Although a rack may appear very tall and impressive from the front or the rear, the "paddles" or palmation
can be judged only from the side.
The buck, a youngster, had serious palmation
on his antlers, and better yet, didn't sport the necessary four points on a side to be legal under our current regulations.
I showed the pictures to my wife immediately after they came up on the computer screen, and we both noticed the palmation
he had on both sides of his rack.
Brow palm form was recorded on 863 left antlers and 811 right antlers of the 1,965 antlers examined; palmation
occurred on 13.
The sculpted buck's lower jaw was crafted from flat, palmated antlers, while antlers with a less pronounced palmation
formed the hooves.
The tines have been snapped or cut off at a transverse angle and usually retain some portion of the palmation
At 3[greater than or equal to]4 yr of age when palmation
is complete, differences in antler size become difficult to distinguish, and size differences may represent genetic or nutritional differences.
The exceptional mass and palmation
carry all the way out on the beams, with fourth circumference measurements of 5 6/8 and 5 0/8.
The top tines on Quebec caribou tend to be short, and upper beam palmation
is seldom deep, two traits that can reduce record-book score.
On the way out that day we found a huge shed antler with nine points and heavy top palmation