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Losing antlers already

Old 12-18-2006, 06:25 PM
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A guy I work with went to Hillsboro last weekend for shotgun season. He brought in a picture today of a buck his friend shot. A nice closeup of where the antlers used to be.
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Old 12-18-2006, 06:46 PM
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No doubt yes. I've heard of them falling off when shot in our rifle season or grabbed for draging which ended this past Saturday.

Depends on the individual animal.
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Old 12-18-2006, 07:41 PM
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around here they usually dont fall off until late january or later. but im not entirely sure. maybe the temperature and all that has something to do with it too? btw rob nice avatar, lose a bet haha?
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Old 12-18-2006, 07:41 PM
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The earliest trail cam pics of deer that have shed was Dec. 8. And have seen deer shot earilier that that have dropped. Crazy.
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Old 12-18-2006, 09:59 PM
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Normally they dont shed till later but i have already found my first shed of the year. I found it last week and it was definately from this year
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Old 12-19-2006, 07:22 AM
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I have seen half racks in oct.....i shot him of course because he was my first deer ever and I got him with a bow.....i also saw a half rack in nov in VA here
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Old 12-19-2006, 07:25 AM
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Some of the big boys are dropping. Here is Iowa, it is key to check the head multiple times when second season shotgun hunting. Many people think their shooting 'big does' and they end up tagging a mature buck with a doe tag because they didn't check out the head. The little guys probably won't start dropping for another month or so yet.
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