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Old 07-12-2004, 09:45 PM
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I got my first batch of pictures out of my stealth cam today. I had a couple bucks whos racks equaled up to some 2,4,5,8.... I was just wondering if these bucks antlers will mature even more from this point on... THANKS!!!!
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Old 07-12-2004, 09:48 PM
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nope from here on out they will only get a little smaller. just kidding you. they still have a little more time to grow. maybe a month or so
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Old 07-12-2004, 09:52 PM
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LOL nice joke..... how much can you expect though?
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Old 07-13-2004, 08:23 AM
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Turkeyhunter - most antler development will be finished by the end of the month (depending on where you live). A deer's antlers can grow upwards of 3/4" per day (depending on nutrition, protein, etc.). Antlers are the fastest growing tissue known to man....did you know that?
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Old 07-13-2004, 11:33 AM
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Here in WV the antlers still have about a month and a half to grow and then the velvet comes off and it's hammer time.
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Old 07-13-2004, 11:38 AM
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REALLY..... 3/4'' a day!!!! WOW! well i live in WI. I always thought there antlers grew til mid august, but please keep replying with your messages.
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Old 07-13-2004, 07:54 PM
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I also believe it is mid to late Aug. I don't have a lot of experience with this but just judging from things I have seen. I have watched bucks in late July that had a lot of growing left. I hope to document a few of the bucks on my properties and their growth from now until the end of the summer so I may have more to report on later.
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Old 07-13-2004, 10:16 PM
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Usually by the middle of Auguest I notice things start to simmer down on antler growth here. Its amazing to watch a single deer grow from about mid may to August and how fast they pack on the bone. Two years ago, on our property I caught up with a pretty good 4 pt in Spring Gobbler. I then made it a point to watch him all summer till fall and see where it goes. By August, he was a very big 8 with tines in the 12" range and a spread in the 23-24" range. They grow that fast!! Of course this has a lot to do with nutrition and genetics though.
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