What causes the bucks on my farm to have funking antlers on one side?

By Grant Woods,

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I’d like to start this off by saying I’ve learnd so much from your show

I have 200 acres in southeastern ok
I was wondering what causes all my bucks to have funky horns on one side



Congratulations on owning 200 acres!  I really like southeastern Oklahoma!  I used to work on a ranch near McAllester.

There’s no known reason for deer to have non-typical antlers on one side.  I suspect the non-typical antlers, especially if they occur in both young and old bucks, is related to habitat quality.  

Sorry I don’t have a more definitive answer.

Enjoy creation,


November 23, 2015