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Bucks in Velvet

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I hunt down in SE MN. I talked to one of the farmer's sons down there today and he said he saw a buck in velvet this past weekend when he was plowing. The earliest I have seen one is when we were turkey hunting down there during the 2nd week of May about 4 years ago.

Anyone else seen one this early before is he telling me a story?

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Heck over here in SD we saw one 2 days ago that hadnt dropped last yrs yet.

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Some bucks if the hurt their genitals will not shed their velvet and carry it all year this might be the case here because I have never seen a deer in velvet before late june early july.

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i dont think its a story, and yes although some deer never shed their velvet, its extremely extremely rare. I have seen bucks in velvet in April, not much to the size of the antler, but a very distinct bump of velvet coming outta their head. Probably an early shedder. more deer than ya think actually shed in december, its been 4 months since they shed, pretty obvious that they would start to re grow the next seasons set of antlers..

I saw one with velvet knobs today even, and then last week, one stil carryin both sides. funny how it works.

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some bucks still have their headgear where i hunt, seems too early for antlers to start growing, but maybe not

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I've had my trail camera out in the spring and I'd have to go check the dates, but I remember clearly seeing antlers growing in April.

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I can see the new bumps forming on some of the bucks on my camera as of last week. In another week or so, they should really be poking out.

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