also saw one today in a wildlife sanctuary with a half rack. I starting to think there might be a relationship between food and stress, causing deer to shed antlers. Most dropped them in early to mid january here from what i can tell from trial cams. Have fun over there sounds like a cool trip, honestly didn't know there were fallow deer in spain, where are they native to?

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                  • #10
                    I have seen bucks in both MD and VA with their antlers on opening day of turkey season (early april) I also killed a buck by accident before Christmas that had already shed.

                    But one thing is for sure, if it is an "antler" it will come off eventually.

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