Keep in mind nutrition and mineral content of soil can have an affect on antler development.What would our deer on the central coast test as? Dominant blacktail? Dominant mule deer? California mule deer? I've always heard that the majority of our deer are crosses between both species
I've seen certain characteristics that are dominant in one area and seemingly nonexistent 15 to 25 miles away.
Spoke with a warden after I killed a very strange palmated buck. He said..".I see a lot of those in this range from here to there (im being vague). A biologist told me there was a mineral that contributed to the odd growth." I thought it was interesting.