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Deer with Drop Tine

Deer with dropped tineThis deer head is especially interesting and valued because it has a drop tine. A drop tine describes a mature buck that develops an abnormal antler growth late in life. Instead of growing upward a drop tine will grow down off the rack on one or both sides. This non-typical buck is highly sought after by hunters because it is seen as elusive rare and extremely savvy to have survived so long.

This deer was shot during the 1920s. There is a plaque located on this artifact which displays the name of E.G. Harvey from Kelowna BC.

LCMA #2007.030.085