deer with antlers, end of april

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deer with antlers, end of april

Postby tex3012 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:03 pm

yesterday, april 27, driving home from work i saw a y-buck with last years antlers still on his head.. anyone else find this a bit odd this late in the year?

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RE: deer with antlers, end of april

Postby ishman » Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:58 pm

Wow, this sure is late in the year for that. Believe it or not, 2 yrs ago i was scouting turkey the night before the first day of spring gobbler and saw a little buck still carrying one antler. Most bucks are starting their new sets already. I wonder if that deer will get as much growing time as all the other bucks or i wonder if he'll hold his velvet really late?
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RE: deer with antlers, end of april

Postby tex3012 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:57 am

i think he would hold velvet late..i believe he must of been a fawn born late in the year.. the past couple of years i have noticed fawns that still support spots during archery season..


but the thing i didnt mention is he was dead on the side of the road, so we will never know what he'll support next year..

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Re: deer with antlers, end of april

Postby danesdad » Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:42 pm

Latest I've seen was a small buck still had antlers on April 3rd.
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