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Texas: Spike Bucks

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In the mid 1920s , a game law was passed in Texas which protected spike antlered deer. The belief then was that spike antlered deer were young deer and would eventually grow into big deer. By the mid 1950‘s, biologists had learned how to age deer using a tooth wear and replacement technique developed by Severinghaus (1949). It soon became obvious that not all yearling deer were spikes and that not all spikes were yearlings. by Bill Armstrong, Kerr Wildlife Management Area

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