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Bald Spots

Unread postby Spysar » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:35 am

Ever notice how a lot a bucks in the midwest have bald spots on their backs? I was discussing this with someone. They said it was from the deer going under fences and the hair gets rubbed off. I say it's from their racks when they get worked up and they rake trees and rub their rack on their backs. I have no proof either way, as I can't watch hair fall off a deer. I have my own theory, what do you guys think causes the bald spots?


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Re: Bald Spots

Unread postby dan » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:54 am

When making scrapes bucks tilt there heads way back and the tines come in contact with there back... Thats why you don't see it much on small bucks or does.
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Re: Bald Spots

Unread postby Spysar » Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:36 am

dan wrote:When making scrapes bucks tilt there heads way back and the tines come in contact with there back... Thats why you don't see it much on small bucks or does.


That's what I think too. Others insist it's from fences.
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Unread postby muddy » Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:40 pm

I'd say it's from both.
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Re: Bald Spots

Unread postby RUTIN » Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:43 pm

Id have to say both as well, but i agree when mature bucks rake things they wear their hair off. If it was always fences it would be down the spine everytime and if you notice is usually off to one side or the other (strong side of the rack)
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Re: Bald Spots

Unread postby Spysar » Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:49 pm

I seriously think the fences have nothing to do with it. Why aren't there bald spots on does, young bucks,and deer in NY(they don't have big racks here)? They go under fences too. Big bucks just jump fences.
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Re: Bald Spots

Unread postby dan » Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:18 am

I agree with Spy... Most young deer go thru fences and mature bucks tend to jump them.
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Re: Bald Spots

Unread postby Casper » Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:14 am

I'd agree with you Spy, it seems like the bald spots are in the same place every time.
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Re: Bald Spots

Unread postby prohunter » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:51 am

I also think spy is correct ,you never this on young bucks ,unless they have a pretty good rack you dont see this.
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Re: Bald Spots

Unread postby tim » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:17 am

i agree its from the racks, but i say a lazy old buck will go under a fence rather that over if possible and do it gracefully at that. they arent loosing hair on fences from going under em they do it with ease. deer will jump fences when pressured OR find the nearest opening when not. example, open a fence or tie up a bottom strand and see how many deer go thru it. deer (aT LEAST IN MY AREA) dont like jumping fences unless they have to.
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Re: Bald Spots

Unread postby Indianahunter » Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:30 am

Mine is from a 15 years old daughter and a wife. :D
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Re: Bald Spots

Unread postby Black Squirrel » Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:39 am

Indianahunter wrote:Mine is from a 15 years old daughter and a wife. :D

That will do it too. :lol:
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Re: Bald Spots

Unread postby happyhunter » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:20 pm

That may be the cause of a few but we got a buck that had a bare spot a bout a ft long on his back right behind his shoulder blades and the hair surrounding that area would come off in handfulls without even hardly touching it.I dont really have any answers but seems to me they are run down or in poor physical condition from the rut.

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Re: Bald Spots

Unread postby PLB » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:53 pm

Tine marks from fighting cause bald patches also

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Re: Bald Spots

Unread postby gutone4me » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:33 pm

My boss shot this guy on our land here in KY we thought it was from his antlers.... I thought it was interesting the patch on his left side was smaller and so was his G2 on that side

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