If you go on YouTube there's another incident like that one down in the states from awhile ago.I've been watching it all morning!
It said on the news he had a 12 gauge loaded with a slug. Expect that would go through an antler fairly easy.If you go on YouTube there's another incident like that one down in the states from awhile ago.
Same thing 'unlocked with a gunshot'....I've seen big bucks walking around with a broken antler hung up in their own.
I've also heard stories of bucks walking around with a full set locked in their antler, attached to a bleached skull, which I suppose might be possible, if the bigger buck was strong enough to drag a carcass around and feed, while the other decomposed.
I know hunters that have found sets of skulls intertwined with another, and you would assume they both starved to death, but that could be easily faked by using two antlered skulls and a crowbar to interlace them afterwards.
Antler is incredibly strong when the velvet sheds, and it dries out....I've put a round through it, and once it's compromised , it will break easily, just because it's so damn hard....but it takes the right person behind the sights to squeeze off a round at a target 1-1/2 thick, at just the right moment.
That's an impressive shot, with a twelve gauge, even if it had rear sights.It said on the news he had a 12 gauge loaded with a slug. Expect that would go through an antler fairly easy.
Imagine if that happened to football players.
I wondered about the ones who are not saved. Both could be attacked by predators, both starve to death or like you say, one would survive and have a rotting crown.