The blood vessels are in the velvet, once shed there are no blood vessels in the antler. If you watch them with thermal equipment of any nature, you'll see horns right up to the point they start shedding velvet. Blood flow will cease about the time they start shedding, and horns disappear in your thermal. Biggest buck you've got can be 15 yards in front of you on a dark night, and you won't know he has a horn looking through thermal. So, no... No blood flow what so ever in the antler once developed.Can they feel that? Are there blood vessels in there?
Not trying to hi-jack, I'm coming to you guys because You all hunt more than anyone else I know.
I have a rack on the wall. I didn't take it, it came from someone else in the family.
I got it without any information.
I would love to know first, what it came from, I know it isn't white tail.
And, what causes a rack to be perfect on one side, and totally misshapen on the other. Was the deer sick?
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Young Elk, maybe their European cousin the Red Stag. Not really all that misshapen for either of those species.