KDWPT Commission Meeting about Pet Deer

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism held their most recent commission meeting on January 5th. During the meeting, the pet deer shooting incident is addressed. The homeowner starts the discussion about her pet deer shortly after the 20 minute mark. She spoke about her family’s relationship with the…

Continue reading

Creating Rutting Buck Behavior

How was the rutting buck activity this year in your area? Did you witness much chasing? Did you see many deer for that matter? We heard mixed reviews across the state of Missouri and even from many of our next door neighbors. However, the rutting activity on our property was…

Continue reading

Video: Bobcat Chases Squirrel

This happens quick so you have to watch close. I was sitting in some heavy timber in late October when I heard some commotion behind me. I turned the camera on and positioned it in time to capture this bobcat leaping off a stump in pursuit of a squirrel. Unfortunately…

Continue reading

Video: Minnesota Deer Hunting in October

Back in early October, I made a trip up to Minnesota to visit my cousin, Ryan Mahoney. Our plan was to target muskies a majority of the time, hoping to snag into a monster feeding his appetite before the upcoming winter. We landed some small northern pikes, but after a…

Continue reading

Deer Deformity: No Tail

Deer Deformity

Our hunting buddy, Don Robinson, was sitting in the clubhouse at MahoneyHQ on opening weekend of Missouri rifle season this year. He anxiously waited for a shooter buck to appear. As he sat in the blind overlooking the clover field and warm season grasses, young bucks and does began to filter in from the surrounding timber. The sun rose above the trees when one deer caught his eye. With binoculars raised, Donnie watched as the small buck harassed does in the field. The behavior was normal for this time of year, but there was something peculiar about the buck. He had no tail!

When he returned from the stand for lunch he told us about his encounter with the strange deer deformity. We mostly thought it was funny and didn’t believe him much. Since I had killed a buck on opening morning, I decided I would sit with him the next day. It didn’t take long into the morning to see Donnie hadn’t been telling a tall tale!

We aren’t sure what caused this weird phenomenon, but it will be easy to keep track of this guy over the coming years!

What’s the weirdest deer deformity you’ve ever seen? Be sure to share with us here or on social media! And don’t forget to check out another deformity we captured on camera – a potentially two-headed turkey!

Social Media Links

Please follow and like us: