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hey guys just wondering how many of you seen deer with velvat on their antlers. i seen 2 bucks and niether of them had velvat. and the other guys ive talked to didnt see any with velvate either. although the deer i had seen had just rubbed most of it off, the horns were really red.

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I saw a little spike the had little dips on top of his horns like they were trying to fork. They were completely covered in velvet. I saw another with red antlers, & 3 others that were polished.

The 8 pointer I shot has a little dried velvet or possibly tree shavings ground into the burrs at the base of his antlers.

Based on what I've seen they're just finishing shedding.

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Most will be void of velvet at this stage of the game. Sometimes smaller racks will still hold velvet but it is probably gone by now. It is possible to get a large buck in velvet if we have a real early opener but it is vey rare!

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I would think anything of any size in velvet now has had some genital injury & stays in velvet permanently. I've heard about that, but never seen it.

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Last year I had a buck on my stealth cam that had one side of it's antlers growing directly doen the side of its head. That side was the only side still in velvet, it is actually really neat, not big but neat. I wanted to post the picture, but have no idea how shutterfly is suppose to work. could I e-mail the picture to somebdy to have them post it for me?

Thanks

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