They have antlers or the start of by this time in May and they are over half grown up here by or around the 4th of July. So I suggest if you want to see what you got in your area just visit the bean or hay feilds in your area in the early morning or late afternoon evening. That is what I do every year .But I do not start looking for antlers in velvet until the Fireworks fly in July.
35 years of hunting deer and more than I can count down and I still learn something new every year! There are no absalutes with Deer or in Deer hunting