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antler growth

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for the most part, growth is almost over now. Some deer i have been seeing in trail cams have are about ready to start shedding velvet. the big boys may still be growing though, as i have a few darn nice bucks on camera and they have real rounded ends, kinda ball like, which means they are still growing. in the trail cam post, i thought i saw a buck already done rubbing off the velvet.

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Yep for most part they are done growing. The antlers will be hardening and bucks will lose their velvet in late Aug and early September. I've always wanted to take a velvet buck on the bow opener but they are very rare.

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just saw on an Iowa forum that some bucks are starting to lose velvet right now.

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I was in South Dakota last weekend and I saw an Elk and a Deer both shedding there velvet. But they were in a Zoo....

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just seen a nice 8 pt on my familys land tonight, still in full velvet. come 6:19 a.m. on sept 13th, velvet or no velvet hes mine

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