Injury Causes Contralateral Effect in Deer

Injury Causes Contralateral Effect in Deer

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These amazing videos (below) show just how exactly a traumatic injury to a white-tailed deer can lead to what deer biologists call “the contralateral effect” in a whitetail buck.

Whitetail oddities run in all sorts of shapes and sizes. One of the most common questions I’ve received over the years here at Deer & Deer Hunting centers on whitetail bucks that have one goofy-looking antler and one “normal” antler.

Author Dan Schmidt shot this heavy buck while hunting in Wisconsin in 2003. The deer’s rack – 5 perfect points on one side and just 2 on the other side — was the result of the contralateral effect. This happens when a deer suffers a major injury to one…



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