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When do antlers stop growing?

Old 07-16-2007, 11:21 AM
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Default When do antlers stop growing?

I got a nice buck on camera and thought, "it still has more growing to do". About how much longer do you think bucks grow their antlers, another 3 weeks or so you think??
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Old 07-16-2007, 01:09 PM
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THEIR ANTLERS GENERALLY STOP GROWING ABOUT A MINUITE AFTER I PULL THE TRIGGER.

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Old 07-16-2007, 01:30 PM
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By me it's normally around August 1.
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Old 07-16-2007, 02:19 PM
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Here in NY they stop growing sometime in august. They need time to go througha hardening process before the velvet comes off.
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Old 07-16-2007, 02:31 PM
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Here in kentucky the deer usually shed their velvet in late august or early september. So I would say they quit growing about 2-3 weeks before that. But I am not 100% sure
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Old 07-16-2007, 06:20 PM
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8th of August at 6:32PM.
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:33 PM
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From what I've read over the years (and personally observed as well) whitetail deer antlers reach approximately 90% of their full growth by
July 15th over most of their range. Nutrition, environment (particularly drought) can affect this. In a drought stricken area where feed/nutrition is affected antler growth will slow down considerably. What you see by July 4th as far as antler develpment will be pretty much what you see when they shed the velvet...They may add a little tine length and main beam length, but not much else. Spread, number of points, and mass are set by July 4th.
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Old 07-17-2007, 12:33 PM
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Usually late July-mid august. depends on the yeari guess.
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Old 07-17-2007, 01:36 PM
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September is when we start seeing bucks without their velvet here in my area. I have seen some fresh rubs in August too though. August-September for us.
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Old 07-17-2007, 02:15 PM
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I am no authority on this subject but I would have to say up here around late August..
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