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Nice Buck. Does that deer look like it has mange to anybody else or is that normal for this time of year?
I've seen a lot of this in certain areas. It is not normal, it is not seasonal coat changes. We have seen this for months. It does not look like typical mange, but that does not mean it is not. You would need a lab to find mange mites to verify if it was mange. We have seen some excessive waxy discharge from ears in association with this hair loss. Some running all the way down the necks. The hair loss tends to be concentrated around the head and neck area of most deer. It has been suggested that it may be associated with ear mites.

 

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That's a nice deer BTW.
 

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I've seen a lot of this in certain areas. It is not normal, it is not seasonal coat changes. We have seen this for months. It does not look like typical mange, but that does not mean it is not. You would need a lab to find mange mites to verify if it was mange. We have seen some excessive waxy discharge from ears in association with this hair loss. Some running all the way down the necks. The hair loss tends to be concentrated around the head and neck area of most deer. It has been suggested that it may be associated with ear mites.

well lets be honest, deer look ugly and stupid during archery season anyways.
 

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well lets be honest, deer look ugly and stupid during archery season anyways.
Coats should be even and consistent this time of year. The deer that look like this, have looked like this since spring in many cases.

Edit: Their coats should look like this.
 

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Nice buck congrats.
 
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