That's when a giant, palmated
buck suddenly appeared on an anonymous neighbor's scouting camera.
I've never been one to fret much about horns or antlers, but the sweeping, heavily palmated
antlers we regularly glassed obviously belonged to exceptional animals.
I finally hunted Alaska and managed to get a huge Caribou, a nice palmated
moose and a giant Grizzly.
Three carried unremarkable headgear, but the fourth was another story: a splendid 5-point rack on one side, a deformed, palmated
club on the other.
The fine for shooting a moose in Michigan is pretty steep, and from the palmated
look of this rack, it could have been a small bull.
Ideally, the top half of the antlers should be widely palmated
and sport at least two long points per side with plenty of other points.
The rack was high and palmated
on top, and deep double shovels thrust forward above the nose.
In fact, sound amplification and localization is the principal function of a bull moose's palmated
One developed a high, long-tined 8-point rack, the second had an unusual palmated
rack, and the third, which we called The Boss, had a wide handsome rack that extended well beyond his ears.
As I eased past a conveniently located boulder, a pair of sweeping, palmated
antlers appeared in the depression ahead, and moments later I enjoyed my first close look at a fallow deer.