I was finally able to pull our Redoy Joe 200" buck's remaining antler off yesterday. I've tried numerous times before unsuccessfully but I was able to tug hard enough to finally remove it. He showed some signs that there might be some infection around the base where new antler had already started. We've given some antibiotics twice and he already looks and acts better. I don't know why it took so long but it's a relief to us and I'm sure him that it's finally over.