What’s wrong with this buck’s jaw?

By Grant Woods,

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hello Dr. Woods, I’m Alex and I have a question about this buck I have on camera here in Goshen, Arkansas we have hunting our new property this year for the first time and have been lucky enough to have harvested 3 bucks and multiple does but this is the first time we have seen this buck . I watch you’re videos religiously but id rather have you word on the, notice the chin of the buck I’m guessing it’s just a abscess but I want your opinion. Thank you


It sounds like you and your family have a great hunting spot!  

The buck in your pictures may have Lumpy Jaw.  Check out the following link for more information. Lumpy Jaw isn’t contagious and is raw.  


Enjoy creation,


December 14, 2015