In what officials are calling a bizarre incident, an Arkansas hunter was killed by a deer that he thought he had shot dead. A whitetail deer with spike antlers won't necessarily be stuck as a spike for life, as some deer hunters believe. Posted by Idaho Big Buck & Bull Report on Monday, January 6, 2014, SIMMONS SPORTING GOODS BIG BUCK CONTESTShane Reynolds is the leader in the Largest Spike category of our Big Buck…, Posted by Simmons Sporting Goods on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, Posted by Antler Addicts on Thursday, January 29, 2015. 1), or mule deer, inhabit areas east of the Cascades in Washington, preferring open forests and sagebrush meadows.During summer, mule deer are tan to light brown; during winter, they are a salt-and-pepper gray. “A major reason for seeing a lot of spike bucks may be that nutrition is lacking on a property,” he said. In this case particularly, killing more bucks just makes the situation worse. //