Cactus bucks increasing in Hotchkiss area

Kyle Banks, district wildlife manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife in the Hotchkiss area, holds one of the “cactus bucks” trapped in January as part of a five-year study. The antlers on cactus bucks are velvet-covered and very britle, breaking easily. The deer were blindfolded while biologists fitted the deer with tracking collars.



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Kyle Banks, district wildlife manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife in the Hotchkiss area, holds one of the “cactus bucks” trapped in January as part of a five-year study. The antlers on cactus bucks are velvet-covered and very britle, breaking easily. The deer were blindfolded while biologists fitted the deer with tracking collars.

A curious condition that leaves mule deer bucks carrying velvet covered antlers year-round apparently has cropped up in the Hotchkiss/Crawford area. State wildlife officials say reports about…




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