Photos: Bucks Shed Velvet

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Photos: Bucks Shed Velvet

Postby Ben Sobieck » Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:02 am

A sure sign fall is almost here is when the bucks start shedding velvet. Here are two photos submitted to D&DH by a friend of a staff member.

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Let's see some of your evidence of velvet sheds.

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RE: Photos: Bucks Shed Velvet

Postby WIbuckchaser » Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:23 pm

I am still waiting to get some photos like that. I would consider it lucky to get pics like that, because it seems before you know it the racks are shined up.

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RE: Photos: Bucks Shed Velvet

Postby Wanderer » Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:22 am

If anyone doubts how fast shedding velvet occurs, look at these 4 pics from my Alabama lease in 2006. In the first pic ,on the evening of Sept 18th, the Cotton Field Buck shows a bloody spot on the inside of his right main beam. At 4:40 the next morning, he's back at the feeder still in velvet. By 9:19 that same evening, he's completely clean except for one scrap of velvet hanging down past his left eye. This buck had 5 points on the right but only 3 on the left as a 2.5 year old. He taught me as much about deer behavior as any book I ever read. I've taken over 600 pictures of him off one trailcam. I passed him 4 or 5 times during a 2 year span. One of our younger members took him out later in 2006.

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RE: Photos: Bucks Shed Velvet

Postby hunt4ever » Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:32 am

Wanderer, Great photos & thanks for providing them Image [size="4"]Tom Mac[/size]
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RE: Photos: Bucks Shed Velvet

Postby 1Morgan » Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:32 am

The dots make it look like you are protecting his identity, lol.
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RE: Photos: Bucks Shed Velvet

Postby flatpicker » Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:43 am

I noticed the date on your game camara says 9/13/2009 is this this year and the month is off or is the year off? Also I have a question I live in Missouri and I was out yesterday Sunday 9/7/09 and in and area where I know there are lots of bucks. But I havn't found any trees where it looks like they are rubbing yet. Is it possible they are still in the velvet here?
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RE: Photos: Bucks Shed Velvet

Postby 1Morgan » Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:54 am

Flat,

We were hog hunting on state land this weekend and had a spike walk up on us that was still in velvet. I'm in southern SC.
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RE: Photos: Bucks Shed Velvet

Postby Wanderer » Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:45 am

flatpicker,
The pictures are from 2006. Dates were Sept (09) 18th 19th and 20th.

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RE: Photos: Bucks Shed Velvet

Postby USN_Sam1385 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:52 pm

ORIGINAL: flatpicker

I noticed the date on your game camara says 9/13/2009 is this this year and the month is off or is the year off? Also I have a question I live in Missouri and I was out yesterday Sunday 9/7/09 and in and area where I know there are lots of bucks. But I havn't found any trees where it looks like they are rubbing yet. Is it possible they are still in the velvet here?


I just scooped up 241 pics off of my cam last Friday, about 5 days ago. One of the pictures had a spike buck still in velvet. So I would say YES. What part of MO you in??

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RE: Photos: Bucks Shed Velvet

Postby cbhunter » Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:15 pm

I'm in Ohio and as of the middle of last week bucks were still in velvet

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