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Old 06-27-2008, 03:08 PM
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Does anyone know what percentage of total antler growth is achieved by June 26th in central Georgia. P.S. Eating only natural food....
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:11 PM
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Old 07-03-2008, 08:34 AM
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"38"...what does that mean? Are you saying 38%?
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:14 AM
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Read some of the findings of Karl Miller from the University of Georgia, he knows the deer of that area real well and is one of the most respected biologists in the study of deer.
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Old 07-03-2008, 10:06 AM
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I think it is hard to say. I once read that by mid July, you would see every visible point that a buck is going to sprout. From that point on, you are gaining inches/mass.

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Old 07-03-2008, 09:54 PM
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Antlers are one of nature's most remarkable accomplishments. The speed at
which antlers grow, also makes them the fastest growing structures in the
animal kingdom.


Antler growth in bucks begins when they are fawns. However, buck fawns
never grow antlers larger than short "buttons," or pedicles, which on rare
occasions become hardened. These pedicles then develop into the buckĀ¹s
first spike or branched antlers, when he is a yearling (1 1/2 years old).
Antler size then continues to increase each additional year until peaking
generally at age 6 1/2 or 7 1/2.


Bucks begin growing their antlers in late-winter or early spring, within
weeks of when the previous year's antlers are shed. Antlers grow very
slowly at first, but by late-May, antlers are rapidly growing. Antler
growth is usually complete by the end of August. The velvet then hardens
and falls off during September. The hardened, polished antlers remain
until they are shed during December through April, depending on location
and management practices.


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Old 07-04-2008, 10:58 AM
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ORIGINAL: Geronimo

"38"...what does that mean? Are you saying 38%?
I was just kidding. There are so many variables that can come into play. However, antler growth really accelerates at the end of June and beginning of August.
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Old 07-04-2008, 10:31 PM
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Thanks everyone.....I'm going to check thefindings of Karl Miller from the Univ. of Georgia!
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