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Deer Racks this time of year?

Old 05-22-2005, 08:21 PM
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Today while i was out I seen a buck. I seen it was a 2X2 (well as good as i could see that is what he was) Not very wide and was in velvet?? Is this good for this time of year. do you think he will be getting bigger by this fall?
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Old 05-23-2005, 11:06 AM
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Today while i was out I seen a buck. I seen it was a 2X2 (well as good as i could see that is what he was) Not very wide and was in velvet?? Is this good for this time of year. do you think he will be getting bigger by this fall?
Nope, that's as big as he's gonna get.....
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Old 05-23-2005, 11:22 AM
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Don't worry he's still got plenty of time to grow. Deer antlers grow over a period of aprox 200 days.

http://www.whitetailinstitute.com/in...s/mar04/8.html

This link should help you to understand the growth process. I'm willing to bet depending where you are in PA that he's going to be a legal deer.
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Old 05-23-2005, 11:36 AM
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Like adam said, he has got most of this summer to build. They should be just started putting on velvet and will spend some time building.
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Old 05-23-2005, 11:53 AM
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Yup, lots of time left to grow. Until mid August. I was out scouting this past week and weekend in the evenings with my son. We set up and videoed 5 different bucks. 1.5 year olds and 2.5 year olds. Even the little guys had 3-5 inch spikes and the 2.5 year olds had good browtines and main beams that started their curls. They will really put a lot of growth on from now until mid July.
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Old 05-23-2005, 02:54 PM
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I kinda figured he would grow some more since it is still kinda early
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Old 05-23-2005, 05:51 PM
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That's about right for this time of year. As mentioned.... they have a LOT of growing to do yet.



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Old 05-24-2005, 05:48 AM
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Antlers continue to grow up until they shed the velvet. Mid sept in most places
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