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Antler Growth

Unread postby PEAKRUT » Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:16 pm

What is the earliest some of you have seen it start?
I've never really have kept track and just curious. I figure
we have about 3-4 weeks and I will start seeing some growth.

I can tell you the latest I've seen them carrying is April 8th.
My brother has been watching 3 huge bucks and he said as of Friday they were still carrying so he is waiting for them to drop.

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Re: Antler Growth

Unread postby PredatorTC » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:02 am

I have no idea when it starts, but last year we started shinning when the corn was about a foot high.
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Re: Antler Growth

Unread postby Southern Man » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:06 am

Seems kind of odd to me but I have already seen growth while at the same time I still have bucks carrying horns. Last years button bucks have been showing growth for a month now and the dozen or so bucks I've been getting pics of only started to drop 2 weeks ago.
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Re: Antler Growth

Unread postby dan » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:45 am

I could not put a date on it... Don't think anyone could. It certainly varies. Its weird to look at bucks in June. Some will be mostly developed, and some just starting. But come the end of August they are all caught up.
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Re: Antler Growth

Unread postby Black Squirrel » Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:05 am

PEAKRUT wrote:What is the earliest some of you have seen it start?
I've never really have kept track and just curious. I figure
we have about 3-4 weeks and I will start seeing some growth.

I can tell you the latest I've seen them carrying is April 8th.
My brother has been watching 3 huge bucks and he said as of Friday they were still carrying so he is waiting for them to drop.

T

Wierd, a buddy of mine sad he saw a nice 10 point with Antlers the same Day... April 8th, last week.
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Re: Antler Growth

Unread postby DEERSLAYER » Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:34 am

I seen one on April first once (no, this is not an April fools joke) with 8" of growth already.
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Re: Antler Growth

Unread postby Casper » Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:48 am

I saw a small basket carrying a little over a week ago in Southern WI. I have some pics of bucks starting to grow already, about two inches long.
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Re: Antler Growth

Unread postby AC Rider » Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:26 am

In Montana I've seen spike Elk still carrying in May - spring bear season.


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