http://www.deeranddeerhunting.com Deer Talk Now. When a shot from a Traditions centerfire Outfitter rifle in .35 Whelen sent a gnarly whitetail buck to the ground, one of the nontypical antlers broke off at the pedicle. What could cause this unique problem? Watch this episode of Deer Talk Now as Brad Fenson describes this biological anomaly and shows what causes it. Spoiler alert: the deer was most likely a pseudo hermaphrodite. Season 6, Episode 34.